Caramel Sauce

This recipe is a bit of a mash of a few different caramel sauce recipes among Grandma Donna’s collection. Who knew homemade caramel sauce was this easy! I strongly recommend a candy thermometer (though it can be done without) – I was able to pick one up for $5. Ingredients 1 cup granulated sugar 1…

Old-Fashioned Crumb Cake

This was a delightful find among Grandma Donna’s recipes. It made me think about the time, not so long ago, where housewives would be expected to have freshly baked goods in the house in case company stopped by. This would have been one of those types of recipes – easy, light, delicious. This is lovely…

Sourdough Chocolate Cake

This is probably the most delicious cake I have ever made and now in my top ten favourite finds among Grandma Donna’s recipes. Dense, moist and chocolatey with a hint of subtle sour to balance the sweet. This is a soon-to-be staple in my cake making repertoire. Ingredients 5 squares of chocolate (1 oz each)…

Grandma’s Sourdough(ish) Bread

This recipe does not call for a “wild” sourdough starter and includes other ingredients outside flour, water, and salt, so it’s not true sourdough – but it’s still delicious! The recipe originally called for Grandma’s quick starter but I used a wild starter for a mix of true + knock-off sourdough. Ingredients 1 cup lukewarm…

Grandma’s Sourdough Quick Starter

I grew up loving sourdough bread. It was something I remember from being at my grandma’s house and a recipe beloved by my mom too. Except, it wasn’t really sourdough and I only realized it’s a fake a few years ago. Despite being a “fake”, Grandma’s recipe is still very delicious and I appreciate a…

Sourdough Muffins

I was recently gifted some sourdough starter. I plan on baking some bread with it, but in the meantime, I have been able to try some of Grandma Donna’s other recipes that call for sourdough starter. These muffins are light (as light as a muffin can be, let’s be honest, they still aren’t low fat…

Swedish Pastry Balls

I’ve been really into trying out surprise recipes and this one didn’t disappoint. After making them, I realized that they wouldn’t have been so much of a surprise if I had known that they are also commonly known as “Thumbprint Cookies” or Hallongrotta in Sweden (which translates to “raspberry cave”). My wife wasn’t as much…

Oatmeal Crisps

Admittedly, before making this recipe, my only experience of “Oatmeal Crisp” was in a bowl with milk. I was very curious what these would produce with the fat/flour ratio and quick baking time. They could as easily be called “Caramel Crisps” because the brown sugar and butter at this high temperature essentially caramelizes – the…

Glory Muffins

A hearty muffin that’s perfect for breakfast on the go. Ingredients 3 cups flour 1 cup granulated sugar 2 tsp baking soda 3 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup mashed banana 4 eggs 1 cup oil 2 tsp vanilla 1 apple, peeled and grated 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1 cup…

Rolled Oatmeal Cookies

This was another of those recipes where I didn’t know quite what I was making until I was done. Growing up I used to LOVE the “Dad’s Oatmeal Cookies” – crunchy, salty, sweet. I could nosh on a half dozen without noticing. These remind me of those. Ingredients 3 cups rolled oats 2 cups flour…