Archive for the ‘Christams favourite recipes’ Category

Cardamom & Lime Sandwich Cookies with Chai Floating Islands

Monday, December 20th, 2010

What a wonderful combination Gay Lea has put together for this Holiday Season. It is a must to include in your Christmas baking! The Chai floating islands add just that little extra pizzaz to an already delicious treat! Enjoy! Happy Holidays everyone!


1 cup
Gay Lea® Butter (Unsalted), softened

½ cup
Redpath® Instant Dissolving Sugar

1 tsp
Vanilla extract

1 3/4 cups
all-purpose [...]

Gingered Pumpkin Caramels

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

With the fall season upon us, and many jack-o-lanterns being readied for Halloween, there are many tasty and innovative recipes for the pumpkin flesh. These wonderful Gingered Pumpkin Caramels are a tasty alternative to the traditional Halloween Kisses to hand out to your neighbourhood ‘trick or treaters’. For more pumpkin recipes, both cosmetic and cooking [...]

Home-made Pumpkin Pie Spice

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

It is that time of year again when pumpkin pies abound. This is a traditional pumpkin-pie/muffin spice mixture with slight variations allowing for spice taste preferences. For a lighter hint of mix, use the first amounts, and for a more spicier version, use the second amounts listed. For best results, use freshly ground spices. Please [...]

Herbed Buttermilk Dressing

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

This is my favourite salad dressing for a spinach salad! This Buttermilk Herb Dressing reminds me so much of the delectable dressing that Cultures uses. The parsley and wine vinegar are so healthy!
Sometimes I will add a few cut up strawberries to my salad as well, just for a little variation. Or, sprinkle a few [...]


Saturday, February 21st, 2009

This is a very popular homemade Irish Cream liqueur, especially around the holidays. But it is equally tasty made for any entertaining event. This wonderfully easy recipe will make up a 32 ounce bottle of Irish Cream liqueur. (For more liqueur recipes—Bailey’s, Irish Cream, Maple Syrup Liqueur, etc; herbal recipes, and more, please check out [...]

How to Make a Delicious Canadian MAPLE SYRUP LIQUEUR

Friday, February 20th, 2009

With the coming maple bush running, make sure that you make plenty of this Maple Syrup Liqueur to last the whole year! It is delicious as a dessert, poured over fresh homemade vanilla ice cream or maple walnut cake, or served as a refreshingly different liqueur or an aperitif poured over crushed ice. This recipe [...]

How to Make Homemade ALMOND LIQUEUR

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

A tasty liqueur suitable for company and family gatherings. (For more liqueur recipes—Bailey’s, Irish Cream, Maple Syrup Liqueur, etc; herbal recipes, and more, please check out the ‘category’ sections of This recipe will yield a 16 ounce bottle.
Ingredients: 3 oz chopped raw almonds
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1½ c vodka (12 oz)
½ c [...]

How to Make a Delicious Homemade MULLED ALE

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

A wonderfully easy recipe to make a delicious Mulled Ale. Something different, this recipe will easily yield six 10–ounce servings. (For authentic homemade liqueur recipes—Bailey’s, Irish Cream, Almond, etc; Dandelion Tonic, herbal recipes and remedies; and so much more, please check out the ‘category’ sections of

Ingredients: 1 orange peel spiral whole cloves
6 [...]


Sunday, February 15th, 2009

This is a quick and simple way to make the most delicious caramel pudding ever. So effortless, but with spectacular results! Definately a family favourite. (For more recipes, herbal remedies, fitness strategies, and so much more, please check out the ‘category’ sections of blog)
Place an unopened can of Eagle Brand Condensed Milk in a [...]


Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Along with homemade ‘Baileys’ (recipe given in this blog, too),this version of a homemade ‘Kahlua’ cannot be beat! Traditionally, these two blends have always been made up around the holidays, but sometimes we make them throughout the year too! Especially for our Valentine…….And with everyone looking to save a few dollars, these recipes are again [...]