Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Hello. It’s been awhile. I have had a CRAZY few weeks with lots of traveling for family related needs and now I’m back in my studio, and hopefully in my right mind. Ha. So, I am doing some baking for my college son who doesn’t cook, barely does laundry and has no time for even […]

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Peach Vanilla Cheesecake Trifle

You’ve heard the expressions “Sweet as a peach” and “Everything’s Peachy” right? Where I am from, peaches are equated with summer, sunlight and backyard barbecues boasting peach bellini’s, peach pie and peach flavoured iced tea. Last week, some friends gave us a flat of peaches, perfectly ripe. If left uneaten, they would only last a […]

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Blueberry Meringues

If you have a sweet tooth like I do, then you should think about adding these delights to a luncheon or summer party. They are colourful, chewy and so easy to make. I have used blueberry syrup for these but they could easily be made using a raspberry, blackberry or for you Canadians-Saskatoon berry syrup […]

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Super Simple Watermelon-Blueberry Treat

Who doesn’t love watermelon on a hot summer day? This treat will cool you down in no time. This super simple watermelon shaved ice is the perfect antidote to the blazing heat- a great light and tasty dessert perfect for the whole family. Let’s get to it. Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 8 […]

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A spark is born

Someone sparks an idea. A photograph, a song, anything may be the spark that lights up something in you… I had bought some alphabet cookie stamps ( I call them monograms) at William-Sonoma several months ago . As I normally just browse in this store due to the hefty prices, I spotted this set and it was […]

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Dad’s Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies are one of my old standards and that’s because they are probably my most baked cookie. Chewy, with that coconut flavour, they are a family favourite. I have bought the Christie variety and those taste alright especially dunked in a glass of milk but you simply cannot beat them from scratch. There’s really no […]

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Harvest Lunch

I have been thinking of how to stay connected to my friends even though I no longer see them daily. They could be called “work friends” as we developed our relationship through our work-teaching, coaching and through our bond of progressive leadership and best current practices in the educational field, but they are so much […]

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German Platz

When I was in elementary school my best friend Terry lived a few doors down along with her grandparents. Her german grandma was an amazing baker and we often had the pleasure to sit down and taste her delights. My favourite was a plum & crumb dessert, though being around 1o years old, I never […]

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Chocolate Lover’s Delight

Okay the original name for this recipe is Joni’s brownies. To Joni-whoever and wherever you are I thank you. My kids thank you and future bakers of this luscious brownie will want to thank you as well. This is by far the moistest brownie you will ever, EVER eat. This is likely due to the […]

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Breakfast of Champions

What can be better than a bowl full of hearty and fuel charging oatmeal? On a particularly rough-weather day or one where I am going to run past lunch without a meal break, I choose to pair it with fresh fruit, a little cow’s milk and yes a little delicious brown sugar. Pease porridge hot, […]

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