Bran Muffins – Bacon, Molasses & Date Bran Muffins

Bacon,Date, Molasses Bran Muffins

I think I’ve eaten, and baked as many terrible bran muffins as good ones. The good ones are hearty but tender and moist and not overly sweet. The bad ones are heavy, tough, and dry. In my experience, whenever I try too hard for a super healthy outcome with the bran muffin, I get the latter.Read more

Irish Bread Pudding – Savory Bread Pudding

Savory Irish Bread Pudding

  Irish Bread Pudding is a savory bread pudding. In honour of Saint Patrick’s day, of course I wanted to make something Irish. In a quest to find something outside of the obvious, I found this recipe for Irish Cheese Pudding, and just had to try it. It’s full of cheese, and it has beer. YouRead more

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I love homemade Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. The best ones are crisp and chewy at the same time.  This one is a go to recipe that I’ve made since my kids were little, and a cute story. A little friend of my daughter’s came to our house for a play date, and she absolutely loved these cookies. She kept askingRead more

Pomegranate Mandarin Cheesecake

Pomegranate Mandarin Cheesecake

I love cheesecake, both the eating and the making of it. You can use so many different flavours, from the crust to the topping. With this one, I wanted to make something festive to bring to a holiday gathering, and both pomegranate and mandarin fit the bill for festive. The two fruits complement each otherRead more

Apple Cranberry Pie

Apple Cranberry Pie with Pecans, Cinnamon and Cardamom

This Apple Cranberry Pie is a seasonal favourite in our house. The filling, of apples and cranberries, flavoured with orange liqueur, and the crunch of nutty pecans, all spiced with cinnamon and cardamom, is warm and festive and all winter cozy. Every baker has a favourite pie apple, and a lot of them like to use aRead more