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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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 […]

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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 […]

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My Corny Valentines – #3

February 4, 2013

So, my first week in Florida was spent mostly prone on the couch getting caught up on some reading while I recovered from a nasty head and chest cold that knocked me flat upon our arrival.  As lousy as I felt, I was happy to be nursed through the past week by the humourous writings […]

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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 […]

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