A Little Taste of Summer In a Cool Spring

June 6, 2013

UPDATE:  THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.  THANK YOU ALL FOR VISITING AND ENTERING.  THE LUCKY WINNER OF BRIDGET’S DECORATING COOKIES BOOK AND THE COOKIE CUTTERS IS KAREN S. It wasn’t long after I saw this recipe on David’s site that I found myself in need of a little sunshine.  The first long weekend of Spring, […]

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Catching Up A Little

May 29, 2013

Though I haven’t been posting much lately I am still baking.  The trouble is that I’m having trouble finding time to sit down long enough to put a few paragraphs and pictures together that could pass for a blog post.  Life around here the past several weeks seems to have engulfed me.  We have had […]

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121 Random Acts of Kindness – In Memory of Randy

May 1, 2013

It was a simple yet lovely request put out by Anita of Sweet Hope Cookies just over a week ago and on the anniversary of her brother’s death.  Today would have been her brother Randy’s 65th birthday and to honour his memory, she asked her readers to commit to performing one random act of kindness […]

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Bill’s Birthday Cookies

April 25, 2013

Ron and I are normally what I consider to be light packers whenever we travel.  One suitcase each and if we are flying, we will also have one carry-one each.  When we spent a month in Florida this past February I made an exception and insisted that if I was going to be out of […]

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The Man Behind the Smile

April 18, 2013

It really doesn’t matter which one you are marking, all birthdays are special and certainly a cause for celebration.  This past weekend, on Sunday to be exact, family members got together to celebrate my son-in-law Jeff’s birthday.  This post is not as much about the cake I made for Jeff, nor the reaction that it […]

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The Icing on The Cake

April 8, 2013

As much as I enjoy blogging, it can be intimidating.  You finish baking and decorating, take the pictures, write the post and once the *Publish* button is clicked your stomach does a little turn while you hope that your readers will like what you’ve done.  When someone takes the time to comment and let you […]

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Easy and Kid-Friendly Easter Table Setting Ideas

March 31, 2013

I know this is a busy day in most households so I’m going to try and keep this short (at least shorter than my last post!).  I just thought I’d share with you some quick and easy table setting ideas that we used for our Easter dinner table.  The grand-girls enjoyed having a hand in […]

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Edible Printers for Decorating – My Thoughts and Experiences

March 27, 2013

It was a Canon MG5320 printer on sale, a really good sale and according to Kopykake, it was listed among one of the best compatible printers to use when working with edible frosting sheets.  So, being quite curious about working with edible images and thinking about using one for over a year, I purchased the […]

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Easter Bird Nest Cake

March 21, 2013

Each Easter I try to come up with a creative dessert for the family and more often than not, I’ll end up baking a cake.  This year I decided to rely on our family favourite, carrot cake.  Only instead of frosting it with the traditional cream cheese frosting or even better (my husband’s favourite, pumpkin […]

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Silly Shamrocks for Silly Sisters

March 17, 2013

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, […]

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