Chocolate Fudge Squares

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“This is a super easy, no bake fudge so easy that even the kids can make it.” INGREDIENTS 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 bag semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups) 1 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped 1 1/2 cups chopped … Read More

Pecan Tassies

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“A friend taught me how to make these when I was in university.  They are a perfect little bite-sized tarts – and are now a Christmas holiday tradition.” INGREDIENTS DOUGH 1/2 pound butter 6 ounces cream cheese 2 cups flour … Read More

Pecan Snowball Cookies

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“Snowball cookies are a classic Christmas cookie loved by all in our house. ” INGREDIENTS 1 cup sifted flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 cup finely chopped pecans 1/2 cup soft butter 1 teaspoon vanilla sifted icing sugar DIRECTIONS Preheat oven … Read More

Blueberry Scones

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“These are not the traditional dry scone but more of a buttery cookie style scone.  My kids love them.” INGREDIENTS 3 cups unsifted flour 5 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup butter 1 cup milk 1 cup blueberries … Read More

Mom’s Scones

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“These have a real buttery almost cake like flavour. At Christmas time I replace the raisins with craisins or chopped cranberries mixed in a bit of sugar for a more festive look.” INGREDIENTS 3 cups unsifted flour 5 teaspoons baking … Read More

Mom’s Oatmeal Cookies aka ‘Gum Cookies’

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“These are a family favourite. When I was a child my mother made these and we named them ‘gum cookies’ because they were chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. This recipe doubles nicely however the cookies need … Read More

Grandma’s Shortbread Cookies

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“It’s family tradition to make pressed Christmas cookies and thumbprint cookies every year. The only problem is both my mother and grandmother each had their own recipe so each year I was torn as to which recipe to use. Having … Read More

Mom’s Butter Cookies

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“It’s family tradition to make pressed Christmas cookies and thumbprint cookies every year. The only problem is both my mother and grandmother each had their own recipe so each year I was torn as to which recipe to use. Having … Read More

Third Generation Shortbread Spritz Cookies

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It’s family tradition to make pressed Christmas cookies and thumbprint cookies every year. The only problem is both my mother and grandmother each had their own recipe so every year I was torn as to which recipe to use. Having … Read More

Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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“These cookies are very soft and moist, almost muffin-like. They need to be eaten quickly or frozen. You can substitute walnuts for the pecans and, as my husband requests, leave out the raisins if you prefer. ” INGREDIENTS 2 cups … Read More

Pumpkin Bread

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“The spices in this Pumkin Bread recipe make it taste like pumpkin pie in a loaf. Thanks to Becky for this real easy recipe. The recipe makes enough for 3 loaves, one for eating and two for the freezer.” INGREDIENTS … Read More

Banana Bread or Muffins

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“This recipe produces a tender, almost cake like bread with a real banana flavour.” INGREDIENTS 1 1/3 cups flour 3/4 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened 2/3 cup sugar 2 large … Read More

Sunday Coffee Cake

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“I made this recipe for the very first time as a teenager while I was staying with my Grandmother on my summer vacation. I wanted to make something new for us while I was visiting. It became a favourite whenever … Read More

Harvest Apple Muffins

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“Spicy fall apple muffins great at harvest or any time.” INGREDIENTS 3 eggs, beaten 2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cups oil 1/2 cup (one single serve container) apple sauce 3 cups flour (I use 1 whole wheat, 2 … Read More

Cookie Sheet Chocolate Cake

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“A rich, almost brownie like, chocolate cake with milk chocolate icing. This is a family favourite. For years I told everyone this was a family recipe only to find out from my mom she got the recipe from a friend … Read More

Banana Cake

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“A traditional banana cake recipe.” INGREDIENTS CAKE 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup butter 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 2 eggs 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2-3 medium) 2 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 … Read More

Carrot Pineapple Cake

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“Another good recipe for the fall when carrots are in abundance in the garden. Sometime I mix in a little coconut as a change.” INGREDIENTS CAKE 1 1/2 cups cooking oil 2 cups sugar 4 eggs, beaten 2 cups flour … Read More

Sauteed Onion, Spinach and Mushrooms

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“A great way to eat more leafy greens.” INGREDIENTS 1 onion, cut in half and sliced thin 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups cremini mushrooms, diced 8 cups spinach salt and pepper balsamic vinegar DIRECTIONS Slice onion into thin strips. … Read More

Sauteed Carrots With Rosemary And Lemon

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“Sauteed carrots are a nice side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.” INGREDIENTS 4 large carrots 2 tablespoons butter 1 garlic clove, minced 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary zest and juice from one lemon DIRECTIONS Cook carrots until tender crisp. … Read More

Roasted Potatoes

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“The first year we grew our own potatoes was a great experience. We grew Yukon Gold, Norland and Russian Blue. It is amazing how much better a fresh potato tastes. I mixed all three colours when making roasted potatoes.” INGREDIENTS … Read More

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