About Me















Hi! Helene here. Welcome to my blog and website.

I love to bake, to gather family and friends at our home to share something delicious from my oven. Researching through vintage and family recipe books and collections, I search to find those “best” recipes that we can enjoy in today’s homes. And, when a recipe doesn’t turn out exactly as I hoped, I tweak it till it does.

I’ve been collecting recipes since I was 12.  I was invited into our neighbour’s home after school one day and Mrs. Lindsay pulled the most incredible confection out of the oven…a mile high lemon meringue pie. She then shared her recipe with me. That was the recipe that got me started. Who and what recipe got you started?

I am a retired Professional Home Economist, food blogger and photographer, writer and researcher. I love to research recipes, to whip up old classics and see if they can be produced in an easier  or healthier way using today’s ingredients and appliances. There are so many must-try recipes! I will share my faves with you.

We have a lot of allergies in our family, so for some recipes I will suggest how they can be altered to be diabetic friendly or gluten-free, lactose-free, nut free, or suitable for a colitis diet.

I test all of my recipes – often more than once.  I strive to include detailed, easy to follow directions and tips. The recipes here have been created with both the novice and the experienced baker in mind.

I am also a cookbook author. On the Books page you will find my cookbooks as well as other books that I own and love.

I invite you to join me in this excellent baking adventure to find the “best recipes”. I welcome your comments and suggestions.

All the best,


Contact me: helene@bestbakingrecipe.com