Recipe Post: Sugar Cookies of DOOOOOOMMMMM! (Part 1)

Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap. – Barbara Jordan I have a great friend in Ottawa who hooked me up last year with his employer, a HUGE National…

Top Ten List: Introduction to Cinnamon (6th of 10)

This is a little bit of an odd Top Ten list, but I thought I’d take you through my baking cupboard (yes, I have an entire cupboard dedicated solely to baking supplies…um, and another cupboard…and a 4-tier rolling rack…but I digress). Since a Top Ten list would make this blog post too long, I’m splitting…

Recipe Post! Let’s Have a Garden Party

What a lovely day for a garden party! As promised in this post, here are some pics of what I ended up doing with that lovely fresh cherry filling I made earlier in the week. *Confession: would you believe after all the work I put into buying those cherries in a famous open market the…

Recipe Post! Ultimate Milk Chocolate-Toffee Cookies

Ok, these cookies are seriously a weakness for me. I can’t make them more than once or twice a year for myself, or I will eat Every. Last. One. I lovelovelove the interplay between the milk chocolate and the toffee, with the added little “kick” of the instant espresso powder which bumps up the flavour…

Recipe Post: Kicka$$ Hummus (without using Tahini)

I live in a pretty…er…cosmopolitan city in Canada. If there’s any food item in the entire world I want to find, if it’s legal, it’s likely for sale somewhere around here. To be honest, I could probably find it even if it were not legal, but I’m a Good Girl (snerk), so I wouldn’t know…

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! A month of Christmas baking posts!

I’ve been holding off on listening to Christmas music, talking about the holidays at any length, or buying anything even close to a present, and I’ve refrained from searching out those pesky boxes and bins in the storage room that contain decorations, festive wrapping paper, and whatnot.  Even though the frenzied Christmas retail festivities seem…