Tagged: cinnamon

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Toffeedoodles

Toffeedoodles These Toffeedoodles are so delicious with the perfect texture: soft and chewy in the middle with a bit of crunch around the edges, and bits of melted toffee inside.  This is a Starbucks copycat recipe.  Adults and kids both...

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Banana Spice Cake

This is the banana spice cake that I grew up with.  It’s my Mom’s recipe (Granny’s); banana bread with the addition of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, making it like a spice cake .  The spice is there, but subtle; not overwhelming....

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Churros

Since this is Cinco de Mayo, I wanted to share another of my favorite Mexican dessert recipes with you.  Churros.  Like a doughnut, but in the shape of a strip which is deep fried and then rolled in sugar and...

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Mulled Wine

This is a wonderful comfort drink on a cold winter night. The aroma of wine simmering with cinnamon and cloves is reminiscent of Christmas. It warms the heart and the stomach. We recently went on a pre-Christmas European cruise where we...

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Homemade Applesauce

Open a can of applesauce, and what do you find?  Some kind of white, tasteless mush that is passed off as applesauce.  Blech!  On the other hand, think of the insides of an apple pie.  Soft, juicy apple slices, sweetened...

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Apple Crisp

With a brown sugar sweet and crispy topping and a tart and tender fruit bottom, apple crisp ranks at the top of my favourite desserts list. And it is so easy to make, even a beginner cook can make it....

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Chewy Granola Bars

These granola bars taste so much better than any that I’ve bought.  They are made of healthy whole ingredients combined simply and cooked just long enough for them to hold together. I love the flavour combination of honey and cinnamon,and with that little bit...

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Warm Cinnamon-Sugar Grapefruit

We had my favorite breakfast this morning: warmed grapefruit with cinnamon and sugar (well, Splenda actually), and scrambled eggs with spinach and feta cheese.  Now, I’ve had people give me funny looks when I ask them if they’ve ever eaten...

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Christmas Fruit Cookies

These fruit cookies have a similar taste to my Light Fruit Cake, but in a crispy cookie form. They are another of my favourites for Christmas baking. They are pretty, yummy, and make a nice addition to a plate of...

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Everyday Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a familiar comfort breakfast food for most of us.  And, it’s good for you too, because the soluble fibre in oatmeal helps to lower cholesterol.  With the addition of raisins and nuts and served with a bit of milk,...

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Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles These snickerdoodles are so delicious with the perfect texture: soft and chewy in the middle with a bit of crunch around the edges.  This is an old-fashioned recipe; tender butter cookies rolled in cinnamon sugar, that flatten and expand...