Walnut Torte

This past week was my husband’s birthday. Neither of us make a big deal out of birthdays, but there will always be cake. Hubby has a sweet tooth. 🙂 I love this little Torte {Torte is German for cake & just sounds fancy & festive}. This one is quick to whip up; it is light but…

Mexican Macaroni Salad

I don’t know about you, but I love a good pasta salad.  This is one of my very favourite recipes.  It is full of bold flavours. It is full of colourful ingredients.  It’s a perfect salad to take along to your favourite potluck.  I like to make a batch to take to work for my…

Lemon Yogurt Bread

I love lemons. I love food made with lemons. This is a wonderfully moist loaf that mixes up easily without the need for your electric or stand mixer (less clean up & I’m all for that!). Start by zesting then juicing your lemons. I like to use 4 lemons, even though the recipe only calls…

Butter Pecan Granola

I like to put granola on all kinds of things … on my yogurt; over ice cream, in cookies & muffins … but really do not like the ‘store bought’ brands. Often, you find so much dust on the bottom of the box, that is actual just that…DUST! This recipe is easy to whip up;…

Raisin Bread French Toast Waffles

In honour of “Maple in the County”, where we celebrate everything MAPLE! I love Raisin Bread. I love French Toast. I love waffles. So why not combine them all together…the result is Raisin Bread French Toast Waffles!  …and the recipe couldn’t be easier. We have had this treat for breakfast and for dinner… Start with…

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

I usually like to bake something for the weekends. I think cookies are perfect. They make a simple dessert with a scoop of ice cream, or just on their own; or a little treat with an afternoon cup of tea. These take a little planning, as you need to refrigerate them before baking, but I…

Crustless Quiche

We are still digging out from a snow-storm that dropped almost a foot of snow in our area. I realize that many people had much more than that, but it is still a substantial amount to shovel & clear away. That being said, we were in the mood for a simple & satisfying dinner. Crustless…

Banana Pecan Loaf

Welcome to my new cooking blog. I will be using this public forum to store & keep track of the food that comes out of my kitchen, and share with like-minded individuals at the same time. It is a very snowy day here in South-Eastern Ontario. What better mischief to get up to than baking! After…