Ahhh, the art of baking - I never got it! I give praise to all the bakers; you guys are better than rocket scientists. To my surprise, I finally baked some cookies without consulting a baker, a recipe, or the internet! I was so proud of me. :) I always come up with my own creations, but I always have to ask someone for some assistance; I either don't put enough Baking Powder, or not enough Flour, Sugar ... something is always missing!...more

Rogue Confections - Edible Art

My daughter’s 7th birthday was last Monday and we, of course, made cupcakes for the special occasion. My daughter wanted the Funfetti cake mix by Pillsbury (what not homemade?!) with store bought icing (it was her request). So, this was going to be a piece of cake (pun intended)!...more

Butterscotch-Glazed Chocolate Bundt Cake

Butterscotch-Glazed Chocolate Bundt Cake, a wickedly tempting treat, extra moist bundt cake with the most amazing butterscotch glaze.  ...more


YES, YES YOU CAN!  A generous gift of several packs of origami paper from my friend Janis have kept my girls busy and creative for...more

Okay..I Admire your many talents and fun energetic passion for life! I am fan! I am so not like ...more

Beer and Chocolate - A Winning Flavour Combination

Pure Indulgence - Chocolate Stout Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting - An extra moist chocolate cake with a salty-sweet topping....more

Raspberry, Blueberry, Cream Cheese & Mascarpone Pound Cakes

What a perfect time of year to make these delicious Raspberry, Blueberry, Cream Cheese and Mascarpone Pound Cakes, with berries in season they are so sweet and juicy and enhance the flavour of the pound cake....more

A True Blueberry Pecan Cake

Straight from my father’s kitchen is this Blueberry cake. It’s one of my favorite summer recipes. Read more......more

Mmmm blueberry cake would be really, really good right now.

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Chocolate Genoise & White Chocolate Mousse Cakes

Chocolate Genoise & White Chocolate Mousse Cakes - The perfect dinner party dessert....more

Believing in Life (and grandma)

If you’re lucky enough to have a grandma, she probably comes with grandma-isms (or nana-isms). In my case, they’re baba-isms – phrases my grandmother uses over and over. For instance, every time my Russian-speaking grandmother meets someone English speaking and I happen to be standing there, she points to me and proudly says: “She is my granddaughter number one.” You could be her surgeon or her butcher. ...more