Easy Brie Basil and Tomato Strata Recipe

The first time I had this luscious Brie Basil and Tomato Strata was on a sunny July morning at my cousins’ house near Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada. It was a beautiful morning, the coffee was hot and fresh, and I was among some of my favourite people in the world. Things got even better Read More…

My Best Muffin Recipes

I love versatile, delicious muffins. A great portable breakfast, they are perfect in a lunchbox and make a lovely snack with a cup of tea or a glass of milk. My late Mom was very nutrition conscious and her baked goods were generally a rare, much looked forward to treat. However muffins were something she made often and for Read More…

Vintage Banana Nut Bread

I love making loaf cakes and quick breads and this Vintage Banana Nut Bread is fast becoming one of my favourites. The original recipe comes via my late Mom, from my well-worn but treasured copy of her Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. I used to thumb through it when I was a kid, dreaming of being Read More…

Best Egg Recipes

Egg recipes are always popular in our house and I’m happy about that. Eggs are a very economical source of seriously high quality nutrition and one of the best ‘fast foods’ I know. It takes less than five minutes to soft boil, poach or scramble some eggs for breakfast. By the time the toast is ready so are Read More…

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

One of my greatest places to find recipe ideas is my late Mom’s recipe box. It is one of the resources I am using to write my first cookbook of family recipes. Yes, I’ve finally starting work in ernest on the cookbook I’ve been planning for years! I have been gathering notes and writing snippets for ages but Read More…