Random Thoughts And Other Things – 10

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Can you believe that there are only 20 days until Christmas?! Are you done your shopping? I have to tell you, normally I start shopping in the summer. You know, back to school sales and Labour Day sales. This year? I was soooooo not into it! I started in October … Continue reading Random Thoughts And Other Things – 10

Mom’s Shortbread Cookies – Plus Some Holiday Baking!

I have been sitting on this recipe for almost a year now! I finally got my sister to email me our Mom's Shortbread Cookie recipe in January of this year. Well, I couldn't post a recipe for Shortbread Cookies in January when everyone is starting diets to lose their holiday weight! I mean, come on … Continue reading Mom’s Shortbread Cookies – Plus Some Holiday Baking!

PB-B&J No Churn Ice Cream

Okay, okay... The picture is not one I took! Of course, none of them are but some are ones that a family member or a friend took for me. I couldn't get one for this awesome recipe and I so wish that I could have! The container of this PB-B&J no churn ice cream that … Continue reading PB-B&J No Churn Ice Cream

A Day In The Life of The ALS Lady…

I woke up not feeling well. My birthday was coming up and I really didn't want it to come. I was tired. I am tired. But this day was a Saturday and I had family coming. My Aunt Paul and my beautiful sister-in-law. I just wanted to sleep but I put on a smile because … Continue reading A Day In The Life of The ALS Lady…

Herb & Garlic Dinner Rolls — Oh Yes, They Did & A Nod To Thanksgiving By Me

I was trying to decide what type of bread to make with dinner the other night. There are just so many kinds of homemade breads and rolls that sometimes it is difficult to actually decide which kind you want to make. I decided to whip up a batch of herb and garlic dinner rolls to […] … Continue reading Herb & Garlic Dinner Rolls — Oh Yes, They Did & A Nod To Thanksgiving By Me

Restaurant Style Pico de Gallo

If you are new to my blog, there was a time when I worked as a waitress at a local Tex-Mex restaurant. This particular restaurant had the philosophy that regardless of your hired position, it was important for you to be trained in all of the areas of the restaurant. You know, so you could … Continue reading Restaurant Style Pico de Gallo

Random Thoughts And Other Things – 9

I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and over the weekend we lived through 2 tornadoes! There was no power at the hospital on Saturday, just the back up generators. No cable, no Internet access. Today, many people are still with no power and many people have lost their homes. It's unbelievable really. Ottawa is not … Continue reading Random Thoughts And Other Things – 9

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Casserole

This casserole looks too good to be true! It’s heavenly and you do not have to stand in front of a stove making one or two pieces of French Toast at a time. You can prep it all the night before and then pop it in the oven the next morning! Heaven and no prep time the day of!
I’m a huge fan of French Toast, or at least I was and I have to admit that if I had known that you could make it soooooo easily, I may have had a few extra pounds on my bum! lol I know a certain niece who loves raisin bread and I’m going to guess that she would love this casserole.
Happy cooking!

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Not far from our home, there is a Pepperidge Farm Outlet that we often visit when going to a nearby mall. One of the items I usually stock up on is the cinnamon raisin bread that is always marked down to a reasonable price. I bring the loaves home and tuck them in the freezer for lots of different recipes.
This is a tasty casserole that takes minutes to put together. It’s such a treat to put a big pan of French toast in the oven rather than standing in front of the stovetop making slices in small batches. This makes for more time to enjoy early morning conversation with the family while savoring the awesome combination of cinnamon, raisin, pecans and maple syrup with a piping hot cup of coffee. I often make this the night before serving so that when I wake up there is no prep time…

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Blue Ridge Apple Cake… — Camellia’s Cottage

It might come as a surprise that the Appalachian Region is apple growing country. Settlers from Scotch Irish descent brought apple seeds with them to grow in the new land… with the help of Cherokee Indians apples became widely grown. With temperatures dipping into the 20s and highs in the 80s – the plateaus produce … Continue reading Blue Ridge Apple Cake… — Camellia’s Cottage