We arrived back home from Florida on March 2nd to more snow than we had left and to much cooler temperatures.  Did I care?  Not in the least, I was delighted to be back in my own home once again and especially to be able to putz around in my own kitchen.  Best of all, […]


Family Day Cookies

February 17, 2013

Monday is Family Day in Ontario.  It’s more than just a long weekend, it’s chance for parents to store away the demands of their jobs and for kids to stash the demands of their classes.  It’s an opportunity for families, big and small, single parent or parents with partners to spend some quality time together […]


My Corny Valentines – #4

February 10, 2013

We are into our 3rd week in Florida now and the weather has been lovely.  It has only rained once and that was during the evening so…bonus!  My cold is gone and so is my golf swing  I signed up for four lessons from the Pro at the local club that our friends here belong […]


My Corny Valentines – #2

January 27, 2013

Hello from sunny Florida!  Ron, Max and I left a freezing minus 25° C Perth on Wednesday morning and on Friday afternoon we arrived at our rental to a lovely plus 74° F.  Today it reached 82° F.  Talk about an environmental culture shock but we are getting used to it pretty darn quickly!  I’m […]


Admittedly, since I started decorating cookies back in 2010, my collection of spatulas has grown quite a bit.  My husband once asked me why I had so many,  to which my reply was to tell him for the same reason that he has so many golf balls… eventually I will use them all. While I […]


A few months ago I started receiving requests for decorated gluten free sugar cookies.  I looked up recipes and tried a few but the taste varied too far from my own regular vanilla bean sugar cookie and they all required different types of Gluten Free flour.  I wanted to create a gluten free sugar cookie […]


  My Mom would often tell us, especially when we were impatient little children that all good things come to those who wait. Well, we know someone who has been extremely patient and happily for Meaghan and her family, they were recently blessed with a beautiful little girl whose arrival was long-awaited and much anticipated. […]


Today I am very excited to have been asked to guest post on the blog Eat In Eat Out as part of their 12 Days of Christmas Cookie Feature!  I’m especially honoured to be *kicking off* this holiday feature.  Before you click over to see my tutorial on how to make the edible holiday gift […]


When I received an invitation from Haniela to participate in her Christmas Card Cookie project I was excited! She hosted a lovely Spring blog project which I was a part of and I really enjoyed it.  I also really enjoy Hani’s blog and if you haven’t visited their yet, please do so.  She is wondrously talented. […]


Snow Figures Cookie Trio

November 23, 2012

I’m guessing with Thanksgiving over in the United States and Black Friday quickly becoming a distant nightmare for some midnight shoppers it is safe to start posting all things related to that Winter holiday that we are all getting geared up for next…Christmas!! Seems odd actually to be baking for Christmas, putting the outside lights […]