Indian Hand Pies


I am usually so focused on the main dishes when I make an “Indian Feast” that I never really think about appetizers. ¬†For our last dinner, I had every intention of making these Curry Beef Pies (or Indian Hand Pies as G likes to call them) but because I couldn’t find any of the pre-made […]

When is a butter tart not a butter tart?


Easy! When it’s a pecan tart!

Apple cinnamon breakfast pizza

cinnamon apple pizza

The other day we had a couple of extra kids around the house for dinner, so I made a triple batch of pizza dough for them to create their own masterpieces. Some of our kid’s friends can be picky eaters, but everyone loves pizza, even more so when they make one that tastes better than […]

The loaf is still rustic but with a different finish


Made a couple of loaves of rustic bread earlier this week. Same recipe as last time except I brushed them with egg wash rather than dusting with flour. Not only did these ones look lovely but they tasted even better than last time! If you haven’t tried this yet, you MUST make your own bread […]

Super simple Rustic Bread


There is nothing like the taste and texture of fresh baked bread, yet few people actually make their own bread. Why? Well, if they are anything like me, they are terrified of the process. Baking bread has become one of those tasks that all of our grandparents did that seem entirely too much work in […]

Big naan on campus

bacon 150-1

This will be the second batch of naan that I have made at home. Everyone else in the FAB Whitby kitchen thought my first attempt was awesome, but I was nonplussed. Attempt number 1 was somewhat lackluster. Having at the same recipe a second time though, I discovered a couple of things. First off, I […]

Home made dinner rolls


Those of you who are regular readers have no doubt noticed that I’ve been on a bit of a baking kick lately. Sandy doesn’t bake and my attempts years ago failed miserably, so we just never got into the baking side of food prep. All that changed when OoS convinced me to try making pizza […]

Adventures in flour: Soft Tortillas

soft tortilla

Since I’ve discovered baking lately, I’ve been revisiting some of the simpler pleasures here in the FAB Whitby kitchen to see if we can recreate them ourselves. So far, I’ve been reasonably pleased with the results, so I decided it was time to look for a soft taco/tortilla recipe. My recipe search brought me to […]

They may not be pretty, but…


Who cares when they taste this good? The quest to learn how to make decent butter tarts continues! I made minis this time. The pastry was lovely and flaky, but I overfilled the little suckers which caused them to be somewhat stuck in the pan. In fact, a couple were fused solid in there! That’s […]

Penguin tales


When our first two kids were little, Sandy made them some pretty cool cakes. There was a race car and a Tigger and I’m sure there were others that I’ve forgotten. When asked what kind of cake he would like for his birthday this year, he said he wanted a special cake like the ones […]