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What’s for dessert – Apple Crisp

Ah, fall. A break from the humidity of summer, without the freezing temperatures of winter. Back to routines and actually looking forward to baking and cooking because it won’t cause the house to become insanely hot. We’ve been to our favourite apple orchard twice already (the picture above was taken there when we met up with my very good friend Elizabeth of Elizabeth Fulton Photography) and I’m using every excuse to make my friend Joleen’s apple crisp! Nothing says fall and comfort to me quite Read more […]

What’s for dinner – Food Network Stars edition

We watch a lot of Food Network. It’s always safe to have one when the kids are around and it frequently inspires a dinner menu. Here are a few of our recent favourites: We were watching Pioneer Woman the other night – it’s Ashlyn’s favourite show because it’s on a farm and she has a lot of kids – and Ree made salisbury steak which I’ve never had before. Silly me, I actually thought that it was steak, not ground beef! I was skeptical but it was delicious, especially with the cornbread muffins Read more […]

Making a princess cake for a princess’s 4th birthday

To the surprise of no one, Ashlyn chose a ‘princess’ theme for her birthday party last weekend. In order to make a princess cake, I decided on a rainbow velvet cake baked in a bundt pan and one of those creepy half-doll things you can find at craft or bulk stores. I started by making the cake, using more food colouring gel this time to make the colour more vibrant: Next came the fun part: decorating it! I placed a regular sized cupcake inside the middle of the bundt cake, then a giant cupcake Read more […]

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