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What are you baking these days? August 2015

It's been a busy, crazy summer with not a lot of time or inspiration for baking. I look forward to Fall and life settling down a little, and lots of baking!
I made lemon loaves from Back in the Day, they are tasty and tender but didn't rise much.
This morning I am making cream scones from the KAF site for breakfast.

about 18 hours ago
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31 crockpot freezer meals for back-to-school

Thank you, bookmarked! Not only do the kids go back to school soon but I also start a new job in a of couple weeks.

Aug 10, 2015
cheesymama in Home Cooking

where to buy tomato paste in a tube?

Where in Canada are you looking? I have bought it at the SLM and also some of the "fancy" grocery stores in TO.

Uncle Tetsu

Tried this cheesecake today at their booth in front of Union Station. The line up took less than 10 minutes, but you can only buy 1/4 cheesecake per person. That was fine by us, we just got an 1/8 to try it. I quite liked it. Light, mild, creamy, just as others here have described it. However I would not wait an hour plus to buy one.

What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015 [OLD]!

My parents live close to there! I love checking out that shop. Next visit I will try their tea biscuits.

Jul 09, 2015
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Farm Boy opening in Whitby in August 2015 (First GTA Location)

Hope they expand into more of the GTA!

What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015 [OLD]!

Those look delicious!

Jul 07, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015 [OLD]!

I often make a half recipe, or make the entire recipe then freeze half the biscuits unbaked. Let me know how these compare to what you had. I have a feeling these will be on the lighter side.

Jul 06, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015 [OLD]!

:-)

Jul 06, 2015
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PanAm - food related events/extended hours/etc?

What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015 [OLD]!

OK, I`ve been hesitating on posting this recipe because it contains shortening, which I know many avoid. It is my grandmother`s recipe and I always make it as is, no butter substition by me. But play with it as you may.

Tea Biscuits

3 cups flour
3 heaping tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup Crisco
1 cup milk
1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 450F
Cut shortening into dry ingredients until well blended. Add milk and egg, mix well. Pat out on a lightly floured surface. Cut out circles (growing up we used a glass) and bake for 10-15 minutes.

My mother and grandmother used these to top chicken pot pie.

PS. I grew up in small town Ontario - the same town my father grew up in and not far from the countryside both of his parents grew up in.

Cooked Flour Frosting - I'm scared

The first time I made this frosting it was a bust. I made amother batch right after and haven't had a problem since. I think my mistake the first time was I didn't cook the milk/flour combo long enough. Since my first experience I cook the milk/flour until it can hold it's shape, very thick!

Jul 01, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

Made a batch of maple brown sugar muffins, got some pizza dough going to be used tomorrow night and tried out this recipe. http://noshingwiththenolands.com/rhub...
They will be eaten after dinner tonight.

Samosas in Ottawa

They will try either, although I think my mother would like to find some good takeout ones she could buy for when guests are coming. They really like the wrapper on the Sultan of Samosa ones, they are lighter and crisper than what I am used to.

Samosas in Ottawa

Whenever my parents visit Toronto from Ottawa we get Sultan of Samosas. Is there anywhere in Ottawa (preferably west end) with similar samosas? My father likes spicy and my mother likes mild.

What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

Hopefully one of us remembers and posts it on the latest thread. I have a feeling if I don't make them much this summer they will fall off my radar!

Jun 19, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

My parents are coming to stay for a few days early next week. I may try to keep the rhubarb until Sunday and bake it then, otherwise I worry I would eat it all myself!

Jun 18, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

We had a year end girl guide campfire/potluck tonight so my youngest and I made mini corn dog muffins. They were very well received, even by the adults!

Jun 18, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

Just pulled some peanut butter cookies (baked in mini muffin tins) out if the oven and stuffed chocolate kisses in the centre of each one. The kids should be happy to come home from school today!
Last night my older daughter made a batch of brownies (Ghiradelli mix) for a school party today.
I cut some rhubarb from my garden this afternoon and have yet to decide what to make. Maybe the big crumb coffee cake that has been mentioned in this thread.

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - April to June

Thanks, I will be heading out today to stock up. My entire family loves these and they are a great deal at Costco.

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - April to June

I am looking for the Snack Factory Ptetzel Crisps. Costco only carries them a couple of times a year and I usually see them around Now. They weren't at Warden last week, has anyone spotted them at any of the GTA store?

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition! [OLD]

It is the week of school parties for my kids. Monday was brownies (ghiradelli mix from Costco) for my youngest's choir party. My oldest requested ccc for herchoir party today. I made the recipe from the Back in the Day Cookbook, they were good but spread too much for my liking. Tonight I am making chocolate chip espresso bars (minus the espresso - 11 year olds don't need it!) from bakergirl for tomorrow's band party. My coworkers have been getting the extras and are very happy!

May 27, 2015
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What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition! [OLD]

It's my day off and I was just wondering what I should bake. First up will be ccc. May do some dulce de leche bars (I couldn't resist the big jar at Costco) and tea biscuits too.

Skor Bits Bars? Help with question on Ritz Crackers in it.

Ritz still come in a single bag in Canada, never seen a sleeve.

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition! [OLD]

Thank you, bookmarked!

May 07, 2015
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What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition! [OLD]

I would love that recipe if you don't mind sharing it.

May 06, 2015
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What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition! [OLD]

My understanding is that in it's second year you should only harvest early in the season. Only take large stalks and not too many.

May 05, 2015
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What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

Banana chocolate chip bread for breakfast and snacks this weekend.
Also got some ccc dough made and resting in the fridge. My kids' school is having a bake sale to raise money for Nepal earthquake relief. I'll also be making brownies and cupcakes this week with my daughters for the bake sale, with loads of candy on the cupcakes!

Japanese Candy

Thanks everyone for the replies. Tomorrow we are going to head up the DVP and check out J Town and Pacific Mall. I am hoping these places wow her - she can be a tough nut to crack!
I work on Saturdays but have mentioned the JCCC Bazaar to DH and he is usually looking for something different and interesting to do with the kids.

McDonald's back to deep frying their Apple pies!

We saw signs for the mini bundts on a recent trip to Orlando.

Apr 25, 2015
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