Candy Corny Cookies for Ottawa Cookie Jam 2013

October 16, 2013

Early in October I had the opportunity to participate in the first ever Cookie Jam held in Ottawa.  This event was a fund raiser for the Parkdale United Church’s *In from the Cold* ministry and was organized and exceptionally executed by Jess Dunkin who was inspired by the Cookie Jam held in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia […]

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Bummer Halloween Cookies

October 9, 2013

Our little town has no big box stores. The town council discourages the infiltration of such businesses and if you ever came to visit Perth you would understand why. A relaxed stroll down our main street gives you full insight into the mentality behind wanting to preserve the character of this small and picturesque town. […]

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Phineas and Ferb Go Gluten Free

September 12, 2013

It’s not a cartoon the grand-kids watch while they are here and honestly, I don’t believe it is one that they watch at their own homes much either.  That’s not to say that they don’t watch cartoons, they do but Phineas and Ferb is not high on their viewing list.  Until a few weeks ago, […]

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September 9, 2013

Do you remember the telegram?  Prior to our present day means of *instant communication* telegrams were the way to transmit personal messages in a hurry.   Today with the internet, email, cell phones and text messages, the telegram is now part of a bygone era but I need to digress here just a little. I […]

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Our Delta Touch2O Technology Faucet ~ Do We Still Love It?

August 30, 2013

Back in January of this year I posted about our new faucet which was given to us by Delta Canada and very happily held a sweepstake for one lucky reader to also receive a Touch2O Technology Faucet compliments of Delta Canada. Ron and I have been making good use of our new kitchen faucet and […]

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Big Cookies for a Big Birthday

August 27, 2013

Though not intentional I guess that I have been on somewhat of a blogging hiatus for the past several weeks.  What can I say?  Summer kicked itself into high gear and with it very many commitments for Ron and I.  Judging by the number of baked goods photos I still have to edit and by […]

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Chocolate Button Sandwich Cookies with Amaretto Buttercream

July 18, 2013

Don’t ask me how I came up with this cookie while walking my dog Max at 10:00 last night but the more I thought about them, the more I liked the idea.  I must have been excited to try them because this morning I woke at 4:30 but went back to bed until 7:30.  After […]

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Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sundae Cups for National Sugar Cookie Day

July 8, 2013

Being a baker and decorator of sugar cookies, I think it’s rather cool that my birthday falls on National Sugar Cookie Day in the United States.  It doesn’t matter to me that here in Canada we don’t actually have a National Sugar Cookie Day, I’m celebrating it anyway!  Last week my son sent me a […]

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Independence Day Patriotic Balloons

July 4, 2013

What is a July 4th celebration without balloons?  Red, white and blue sugar cookie balloons to be exact.  A little decorated treat that will fit in very nicely with all the patriotic bunting, tablecloths, banners, flags and anything else that will be proudly displayed on this most auspicious of holidays being celebrated today by all […]

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Ten Reasons Why I Love Canada ~ My Home and Native Land

July 1, 2013

I was born in Greenwood Nova Scotia.  I have lived in this country for 53 of my soon to be 58 years.  From 9 months of age to 5 years of age, I lived in France because my Dad was stationed there when he was in the military. As an adult, I have also traveled […]

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