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Orange Tea Cookies

Orange tea cookies use the zest of one orange to give them their orange flavor.  Replace the orange zest with lemon or lime zest for a different taste.

Cream together –

Orange Tea Cookies1/2 cup butter or shortening

1/2 cup sugar

yolk of 1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/3 tsp salt

rind of 1 orange

Add in 1 cup of flour

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Peach Muffins

The Peach muffin recipe another gem from my mother’s old cookbook. I don’t remember her ever baking this recipe but I’ve used it several times in the past few years when I feel like baking with peaches.   I love this recipe with peaches but the bran base would be great with dates or raisins as well.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup oat branPeach Muffins

1 1/4 cups flour

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup melted butter

1 tbsp lemon juice

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Honey Candy

Honey Candy is sweet and nutty.  It’s a great treat for those times you need something to please your sweet tooth.

INGREDIENTSHoney Candy

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup butter

1/2 tsp vanilla

nuts

food colouring (red or green)

DIRECTIONS

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Lemon Loaf

Lemon loaf is a sweet cake drizzled in a tangy icing.  It’s easily frozen for when you have unexpected guests drop by.  Serve with your favourite tea or coffee.

​INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup shorteningLemon Loaf

1 lemon rind

2 well beaten eggs

1 tsp baking powder

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS

Cream butter and sugar together. Continue reading Lemon Loaf

Date Squares

Occasionally my mother would make date squares when I was a child.  I never really liked them then but I have learned to love them as an adult.  Filled with oatmeal and sweet dates the squares are filling and tasty at the same time. Try one as a mid afternoon snack to get you through the day.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups flourDate Squares

2 cups oatmeal

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 tsp baking soda Continue reading Date Squares

Peanut Chip Bars

At this time of year I like to take picnics out and explore my home town.  It’s great to have something sweet to finish off the meal.  Peanut Chip bars are sweet and nutty and filled with chocolate chips.  Their soft and moist but firm enough that they won’t disintegrate in your picnic basket.

For a change try using butterscotch chips  in place of the chocolate.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTSPeanut Chip Bars

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon Continue reading Peanut Chip Bars

Carob Chip Squares

Filled with carob chips and chocolate, these squares are ooey gooey and delectable.  Serve on your next party platter or for a midnight treat.

Ingredients

1 cup butterCarob Chip Squares

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

3 egg yolks

1 tsp vanilla Continue reading Carob Chip Squares