Monthly Archives: September 2016

  • Rice Krispie pumpkin treats Rice Krispie pumpkin treats

    Rice Krispie pumpkin treats

Rice Krispie pumpkin treats

I made these for Halloween last year, my attempt to get into the holiday spirit. My youngest son, who will be 4 soon, just loves Halloween. He also has a major sweet tooth so when he figured out we go door to door to collect the sweet stuff, he was thrilled. He pretty much asks about Halloween all year long. I never felt that way about Halloween though, maybe it’s because I was never too into dressing up, or by the time I had kids they were always sick in October. In any case, I made these last year and I was not bowled over. But, they were dead easy. And if you feel you must make something at home, or if you need to take something to a potluck or for a Halloween-themed party, these will do in a bind. Bonus, I still had the green jelly beans leftover from […]

  • Kenafeh cheesecake Kenafeh cheesecake

    Kenafeh cheesecake

Kenafeh cheesecake

I still get asked why I have a food blog. Or why I take pictures of the things I make. Because I want to remember. I want to look back and find joy in the things I was able to create with my own two hands. It’s that simple. When I take a hiatus from baking, it’s usually because I’ve lost my mojo temporarily: I don’t feel like creating anything. And I did take an extended hiatus this year. It’s not unusual. Usually the rest of my life has emotionally exhausted me. I have too many things to think about and even the thought of bringing out my mixer or staring at a pile of dirty dishes is enough to stress me out. But when I finally get going in the kitchen, mixing and pouring and stirring, it’s not because I’ve suddenly come into extra hours in my day. It’s because I […]

  • The Pioneer Woman’s Halloween bark The Pioneer Woman’s Halloween bark

    The Pioneer Woman’s Halloween bark

The Pioneer Woman’s Halloween bark

I made this bark last year, but by the time I got around to uploading the pics, Halloween was well over. But now that September is officially here, and Pumpkin Spice Latte is on the menu at Starbucks, I thought to myself, it’s time to look to the fall and all the glorious things the season brings. In any case, I really made this because I loved the colours. I made two batches – one with white chocolate and one with semi-sweet. Truth be told, I probably preferred the semi-sweet version but the white showcases the colours of the ingredients better. Really, it’s hard to get this wrong. This recipe has that much going for it. That, and the fact you can customize it based on your tastes. But other than that, put this one under the list of things you can make with your kids. No matter how you feel […]