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Cranberry Almond Shortbread

Cranberry almond shortbread are tangy crunchy and sweet. They’re festive and perfect on any holiday tray. Try with hot chocolate or your favourite cup of tea.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

1cup soft butter

1 cup icing sugar

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup sliced almonds

2 tsp vanilla

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Nana’s Molasses Ginger Snaps

My English grandmother used to like having tea during the afternoon.  I remember at tea time she always had a cookie tin filled with these Ginger Snaps.  These cookies are crunchy and spicy.  They’re sure to become one of your family favourites.

INGREDIENTS
Nana's Molasses Ginger Snaps

1 cup sugar

1 cup molasses

1 cup melted butter

1 beaten egg

1 tsp ginger

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

3 1/2 cups flour

DIRECTIONS
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Mae’s Shortbread

Mae's shortbread

Mae’s shortbread is a recipe that my mom received from a close friend when I was little.  My mom took the recipe and made it into a special treat for holidays. She’d meticulously cut out shapes of birds, bells and trees.  These days I just roll the dough in a log and cut into disks for when  I need a quick treat for friends and family.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup butter

1/2 cup icing sugar

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

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Cranberry Iced Tea

Cranberry Iced Tea is fresh and fruity. Ir’s a wonderful drink for hot days and is a fresh twist on normal iced tea. Serve with Blueberry Vanilla Cookies.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup sugar

Cranberry Iced Tea

1/2 cup water

1/8 tsp cloves

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/8 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Boil for 5 minutes

Add 2 cups cranberries

Peanut Butter Bites

At Christmas my family celebrates with food and family.  One cookie which turns up again and again is the  recipe for peanut butter bites.  The chocolate and peanut butter are a great combination for any celebration or for when you just want a decadent treat. Enjoy! 

INGREDIENTS

1 cup chunky peanut butterPeanut Butter Bites

3/4 cups icing sugar

1/2 cup white chocolate

1/2 cup milk chocolate

sprinkles

DIRECTIONS

Mix peanut butter and icing sugar together in a small bowl until mixture is well incorporated.

Line a cookie tray with a silicone mat.

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Cherry Biscuits

Cherry biscuits are a great treat for a mid day snack. The tart cherries work perfectly with the savoury dough. They are wonderful paired with Garlic and Chive Biscuits on a Christmas platter.

INGREDIENTS

3 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

4 1/2 tsp cream of tartar

1/4 cup cold diced butter

1 1/3 cup almond milk

1 beaten egg

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Home made bread pudding

Once a week we get a grocery box from local vendors. Quite often it includes fresh artisanal bread. While great by itself the bread makes fantastic bread pudding.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

1 loaf artisanal bread. Your choice of flavour. cube.

1/2 cup whole cranberries

1 cup sliced apple

2 cups heavy cream

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup granulated sugar

4 beaten eggs

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Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

Fresh tomatillo salsa is great on corn chips, baked potatoes or other vegetables. It whips up in less than 20 minutes and is better than the store bought versions. Adjust the sugar to the level of acidity you prefer.

INGREDIENTS

4 peeled and washed tomatillos

Tomatillo Salsa

2 cloves crushed garlic

600 grams fresh tomatoes chopped

3/4 cup basil chopped basil leaves

1/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp lime

sugar to taste ( 1 tbsp to begin)

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Raspberry Almond Swirl Cookies

When November rolls around I start baking cookies to put in the freezer for Christmas. Raspberry Almond Swirl Cookies freeze well and are delicious. They’re pretty on a Christmas platter or tasty just for tea time. For a different flavour cranberry jam or marmalade can be substituted for the raspberry.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup soft butter

2 eggs beaten

1 2/3 cups granulated sugar

1 tsp orange extract

1/2 tsp lemon extract

3 3/4 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 cup raspberry jam

1/2 cup slivered almonds

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Morning Granola

I don’t often eat cereal for breakfast but when I do I tend to eat granola.  This granola recipe includes coconut oil, honey and dried apricots.  For a surprise cocoa nibs are added for a chocolatey kick.  Enjoy morning granola for breakfast or on top of your favourite crumble.

INGREDIENTSMorning Granola

3 1/2 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup cocoa nibs

1/2 cup sliced dried apricots

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut

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