Shrimp Risotto with Asparagus and Mushrooms

Shrimp, Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto - Beth Warren the BakerSo exactly a year ago I had an audition for “Come Dine With Me Canada”.

One of the producers – a lovely man named Bobby – came to my house to interview me on camera to see if I would do well on the show.  He chatted with me for about 20 minutes asking questions like, what is my dream job… duh.  Game show host. Continue reading

Beth’s Brownies

IMG_20150216_120830 As I have mentioned, I cooked a lot as a kid.  Especially brownies.

I actually had the recipe memorized and would make these often to share with my friends.  I got the recipe from an old cookbook that my mother received as a wedding present, I think from my Aunt Laura.  I actually still have it somewhere…..the cover is long gone and it has a piece of cardboard wrapped in shelf paper holding it together.  Bah, now I have to go find it…..  okay! Found it!  Continue reading

Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage rolls by Beth the BakerOne of the (many)foods that I love is cabbage rolls. My Grandmother made delicious cabbage rolls (as does my mother who learned from Grandma). I’ve had other peoples’ cabbage rolls – frozen, others’ homemade…. sorry. None of them are as good as my Grandmother’s. I’ve tasted them with a creamy sauce (meh) and various versions. I just prefer Grandma’s recipe from Lithuania. Continue reading

Chocolate Snowball with Raspberry Sauce

Chocolate Raspberry SnowballEvery year for Christmas, I am required to make this dessert.  It’s generally the only time of year that I make it and my nieces have declared that it “just isn’t Christmas” if I don’t make it.  I’ve been making it since…. 1991 I think!

When I was married, each holiday season we’d spend Christmas Eve at my husband’s family and drive to my family’s on Christmas Day.  Since we’d each take care of part of the meal, the easiest thing for me to do was dessert.  I’d do a different dessert for each family celebration. Continue reading