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What are you baking these days? December 2013 edition! [to 12/31/13]

Not on their website, not on a general Web search, and when I called, they said they'd get back to me, and no one ever did. It's almost as if I'm cooking in the Twilight Zone, and the recipe never existed . . . da da da da, da da da da . . . .

Dec 10, 2013
sun lover in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? December 2013 edition! [to 12/31/13]

(I posted this in its own thread, but roxlet said you might be able to help - thanks!!)

About 15 years ago, in one of those "Holiday Baking" magazines Canadian Living puts out, there was a recipe I loved, and have lost. It was for little sponge cakes, made in a muffin tin, with pecans at the bottom. The recipe had the most beautiful buttered rum sauce to pour over them after they were baked.

I'm an experienced baker, and have tried to duplicate this recipe, which was a Christmas favorite, but have never quite found the magic. Does anyone know/have this recipe? (I've asked Canadian Living several times, but they never even respond.) Many thanks!

Dec 10, 2013
sun lover in Home Cooking

Very longshot (Canadian) cake recipe search

About 15 years ago, in one of those "Holiday Baking" magazines Canadian Living puts out, there was a recipe I loved, and have lost. It was for little sponge cakes, made in a muffin tin, with pecans at the bottom. The recipe had the most beautiful buttered rum sauce to pour over them after they were baked.

I'm an experienced baker, and have tried to duplicate this recipe, which was a Christmas favorite, but have never quite found the magic. Does anyone know/have this recipe? (I've asked Canadian Living several times, but they never even respond.) Many thanks!

Dec 10, 2013
sun lover in Home Cooking

Andouille sausage in Vancouver/Victoria?

Much appreciated! (I live in Gulf Islands, don't know a lot of these places. It'll be fun to check them out.)

Dec 27, 2012
sun lover in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Andouille sausage in Vancouver/Victoria?

Thanks a lot! (I've been using chorizo, but it's just not the same.)

Dec 27, 2012
sun lover in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Andouille sausage in Vancouver/Victoria?

Any idea where I could buy good andouille -- as smoky, spicy as possible -- in Lower Mainland (Vancouver/Burnaby to Surrey, Langley, White Rock, not North Shore) or Victoria?

Many thanks!

Dec 27, 2012
sun lover in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Good dried fruit in Victoria?

Thanks very much - I will check them out next time I'm over there.

Nov 24, 2012
sun lover in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Good dried fruit in Victoria?

I want to make a tropical fruitcake, with dried papaya, pineapple, etc. All the recipes say to not buy regular grocery store dried fruit, but to get better quality as sold in Asian stores. I live in the Gulf Islands, and my shopping experience in Victoria is limited to big stores. Can anyone tell me a good place to get such dried fruit? (I won't be going to the mainland before Christmas, so Victoria is it.)

Many thanks!

Nov 21, 2012
sun lover in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Looking for jalapeno bacon

Has anyone seen jalapeno bacon in Vancouver or Victoria? Saw it in the US, but no luck finding it here. Or any kind of spicy bacon. Any help appreciated!

Jun 26, 2012
sun lover in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Desperately seeking Ghirardelli chocolate!

Hi! Has anyone seen Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate with RASPBERRY squares anywhere in the Lower Mainland or Victoria? (If you haven't tried them, they are terrific.)

Husband is passionate about chocolate (pref. dark) with raspberry, so I'm doing a fun stocking with every variety I can find with raspberry. If you know of the Ghirardelli, or can suggest other good quality ones, I would appreciate hearing where to buy.

Many thanks

Dec 05, 2010
sun lover in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Looking for NM ground chile in Phoenix

Thanks a lot for your suggestions! Sounds like I'll have some fun exploring!

Jan 17, 2010
sun lover in Phoenix

Looking for NM ground chile in Phoenix

Hi -- I live in Canada, but am going to Phoenix for a brief visit in Feb. Usually get ground NM red chile (Hatch and Chimayo) by mail, or when I go there for a visit. But sadly don't have time this trip to make it over to NM. Is there anywhere in Phoenix to buy it? Thanks so much!

Jan 15, 2010
sun lover in Phoenix

Where to buy good grits in NW WA?

Thanks lots! Your replies are much appreciated.

Dec 31, 2009
sun lover in Pacific Northwest

Where to buy good grits in NW WA?

Hi -- I live in Canada (Gulf Islands, off the BC coast) but shop in Bellingham regularly. Can't find stoneground (or other better-than-instant) grits, which I love. Can anyone tell me where to buy them? Also looking for blue corn meal (I grew up in New Mexico) -- can't find it anywhere!

Thanks for your help!

Dec 27, 2009
sun lover in Pacific Northwest