Sunday, 2 August 2015
I know it may not seem like it at times, but I have been trying to eat a bit healthier lately. Having a heart scare does that to you I guess. IN any case, I know it is impossible to be good 100% of the time, but even if I can be good 80% of the time that's an improvement and these delicious Branana Chocolate Muffins really help me to do just that!
Saturday, 1 August 2015
This is one of my absolute favourite slices to bake. I adore coconut and I adore pecans. I also love chocolate, but then again . . . it's only the very rare woman who doesn't love chocolate! These may look complicated, but I think you will be surprised when you find out just how easy and uncomplicated they are . . .
Friday, 31 July 2015
Thursday, 30 July 2015
I was invited to a pot luck supper recently to wish a good friend a fond farewell as she goes back to live with her family in South Africa. The hostess asked me if I would bring a Macaroni and Cheese and I was only too happy to oblidge. I have many Mac and Cheese recipes and all are very good, but this Sour Cream Mac and Cheese is one of the best. Rich and cheesy . . . moreish even.
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
You are going to thank me for this quick and easy dessert I am showing you here this morning. Boston Cream Pie Parfaits. Not only do them embody all that is pretty tasty about Boston Cream Pie, but they are quick and easy to make as well!
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
I wish I had a pound for every jar of pickled beetroot (beets) that I put up when my family was growing up. I'd be a very rich woman. I used to put up tons of fruits and vegetables every year . . . jams and jellies, pickles and relishes . . . chutneys and fruit butters. Dill pickles were always a favourite along with green tomato chow . . . but I don't mind admitting my favourite of it all were the pickled beetroot. I LOVE PICKLED BEETROOT!
Monday, 27 July 2015
Summertime . . . not only are we enjoying (or at least hoping to enjoy) warmer temperatures, but we are also enjoying being out of doors and not wanting to be tied to the kitchen when it comes to meal preparation! Simple, quick, easy, light . . . they fit the bill when it comes to summer time cooking. It does in my house at least.
Sunday, 26 July 2015
I just love this time of year when my garden is filled to bursting with fresh summer fruits . . . the last of the strawberries, logan berries, raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries, black currants in the main and ripening blackberries in the hedge! I try to incorporate as many of them as I can into our daily diets.
Saturday, 25 July 2015
Usually at the weekend, I like to pull the boat out a bit and bake us something nice for our breakfast. It could be muffins or scones, or even a nice tea bread or breakfast cake. Today I baked us this lovely Twisty Fruity Bread!
Friday, 24 July 2015
More often than not, now we are both retired . . . we have our big meal at noon. Dinner. That means that we aren't really all that hungry later on in the day. Todd calls it supper . . . a light meal which consists of not a lot really . . . maybe some toast and cheese, or bread and jam . . . or . . .