Cooking · Lunch · Quarantine · Uncategorized

Quarantine Cooking: “Julia Child” Quiche

Over the past 6 years, my life has become a whirlwind of homeschooling. All other personal pursuits (ahem, blogging) have been swallowed up. Probably not the best self care on my part to have allowed such a thing to happen, but c'est la vie! My kids are 11 and 13 now and through this whole… Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: “Julia Child” Quiche

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White Vegetable Lasagna

Whoever thought “National Lasagna Day” should fall the last week of July was absolutely insane. If you are interested in heating up your house making lasagna today, here’s a great recipe full of fresh summer veggies. Enjoy!

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There are times in life when the only thing you can do for someone is feed them. When no words can soothe, a warm favorite food meal may provide some measure of comfort. Packing a casserole with goodness and love because it’s all you can do is occasionally part of this thing called life. The sucky part of life. This lasagna is perfect for such a time. It is also great for a weekday dinner for your family. Who, you should hold close. And tell them you love them. Give your kids an extra hug today while you’re at it. Because life is precious.

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Nanaimo Bars​

Happy Canada Day! Enjoy this delicious Canadian treat eh?

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I first saw these amazing bars when visiting Victoria for my sister’s birthday weekend. My mom and I popped into a little coffee-house to pick up some liquid caffeine and while we were waiting I drooled over the divine treats in their glass cases. These caught my eye as I’d never heard of them before. When I asked what they were, pronouncing the name wrong, the barista looked at me like I was insane. It is pronounced “nuh-NI-mo” sounds like “The wino”. Apparently these are a really big deal in Canada.

I looked them up when I got home and found that it all began when a housewife entered a recipe for chocolate squares in a magazine contest some 35 years ago. She called her recipe ‘Nanaimo Bars’ and when she won the contest, not only did her dessert become popular throughout Canada, so did the town they were named…

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Blueberries and Cream Pie

Picked up some gorgeous blueberries today – this is still my all time favorite blueberry dessert!

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Are you a crust or filling person? Pie eaters (I’ve found) fall into one of these two distinct categories. Those who tolerate the crust as a means for getting gorgeous amazing delicious filling into their mouths. And those who believe a flaky light crust absolutely is the best thing about pie. That the filling is plays second fiddle and is really only there because you can’t just eat pie crust on its own.

The fact that you need something else to go with crust is one of the reasons I am a filling girl. You can totally gobble fruity (or custardy) filling with a spoon. It needs no other accoutrement to make it delicious. My husband is all about the crust.

Personally I’ll take a  crumble or a cobbler any day over pie. More filling, less crust. Thankfully this blueberries and cream pie gives us both a little something we…

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Meltaways

These delightful little cookies always seem to be on Christmas platters, but I'm here to tell you that they're great all year round. They are so easy to customize - you'll be amazed at all the delicious ways you can make them. With their buttery melty texture, they are always a hit. I've made these… Continue reading Meltaways

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I pulled up this blog today as it’s pumpkin carving time again. I’ll be sure to have some new pics from this year soon, but wanted to share the seed recipe again for those of you who are new to Bakerlady. Enjoy!

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I used to just throw some salt and oil on my pumpkin seeds every year. Then a few years ago, I came across a recipe that used these ingredients. I’ve tweaked the recipe quite a bit based on what I’ve learned from making Chex mix from my mom’s old old recipe of it. Newer recipes use WAY less butter and seasoned salt. Same here. I pumped up the seasonings and the butter. Voila! Fantastic pumpkin seeds people will actually want to eat!

Love this recipe idea? Check out more Halloween party food on my Fabulously Freaky Halloween Fodder post. It’s full of devilish and delicious ideas!

Print Recipe for Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

For every 2 cups of pumpkin seeds:

3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 – 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt (to taste)
1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (135…

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Veggie Lasagna

I tried, but I can't give up my noodles in lasagna. I just can't do it. The idea for this recipe came from a zucchini lasagna I saw on Pinterest. When it came time to slice up the squash to replace the noodles, I chickened out. Tangent - why is it chickens get such a… Continue reading Veggie Lasagna

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Cosmo Cosmo & The Big Winner!

It's here!! The winner of the Seattle Chocolates giveaway! Hooray! Free chocolate! Thank you for sharing, subscribing and following! I'm so blessed to have such wonderful readers. I wish I could give chocolate to you all. Alas, I have only one bag to give away. So without further delay... Congratulations to Bella who wrote: "I’m… Continue reading Cosmo Cosmo & The Big Winner!

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Crusting Buttercream & The Great Cupcake Pan

This week I had the tremendous privilege of making the topper for a wedding tower. The bride and groom wanted a giant cupcake, so that's what they got. I tested out several buttercream recipes and absolutely loved this one. It tastes delicious and crusts up beautifully but is still soft enough to cut thru. I… Continue reading Crusting Buttercream & The Great Cupcake Pan

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Adobo Pork Chops

I'm a big wuss when it comes to spicy foods. So, don't let the name of this recipe scare you. I actually almost missed my 21st birthday celebration (aka: go out with my friends and let them attempt to get me blitzed) because I went out for Mexican food with my momma and hubby earlier… Continue reading Adobo Pork Chops