Peanut Cereal Candy

Peanut butter and cereal create a sweet treat for those times when you have a snack attack. Make a double batch and store the extra in the freezer for  when you have the munchies.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup corn syrup

1/2 cup peanut butter

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Patterned Cookies

This recipe takes more time than many of the icebox cookies but the results are worth the effort. The designs are pretty and the cookie is delicious.  You’ll need an afternoon to bake these cookies so make an extra batch while you are baking and freeze  the leftovers.

Ingredients

1 cup soft butter

2/3 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

2 1/2 cups flour

1/4 cup cocoa powder

DIRECTIONS

Mix first butter, sugar and vanilla  until light and fluffy. 

Add flour and salt to the mixture.  Blend until just combined. Do not overwork dough.

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Chocolate Raspberry Hand Pies

Chocolate raspberry hand pies are a different take on the hand pie. Chocolate pie dough encapsulates a sweet raspberry filling for a decadent treat. They’re great to take for a mid afternoon snack or a small dessert.

Enjoy!

1/2 lb of vegetable shortening

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups flour

1/2 cup cocoa

one egg

1 tbsp white vinegar

Beat one egg in a measuring cup and add 1 tbsp white vinegar.  Fill with cold water to 1/2 cup. 

Blend flour, vegetable shortening and salt. 

Gradually add liquid to dry ingredients and blend until well incorporated. 

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Baking Biscuit Pizza

This is a quick and easy way to make pizza when you don’t have time to make pizza dough.  Baking biscuit pizza uses biscuit dough topped with your favourite ingredients.  Try experimenting with unusual ingredients for a unique flavour all your own.

Ingredients

2 cups flour

baking biscuit pizza3 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/3 cup olive oil

3/4 cup milk

1 green or red pepper

pizza sauce

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sun-dried tomatoes

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Pecan Banana Bread

At the end of the week there always seems to be one or two bananas that need to be used. A great way to use them is in Pecan Banana bread. It’s sweet and crunchy and can be eaten for breakfast or a sweet treat. Spread with your favourite fruit jam for added flavour.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup mashed bananas

1/2 cup melted vegan margarine

1/4 cup sugar

1 flax egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup chopped pecans

DIRECTIONS
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Crunchy Nut Cookies

Spices blend with crunchy nuts for one delicious bite.  Walnuts and pecans are used in this recipe for an amazing crunch.  Try with tea or coffee for a great mid-morning snack!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup melted butter

3/4 cup icing sugar

2 tbsp cream

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1/4 cup pecan pieces

1 tsp allspice

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Baked Apples

My favourite apples are Spies.  I like them in pies, crisp and just on their own.  Occasionally, when I want to sweeten up the fruit I make this recipe of baked apples. Their sweet but tangy at the same time.  Serve with coconut cream or whipped cream for an extra special treat.

INGREDIENTSBaked Apples

2 spy apples

1/4 cup walnuts

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Yule Log

This show piece for your Christmas table takes some time to make but the recipe isn’t hard.  Use your imagination to decorate the tree stump.  You can be traditional and make it look like a tree or you can be more abstract as in my example.  Either way the chocolate icing against the light and airy cake is delicious.

Ingredients

5 eggs( separated)

1 cup sugar

2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup cocoa

dash of salt

1 package ricotta cheese

2 cups cranberries

1 cup water

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Easy Trifle

There are several desserts my English grandmother prepared for her family on celebrations for her family. Easy trifle is one of them. This recipe is quickly thrown together and makes a festive addition to the holiday table.

INGREDIENTS

1 boxed vanilla cake mix

custard powder

2 raspberry or cherry jelly powders

raspberry jam

whipped cream

raspberries or walnuts

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Pumpkin Pie

This pumpkin pie recipe is my mother’s and  I can’t count the number of times we’ve baked this pie for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  The custard has the perfect balance of cinnamon and ginger and is fantastic served with vanilla whipped cream or ice cream.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup pumpkin

pumpkin pie slice

3/4 cup white sugar

1 cup milk

2 eggs beaten

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

pinch of salt

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Homemade from the heart

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