I have been growing haskap berries for a few years now. They are a hardy berry that is tarter than blueberries but have a nice fruit taste in baking. They are already ripe even here in the mountains. So I continue to experiment with them. I varied a recipe from Rogers Flour to use haskap and here it is! Continue reading Rhubarb Haskap Cake
An Adult Easter Dessert
My mother’s favourite dessert was a plain baked custard. As a child I thought it was OK but didn’t see the big deal. It wasn’t incredibly sweet like most desserts. As I’ve aged, I am getting my mother’s point. The heavily sugared desserts are very nice but a creamy less sweet dessert just seems better. Enter Grand Marnier Custard Pie.
She Who Must Be Obeyed found this recipe many years ago in the Reader’s Digest. It is an easy dessert we love.
We decided to have a different Christmas Dinner. She Who Must Be Obeyed and I like turkey and the fixings but it is a lot for the two of us even though we were having a friend over. Continue reading Carrot Pudding, A Traditional Ending to a Nontraditional Christmas Meal
A couple of years ago, a sapling of some kind showed up on the edge of our cultivated yard and the forested area in back. We didn’t pay much attention. Then, some nice pink blossoms showed up. This year, about twenty medium apples grew. We have an apple tree we didn’t plant. Continue reading Apple Crisp From Free Apples
Recently, She Who Must Be Obeyed and I celebrated our 39th anniversary. Don’t congratulate me, it was easy. I just did what I was told. Continue reading Rhubarb Matrimonial Cake. Perfect for an Anniversary
This dish was a potluck or food day at work staple in the eighties. I loved it. Unfortunately, it is made with a cake mix which means it has too much sugar. Then it calls for a pudding mix to be added which means that it has way too much sugar. Then it is drizzled with a sugar glaze which means it should be served with a side of insulin. Continue reading Bacardi Cake, An Old Potluck Favourite
I made pie pastry under a previous post, Tenderflake® Lard Pastry. I let the pastry sit in the fridge overnight and it is time to make the tarts. Continue reading Mincemeat Tarts, A Christmas Tradition
There are myriad pie crust recipes. I think they fall into two categories. Ones that are easy to make and make a decent pie crust and others that are a bit more fussy and make a great pie crust. When it comes to Christmas baking, I just have to go to a great pie crust and I have found none better than the classic Tenderflake® Lard recipe from the box the lard comes in. I will be making mincemeat tarts for Christmas dinner tomorrow, so today, I made pie crust. Continue reading Tenderflake® Lard Pastry, an Old Favourite