Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

If we’re not Facebook friends (why not, by the way?) you might have missed my post this weekend about our menu.  Your loss.  Because what a menu it was!  It included these: I know.  Totally drool worthy right? I can’t claim them.  They were finds.  And though I can’t claim them as my own,… Continue reading Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

Slow cooker refried beans

I recently stopped purchasing canned foods.  And–not to be bossy–but I think you should too.  Why?  Because most canned foods, as well as those packaged in various plastics, show traces of BPA.  What’s BPA, you ask?  It’s a chemical that has been restricted in Canada and some US states because it has been linked to… Continue reading Slow cooker refried beans


I’ve been busy.  Busy baking that is. Today I’m going to share a recipe for Mandlebrot. I know what you’re thinking.  You’re thinking, what the heck is mandlebrot. Where have you been? Not reading Disney’s FamilyFun magazine obviously. This I know because that’s where I found the recipe.  Eight or nine years ago. Mandlebrot, for… Continue reading Mandelbrot

Toffee Oatmeal Fudge Bars

It’s that time again. Holiday baking time that is. Sugar cookies, gingersnaps, and mini-loaves of sweet breads are the usual suspects. But we like to do things a wee bit different around here. And–in case you do too–I thought I’d share some of our favorite holiday cookie and confection recipes. I won’t bore you by… Continue reading Toffee Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Strawberry Pie

  I dare you to say your mouth isn’t watering. Yes, this is how I spent one of my precious free hours this morning.  Baking a fresh strawberry pie for my family to devour after dinner.  This, and freshly laundered sheets on the beds that every single one of them will crawl into tonight.  And… Continue reading Strawberry Pie