A Wonderful Family Brunch Featuring Lemon Blueberry Waffles

My cousin Esther and her family hosted Sunday brunch after the big family party on Saturday for all of us who had stayed locally. (We were pretty local – we actually stayed with them!) We all had a lovely time. It was so nice to spend some more time catching up, reminisce about the party Read More…

Carrot Walnut Bran Muffins

When I was a little girl in Canada, there was a restaurant in Preston, Ontario called The Knotty Pine. They had a fancy steak house downstairs (I still remember the first time I was taken there – I felt SO grown up!), and upstairs there was a more relaxed restaurant that served lunches. There was Read More…

Paula Deen’s French Toast Casserole

Food Network highlighted this recipe last week and it seemed like the perfect idea for breakfast on Easter Sunday. I love Paula Deen’s cooking, and while I know this is far from a healthy option, it makes a gorgeous treat. It’s also easy to make as most of it is prepared the night before. I Read More…

Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday (or any day!)

Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the Christian season of Lent begins. In years gone by, the consumption of sugar, fat and eggs was traditionally restricted during Lent, and making pancakes was a way of using up these staple ingredients before the fast. Many Christians still give up something (meat, sugar, chocolate or alcohol Read More…

Basil Cheese Strata at Hennessey House

We had a wonderful stay at the beautiful Hennessey House Bed and Breakfast Inn in the Napa Valley recently. The breakfasts were wonderful, and the lovely cakes, cookies and treats that were always available on the antique sideboard in the dining room were just delicious. One of my favourite dishes from the weekend was Basil Cheese Read More…