Tags » Sweet Treats; Desserts

A Pretty Birthday Cake

Growing up, my family all had birthdays in June, except for me, marooned alone in January. That changed two years ago, when not one, but two granddaughters arrived to share the sign of Capricorn and the garnet birthstone with me. 268 more words


Cranberry Orange Walnut Loaf

I was doing some baking for a holiday gathering recently, and decided to make a selection of coffee cakes (infinitely easier than fiddling with individual cookies!). 494 more words


Holiday Baking Roundup 2016 ❅ 21 Sweet Recipes for the Festive Season

My annual holiday baking roundup is back, with some new additions from the past year in the Urban Cottage kitchen.

This festive time of year always inspires me to bake, although I don’t do so nearly as much as I used to. 660 more words


"Petje's Cake" ❤︎ Cinnamon Loaf Coffee Cake

Sometimes a cake is much more than a cake. This particular Cinnamon Loaf, which my family usually calls coffee cake, is a good case in point. 537 more words


Crisp, Sweet & Enticing ❦ Apple Recipe Roundup

Pretty much anyone who knows me knows I love apples. In fact, five years ago, not long after I’d started blogging, I published an essay called… 230 more words


"A" Is for Autumn and Apples ❦ Caramel Apple Crumble Squares

I’m excited to be working with a new client, Middlesex County’s Economic Development department, helping them promote tourism via the addition of a food and recipe column to their quarterly newsletter. 224 more words


The Goldilocks Approach ❊ Classic Caramel Sauce

It took me three attempts to make a classic caramel sauce the other day. Not because caramel sauce is especially difficult to make, but because I still haven’t completely mastered the transition from a gas to glass-top stove.  849 more words