Homemade Toaster Strudel

Sometimes we get a hankering for toaster strudel, but it isn’t something we can find in the frozen food section at the grocery store.  Ready-made puff pastry to the rescue!  With this and a bit of jam (or curd, conserve, or fruit), we can make wonderful strudel ourselves.  In fact, we can make just about…

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Harvest

Our fruit trees have been good to us this year. We’ve had buckets of plums, apples, and even a few pears. To make use of everything, I’ve been making jam and baking cakes. I hope to have enough apples for a small batch of apple butter.

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Cupcake

This doesn’t mean I’ve fallen off the healthy-eating wagon. While I do like to eat cupcakes, I enjoying baking them even more. There is something therapeutic about creating perfect little bundles of deliciousness. Taking pictures of them is quite fun, too!

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Tea

I’m hosting a small tea today for two business associates who are driving up from Yorkshire. Of course, no tea party would be complete without cupcakes, so I’ve made coffee, vanilla, lime & coconut, and white chocolate with macadamia.

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Cake Truffles

What a week! And it’s only Wednesday. I’m still blundering about, but with less-disastrous results so far. If I make it to the weekend, I’ll be making cake truffles. They’re perfect for comfort eating and impossible to get wrong. 1 Box of cake mix 1 Can of cake frosting 200g Good-quality chocolate Prepare the cake…

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Bake, Bake, Bake

I’m enjoying my new oven more than I thought possible. Gone are the days of uneven heat, charred edges, and undercooked middles. Yesterday I turned out a batch of the most perfect cupcakes, and on Sunday, my husband and I made the best chocolate cake I’ve ever tasted. Hooray for baking!

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Perfect Pumpkin Muffins

Back before Thanksgiving, I thought it would be a good idea to buy a case of canned pumpkin puree from the on line American grocer. Surely, I’d use all 15 cans in no time. Ha. With the expiration date looming, I’ve gone into full use-pumpkin mode — my favourite use being pumpkin muffins. I’ve tried…

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