Strawberry Jam

Okay, this is a definite summer staple. It’s also really easy to make, and no, I don’t use the pectin that you can buy in the store. I’m quite at the point of actually canning things yet. This is more of a soft set jam, which needs to be refrigerated and can stay in the…

Chocolate Spice Hot-Cross Buns

This is a little late for Easter this year, but I was so busy baking before Easter I didn’t have time to think.  I could have sworn I had put this on here last year, so when I went to look for the recipe, I actually checked here first and realized it wasn’t up yet….

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Well, the weather is definitely turning to winter here.  No fall or autumn.  We’re forecast to have snow tomorrow.  It still amazes me how we can go from hot summer weather with the air conditioner on one day, and then the next day the furnace is turning on to heat up the house because it’s…

Chocolate Mud Cake

Sorry I’ve been a little absent lately, we’ve been working in our yard, and well, life happens. Kitchen faucet broke and needed replacement. We also put in slide out drawers in our lower cabinets in the kitchen which has made our lives so much more functional. I’m finally using all the lower cabinets. We’ve lived…

Egg Nog Cheesecake

Today my oldest son turns 21.  I’m still in denial about this.  I’m sure he should still be 2 or 3. His absolute favorite dessert is cheesecake.  I actually go to the German bakery and buy him a whole cheesecake every year at Christmas.  occasionally I have a piece or two, but otherwise he eats…

Shortbread Cookies

I think everyone has a love for shortbread cookies right?  They sell them everywhere, usually covered in a thick layer of Royal icing at all the coffee shops (yes, I mean Starbucks). I like a simple, pure, all butter shortbread.  This essentially has 3 ingredients (not counting the vanilla and salt – those are staples…

Peanut Butter Cookies

We all have our favourite cookies in my household.  Mine are the Hazelnut shortbread.  My older son loves the chocolate chip toffee cookies and my husband loves the Almond lace cookies. My younger son isn’t a huge sweets fan, but when it comes to peanut butter, he can’t seem to get enough.  He takes after…

Chocolate Butterscotch White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Phew, that is a long name for a cookie, but it’s worth it, I swear!  These cookies are almost brownie-like on the inside.  They also have a secret ingredient! It’s that time of year again, for me to start prepping for Christmas, and with that comes dozens upon dozens of cookies which need to be…

Sugar Cookies

The funniest thing, I was going to make something for my husband to take to work for Halloween, when he came home from work and advised me that the guys at work were wondering if I was going to make them something for Halloween. Now, with it being Halloween, it had to be creepy (though…

S’mores

We always had “wagon wheels” when I was younger, which are basically s’mores.   Even now, every once in a while my husband will buy a box.    We’ve been on vacation this week, and with all the forest fires still going in B.C. Our air quality has been pretty bad here, to the point…

Mom’s Birthday 

I try to make Birthday cakes for my family when I can, so this year I planned ahead.    I’ve wanted to try making Sugarveil for a while now, but it’s so expensive I’ve usually just passed over it.   Well I got some on sale, so that was a sign for me.   Needless…

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

What to do when you’ve been suffering from migraine headaches for a couple of days?  Decide to make cookies is what I do.  I needed some type of distraction to get me moving around instead of lying in bed wishing my headache would go away. Normally I never make just plain chocolate chip cookies, I…