Cranberry Orange Sauce

From the time we were first married, and living in a 40’ trailer on our 50-acre piece of raw land, our family has gathered at our table for holiday repasts. We would move the table so that it ran from the tiny trailer kitchen through the living area. The trailer was just 9’ wide, so…

Poultry Gravy (do ahead, or for when you just want some)

Sometimes it’s just way easier to do something ahead of time. Every “gather-round-the-table” celebration is more enjoyable if the tasks are shared between several, and it isn’t all done “just before”. When a turkey is pulled from the oven, and set to rest on its cutting board, there are usually other pots simmering, and people…

Sweet Milk Buns

Bread with a meal, is a standard.  Although it is served in many forms, from quick fruit breads to artisanal sourdoughs, a soft white roll is still the standard.  I’ve rolled thousands of buns in my time, and still end up with a cramped wrist.  To avoid this and to increase the amount of soft…

Pumpkin Cardamom Bread

A basket of freshly made bread on a table seems to tell people that you care.  Whether it’s a wedding or a mid-day family dinner, it is always appreciated. Over the years, I’ve tweaked several different bread recipes, so that I can bake them efficiently, with consistent results.  This bread has a fine crumb, and…

Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins with Streusel Topping

Even though muffins are a bit of a treat, there’s no reason that they shouldn’t give you something more.  After a morning of moving hay, raking leaves or walking the dog, an easy edible boost is often required!  These are filled with fibre and nutrition, so eat one, enjoy it and let it be.