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
This past weekend was Canada Day! Yahoo Canada! For those of you who don't know when we Canucks celebrate our Country, it's July 1st. Every year. Not the 4th, the 1st! I watched many of the blogs that I follow to see if any of them would present a Canadian celebration menu. You know with … Continue reading Mmmmm-mmmm, Aunt Paul’s Lemon Loaf With Sweet Drizzle!
I had to reblog this recipe. I’m a carrot cake lover! My Aunt Paul’s carrot cake recipe with cream cheese icing is THE BEST! You could use her recipe found here on my blog but you would have a tonne of them, that would be fine for me but then you wouldn’t be able to try them with maple icing.
M-A-P-L-E-I-C-I-N-G! Come on! Amazing!
Happy baking! xo
Tess had just finished feeding her cat when a familiar face appeared in the window of the old wooden door that had kept her safe inside her home and the world safely outside for so many decades. The face was framed by the molding on the door her father installed when she was a child, and backlit by the sun, making it hard for Tess to discern who was outside looking in. Dark eyes, thick, unkempt eyebrows, long, messy hair pulled away from a woman’s face was all she could make out.
The face watched her. Tess hated being observed by anyone, especially by someone she couldn’t place in time, though certainly, this familiar face had existed in one moment or more, in one place or many, together they had gazed at each other briefly or for many hours. Tess now forgot. She hated the forgetting that came with age…
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Today is October 1st and that means 2 things in my world. First, and most importantly at least in my eyes, there are only 26 more days until I turn 43 and get to eat my ice cream cake from Dairy Queen with extra fudge in the middle but noooo crumble that will choke me. … Continue reading Spiced Rum Christmas Cake
I have a confession about this recipe. I have never had this cake because, HELLO - mayo in my cake! I mean - EWWWWWW! Right? Apparently I'm wrong about that because this cake is my cousin Shawn's favourite. Plus, my Aunt Paul says that she has had it and it's really moist and tasty. Let's … Continue reading Aunt Sue’s Chocolate Mayo Cake
I had a love - love relationship with cheesecake. I love it so much that I found an ice cream that is cheesecake and chocolate flavoured ice cream with spots of chocolate sauce within the ice cream! LOVE IT! This recipe was originally from my Mom but I had used the basic recipe as a … Continue reading Cheesecake By Moi!
Happy Canada Day everyone! In celebration for our great nations 150th birthday, I'm going to post a family recipe for war cake. This cake came into life during WWII by women trying to work with what little they had. I think that it's important to remember the past while we celebrate the present. My Aunt … Continue reading War Cake
The second best cake in the world!
This is the BEST cake in the world! I say that being a person who was never really into eating cake...unless it was this cake! There is only one other cake that I loved before I got ALS but I'll give you that recipe another day. Now that I can no longer eat food by … Continue reading Aunt Paul’s Amazing Carrot Cake
I was going through my recipes, trying to decide which recipe I would use to start on my new blog. This recipe is the first one I shared with my family so I thought it fitting to start with it here. Turns out that this recipe isn't even mine! I always knew that I had … Continue reading Banana Bread