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…

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…

Best Chewy Ginger Cookies

Time: 1 hour Makes 14 – 16 large cookies Ginger snap cookies are a must in our house. I like to make them big, soft and chewy. They don’t last long — usually, I make a double batch, so we have enough for the kids in the neighborhood – wink, wink. These cookies are best…

Strawberry Shortcake Scones

Time:45 minutes My hubby’s favorite dessert is Strawberry Shortcake on a scone, not cake. He is very particular about it. In celebration of his birthday, we usually make it for him and we like to add a bit of citrus to it – so I add orange zest to the scones and lace the whipping…