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August 11, 2017

 Blueberries are definitely one of my favourite fruits and whenever I can sneak these berries into a dessert, I jump at the chance!  When I was a kid, I used to head up to the hills and go pickin' with my Uncle and even though it was stinkin' hot and tedious work, it was worth every parched and dehydrated minute!! 

 These Blueberry Almond Crunch Streusel Bars are packed with blueberry goodness and are perfec...

November 7, 2016

 When I was a kid, I couldn't stand peanut butter cookies...I only remember trying them a couple times but when I did they reminded me of peanut flavoured dust pucks! My husband also claims that his Grandmother's peanut butter cookies tended to suck the moisture out of your mouth requiring gallons of milk to get them down! 

Since we all love peanut butter around here, I just couldn't let this go...I decided that we needed...

February 23, 2016

 These cookies, I will have to say, are addictive!  Whenever, I send baked goods into my husband's work, even the "non-sweet-eaters" gobble them up...

...a perfect combination of peanut butter, oatmeal and chocolate, these soft and chewy cookies are simply superb with a cold glass of milk!

 To make these chewy little treasures, you will need: peanut butter, unsalted butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, eggs, va...

February 12, 2016

 I remember when I was little, my Mom would bake these sugar cookies for my class every Valentine's Day...I would strut into school like John Travolta carrying these homemade treats, secretly hoping that some kids wouldn't claim theirs so I could eat more...I was a greedy little one!

Isabel and I made these together and iced them with a flood consistency royal icing...if you don't like a sugary icing, these cookies are ni...

 I think that if Isabel and I were on a game show and the tie breaking question was "What is your daughter's favourite square?"...I would jump out of my seat, high five the host and yell "Rocky Road Squares!!!!!" (as "We are the Champions" by Queen played in the background)...I'm not sure if that will happen, but if it does, we've got this one in the bag because these truly are her favourite. 

 These sq...

January 17, 2016

Peanut butter and chocolate to me, is like Bonnie & Clyde, peas & carrots...shampoo & conditioner...they just work well together! Then, add "Rice Krispies" to the mix and it's like music to my ears! These rich, chewy squares have all of that and more and will leave you wondering just where the heck they have been all your life! 

 Them there are my teeth marks in that square (I said that with a Texan...

December 27, 2015

 T'is the season for baking many treats to share with family and friends...and the good thing about it is, you can make everything YOU like too! One of my favourites, that my Mom used to make are, thumbprint cookies...buttery biscuits, covered in crunchy pecans and topped with her homemade raspberry jam...delicious!!

In the bowl of a stand mixer, with the paddle attachment,...

December 17, 2015

 When Christmas rolls around, I can't wait to haul out my trusty rolling pin and my Mom's cookie cutters to make these decadent shortbread treats. Rich, buttery, melt in your mouth cookies, dipped in milk chocolate then sprinkled with crunchy toffee bits, really fits the sweet craving bill...not to mention jacks up your blood sugar...but it's Christmas, I think our bodies expect it!

 First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees...

December 8, 2015

 These cookies are a staple around our house all year long but always a request at Christmas...the comforting aroma of ginger and molasses wofting from the kitchen when these are baking, warms the soul...and fills the belly when one scarfs down balls of raw dough! (which is delicious, by the way!)

 To make these little wafers of deliciousness, you will need 1/2 of a cup of softened butter and 1/4 cup of soft...

December 1, 2015

 I found this recipe in a magazine somewhere and thought they looked like a perfect addition to my Christmas cookie "to do" list...I can't remember which magazine it's from but I do remember sneakily tearing it out of the dental office reading material as several unsuspecting patients waited for their turn in the chair...I can't help myself, I am one of "those" people! I think you might turn a blind eye to my wicked ways, once...

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