Cranberries and orange the perfect complementary pair. Perfect for the winter season and festivities! This is a cake which you could serve for breakfast Christmas morning! Bake it the night before and warm it in the oven in the morning as you open gifts or welcome guests. It's gluten free and vegan so it's great… Continue reading Cranberry~Orange GF Cake
Super simple. Only 5 ingredients and if you're Canadian (or North-Eastern US) you probably have all these ingredients in your cupboard already. Heck, you may even tap that sugar maple growing in your yard! Maple syrup or sugar is a great year round sweetener in that it is a natural plant based source as well… Continue reading Maple Shortbread
Turtles are a favourite at Christmas time. I mean the chocolate "Turtle". This flavour combo is somewhat like a turtle chocolate (chocolate, pecan and caramel or in this case skor bits) but since I did not use any of the turtle chocolate in this recipe I needed to call it something different. My snowflake cookie cutter (I used the smallest one) actually resembles the shape of a tortoise which was perfect for this and so I shortened Tortoise Shortbread to "Tortie Shorties" I think it's kind of cute!
I adapted these recipes from: (Its full title) The first American cookbook American Cookery: or, the art of dressing Viands, Fish, Poultry and Vegetables, and the best modes of making Puff-Pastes, Pies, Tarts, Puddings, Custards and Preserves, and all kinds of cakes, from the Imperial Plumb to plain Cake. Adapted to this country, and all… Continue reading Another Christmas Cookey
Remember Elvis? When I stopped in Memphis Tennessee last year I, being a cookbook collector, picked up a cookbook of authentic recipes from Graceland. In it is a recipe for peanut butter and banana sandwiches which I thought was fairly simple. I had been eating that since I was little! I didn't know Elvis liked… Continue reading Peanut Butter & Banana Bread Pudding