Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Key Lime Coconut & Almond Bars

If you love the flavor of  lime and cheese cake you will absolutely love these squares. It makes a large batch so I divide into three smaller tin foil containers and freeze. 

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Caramel Popcorn Twists

In Canada the Old Dutch potato chip company makes popcorn twists and a few years back we tried the recipe for caramel popcorn twists on the back of the bag and were we happy we did!! These are sweet and salty and hit all the right notes for a perfect treat. We usually make them at Christmas time but anytime is a good time if you ask us!!! We usually double the recipe.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012


Shortbread and pistachios - what is there not to love!!! If you find regular shortbread a little on the boring side, try these as the nuts really give them  lovely taste - sweet and salty!!!

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Pasadena Pinwheels

This is a easy appetizer that can be made ahead of time and cooked just prior to serving. This recipe comes from "The Best of Bridge" and has been a popular appetizer in our families for many years, always a crowd pleaser.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

When making a a roast or turkey dinner for a large crowd this is the perfect recipe and the bonus is you can make them ahead. These mashed potatoes are very creamy and moist. If you need your oven for other dishes you can heat them up in the crock pot

French Onion Soup

Don't wait until you go to a restaurant to have this yummy soup! It is easy to make and you will get rave reviews to whoever you serve it to. This soup is so comforting and perfect on a cold winter night. Serve it as a starter for a special meal or serve it with a nice salad for a week night meal. You can prepare the soup ahead of time and when you want to serve it, just heat it up, ladle into the bowls, add the toasted bread and top with the Gruyere cheese. Your family and friends will thank you!!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Sinful Cinnamon Buns

We love these cinnamon buns!!! Not only are they super easy to make but they are soooooo good.! This recipe makes a big batch but share them with your friends, family and co-workers, you will be forever loved!! The recipe originates from the Pioneer Woman but we have made a some changes to the original recipe to suit our tastes. What is nice about this dough is that you can make it and store it in your refrigerator for up to three days and then make the buns fresh the day you need them. I use disposable aluminum baking pans and then I can give them away or take them to work and not have to worry about getting my pans back.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Praline Pumpkin Pie

This pumpkin pie is absolutely delicious with its crunchy pecan topping and sweet pumpkin filling it will be a hit at any family feast!