Upside Down Pear Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread is one of my favourite aromas. The whole house feels warm and cozy, just from the wafts of gingerbread scents. This is a great way to use up a few pears. It is a great dessert, but also a great brunch recipe. I hope you love this recipe! Time:  1 hour Music Selection: Ginger…

Unicorn Cake

Time: 2 ½ hours Music Selection: Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey – Endless Love This cake is one that you will fall endlessly in love with as it is unique, light and summery! It is always a surprise to your guests and family when you cut into it and they see the beautiful patterns. Enjoy…

Vanilla Dutch Baby (Pancake)

I love the range of innovative breakfasts that you can have with a simple dutch pancake recipe… Savoury, sweet, plain, fruity, chocolatey, nutty, etc… These pancakes can be a breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner recipe, too. Today we are eating them with fresh raspberries, banana slices and whipped cream… Maybe these pancakes will “be the…

Overnight Blueberry Lemon Bread Pudding

Time: overnight plus 1 hour baking In Alberta, we celebrate Family Day in February. This year, it happens to fall near my father-in-law’s 80th birthday, so we had a number of family and Valentine events all in one week. For brunch, we made this delicious overnight bread pudding so we weren’t too busy and could…

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…

Breakfast Pear Souffles

Time: 45 minutes For whatever reason, souffles are not on menus as often as they should be. For a great history of souffles, read the “Rise and Fall of the Souffle in Modern Cuisine“. I think there is an overall aversion to making them as there is a belief that they are tricky to make….

Crumble Top Apple Pie

Time: 90 minutes My mom makes the best pies. This is one of her recipes and her photos that she sent me, as we live in different cities/towns. When I asked her what song it reminds her of she text me “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch”… and I know why, too. Or at, least, I think…

Banana Cream Pie

Time: 30 minutes plus good 6 hours to set “I’ve looked at the clouds that way” – don’t let the clouds get in your way… This is a day to blow the clouds away and the best way to do this is to make banana cream pie, invite family and friends over and have some…

Rice Pudding with Broiled Plums

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: Cold Play – A Sky Full of Stars Over the past twenty five years, I have made over a hundred different rice pudding recipes, trying to find the best one as my hubby loves rice pudding. A few years ago, I made one by Ree Drummond – it is amazing…