Patio Party Poppy Seed Squares

1 12 1/2 ounce can poppy seed filling for cakes, pastries and desserts, 4 tsp fresh lemon juice, 2 tsp grated lemon peel, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 large egg white, 2 cups all purpose flour, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 9 tbsp Olive Lea Spread, 1 large egg, 1/4 cup sour cream […]


Ontario Peach Fritters

This recipe is living proof that not much has changed in 149 years when it comes to great tasting food. Toronto’s historic Montgomery’s Inn shares this recipe, adapted from Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management, published in 1859. […]


Cupcakes! – Review

Recently I was asked, by a member of my family, for cupcakes rather than a full size cake for their birthday treat. Although I was of course willing to indulge them on their special day, I didn’t see the point. Cupcakes to me are just little cakes, what does the size matter? Includes recipe for Cream Cheese Frosting. […]

Independence Day

Cran-Blueberry Pie

In 1902, America was a rapidly growing and changing nation. It was a time of invention, industrial innovation and accelerated immigration, blending cultures and cuisines. […]

Baked Goods

Iced Cherry Raisinet Cinnamon Rolls

Start the day off right with this deliciously simple recipe for cinnamon rolls that Dad and kids can make together while Mom sleeps in. Not only does it taste great, but it brings the family together for a special start to the day. […]