Category Archives: Baking

Mmmmm, butter

This morning I made some butter. Yes, butter. It’s super easy and tastes fresh and light. All you need is a stand mixer (like a Kitchenaid) and whipping cream. It took me about a half hour start to finish, but I … Continue reading

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Sneaky ways to make your kids eat better

I have had many years of practice in getting more healthy foods into my kids than they know about. They may turn up their noses at green beans, but I have a few tricks up my sleeves to ensure they … Continue reading

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Shepard’s Pie

Actually, it’s Cottage Pie since it uses ground beef (Shepard’s Pie uses lamb). I got one of these for Christmas: Isn’t it gorgeous?!? I was so excited to give it a try, and the first thing I made in it … Continue reading

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Scones rock

A few years ago I came across a superb scone recipe, and haven’t varied from it since. Since today, that is. I received a new cookbook for Christmas – The Craft of Baking – and in it is a scone … Continue reading

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I yam not a yam

Myth-busting today: we don’t have yams here in North America, we have sweet potatoes. Ignore the signs at your supermarket that separate the potatoes into two sections, you probably won’t see a true yam in a regular American supermarket – … Continue reading

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Something from nothing

I am convinced that as long as there are tortillas and salsa in the house, something can be made and called dinner. Tonight: leftover medley. in a large cast iron skillet: 1/2 a chopped onion, 1/2 pound of chopped bacon. … Continue reading

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What’s up?

Yikes – an entire week has passed without a blog post! It’s a sign of the times, holiday times that is. Our calendar filled right up for December; I’ve had something going on almost every evening and that does tend … Continue reading

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Full steam ahead

Goodness sakes, is it really going to be October next week??  Eek! During my commute this morning I started to list the handmade items I want to get done before the end of the year (most are for Christmas gifts, … Continue reading

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Recipe: Crustless Quiche

This is another recipe that is more of a guideline on how to whip up some dinner out of seemingly nothing. Quiche is amazingly forgiving when it comes to ingredients and it is a great way to use up small … Continue reading

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Random Thursday

’cause I can. New socks on the needles. Blurry photo because I was on the bus. Sewn bags gifted last night to three birthday ladies because who can’t use a little organization in their lives? Check out the fun linings: … Continue reading

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