Lime Ice Cubes

A dear friend, Nancy Taylor, introduced me to the Peak ice cube tray and cookbook to accompany it and I'm glad she did. The cookbook, Ice Tray Treats, is loaded with some fresh ideas on creating edibles using a Peak ice cube tray, made of silicon. Inspired by the Lemon Ice Cube recipe in the... Continue Reading →

Chez Panisse’s Blueberry Cobbler

Thanks to the New York Times for publishing this recipe. I had been eyeing it for some time and was happy to have an occasion to make it. We had our homestay student, Qianying, over for dinner and I made this blueberry cobbler for dessert. It is easy to make and it doesn't use much... Continue Reading →

Banana Bread

This was my first time making something from Joanne Gaines' Magnolia Table cookbook and it turned out very well. Scott and I love a good banana bread. We were on the search for a more cake-like banana bread and thought we'd give this one a try. It has less flour than some of the other... Continue Reading →

Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad

This recipe was requested awhile back and I've just recently had the chance to try it...and it's worth repeating! The cream in the recipe gives it a nice texture and flavor. The recipe also calls for white pepper, a pepper you can taste but not see. Perhaps it's more aesthetically pleasing to the eye than... Continue Reading →

Gin-Gingered Prawns

My mom used to make Gin-Gingered Prawns and I now make them for Scott. He's another fan of this dish. It's easy to make and can either be made as an appetizer as the recipe suggests, or for dinner. Just plan on more prawns per person if you are serving them for dinner. For dinner,... Continue Reading →

Tortilla Pie

This Mexican version of Italian lasagna uses corn tortillas in place of noodles and is a wonderful dish to enjoy with others or with leftovers. It serves eight and is another one of our favorites from Diane Clement's "Zest for Life" cookbook. Serve with sour cream and chopped green onions if you like. Tortilla Pie... Continue Reading →

Yogurt Mousse

There are family friends in the Vancouver area Scott and I always love to see when we are in British Columbia. The history with some of the friendships is rich and they are like family. Anne and David O'Brien are some of those friends we try to make sure and visit when we are in... Continue Reading →

Pistachio Macaroons

St. Patrick's Day is just days away. May sweet blessings and yummy pistachio macaroons find their way to you. This is a lovely combination of pistachio and coconut, and it was my introduction to pistachio paste. A good introduction - I found it has a nice flavor. Enjoy! Pistachio Macaroons 2 egg whites 1 tablespoon... Continue Reading →

Old-Fashioned Meat Loaf

Scott and I tried this meat loaf recipe last fall and loved the flavor in it.  It uses oats instead of breadcrumbs and comes from Diane Clement's Zest for Life cookbook.  Diane used to own the Tomato Cafe in the Vancouver, BC area and this was one of her customers' favorites.  This recipe makes two... Continue Reading →

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