bridal shower mode…

bridal shower mode…

The Hooton family is in total ‘get ready for Meg’s bridal shower’ mode! Meggie asked her sisters Kate and Sara to stand as her maids of honour. She refused to choose one above the other…They are co-hosting her bridal shower, along … Continue reading

brown sugar peanut butter cookies

brown sugar peanut butter cookies

I’m home. Seven lovely days with my daughter and her fiance spent doing ordinary things. There’s always that pressure to try and squish as much sight seeing into our trips out west as we can because we’ve traveled so far. … Continue reading

lemon squares

lemon squares

When I was a little girl, my grandmother Ekstrom made lemon squares for “club”. Her club consisted of a small group of women who got together every couple of weeks to play cards and share a light meal they called … Continue reading

rugelach for Boxing Day

rugelach for Boxing Day

I survived Christmas day. There were moments of breathlessness or maybe just not wanting to breathe… Tradition crept in throughout the day, dutifully performed. These cookies are a tradition. It’s Boxing Day, the sun is shining, my family is healthy. Perspective … Continue reading

dark chocolate shortbread cookies

dark chocolate shortbread cookies

I’ve launched my fifth menu at Italian by Night. I think that it is the best to date. Each time a new menu is introduced I get the biggest kick out of our servers. They stand quietly watching me plate each … Continue reading