Category: Taste

peanut butter cookie

Santa Kiss Cookies

Welcome December – tomorrow.  We are stepping into this glorious month and it is now time to begin the Christmas baking.  If you’ve been reading laughter and luggage for some time, you may have read (and possibly tried) my previous Christmas recipe delights – Mom’s Shortbread Cookies and Delicious Delights.  This year, I...

pumpkin pie

Pumpkin Perfection

How was your Thanksgiving?  Still feeling stuffed like that delicious turkey you indulged in? Or trying to figure out what to do with all the left-overs in those tupperware containers?  Or, are you dreaming about baking that fabulous dessert you prepared for your family dinner – that pumpkin perfect that everyone raved...

ice cube apple pie

Ice Cube Tray Apple Pie

Do you have a sweet tooth? Are you more of a chocolate lover? Or a pie lover?  Personally, I prefer chocolate desserts over anything else (why even bother with fruit???), but when I saw this recipe on Facebook, I knew I had to try it. Not only because it looked yummy,...

granola

A Scrumptious Snack

My fantastic sister in law dropped off a delicious treat the other day. These savoury granola bars. What’s awesome is that she included the recipe with them. How thoughtful was that?  That is definitely an addition I am going to incorporate when I deliver yummy treats to loved ones, especially...

St Patrick's Day

My Pot Of Gold

St Patrick’s Day is tomorrow.  A day of luck. A day of green. A day of leprechauns. It is also a special day in our household. It’s my husband’s birthday.  Our house has been blessed with a pot of gold – my husband.   You’re the pot of gold at the end of...

turkey noodle soup

A Savory Slow Cooked Soup

Do you have any go-to meals that you prepare from left-overs? Do you plan your week knowing what you can make from a previous meal?  I do.  I love making a chicken or turkey for a family dinner then using the left-overs for a savory slow cooked soup. Good soup is one...

nanaimo bars

A Delicious Delight

Happy December.  Christmas is fast approaching, which means Christmas baking in the kitchen.  As you may have read last year – Mom’s Shortbread Cookies – I love Christmas baking.  This year, I have decided to share a delicious delight that I make every year – home-made Nanaimo Bars.   Although my Mom’s Shortbread Cookies...

banana

The Power Of The Banana

I love bananas.  I eat at least one every single day.  Sometimes, I will eat a second for a mid-day snack.  I even bake a mouth-watering banana loaf that my family devours instantly. Are you a banana freak like me?  Do you know the power of the banana? I started to wonder what the...

protein

A Punch of Protein

Have you been feeling sluggish? Muscles sore and achy after a workout or a run?  Or are you even injuring yourself at the gym?  Do you find your nails breaking a lot or your moods all over the place?  You could be low in protein.  You may just need a punch of protein in...

apple crisp

Mom’s Apple Crisp

October, in Canada, is a time to be thankful.  We just celebrated Thanksgiving and I must say that I am thankful for so many things.  I am thankful for my husband, my children, my dad, that I’m healthy, and I am thankful for my mom’s apple crisp.   Thinking back, I cannot remember...