Rich and Tangy Rhubarb Sauce

Do you like your’s hot or cold? Sweet or tart? Whatever the choice, there is nothing better than fresh made rhubarb sauce. Here is our recipe, made with brown sugar in place of some of the white sugar for a slightly richer flavour. Ingredients 8 cups chopped rhubarb (1 inch in size) 1/2 granulated sugar… Read more »

Rhubarb Crème Brûlée is Oh So Easy

Given what they charge for crème brûlée in restaurants I always thought it was hard to make. Then I discovered this recipe for rhubarb crème brûlée in a Foodland Ontario flyer provided by one of our local farm stands and was so surprised at how easy it was. It turned out so well, we made it twice in… Read more »

Kale Chips

It’s early July and the kale in our garden is growing like gangbusters.  After reading several recipes on the internet, I decided to try and make my own kale chips.  While they won’t replace potato chips (especially for my kids) I really liked the slightly nutty flavour and the crunch followed by chewy texture.  The… Read more »

Spiced Apple Crumb Pie

A crumb topping makes a delicious change for this spicy apple pie. The cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves are quite noticeable in this recipe. If you do not really love cinnamon, I would recommend reducing the spices by up to one half. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup unbleached flour 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground… Read more »

Cinnamon-Swirl Bread

“A cinnamon-crunch streusel on the inside makes every bite tasty. I think next time I will try switching the oil for melted butter to give it a bit of a richer flavour.” INGREDIENTS 1 1/3 cups sugar 1/2 cup finely chopped toasted pecans 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2… Read more »

Stove Top Rice Pudding

“A creamy stove top rice pudding I remember fondly as a kid, raisins and all!” INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups rice, cooked 1 quart milk 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 teaspoons butter 1 cup raisins DIRECTIONS Cook rice and set aside. Melt butter in pan. Add raisins and coat in butter.… Read more »

Walnut Cranberry Whiskey Tart

“Tangy, sweet and rich. A small piece will do. It is also a bright and colourful pie which looks great for holiday entertaining. ” INGREDIENTS 1 pie crust 3 eggs, slightly beaten 2/3 cup sugar 3/4 cup corn syrup 1/4 cup bourbon whiskey 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts 3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cranberries 1/2… Read more »

Pumpkin Pie

“This is the pumpkin pie recipe from the back of the E.D. Smith’s canned pumpkin. I never use any other recipe as this one is no fail. 2023 update: the new cans call for just 1 cup brown sugar and 2 teaspoons pie spice. I still use the old recipe “ INGREDIENTS 2 pie crusts… Read more »

Pecan Pie

“Loaded with pecans, this is my husbands favourite pie.” INGREDIENTS 3 eggs 1 cup corn syrup 2/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 3/4 cup pecan halves 1 pie shell DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350F. Beat eggs until frothy. Stir in syrup, sugar, butter and vanilla. Stir well. Stir in pecans… Read more »

Banana Caramel Tarts

“A banana and caramel treat we always have over the holidays although the ingredients can be made ahead and ready for unexpected guests. The caramel keeps in the refrigerator for months in the can covered with plastic wrap. Bake the tart shells ahead and keep them in an airtight container in the freezer. Now all… Read more »