The Best Sugar Cookies In The World! – By Aunt Paul

Today my Aunt came and decorated my hospital room! Woohoo, it's Christmas in my room! I have the little Christmas tree that my Mom made me before she passed. We are not allowed to plug Christmas lights into the wall - hospital rules - so I found these tiny battery operated star lights that are … Continue reading The Best Sugar Cookies In The World! – By Aunt Paul

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

This post is for my Mom who left us much too early. What is cool about this recipe is that it is from a great Mom who cooks and bakes for her beautiful family! I think that’s fitting soooooooo, What’s For Dinner Moms?!
My Mom made me shortbread cookies every Christmas! She always found a pretty round tin container with a decorative lid. She would line it with wax paper and put layers of giant round shortbread cookies that she scored to look like pieces of pie.
Now, if you knew my Mom you would know how HUGE that was! She COULD cook and bake BUT she really didn’t like to. Complete opposite of me! She made those cookies for me only because she knew just how much I loved them! Thanks Mom!
I don’t have her recipe so I thought that another Mom’s recipe would be just as great! I mean, have you seen how beautiful they look? I think crushed candy canes would look super festive!
Enjoy!

What's for Dinner Moms?

‘Tis the season! Cookies, cookies, and more cookies! Today is a perfect day for us to stay in and bake cookies. We have a nice fluffy 3″ of snow on the ground and are expecting at least 6″ during the day. Beautiful day to stay in and watch it snow while we bake.

I am always looking for cookies that are easy to make, taste good, and look great. These cover all three. My daughter made the cookies early one day and later in the evening we dipped them in chocolate. Add sprinkles, nuts, or crushed candy to decorate as you wish.

Verdict:

These were super simple to make and decorate. They have a moist texture that was not dry at all. Store the cookies layered with wax paper in a sealed container for us to 5 days.

Tip: Cut the cookies before you bake them. They will be easier…

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Cranberry Orange Quick Bread

Before I talk about this post, I have a question. Does anyone know why I only get emails for some of the sites that I follow but not everyone?
Well, this Quick Bread recipe looks perfect for the season! Can you imagine making french toast with this cranberry orange bread? Delicious!
Mmmmmmm-mmmmmm, I want some! Enjoy!

Cooking Is My Sport

I’ll be completely honest with y’all: I have no idea what canned cranberry sauce tastes like. I’ve never tried it before in my life. Growing up, I would always see it on the table at Thanksgiving and Christmas but there was something about the mere sight of the stiff sliced rings that was off-putting to me. Why would it be called a ‘sauce’ when it resembled thin beets (which, I’ve never liked)? Plus, back then I thought it made no sense to want to eat something sweet with something as savory as turkey and dressing.

Nowadays I DO think it makes sense to eat cranberry sauce with turkey and dressing–I actually think it’s delicious…just so long as it’s homemade. Ever since I started making my own cranberry sauce it spurred a love for ALL things cranberry, specifically in baking.

I still had some fresh cranberries leftover from Thanksgiving that I…

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Christmas Recipes…Christmas Pudding

Here is a recipe from my wonderful friend Carol! I admit that I have never had this Christmas Pudding BUT after reading the ingredient list, I sure wish that I had. Maybe one of my readers will try this recipe and describe what it’s like?!
Enjoy!

Retired? No one told me!

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Day 4 of the Christmas Countdown…..I am sure I am not alone in thinking I have plenty of time Christmas is a couple of months away and then like a bolt of lightning …I realise I am running out of time and I must get a wiggle on….those of you who are super organised have probably already made your puds, cakes and sweet mincemeat…here as I live in hotter climes it is not advisable as it ferments so I make mine at the beginning of December and there is so much lovely fruit ( and booze) that they taste just as good as those either kept over from last year or made earlier…

I always used to save a Christmas pudding and a jar or two of mincemeat from one year to the next a tradition passed down through the generations…

I am maudling…I know…Get on with it Carol……

But before…

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No Churn Gingerbread Cake Ice Cream With A Spiced Rum Buttercream Ripple

I have totally stolen this recipe from The View From Great Island! Well, I fell in love with their cake recipe and I just had to try to make it into an ice cream. Since I can no longer eat any solid food and I lovelovelove gingerbread, I have to try right? I think so! … Continue reading No Churn Gingerbread Cake Ice Cream With A Spiced Rum Buttercream Ripple

Easy No Churn Cheesecake Ice Cream With A Raspberry White Chocolate Swirl

This is the second no churn ice cream recipe that I have created! Woop Woop! In the last recipe - No Churn Malted Milk Ice Cream With Caramel And Fudge Swirls - I admitted that I had never made ice cream before. What I didn't tell you though is that Aunt Paul had already tried … Continue reading Easy No Churn Cheesecake Ice Cream With A Raspberry White Chocolate Swirl

Sucre A La Creme

Some of you are probably scratching your head and thinking, HUH? First for my french followers, I don't know how to add the accents okay! Secondly for my non-french speaking followers, this recipe is for a french Canadian version of fudge! Yay fudge! Mmmmmmm-mmmmmm sucre a la creme! My Aunt Suzie makes the BEST sucre … Continue reading Sucre A La Creme

Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Home-Made Caramel Sauce

Fall is in air people and I for one am very happy! Not that you would have known that last week here in Ottawa. Our Summer here in the Capital of Canada was not our usual warm and sunny days. We had so much rain and cooler than usual weather that my Aunt's garden only … Continue reading Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Home-Made Caramel Sauce