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Cakes & Cake Decorating

Old-fashioned tasty pancakes

As promised, this week’s recipe is from my Grandmother’s Kitchen and is on great pancakes of the 1920s. Remember, these are not ingredients from a box, so follow the directions to a T.True, old-fashioned pancakes were...

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Cake and Comrades

If Pinterest is to be believed, we might be raising children who expect a real live unicorn to come to their next birthday party.Do they even know how much a live unicorn costs? Imagine the hours it will take to source...

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What’s the Appeal?

I was making a carrot cake this week for one of the Jack Russell’s birthdays (he gets the carrot ends, we get the cake, seems like a pretty good deal), and the subject of peeling vegetables came up.I have always been...

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Apple Recipes

Apple Pandowdy              Ingredients:4 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples                1 cup brown sugar    ¼ cup flour     1 tsp salt1 Tbsp vinegar        ¾ cup water                                                     ...

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Whisky and Cake

It’s 6 a.m. on a rainy morning just before Canada Day. In six hours I need to be ready to drive to Mayo, with three canoes on the roof and six days of breakfasts, dinners and desserts packed and labelled for the communal...

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Desserts

Apple CrispCake:2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour1 cup sugar  1 ½ tsp baking soda½ tsp salt2 eggs1 ½ cups sour milk*⅓ cup vegetable oil                          Icing:14 oz. pk. cream cheese, soften                 ¼ cup butter...

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Tannenbaum

Historians agree that our modern Christmas tree tradition originated in the German Renaissance period (circa 1500). Martin Luther added candles as decoration. Prior to candles, Tannenbaum (or Christmas tree in English) were...

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