Betty’s Birthday

Why do we no longer celebrate someone’s birthday once they have passed from our world? I try to, even though sometimes I have some explaining to do.  And while I don’t buy the departed gifts, I try to at least make a cake. It makes me happy to remember someone special, plus I get to…

Date Turnovers

Dates have been part of our Canadian dessert repertoire since English colonization. Dates, the original dried fruit, traveled well and added sweetness to desserts when refined white sugar was expensive and often difficult to obtain. And now, due in part to the popularity of Sticky toffee pudding and its appearance on just about every restaurant…

Pudding Powder Cookies

As part of my reduce, reuse, re-purpose plan for 2016, I am committed to revisiting my cookbook collection, especially the handwritten books and recipe boxes. This cookie recipe comes from a spiral bound book, with recipes neatly written on every page or carefully cut out and either pasted or fastened onto a page with a…