Baker and Scone in Toronto 

On St.Clair Avenue W in Toronto, you can find a small shop called Baker and Scone. They have the most delicious scones, maybe the best I’ve had. Crunchy on the outside, flaky & moist on the inside. Today I tried 2 new items…for me at least.. the first one was the Scone Cheddar Eggy. They…

Wine-Braised Brisket

My wonderful daughter-in-law bought me this fabulous cookbook, THE GEFILTE MANEFESTO by JEFFREY YOSKOWITZ & LIZ ALPERN. I plan on trying to make as much of these recipes as I can. They all look very interesting and delicious. The first one I have tried is the WINE-BRAISED BRISKET WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH. It uses a whole…

Birthday Cake for Jacki

We bought a birthday cake for Jacki from Bake Shop in Toronto! I emailed them from Edmonton & they were so helpful! The cake was beautiful & just what Jacki liked! They have sugar plaques to write your message on & they use something gold to write the message with, very pretty . I’ll put…

Oscar cookies! 

Just want to show you the really great oscar cookies my daughter made! She used my sugar cookie recipe which I will post soon. She used yellow royal icing then spray painted them with Wilton gold spray! Here they are!

Peanut-Butter Sandwich Cookies

If one was having a party to watch the Oscars, or even if there wasn’t a party & you want a snack, what could be more appropriate than these cookies? The story, as I read it on epicurious.com, is that Nora Ephron (director & screenwriter) went to the Dahila Bakery in Seattle & bought some…

Anyone Want Steak?

I may give up making steak on the BBQ in the summer! Since I have been making steak in my cast iron pan all winter, I realize that I love the sound of the steak sizzling in the pan getting that beautiful dark crust, leaving the center a soft pink ..*** the pictures I have taken…

What to do if you don’t have any buttermilk ! 

This was posted on Facebook from marthastewart.com. I never have buttermilk In my fridge unless I know ahead of time that I will need it. Usually I just decide to make something that requires buttermilk & I have always added vinegar to milk to make a substitute. This short video discusses 4 different  ways to…

Granola Bars!

I am a big fan of Smitten Kitchen & very often make the recipes that are posted by her. I saw this recipe the other day, it is not the first time she has posted it & I have always thought it looked good.We are travelling soon & I  was going to buy a box…

Leftover Hummus & an Egg

There is some leftover hummus in the fridge , freshly boiled eggs on the stove, and I’m hungry. My go-to for hard boiled  eggs when I want to put them on bread is mayo, but thinking that the hummus would be good, I mashed up the egg, scooped a heaping teaspoon of hummus in it…

Goldie’s Kamish

  This is my Baba Goldie Lyman’s  recipe for Kamish. What is different about it is the fact that it is made with walnuts instead of almonds. No coconut or chocolate. Just walnuts and cinnamon. It is actually my favourite. Easy to make and delicious. *** my baba and my mom always made these in metal ice […]

Hummus & Baked Pita Chips

There are so many recipes for Hummus & so many options to buy it ready-made in the grocery stores. But..I like making it myself. It is fast, easy & I can have it on a whim. I started making my own over 25 years ago and have come up with a recipe that we love….

Black Bean, Corn & Cheese Enchiladas

This recipe is from November 2014 from the website MyRecipes.com. It was in my vegetarian mailbox where I have many recipes that I want to try! I will put the link to the original recipe here but I changed it up quite a bit! There were a few issues that I found with the original…