I wasn’t really sure how to name these cookies. Normally I’m pretty straight forward, Strawberry Thumbprint, Walnut Oatmeal, Pumpkin Spice Crinkle… But what exactly does “loaded” mean? Loaded with what???… Well in this case, they’re loaded with chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and pumpkin seeds. But wouldn’t THAT be a mouthful to say. So I settled on a simplified “loaded”. Continue reading →
The first crumble I made was a recipe that came out of an old copy of Madame Benoit’s Microwave Cook Book. It was simple and delicious, and made my 13-year-old heart sing! Who knew that desserts could be so easy to make?! Needless to say, I was hooked.
We stopped buying breakfast cereal a long time ago. Sure it’s convenient to just grab a bag along with your groceries, but it’s also so expensive for what you’re getting. And the truth is, making your own is ridiculously easy. Continue reading →
We live near several antique shops, and enjoy browsing them on the occasional Sunday. Dave wanders off to find art inspiration, while I can be found scouring the books, in search of vintage cookbooks. I’ve found a couple, but mostly come across those mail in recipe booklets that company’s send out… My oldest find has been a Fleischman Yeast recipe booklet from 1926… For me, reading through these books is like being taught the old ways from a great-grandmother, and as much as I love having fun with recipes and putting my own spin on them, I believe in the importance of remembering our culinary roots.
I’ve been meaning to make my own granola bars for a while, but some how they kept getting pushed to the side, to make way for cookies and cupcakes… You know how it is :-)… Recently, I made a big batch of Cranberry-Pumpkin Seed Granola and knew it would make fantastic bars. That convinced me, it was time to let granola bars take centre stage.