Double Chocolate Chip Nut Cookies

This recipe makes roughly 4 dozen Double Chocolate Chip Nut Cookies, made with coconut oil. The recipe can easily be halved. Once baked and cooled, I put them in the freezer and pull them out as they're needed.  They can also be stored in the fridge or for a short...

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Homemade Apple Pie

I use Tenderflake for the pastry, using 25% wholewheat flour and 75% all-purpose flour. I find this adds a bit of goodness (whole wheat) to the pie while not impacting the flakiness of the crust. The Tenderflake recipe gives me 3 double (top and bottom) pie shells and...

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Caramel Popcorn

This recipe for Caramel Popcorn comes from my brother-in-law, Ken Smith. Ken has been making this Caramel Popcorn at Christmas for over 20 years. It's a huge hit  and something my husband and I look forward to receiving every Christmas! Ingredients for Caramel Popcorn...

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Butter Tarts

This delicious and simple recipe for Butter Tarts originated with my mother-in-law, Florence. A favourite at Christmas! You can make the Butter Tarts with nuts and raisins or make Butter Pecan Tarts, by adding more nuts and eliminating the raisins Ingredients for...

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Nanaimo Bars

My mother-in-law's recipe for Nanaimo Bars. Easy to pull together and delicious. A Christmas favorite! Ingredients for Nanaimo Bars Nanaimo Bars Base - 1/2 cup (125 ml) butter 1/4 cup (60 ml) white sugar 1/4 cup (60 ml) cocoa 1 egg 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla 2 cups (500 ml)...

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Brownies with Walnuts

This is super simple, delicious and relatively healthy (coconut oil, flax, oat bran, nuts).  A great recipe for times when you crave something sweet and don’t have a lot of time to bake. Ingredients for Brownies with Walnuts 3/4 cup (185 ml) coconut oil or butter 2...

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Making Bread!

(Looking for the bread recipe, skip my ramblings and go to the end of the page for the details.) Over the years making bread is something I've often 'talked' about doing. In fact, more than 20 years ago my brother promised to buy me a bread maker if I ever got married...

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Rhubarb Coffee Cake

A delicious and easy to make Coffee Cake for those who enjoy rhubarb. Ingredients for Rhubarb Coffee Cake 1.5 cups (375 ml) flour (white, whole wheat) | Optional: replace  1 tablespoon of flour with 1 tablespoon (15 ml) ground flax seed 2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder 1...

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Lemon Cheesecake (Lime works too!)

This is a relatively simple cheesecake recipe - an old one with a bit of a new face (April 2011). I’ve made a few changes to make this even better. I thought it was good before but now it is unbelievably good. Truly!! It has a creamy, light, flavourful and delicious...

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Fruit Crisp

A favorite of mine! The first night it’s dessert, the rest of the week, because of the good stuff in it (oatmeal, fruit, nuts), it works for breakfast. TOPPING INGREDIENTS - 1 cup (250 ml) flour (spelt, regular, whole wheat or a combination)        1 1/2 cups (375 ml)...

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Blueberry Plus Oat Scones

These scones are easy to prepare and delicious! You can make them with blueberries, strawberries, rhubarb, chocolate, whatever you like. For the rhubarb you may want to add a bit of extra sugar (I did with this recipe) to compensate for the tartness. INGREDIENTS - 3...

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Grandpa’s Fudge

My Dad used to make Fudge at Christmas and to this day it remains one of my favourites at Christmas. It is simple to make and you can do it with or without a candy thermometer. The thermometer makes it a bit easier to tell when it is done. Ingredients for Fudge 4 cups...

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Chocolate Trifle

A delicious and light tasting Chocolate Trifle dessert. Layer in a glass bowl for presentation. Use low fat products to cut down on calories, or not. Ingredients - 1 - 9" square pan of brownies or chocolate cake 2+ cups (500+ ml) chocolate pudding 2+ cups (500+ ml)...

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Chocolate Biscotti

An easy to make, and very tasty Chocolate Biscotti. Not too sweet but sweet enough. The red of the craisins adds a little Christmas colour to these. A small plate of these make a nice gift for a friend, wrapped in cellophane and tied with a bit of ribbon....

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Swedish Loop Cookies

 I've had this recipe for Swedish Loop Cookies for years - and for the life of me can't remember where it came from. A good Christmas Cookie recipe that is super easy to make with lots of options. Very similar to a shortbread cookies, but not. Sprinkle or roll cookies...

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