• faves,  Pie,  Recipes

    Hattie’s Pumpkin Pie with my touch

    Sometimes there is a person in your life as a child who opens your eyes to the possibilities of a life lived with style and joie de vivre.  Hattie was just such a person for my husband Rick. “She had class oozing out of her marrow. Her being was effortless.” is the way he describes her. Hattie did things her own way. She was a family friend and as a teenager he worked for her doing yard-work and was rewarded with her homemade chocolate milkshakes which became his ideal. She is a legend that lives on past her years and we often drink to her memory when we are having a celebration. This is…

  • Breads,  Recipes

    Pumpkin Crescent Dinner Rolls

    After a busy few weeks I’m ready to get back to posting and I have quite a few recipes stored up to share with you. Let’s start with this one for some lovely, light and airy dinner rolls made a bit more nutritious with the addition of pumpkin. They add a nice bit of colour to the dinner offerings with a turkey or ham dinner and they make a wonderful base for a sandwich for afters. Here is a tip when rolling crescent rolls or croissants: make a small relief cut at the thick end of the wedge and that way you can roll them nicely and they will keep their shape…

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