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What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

Delicious! They were a hit in this house, so much so that I took some to some coworkers who were working today. If I hadn't I think 3 of us would have eaten all 24 cookies!
and the batter was like velvety chocolate clouds.

The popularity of Swiss Chalet seems to be waning in the GTA. Thoughts?

Is that sauce packet as good as the "real" thing?

Storing large amount of cheese?

I often buy the big chunks of parm at Costco. It takes me about 6 months to get through it. I cut off a reasonablr amount - what I think I will go through in about a month. That piece goes in the cheese drawer of my fridge. The rest gets well wrapped in saran and then put in a freezer bag and stored in the bottom back corner of my fridge. This has worked well for me.

Apr 03, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

I have been dreaming of chocolate brownie cookies ever since TorontoJo's post about them last month. So that's what is in my oven today!

Have Farmer's Market apple pies gone downhill??

I don't buy pie often but I did enjoy an Apple pie from Longo's sometime in the past few months.

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

I have a batch of Blueberry Crumb bars in the oven, but realized that I forgot to add the egg. I'm hoping the crumb part isn't too dry.

Mar 25, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

That's too bad. A fail every now and then is inevitable when you bake as much as you seem to. And it serves to keep us on our toes too!

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

My hubby and I are drooling!

Mar 24, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

Those cookies are calling to me!

Mar 22, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

I always think of lemon desserts for Easter, a tart or pavlova with lemon curd.

Mar 21, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

It has so many great recipes. I yook it out of the library and then bought myself a copy once it was due back. I particularly love her crumb cake.

Mar 08, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

A batch of tea biscuits at the request of my 9 yr old for breakfasts. Cooling on the counter is Neil's Whipped Cream Pound Cake from Carole Walter's Great Coffee Cakes... As I was pouring the batter into the pan I wished that I had done the shaved chocolate version, next time I guess!
Hoping to get to a batch of muffins or some kind of quickbread later in the day.

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

I haven't had a chance to do much baking lately - I recently started a new job and DH just returned from working out of town for 5 months. I am quite happy that life is settling down again and today I was able to spend a few hours cooking and baking!
On the baking side were banana muffins (I halved the Chow's sour cream banana bread recipe) and Quaker's vanishing oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips instead of raisins.

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

Vanilla beans are considered a seasonal product at Costco and are available through the x-mas season, possibly as early as Thanksgiving.

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

Nevy's latest blog post mentuons Beemster Classic on clearance for $4.97 for a 350 g piece. I think she saw it at the Etobicoke location. Has anyone seen it at Warden?

The O'Conner Station

We like it for breakfast - I stick with the typical greasy spoon breakfast.
Only been for dinner a couple of times. Fries are really good, like the burgers. I think Wed is 2 for 1 apps.
Prices have gone up a bit since it was Sammy's but still reasonable for a neighbourhood family joint.
Not worth going out of your way for but if you live in the hood definitely worth a try.

Dessert when main course is waffles?

I second pavlova, with lemon curd.

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

That sounds awesome!

Feb 11, 2015
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Traditional curing, preserving, baking, cooking classes taught by a grandmother or grandfather?

Not led by a grandma/pa, but Farmers Pantry is hosting a Sauerkraut/Kimchi workshop led by Pyramid Farm and Ferments. Details are here http://farmerspantry.ca/workshops.php

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

Last night I made almond butter chocolate chunk cookies which I shaped in a log and stuck in the fridge. I'll bake a few of those today and put the rest of the log in the freezer.
Later this week I'll be making cupcakes for a school bake sale - my kids will do the decorating. I also have a heart shaped log (recently learnt the triangle to heart trick) of CCC dough in the freezer to bake up for that bake sale.

Feb 07, 2015
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Best Banana Bread

Assuming they have been using the same recipe for years it's good but nothing special. It's been at least 7 years since I had it, things may have changed.

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

The Avocado oil is one of their weekly specials featured in the handout. It will be on sale at all Ontario locations.

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

I love that coffee cake, and have been wondering about nothingiswrong as well.

Jan 30, 2015
cheesymama in Home Cooking
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Best Banana Bread

The recipe on the chow site is great, super moist.
if you go to St John's try a scone. I haven't had one in a while but I used to love them

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

I just pulled a coffee cake out of the oven, to be enjoyed a little later with good friends who are coming for coffee and a good catch up! The recipe is from the Cafe Beajolais cookbook and a good portion of the recipe can be done the night before.
I will be making cookies or squares or something like that later today for the kids and their friends to dive into at an after school gathering tomorrow.

Jan 29, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

Tomorrow is national chocolate cake day, so in my oven is a chocolate snack cake. The recipe is from Canadian Living and I added a handful of choc chips to the batter.
My daughter was begging me to make a choc cake so I told her if I could find a quick easy recipe I would make one. She came into the kitchen 5 minutes later as I was scraping the batter into the pan and told me she was "wowed" by how quickly I had pulled that off.

Jan 26, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

2 days dedicated to pie doesn't sound bad to me!

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

I haven't done much baking this month other than the odd batch of muffins for easy week day breakfasts. However, tomorrow in national Blondie day and I had yet to try out the Smitten Kitchen recipe that gets some love on this board. I made them with espresso powder and choc chips. Quick and easy recipe, I will shortly be cutting a corner out of the cooling pan.

2015 Butter Tart Debate

Don't waste your time, money or calories on the McD "butter tart pie". Had I not known what I was eating I would not have been able to identify the flavour.

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

No - gingerbread is not my thing. I do like the plain Stacy's.