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Orange Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin-Orange Pie Filling This is the pumpkin pie that my Mom used to make. The orange perks up the pumpkin just enough to make it perfect.  This is the flavor that I remember from my childhood.  No Thanksgiving is complete...

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Bread Pudding with a Crisp

Bread Pudding with a Crisp This bread pudding has a crisp streusel topping of butter, brown sugar and pecans on top, with a creamy and cinnaminny sweet bread custard underneath.  The raisins are optional, but I like them.  Same with...

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Peanut Butter Chip Brownie Cookies

Peanut Butter Chip Brownie Cookies Chocolate brownie cookies with peanut butter flavored chips. These were my oldest daughter’s favorite as a child, now they are her son’s favorite. Who can resist? Makes about 36 cookies Ingredients 1 cup butter or...

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Peach Jam and Freezing Peaches

Peach Jam If your peaches are clings, then use the lower amount of Certo.  If your peaches are very juicy freestones, then use the larger amount of Certo and add the peach flavoring.  Make sure to wash and sterilize your...

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Granny’s Zucchini Bread

Granny’s Zucchini Bread One of my Mom’s standby recipes, flavored with cinnamon and nuts.  Moist texture and good flavor.  Most everyone likes this one.  Freezes well. Ingredients 3 cups flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking...

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Chocolate Zucchini Loaf

Chocolate Zucchini Loaf This is rich, moist, not too sweet, and a great way to use up zucchini. This recipe makes 2 loaves or one 9×12 cake. Ingredients 4 cups grated zucchini 2 ½ cups flour 2 Tbsp cornstarch 2/3...

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Lemon Zucchini Loaf

Lemon Zucchini Loaf This loaf is nice and moist, with a texture much like a pound cake, and a lovely lemony flavor.  The flavor is in the glaze, so don’t leave that out!  There are two choices for the glaze:...

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Stewed Prunes

Stewed Prunes Prunes are simply dried plums, and stewing them plumps them up and creates a silky, sweet syrup to eat along with it. Good hot or cold, eaten by themselves or topping cakes, custards, oatmeal, yogurt, or anything you...

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Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons Crunchy on the outside and chewy inside, these are easy to make and very yummy.  They have no fat, so are IBS friendly, and have no flour so are gluten free.  Everyone eats these up! Ingredients 3 egg...

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Cherry Almond Cake

  Cherry Almond Cake Fresh cherry and almond flavors come together in this delicious cake – adapted from The Joy of Baking. Serves: 8 Ingredients ½ cup butter or margarine – melted 1 pound fresh sweet cherries, pitted and halved...

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Fruit Sorbet

Fruit Sorbet Ingredients for 4 servings: 2 ripe bananas, frozen 4 cups fruit of your choice, frozen (I used 2 cups each strawberries and raspberries) 1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt 1 tsp vanilla 2 Tbsp Splenda

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Deb’s Hearty Muffins

Deb’s Hearty Muffins servings:Makes 12 Ingredients 1 heaping cup whole wheat flour 1 cup oatmeal 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (toasted first is best) 1 cup raisins 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1...

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Cappuccino Cheesecakes

Cappuccino Cheesecake These individual treats are easy and delicious, but look so elegant you would think you fussed for hours. They freeze well too. servings:Makes 12 Ingredients 1 1/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine 1 8-oz...

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Rhubarb Chiffon Cake

Rhubarb Chiffon Cake This recipe uses stewed rhubarb, so make sure to have some made up and cooled before you begin.  It should be thick, not watery for use in this recipe. Mom only made this in the early summer...

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Raspberry Muffins

These were adapted from a recipe originally published in  Birds & Blooms June/July 1999, p55.   For The Recipe: Raspberry Muffins   Raspberry and almond flavor goes well together in these muffins.  If you are keeping for longer than a day,...

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Stewed Rhubarb

Stewed Rhubarb This recipe is more of a guideline since the tartness of the rhubarb can vary depending on the type of rhubarb you use, and also depending on your individual taste.  It was passed down to me from my...

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Easy Flakey Pastry

  Basic Pastry Recipe This recipe makes enough for one double-crust pie, or two 9-inch pie shells. Ingredients 2 cups flour ¾ tsp salt ½ tsp baking powder 1 Tbsp brown sugar ¾ cup lard or shortening 1/3 cup cold...

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Healthy Strawberry Banana Muffins

Healthy Strawberry Banana Muffins Makes: 12 muffins Ingredients 1 ¾ cups flour (I use 1 cup whole wheat and ¾ cup white) 1 ½  tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ½ cup honey (or substitute ½ cup brown sugar) 2...

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Saskatoon Berry Pie

It’s Saskatoon season!! Every July, we look forward to the short season when Saskatoons are ripe and ready for the picking.  We usually go to a local berry farm where you can pick them yourself (u-pick) or pay twice as...

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

After making the Blueberry Banana muffins the other day, I was on a roll.   Those were probably the best fat-free muffins I have ever made.  But………….I wasn’t completely happy with the texture and so I want to play with...

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Rhubarb Muffins

For The Recipe:   Rhubarb Muffins The flavor of the orange rind compliments the rhubarb in these muffins.  If you are keeping for longer than a day, freeze cooled muffins in freezer bags to stay fresh for months.  Simple microwave...

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Rhubarb Streusel Cake

This is one of my Mom’s rhubarb cake recipes that we both used for many years.  As you can see, we have made notes and changed it to our liking.  I just made it again yesterday, and everyone raved about...

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Blueberry Banana Muffins

It’s been about 2 months since we started watching our weight, and we finally have been hit by the craving for baking.  We both are bad – if it is there, even if it is hiding in the freezer, it...

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Lemon Mousse Cheesecake

Lemon Mousse Cheesecake A great summer treat. Light and fluffy but still creamy. Perfect for the lemon lovers in the crowd.  I made this one for my son’s wedding rehearsal dinner and it was a big hit. servings: Makes 12...

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Bumbleberry Pie

Bumble Berry Pie This is a delicious pie to make in summer when fruit is plentiful. You can vary the fruit used, depending on what you have, but always start with the apple base. You can also use frozen fruit....

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Happy Canada Day!

This Canada Day Cake is super simple to make. Make your favorite cake in a 9×13 pan. Make a large batch of icing. Dye half of the icing red.  (Use the paste food color available at specialty cake decorating shops...

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Dark Chocolate Cake

Dark Chocolate Cake Combine in large bowl: 2 cups sugar 1 ¾ cups flour ¾ cup cocoa 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt Add: 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup strong black coffee ½...