Lemon Ginger Dessert

This ginger flavoured dessert is heaven – easy to make, and the flavours – wow! just like Fred and Ginger! Double wow. Music Selection: Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers – Heaven Ingredients: 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature 2 tsp grated lemon zest 10 oz lemon curd 2 cups whipping cream 36 – 40…

Overnight Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Time: Overnight plus 30 minutes Music Selection: Sara Bareilles – King of Anything This dish will make everyone happy… super simple and great for Christmas morning when you are eager to get up! It is a great dish for brunch, when having company, too! We love it on Christmas morning with a strong coffee! There…

Apple of My Eye Sour Cream Cake

Time: 1 hour You will want to “surrender” to this amazing cake! It is great for breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea or dessert! It is a great way to use up apples and sour cream (which is why I made this today). It is a great Fall recipe, and the dash of cloves with cinnamon will…

Cardamom Banana Pecan Loaf

We’ve only just begun to make interesting and innovative breakfast recipes! I have modified an old favorite banana loaf recipe to make hubby happy. He likes cardamom, cloves and nuts in his banana bread, but no chocolate chips. Two of our kids like chocolate chips in the loaf… so, you can choose whether to add…

Raspberry LOVE scones

Time: 30 minutes It is one of those feel good months – February! I am celebrating Valentine’s Day at many different events… dinner with hubby, brunch with family, symphony orchestra with daughter and hubby & my mother-in-laws Groovy Gang choir (made up of mostly men and women over the age of 80 who LOVE to…

Coconut Raspberry Loaf

Time: 80 – 90 minutes Once you make this loaf, you will hear REO Speedwagon all day long in your head – You won’t be able to fight the feeling that you just want more of this delicious loaf. It is a great breakfast loaf (although it takes time to bake, so you can mix…

Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Time: 30 minutes My future lays beyond the yellow brick road… or beyond the banana chocolate chip bars… sigh. These bars are a great way to use up bananas that are ripe. They are a nice thin bar, so you can eat a few. They are a bit sweet, so I recommend a strong cup…

Apple & Plum Crisp

Time: 1 hour “And I knew that if I had the chance that I could make those people dance. And, maybe they’d be happy for a while”…. lyrics to a song by Don McLean… I think this crisp will make your day happy – it is great for breakfast with greek yogurt (try coconut) or…

Key Lime Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Time: 2 hours plus another 4 to cool before serving I love the muppets…. I have since I was a kid. This is a fun rendition of “Put the Lime In the Coconut”… Great to enjoy while eating this cake, or convalescing, if you have just seen the doctor…. This cheesecake is always a hit…

Coconut Lemon Scones

Time: 45 minutes Makes 8 triangle scones Trooper is another well-known Canadian band. This song was very popular many years ago, but the words still provide good advice “We’re here for a good time, not a long time. So have a good time, the sun can’t shine every day”. These scones are delicious and definitely…