Browned Butter Pears with Crunchy Almond Crumble

During the current pandemic, like many others, I find myself purchasing more of an item than I usually would. I guess internally I’m worried that one day we won’t be allowed to go into the grocery stores at all so I’m even buying larger quantities of fruits and veggies  when I see them, afraid it […]

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Lime Cupcakes

I’ve loved this recipe for many years, but I thought I would never share it.  I’m soooooo not good at frosting cupcakes.  It’s actually been something that makes me a little crazy.  And a pretty cupcake is, lets face it, all about that swirl.  But, I figured that if I keep telling people to learn […]

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Creamsicles

We all have childhood memories:  memories that can be brought back unexpectedly by the simplest things: a picture, a smell, a song, a word.  When we realize we can’t go back to these simpler times, sometimes we want to re-create them. That doesn’t always work though.  Have you ever gone back to a restaurant that […]

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Doubled Salted Caramel Ice-Cream

I used to get sad when my family didn’t like something that I made.  The first time I made this ice-cream my husband didn’t like it.  He said it tasted ‘burnt’.   At first I was kind of sad.  Then I realized that this meant there would be more for me I got over my sadness. […]

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Double Crumble Strawberry Bars

I often end up baking or cooking things because of what is lying around that needs to be used, and fast.  You see, here in Mexico, because of the heat and humidity, (and I truly believe because our food is a little less processed also), food seems to waste faster.  When I buy bananas for […]

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Sticky Toffee Pudding

I would have never made this recipe if I was flipping through a cookbook or the internet.  Dates?  Not a fan.  In a dessert?  Weird. I don’t remember the first time I had this, but it was made by my talented dessert making friend that has passed a lot of fantastic dessert recipes on to […]

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Chocolate Hokey Pokey (aka Sponge Candy)

About two and a half years ago, a family of eight moved to our neighborhood from New Zealand.  Their children spanned about 15 years, three boys and three girls.  I fell in love with their accents and expressions such as “togs” instead of bathing suit, “jandals” instead of sandals, and probably my favorite, “sweet as”, […]

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Strawberry Pie

I miss strawberry picking.  Every June in Ontario I used to take my children.  I’m sure we brought more home in our stomachs and on our shirts, but we did end up with a few that we could eat and make desserts with.  I love having so much of a food item laying around that […]

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Nutella Swirl Brownies

I can’t have Nutella sitting around in my house.  It is one of those items of food that I have no control over.  My daughter is the same.  She will often ask me to buy it for her, claiming we will use it in baking.  But, as inevitably happens, by the time we use it […]

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Spiced Cranberry Tea Cake

I love showing hospitality.  But I’ve never been great at saving things ‘just in case’ somebody drops by.  My mom has always been good at that.  “Mom, why are you buying so much cheese?”.  “Well, you never know who’s going to stop by and you have to have SOMETHING to feed them”. Do you?  I […]

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