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Farmhouse Buttermilk Cake

Greg called this ‘company cake’ which was a huge compliment to me.. and it’s true. This cake is super moist, not too sweet and the buttermilk gives it an amazing texture and taste. Very easy to make. I used my no. 10 Pioneer Woman cast iron skillet. At the end when I put the topping […]


Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 sticks (1/2 pound) salted butter 3/4 cup white sugar 3/4 cup light brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 tablespoon maple syrup 2 large eggs 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda + 1 teaspoon hot water mixed to form a slurry 12 – 16 ounces of chocolate chips […]


Salted Caramel Sauce

This is very good and it was fun using a candy thermometer! Next time I’ll use a smaller pot as the thermometer didn’t touch the sauce! I had to tip the pot to get it all on one side to make it deeper! I WILL use a copper pot every time I make this as […]


Salted Caramel Apple Pear Pie

It was fun making this pie!! For me, it’s a two day event. I make the pie dough one day, put it in the fridge.. you could do the caramel ahead of time too, then just do the filling and put it together the next day. It all depends on your time. It is time […]


Caramel Creme Brûlée Pie

This is the fast version… it’s not really ‘real’ cream brûlée such as the one I made by Julia Child, but this was surprisingly GREAT. Word of caution, it’s rich!! Make sure you have something physical to do after you eat this!! It takes a long time to set. I think part of the problem […]


Maple Sugar & Cream Pie

Greg and I both looked at it when it came out of the oven and said, ‘it looks interesting!’ and it is! Next time I will not fully cook the pie crust as it has to bake for a further 45 minutes, and I will cut down on the cinnamon as I think it was […]


Salted Caramel & Apple Galette

So I burnt the sugar for the salted caramel drizzle!! I’m glad I tasted it before I added it here to the apple galette. Lesson learned, always taste… plus that’s the fun part, as long as you’re not tasting burnt sugar, that was seriously terrible!! I’m going to try this again with a cream cheese […]


Banana Cream Pie

It’s complicated!! HA! But I got through it and it’s a dreamy, creamy pie to eat. The crust tastes like a shortbread cookie with chocolate on it. I think it’s my favourite pie yet. That’s not whipped cream on top that is all banana cream filling! If you want the recipe, let me know!! I’m […]


Lynda’s Crumble Berry Cream Cheese Pie

If you look at enough pie recipes, you can piece together what you find to make one amazing pie! That’s what I did here to come up with this unique pie. Cream cheese on the bottom, blueberry and walnut streusel. It’s a bit crumby, but the taste is there!!! Delicious! Walnut Streusel (enough for one pie) […]


Banana Custard Pie

This is a VERY good pie. Greg said it’s the best yet! I’ll take that!! It’s as smooth as silk. The banana flavour is infused using this method of using a fork to pierce the bananas, sprinkle nutmeg over them and bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Take it out, let it cool slightly, remove […]


Dutch Apple Pie with Sour Cream Custard

I was pretty mad when I was baking this pie and discovered the recipe (in a BOOK) had the wrong temperature stated in it!!??? How does that even happen? But now that I’ve eaten it, I’m simply MAD ABOUT THIS PIE!!!! It’s terrific. Somehow I managed to save it by re-baking it with the topping […]


Pear Pie & Salted Carmel Sauce

This amazing pie is from It’s REALLY good!! You need to do three things here, make the pie dough, put it in the fridge to chill, then make the carmel (It’s truly hard to stop licking it off your spoon or fingers) and once you have everything ready, get your pears ready. Make sure […]


Maple Pecan Pie


Great Grandma Baxter’s Butter Tarts

The first time I made these, I put these in the oven feeling pretty proud of myself!! I told Greg soon he’d be smelling memories of home. When he’d come in after school, he could smell the butter tarts! His mom had already put them in the freezer. She couldn’t pull anything over on him. […]



Happy Birthday Greg!! This pecan butter tart  cheesecake is amazing! It will be made again.. and again… and again!!! PECAN BUTTER TART CHEESECAKE Base: 1 recipe Signature Butter Tart Squares (below), made with 1 cup (100 g) pecan halves or pieces and baked in a well-greased 9-inch (23 cm) round springform pan, at room temperature. […]


Cinnamon Buns & Cream Cheese Frosting

****WARNING**** Don’t make these unless you’re having company… otherwise you’ll feel obligated to eat them all, and you will be as big as a bus!! I think I put too many in the skillet, they rose in a weird way, Greg calls them cinnamon mountain buns. I used a no. 12 Lodge skillet here. Next […]


Blueberry Tarts

This is beyond easy!! Make 22 frozen tart shells… 2 cups blueberries 2 tablespoons white sugar 2 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Mix together. Set aside. Put a bit of blueberry jam in the bottom of each tart shell. Add blueberry mixture.. not too many!! Then a dollop of butter. Bake 375 for 30  […]


Chewy Brownies

Yum yum yum…. 1 1/4 cups (249 grams) granulated sugar 5 tablespoons (71 grams) unsalted butter 2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk, cold 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup (75 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup (63 grams) all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup (128 grams) semisweet chocolate chips Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. 2. 

Spray your skillet with Bakers Pam, […]


Goldilocks Pie Dough

I’ve tried seven different pie dough recipes only to be disappointed! Too tough, too blah, not flakey enough, too flakey, too hard to work with… almost there but not quite right! Well.. I’m done looking. This is (to my taste) the best dough ever. Thank you It’s because of you I’ll need a gym […]


Old Style Raisin Pie

It smells amazing in here! I have tried so many pie crust recipes, and nothing was ‘just right’. This recipe for pie dough so far had checked all my boxes. It was easy (EASY) to work with, it looks flaky and it held my crimping all the way through backing. It looks flakey. I’m tired […]

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