Edith’s Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Many years ago I was visiting my sister in California and she made these muffins. They are not too sweet, a bit dense and a perfect snack. Even though they are lemon muffins there is only a hint of lemon, which I like. As I was making these this morning, my friend was over and taste tested them for me…and ended up taking some home! They … Continue reading Edith’s Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Zelda’s Oatmeal Cookies

This is my mother-in-law Zelda Glick’s recipe. She may have gotten this from her mother-in-law. So now I have to give it to my daughter-in-law!!! It only takes one bowl to make this cookie batter. Easy to mix up by hand because it has oil in it instead of butter, making this batter a quick put-together, These cookies are dome-shaped,  not flat. Non-dairy which is … Continue reading Zelda’s Oatmeal Cookies


My friend Rosemary Kitay came over and we made these Lammingtons together. Lammintons are little rectangles of  moist delicious white cake, dipped into a chocolate coating..more like a liquidy sauce.. and then rolled in coconut. We worked quickly when it came to dipping the cake into the chocolate which was really fun! A bit messy on our hands but well worth the effort! Rosemary brought … Continue reading Lammingtons

Sweet and Sour Meatballs from The Nosher

I love most recipes on The Nosher. So when I want to try one I am never worried about being disappointed. I wasn’t this time either. A few weeks ago they posted a recipe for Sweet and Sour meatballs served with spaghetti squash. I did the same. I must admit that I like spaghetti better than spaghetti squash but that’s what Murray and I had … Continue reading Sweet and Sour Meatballs from The Nosher

Swedish Pastry ( Thumbprint Cookies)

A friend of mine asked me a question about the thumbprint in Thumbprint Cookies…it pops up during baking and what to do about it. So I decided best to try it out and see. I found a recipe in my ‘recipe binder’. The directions say to bake the cookies for 5 minutes then remove from the oven and re-indent them with your thumb. There is … Continue reading Swedish Pastry ( Thumbprint Cookies)

Mushroom Soup

This is a recipe on the Smitten Kitchen website. it is the recipe for Balthazar’s cream of mushroom soup. I changed the recipe to make it non-dairy, and used dried herbs instead of the fresh ones. I will write down the recipe as I made it but will add a link to the original recipe on SmittenKitchen.com https://smittenkitchen.com/2007/01/superlatively-souper/ Here is the recipe the way I … Continue reading Mushroom Soup

Butter !

I just read this article  from Chatelaine magazine. I subscribe to thier email newsletter and there are usually good recipes and articles. This article is about butter. Very interesting to know how cold, room temperature or melted butter effect baking and what each is best for Here is the link to the article http://www.chatelaine.com/recipes/recipe-collections/how-butter-works-why-recipes-call-for-cold-soft-or-melted-butter/ Continue reading Butter !