Pecan Pie Squares

“I have tried a few different recipes for Pecan Pie Squares or Bars but this is by far the most decadent. The crust is almost shortbread like and the topping is filled with pecans. Cut the squares into small pieces and dip one side in melted semi-sweet chocolate for a nice presentation. I cut large… Read more »

Homemade Granola Bars

“Healthy granola bars make a great school lunch or after school snack. I use a low sugar granola cereal as the base then add a bit of oats ” INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup peanut butter 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cups granola cereal with dried fruit 1/2 cup quick… Read more »

Date Squares

“Not too sweet date squares.” INGREDIENTS 8 ounce package chopped dates 2/3 cup water 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 cups oatmeal 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup margarine DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 9 x 13″ baking pan. Combine dates and water in saucepan.… Read more »

Chocolate Fudge Squares

“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 nuts (optional) 1 teaspoon vanilla DIRECTIONS Grease bottom and sides of 8 x 8 inch… Read more »

Pecan Tassies

“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 FILLING 3 cups brown sugar 4 tablespoons butter, melted 4 eggs 2 teaspoon vanilla 1… Read more »

Pecan Snowball Cookies

“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 to 350F Resift flour and measure (too much flour makes a dry cookie). Cream butter… Read more »

Blueberry Scones

“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 1 egg DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375F. Use ungreased cookie sheet. Mix flour and baking… Read more »

Mom’s Scones

“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 powder 1 cup sugar 1 cup butter 1 cup milk 1 cup raisins or craisins… Read more »

Mom’s Oatmeal Cookies aka ‘Gum Cookies’

“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 to be eaten fairly quickly to retain their chewy texture — never a problem in… Read more »

Grandma’s Shortbread Cookies

“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 experimented, I came up with a third generation recipe of my own! For my Mothers… Read more »