Category Archives: baking

Strawberries and cream drop scones

Easy, delicious biscuits for breakfast, brunch or teatime! I adore making scones and biscuits but sometimes find I am not in the mood to roll out and cut the dough. Drop scones are a great solution as they are fast … Continue reading

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Rhubarb upside down cake

A not-too-sweet treat that’s bursting with colour and flavour! My mom has always had a rhubarb patch and even at age 90 she continues to tend it with great success. I didn’t much care for rhubarb’s tart flavour as a … Continue reading

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Maple syrup pie with pretzel crust

Regular or gluten-free, it’s a delicious and easy dessert! I’m a sucker for anything that combines sweet and salty so this pie is right up my alley, earning bonus points for also offering a delightful contrast of crunchy and smooth … Continue reading

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Carrot cake cookie sandwiches with maple cream cheese frosting

A not-too-sweet treat the whole family will love! I’ve always been a fan of carrot cake although for many years I deluded myself into believing that it’s actually healthy because it has vegetables in it. Of course, I was wilfully … Continue reading

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Maple shortbread cookies

A melt-in-your-mouth treat that’s not too sweet! My family consumes many litres of maple syrup each year. We are really fortunate to live not far from Lanark County, the maple syrup capital of Ontario, so we have easy access to … Continue reading

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Baked cinnamon-cardamom mini donut bites

A fast and flavourful small-batch treat! I first started making baked donuts a few years ago (check out this fantastic maple-glazed version) and found they were just as delicious as their less-healthy deep fried cousins. These little ones – made … Continue reading

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Flaky ham and cheese biscuits

So much better than sandwiches! It’s official: biscuits are definitely now a food group in our house. We love them in their simplest form as well as when they’re studded with spinach, feta and caramelized onions or popping with pizza … Continue reading

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