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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Happy Birthday to Alex

This is the first year that Alex didn’t have a kid party, so I wanted to make her cake special, more adult. I had wanted to make a Rose Cake. I used the tutorial from the iambaker blog. She is … Continue reading

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Tips and Tricks to Great Pastry

I have mentioned that I would do a pastry post…so here it is! If you are vegetarian or cooking for one…follow same recipe with Crisco shortening. Tenderflake Pastry 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt 1 lb tenderflake lard … Continue reading

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Christmas Cards

I’ve been busy making some cards for Christmas. What do you think? I think I may have developed some Owl issues. I love this set! Perhaps too much time spent with my penguin loving niece? Less than 2 months until … Continue reading

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Apple Crisp

The quintessential fall dessert!  I have made apple crumble for years, starting with my first job at Chudleigh’s Apple farm. (www.chudleighs.com, for those interested). They sold both double crust pastry and single crust Apple Crumble pies. We used to mix … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Spoiled rotten by my family… This is a recipe my mom has made me every year since I was a kid. John took over, now the torch has been passed to Alex. Thanks Alex! Lizzie’s (No-Bake) Cheesecake Crust: 2 cups … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie

It isn’t Thanksgiving without Pumpkin Pie. It is one of my daughter’s favourite desserts.  She learned early to make it herself. She whips up her own batch of pastry too…that’s my girl! Not sure if you noticed the Pi plate, … Continue reading

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Thankful for friends

Today we spent a cool fall day enjoying a local conservation area with friends.  My girlfriend Jen and her three little girls, along with my husband and kids went for a 3.5 km hike at the Dundas Valley Conservation Area. … Continue reading

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Fundraising Card Night

A fundraiser is being planned for a friend and her son, from our church.  They are going on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic.  I have been asked to prepare some Christmas cards. Here is what I have so … Continue reading

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