01 Mar

Delicious Icing That Outlines and Fills

  I have followed Sally of Sally's Baking Addiction for years. She has built an empire. This icing recipe originated from Sally, and I have attached the link to her instructions at the end of this blog. While preparing my article for the spring 2022 issue of Saskatoon Home Magazine, I tried several icing recipes. This one ...  Continue Reading

18 Nov

Caramelized Sugar Sauce

  I have many delicious sauce recipes that contain brown sugar but making a sauce by melting white sugar reminds me of my late mother-in-law. I now own the small cast iron fry pan that she once used to melt the sugar. I prefer a lighter coloured pan so I can see how dark the sugar is becoming. Sauce made this way has a toffe...  Continue Reading

21 Mar

Spring 2020 Prairies North Magazine Has Arrived

In my spring Eats and Treats column, I shared a few of my favourite memories about microwave cooking, from a time when microwave ovens were new and exciting. Decades later, I still rely on my microwave oven for many fantastic recipes.  You must try my Popcorn in Caramel Sauce. Get inspired to eat popcorn in the morning, by ...  Continue Reading

24 Oct

Mind Blowing Caramel Coconut Icing

Every fall I receive beets from my friend Aline, and I make several Beet and Carrot Cakes to place in my freezer. In response to my past blog about Beet and Carrot Cake, I received many comments and emails. Aline told me her recipe for Beet and Carrot Cake was identical to mine, but her icing was entirely different. She shared...  Continue Reading

21 Jul

Vintage Caramel Fudge Frosting

  I have searched for this recipe for decades. My dear friend, whom I met forty-nine years ago, in a boarding house, while attending our first year of university, will be as happy as I am to see it in print. One summer, this friend and I rode the bus to her hometown, in Northern Saskatchewan. The trip provided me with many me...  Continue Reading

27 Nov

Let's Get Saucy

  It is very clever to have a white cake, cupcakes, mini-cheesecakes, pancakes, ice cream, or leftover dessert cloud in the freezer. In minutes, you can prepare a delicious sauce, which will raise the ordinary to the sublime. My Butter Tart Sauce is definitely one of the most popular sauces in my collection. I try to have Sask...  Continue Reading

08 Dec

Perfect Microwaved Cheese Sauce

If you try making white sauce in the microwave oven, you may never go back to the stovetop method. This sauce takes seconds only and can be turned into cheese or herb sauce by adding the ingredients you prefer. Set power at MEDIUM 2 tablespoons of butter 2 tablespoons of flour ½ teaspoon of salt 1 cup of milk Method: I...  Continue Reading