Archive | October, 2011

Pumpkin or Squash Bread Braid

31 Oct

Once you’ve carved the jack-o-lanterns, you’ll have pumpkin flesh to spare–just what you need for this delicious and very pretty bread. Find this and other great pumpkin recipes in the October issue of Reader’s Digest. Happy Halloween!

Cake Pop Mummies

28 Oct

A fun and simple Halloween decorating project from the Cake Star Girlz.

Halloween Baking

28 Oct

The first (and last) time I worked with fondant icing, I attempted an elaborate 3-D upright spotted blue dinosaur cake for my son’s seventh birthday. His birthday falls on June 21, the longest day of the year. That year, it […]

Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes

28 Oct

An easy fondant icing decorating project from the Cake Star Girlz for Halloween.

Make-ahead holiday recipe: Black Cake (Part 1)

21 Oct

The holidays are still a couple of months away, but some of the best treats need to be started now. In the November issue of Reader’s Digest, home cook Deborah Brewster shares her family recipe for Black Cake. Deborah’s family […]

Michael Stadtlander’s Potato, Sprouts and Pickled Squash Soup

21 Oct

A hearty winter soup made from potatoes, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, pickled Cinderella squash and a dash of fighting spirit! Chef Michael Stadtlander made enough to feed thousands at Foodstock. The recipe below serves six.


18 Oct

It’s just past noon on Sunday October 16. The line-up of cars waiting to park at Diane and Bill French’s Farm in Honeywood, Ontario, is so long that people are abandoning their vehicules on Highway 124 and trekking the last few kilometres in rubber boots.