10
March
2008

This recipe was inspired by one for sourdough bread by David Miller at Grow Youthful. I had planned to use Kefir that my husband Brian made. Well, things didn’t go entirely as planned, as is usual so often with baking, especially new recipes. I waited too long to use the Kefir for [...]


24
February
2008

The idea for these treats came from an article for kids in National Geographic Little Kids.  The marshmallow crispy cereal part is mixed up, then pressed into a cookie cutter, in this case a lovely heart. I used leftover strawberry icing from my daughter’s birthday cake, which I have been keeping in the freezer, [...]


6
February
2008

This cake has been a three day effort in honour of my daughter’s 5th birthday. She described to me in quite good detail exactly what she wanted. The title above is what she’s been calling it. I went to my list of recipes and found one I thought would fit [...]


29
January
2008

This recipe is from Cookie Madness. I wanted something easy to make, quick to come together, but tasty, to bring to a potluck. I literally was taking them out of the oven and putting them on the plate as we were going out the door. The recipe is easily doubled. [...]


26
January
2008

I have been recovering this week from a clogged milk duct. (Too much information perhaps, but bear with me, it gets better, I promise.) This cake from Gluten-Free Mommy, seemed just the thing to brighten my mood. Natalie says her sister, Caroline, brought her this cake to cheer her up when she [...]


19
January
2008

This recipe is from Baking Bites. Nicole says it was inspired by Trader Joe’s Peppermint Jo-Jos, a peppermint Oreo chocolate sandwich cookie. She says they are one of her favourite recipes of 2007 and no matter how many times she baked them they were always eaten up. With such good reviews I [...]


15
January
2008

This recipe is from Home Ec 101. Heather says they are simple to make and they are indeed. They come together easily, much like the GF-Zing doughnut muffins. They have a mild, sweet flavour and the vanilla is nice. What I didn’t expect was the texture. These have an incredibly [...]


12
January
2008

This is another recipe from Cookie Madness. Anna says it is from a restaurant called Z-Tejas and she found it at Pepperfool through Google. Chocolate and peppers go quite well together. I was looking for a recipe to make for my husband’s birthday and since he loves pies, this seemed perfect. The pie crust recipe [...]


10
January
2008

This recipe is from Orangette. Molly says it was inspired by Columbia City Bakery, Seattle WA and adapted from Kathleen Stewart of the Downtown Bakery and Creamery, Healdsburg CA. The second recipe is from Gluten-Free Zing. They say it is adapted from a recipe by Bev Lieven of Milwaukee Coeliac-Sprue Crew. [...]


4
January
2008

This recipe is from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody. Peabody says she adapted it from several sources: Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Herme by Dorie Greenspan, Baking at Home With the Culinary Institute of America, and The French Pastry Chef. It has been on my list for quite some time and I am [...]