Banana Cake with caramel frosting

About the time our son was a year and a half old, we decided that we wanted a little more room, which, when you can’t afford a bigger place in the big city, means that you move to the suburbs.  We had some friends who lived a little north of the city and really liked […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Pie

This is my kind of pie.  No bake.  Fantastic flavor combinations.  A classic.  My son will regularly ask for me to make this pie.  Just because. This is an old recipe from Epicurious that I’ve adjusted to my life in Mexico.  If you have graham cracker crumbs, you can use those instead; it’s a little […]

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Platz

There are many wonderful things about living in Mexico: white beaches, cheap tacos, swaying palm trees, and the ease of socializing with friends.  One of the downsides is when those friends move to another place or go back home. The couple that moved here at the same time we did over 9 years ago has […]

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Nanaimo Bars

When somebody asks me what the food of Canada is, I never know what to answer.  Living in Toronto, one has access to food from a variety of cultures found around the world.  Chinatown, the Danforth for Greek food, Little Italy for phenomenal gelato, Vietnamese Pho …. and the list goes on.  But something specifically […]

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Lemon Glazed Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

I love that someone ‘invented’ a cake to go with coffee.  The internet tells me it started in Germany.  Not only do they give us beer and bratwurst, they gave us the sweetness to start the day right.  Or end it right.  Or have it for tea right.  When can’t you eat a coffee cake? […]

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Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Today is our annual euchre tournament!  I had a hard time learning to play about 25 years ago or so.  My poor husband had to play two-handed euchre over and over one year.  We were camping in Algonquin Park and it poured rain for four days so if there’s any time to learn a card […]

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Zillionaire Zingers

When we moved to Mexico over 11 years ago, a lot had to change about the way we cooked and baked. The ovens (if you even had one) never seemed to stay at the right temperature, and the options for fun baking ingredients were limited. This is a recipe I discovered probably near the beginning […]

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Skor Fudge Brownies

I remember the first time I made these brownies.  It was winter in Toronto.  I was newly married and baking in my little two-bedroom apartment.  The recipe looked delicious and easy, my kind of recipe.  I sprinkled the brownies with the Skor bits, baked a little more, then smeared over the chocolate, and set it […]

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Ginger Spice cookies

If I walked into the house when I was growing up after school to the smell of fresh baked goods, the sweet treat that excited me the most was always a cookie.  Any cookie, but it had to be homemade, and imperfect, and soft and crunchy all at the same time.  We had a tiny […]

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Caramel Crunch

My mom has been making these for as long as I can remember. She originally found the recipe in Bon Appetit magazine.  For as much as the world is online, she still likes the paper copies of magazines, even though we have to wait until visitors can bring them down for us.  Even if we […]

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