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Rum and Eggnog Cake Recipe

Cake garnished with pecans sits on pedestal cake plate on counter
Rum and Eggnog Cake

This moist and delicious Rum and Eggnog Cake is made from scratch then coated with a rum and eggnog glaze. Rum and Eggnog Cake is a classic adult treat around the holidays. As such, this cake is not intended for consumption by children. The cake is easy to make and is the perfect holiday dessert. Continue reading Rum and Eggnog Cake Recipe

Snowball Cookie Balls Recipe

Russian Tea Cakes placed in pyramid shape on a white pedestal cake plate
Snowball Cookie Balls

These delightful confections are known by many names including Snowball Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Swedish Tea Cakes, Italian Wedding Cookies, Butterballs, Polvorones, and many more. Their origin is unclear but, as the many names suggest, they are enjoyed around the world, no matter what they are called. I call them Snowball Cookie Balls because the dusting of icing sugar gives them the appearance of snowballs, making them particularly popular at Christmas. Continue reading Snowball Cookie Balls Recipe

Sweet Potato, Eggnog, and Bourbon Pie

Slice of Sweet Potato Pie with whipped cream sits on plate.
Sweet Potato, Eggnog, and Bourbon Pie

While I like Squash and Pumpkin Pies, I have to say that this Sweet Potato, Eggnog, and Bourbon Pie tops my list in this category of pies! Flavored with eggnog, bourbon, and warm spices, this pie is luxuriously silky smooth. Add a dollop of whipped cream when serving, if desired. Continue reading Sweet Potato, Eggnog, and Bourbon Pie

Pumpkin and Eggnog Scones

Curate Stand with Scones for One along with Jam and Double Cream
Pumpkin and Eggnog Scones

Pumpkin and eggnog are two complementary flavors and they pair well in these Pumpkin and Eggnog Scones that are lovely in autumn and around the Christmas period. The scones are tasty served warm with clotted cream or English double cream, and fig jam, in particular, though any jam of choice can, of course, be used. They are also delicious served simply with a good slather of butter.

Note, from the photo below how I am taking a neutral stance on the Cornish method and the Devon method of applying the cream and jam to the scones! I enjoy scones via either method.

Plate with scone, English double cream, and jam
Pumpkin and Eggnog Scones served with English Double Cream and Fig Jam

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Blueberry Quick Bread Recipe

Quick Tea Bread
Blueberry Quick Bread

This Blueberry Quick Bread is a wonderful treat when fresh local highbush blueberries are in season. The addition of either orange or lemon zest and juice makes this a very flavorful quick bread. So, according to your taste preference, you can make this a Blueberry-Orange or Blueberry-Lemon bread. Continue reading Blueberry Quick Bread Recipe

Traditional Double Crusted Raspberry Pie

Summer Berry Pie
Raspberry Pie

Summer berry pies like Raspberry Pie, are, in my view, a rite of summer. Here, in PEI, we follow the berry seasons religiously starting with the strawberries in late June/early July, followed by the raspberries in late July/early August, and the blueberries in August/September. Continue reading Traditional Double Crusted Raspberry Pie

Rustic Potato, Cheese, and Bacon Pie Recipe

Savory Bacon Pie Served with Salad
Rustic Bacon, Cheese, and Potato Pie Served with a Green Salad

This Rustic Bacon, Cheese, and Potato Pie is simply delectable. As I write this post, it is Food Day Canada, a day set aside to acknowledge all the wonderful foods produced in Canada. While, usually, I celebrate the day with seafood for which Prince Edward Island is well known, I thought it was time that I featured another food for which the Island is famous – potatoes! Continue reading Rustic Potato, Cheese, and Bacon Pie Recipe

Traditional Raspberry Jam – no pectin added

Homemade Jam
Traditional Homemade Raspberry Jam

Oh, the treat of homemade Raspberry Jam! This is a traditional cooked Raspberry Jam with no pectin added. This method of jam making is sometimes referred to as “long boil jam” because it is cooked on the stovetop until the jam has cooked down and thickened. Continue reading Traditional Raspberry Jam – no pectin added

Double Decker Chocolate and Coconut Brownies

Double-Decker Chocolate and Coconut Brownies

Who doesn’t love a sweet treat that can be made with just basic standard pantry ingredients and not require a shopping trip to the supermarket for supplies. These Double-Decker Chocolate and Coconut Brownies are just that kind of treat! Continue reading Double Decker Chocolate and Coconut Brownies

Oatmeal Raisin Drop Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Drop Cookies

These old-fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Drop Cookies are a cookie jar favorite. Filled with plump raisins and pecans, the cookies have a delicious flavor profile owing to the combination of warm spices. The cookies have a lovely soft texture with a short, tender crumb and the key to keeping them soft is not to overbake them. Continue reading Oatmeal Raisin Drop Cookies

Luscious Lemon Layer Dessert

Lemon Lush Dessert
Luscious Lemon Layer Dessert

If you are a lemon lover, you will love this Luscious Lemon Layer Dessert. This four-layer dessert starts with a shortbread type base, topped with a cream cheese layer, followed by a lemon layer, and topped off with fresh whipped cream. This decadent refrigerator dessert is absolutely sublime and a lemon lover’s dream! Continue reading Luscious Lemon Layer Dessert