Pavlova (Meringue and Fruit)

I generally make Pavlova in the summer when I can use local, fresh fruit, but I tend to feel the need for this “slice of summer” all year round.  Just when you think you can’t eat another piece of apple pie or apple crisp (do check out my recipe for this), pavlova saves the day. … Continue reading

Poppy Seed Bread

When I indulge in a piece of this light, sweet poppy seed bread with a cup of tea, I am immediately transported back to a time in my life that now seems to have gone by so quickly.  When I reluctantly put my daughter into a nursery school program for the first time, I felt lost … Continue reading

Easter Sweet Ricotta Pie

  When most young children think of Easter, they think of the Easter Bunny, chocolate, Easter baskets, beautifully dyed eggs, egg hunts, etc.   While all this is part of my fond memories of Easter, what really sticks out in my mind are the pies!  The variety of Easter pies that came in and out … Continue reading

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

  You will want to grab a cup of coffee for sure, once you sit down to eat a piece of this Sour Cream Coffee Cake.  If you think you can bake this and save it for the next day’s breakfast, you’re fooling yourself.  You’ll be lucky if it sticks around that long. In my … Continue reading