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Lemon Bars

Lemon bars are tangy and chewy. They’re great for tea or for a light dessert.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

2 cups flour

1/2 cup icing sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup butter

Mix and place in bottom of buttered 9 x 13 inch pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  Let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes.

3 large beaten eggs

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

Prepare filling and pour over base. 

Return to the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with icing sugar and cool.

Try Lemon Cringles as well.

Chili Sauce

Chili sauce is my mother’s favourite condiment. I remember coming home to find my mom busily canning tomatoes fresh from the garden. This is her recipe.

INGREDIENTS

12 large tomatoes ( or large tomatoes and cherry tomatoes)

2 large shallots chopped fine

chili sauce

1/2 cup cider vinegar

2 cups sugar

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

DIRECTIONS
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Cheese Herb Bread

Cheese herb bread is great by itself or for sandwiches. The bread is light and fluffy and full of your choice of cheese. Try Cheddar, Parmesan or Gouda for a savoury treat.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup milk

Cheese Herb Bread

1/3 cup sugar

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup shortening

2 tsp sugar

1/2 cup warm water

2 packages yeast

2 beaten eggs

5 to 5 1/2 cups flour

sharp cheddar

goat cheese

Rosemary, chives and parsley

DIRECTIONS

Heat and scald the milk. 

Add sugar, salt, shortening, to milk.  Stir until shortening is melted.  Cool to lukewarm

Dissolve 2 tsp sugar in warm water and sprinkle yeast on top.  Let stand for 10 minutes then stir.

Add to lukewarm milk mixture and stir in eggs.  Add 3 cups of flour and blend until smooth.  Gradually add the remaining flour until incorporated.  Do not over mix.

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Apple Pie Candy

Apple pie candy is sweet and simple to make. It’s great for a sweet treat on Christmas eve or on a long winter’s afternoon. Leave some for Santa. He’ll love it!

INGREDIENTS

2 cups  brown sugar

1 can condensed milk

1/2 cup butter

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp vanilla

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Peach Maple Crisp

Peach maple crisp is sweet and fruity and delicious. It’s great for dinner or for an afternoon snack.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup maple syrup

peach maple crisp

2 tbsp flour

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 bag of thawed frozen peaches

Mix together cinnamon  and flour.   Add maple syrup to coat peaches and then incorporate flour and cinnamon.  Put peach mixture in 8×8 glass pan.

1 1/3 cups flour

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

3 tbsp maple syrup

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup of sunflower or canola oil

1/2 cup cashew milk

DIRECTIONS
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Orange Mayonnaise Cake

Orange mayonnaise cake is rich, chocolatey and moist. It’s great as a birthday cake or for a celebration cake. Try different kinds of mayonnaise and choose your favourite.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

Cake

orange mayonnaise cake

2 cups flour

1 cup white sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

4 tbsp cocoa

Mix together in a bowl until all ingredients are incorporated.

In a small bowl whisk together:

1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup orange juice

1 tsp orange extract

DIRECTIONS

Mix dry and wet ingredients together just until incorporated.

Bake in a glass pan at 325 degrees for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the batter. 

Cool and then cover with icing.

Peanut Butter Orange Icing

6 tbsp crunchy peanut butter

4 tbsp honey

4 tbsp corn syrup

1 tsp orange extract

Mix thoroughly and spread thinly on cake.  The icing is sweet. A little goes a long way.

Try Orange Tea Cookies for another fruity dessert.

Bean Salad

Bean salad is super quick to make and is fresh and tasty. Take along for a picnic or serve with a light supper.

Enjoy!

Bring to boil 1 1/2 cups vinegar, 1/2 cup water. 1 tsp salt and 2 cups white sugar.  Let cool.  Drain the following:

1 can yellow beans

bean salad

1 can chick peas

1 can kidney beans

1 can Lima beans

Mix together and add:

3 stocks green celery (chopped)

1 red pepper (chopped)

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Peanut & Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Peanut and Pumpkin Seed brittle is a sweet treat that is great for any occasion. Try adding a little pumpkin spice for a Thanksgiving treat or cinnamon for Christmas.

Enjoy

INGREDIENTS

3 cups sugar

Pumpkin and Sunflower Seed Brittle

2 cups unsalted peanuts

1 cup shelled pumpkin seeds

1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp butter

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Banana Honey Cookie Bars

Banana Honey Cookie bars are sweet and chewy. They’re great packed for a picnic or on a cookie tray for mid afternoon tea.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup banana

banana honey cookie bars

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup apple sauce

1 egg

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup coconut

1 ts[ vanilla

2/3 cup black beans (optional)

2/3 cup flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup chopped almonds (optional)

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