Gingerbread, recipe, baking, christmas, DIY

Gingerbread Fairy Village Cake

Gingerbread Fairy Huts Gingerbread is a wonderful traditional recipe, it was originally brought from Armenia to France in 992.  Personally I love gingerbread in all its forms cookies, puddings and especially cakes. a a As my blog is named Faeries and Fauna I intermittently post something faerie themed so instead of making a full size gingerbread house I made a fairy village cake. Gingerbread Recipe This gingerbread is hard enough to make small fairy huts…

Beverage, Winter, Warm, Recipe, Honey, Milk

Warm Honey Bear Milk for Children

Milk, Cinnamon and Honey,  Good for Bears and Little Ones Our family has all kinds of serious allergies.  We have been able to accommodate most of them.  When my eldest son was little he was very allergic to chocolate,.  He eventually grew  out of it, but now I am allergic to it. When the rest of the family was having hot chocolate I would make him this special milk drink. a a As he was so…

Chili, Halloween, Recipe,

Halloween Chili and Cornbread

Happy Halloween Cauldron Chili I am excited to be participating in this chili blog hop with all these great bloggers. Americans are known for their chili, I cannot wait to try some of these recipes.  Chili is such a versatile dish,  winter in a steamy bowl like this recipe of summer on salad.  This is my addition to the hop, you will see all the other wonderful recipe links at the bottom of this post.…

Recipes, DIY, Halloween

Halloween Party in a Flash

Halloween Party in an hour and a half total I decided to share our last minute Halloween party from last year before I started blogging. I found out in the morning that my two girls were able to come up for a visit and were on their way.   It took me an hour and a half. An hour at the grocery store and the dollar store.  Another half hour to toss it all together…

fall, freezer, cooking, baking

Canadian Bacon Spinach and Goat Cheese Tarts

Savoury Tarts Fit for Company These rich delicious tarts or quiches are good enough for company.  One small tart per person and serve it something light like salad of fruit.  Its rich but doesn’t taste fatty because of the lean Canadian bacon.  You can easily substitute the bacon for ham, but I much prefer it with the bacon. My eldest son ate most vegetables including spinach until he heard his uncle say spinach was disgusting, blah blah blah.…

Soup, Recipe, Fall

Cheeseburger Soup

Traditional meal served as soup a a I first saw this on a TV show while visiting at my sons.  I don’t know what show it was on to give them credit for the idea, but this soup recipe is my own.  My son laughed when he saw the show, but enjoys eating this soup. If there is a potluck or some sort of casual gathering this recipe is always a hit. Today chicken soup was on the…

Fall, Muffin, Loaf, Recipe, Baking

Beet Loaf and Beet Cornmeal Muffins

Beets are a beautiful fall vegetable We all really like beets around here and hardly ever eat them.  Its really my fault because I don’t offer them as much as I could.  I like to take baby beets and just roast them, Herman’s favorite is pickled beets.  My grand mother cooked with beets much more than I remember too.  This loaf recipe is hers.  It’s one of my favorites for fall because you can taste…

Pie, Savory, Fall, Recipe, DIY

Savoury Beef Tart

Savory pies come in broad variety of ingredients and shapes.  Chicken, beef, vegetarian, filo, pie and puff pastry. Bundled, turned over, full and small pie plates, flan plates, and quiche plates in all shapes and sizes. This recipe is like a cornish pastie filling with a whole bunch of spices added to it for kick. You can place this filling into any type of crust you like.  This time I finished it as a small oblong tart using pie…