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.
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.
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!
1 cup chunky peanut butter
3/4 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup white chocolate
1/2 cup milk chocolate
Mix peanut butter and icing sugar together in a small bowl until mixture is well incorporated.
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.
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.
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.