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Multigrain Sourdough Bread

This has become my ultimate favourite everyday bread.  It’s especially delicious toasted, with the seeds providing a wonderfully nutty crunch.  I have been making this bread for years, and had to go back to update my recipe to add all...

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Toffeedoodles

Toffeedoodles These Toffeedoodles are so delicious with the perfect texture: soft and chewy in the middle with a bit of crunch around the edges, and bits of melted toffee inside.  This is a Starbucks copycat recipe.  Adults and kids both...

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Rye Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread

This moist and flavourful bread contains warm spices that add a lovely yet subtle aroma and flavour to these loaves. Hearty enough to stand up to liverwurst and onions, or corned beef, but is just as good simply toasted with...

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Sourdough Starter #1

This is the most basic recipe for creating your own sourdough starter.  It relies on natural fermentation to produce the rising action needed to make bread, instead of using commercial yeast.  Some people think that sourdough is easier on your stomach...

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Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

These look pretty and taste good too.  This is one way to use up some lemon curd or lemon pie filling.                   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets...

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Sunshine Shake

I’ve been lucky enough to have tried a new kind of shake here in Florida, in orange country.  A small farm that gives tours of it’s operations has a little store that sells these shakes, and once I had one,...

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Chocolate Souffles

OK, yes, I totally copied this from All Recipes.com.  I’ve made this recipe before, but had lost the recipe, so this time I don’t want to lose the recipe again!  All the credit goes to The Tatooed Chef.  Yum!!  Surprise...

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Mulled Wine

This is a wonderful comfort drink on a cold winter night. The aroma of wine simmering with cinnamon and cloves is reminiscent of Christmas. It warms the heart and the stomach. We recently went on a pre-Christmas European cruise where we...

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Chicken Posole (Soup)

This recipe for Chicken Posole comes from a grocery store that was demonstrating how to make it with ingredients sold in the store (of course), and unlike many of these samplings I’ve had, it was surprisingly good.  So good, in...

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Cream Cheese Spread

Serve this sweet cream cheese spread alongside Easter Bread, or Sweet Italian Pannetone, or with any flavour of bagels, or even try it with muffins.

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Molasses Cookies

These molasses cookies are another one of our family’s heritage recipes; this one from my Mom’s files.  I didn’t like the strong spices so much when I was little (and neither did my own kids), but once those taste buds...

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Pumpkin Rolls

Today’s post is courtesy of Beyond Kimchee, taken from a 2012 post.  These pumpkin rolls are just so cute!  And if you don’t feel like making your own rolls, you could do the same with pre-made cook and serve rolls....

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Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies

Yep, I’m totally stealing this recipe from Crazy for Crust!  Oh yeah, did I mention … this recipe comes from Crazy For Crust.  It just looks so good, I’m going to store it here until I can get around to...

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Best Ever Coconut Macaroons

The sweetened condensed milk in these Coconut Macaroons makes them moist, dense, and the perfect bakery style cookie!  Who knew that the perfect macaroon would have no egg whites at all?!    Stir together flour, coconut, and salt. Stir in...

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Pecan Snowball Cookies

These addictive little pecan cookies are similar to shortbread but are much more melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I love the flavour from the toasted pecans and the delicate sweetness from the double layer of powdered sugar on the cookie. These are also...

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Chewy Coconut Cookies

I’ve been on a coconut kick lately, and I finally made a recipe that I’ve been wanting to try for a long time.  These coconut cookies are a simple drop cookie.  As easy as it gets.  You don’t even need...

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123 Pizza Dough

Quick, easy, and so delish!  This dough is my go-to for when I want to make pizza for just Steve and me, and maybe one friend.  It is just as easy doing it by hand as with the mixer.  Rises...

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Gingerbread Spice Cake with Caramel Apple Sauce

This cake brings all of the flavours of your favourite gingerbread cookie to a cake. Darker and spicier than a typical spice cake, something about this cake reminds me of home. Maybe because my Mom loved these spices and used...

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Lemon Mint Water

Water.  It’s something we all need to drink more of.  Our bodies are mostly water.  We will die without water, far earlier than we will die without food.  And yet, the thought of downing 6 to 8 cups of water...

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Asparagus White Pizza

Pizza is one of those things that almost everyone likes. Red sauce is the most common, but I have had wonderful pizzas using olive oil instead of red sauce, and using Alfredo sauce instead of tomato sauce. White pizza is...

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Almond Ricotta Cheesecake

What? A cheesecake made without cream cheese? What’s up with that? Well, it turns out that ricotta cheese has less fat than the more traditional (for us) cream cheese. Many people, especially if they are of Italian descent, have only...

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Fresh Mushroom Soup

Home made soup always tastes so much better than canned. Thick, with a rich mushroom flavor, the mushroom lovers will really go crazy for this soup. Buy a 454g package (1 lb) of sliced mushrooms at a big box store when they are cheap. The rest is easy.

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Chewy Granola Bars

These granola bars taste so much better than any that I’ve bought.  They are made of healthy whole ingredients combined simply and cooked just long enough for them to hold together. I love the flavour combination of honey and cinnamon,and with that little bit...

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Almond Graham Crumb Crust

I love the taste of toasted almonds in a crust.  It could be used with anything that calls for a graham crumb crust.  I especially like this crust when I am making almond flavoured cheesecake, or ricotta cheesecake flavoured with...

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

It was my daughter’s birthday this past week, and she asked for lemon poppy seed cake with fresh raspberries.  Not lemon pound cake, but lemon cake.  She said I’d make it once before for her, and she would like the...

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Raspberry Sauce (Coulis)

This sauce is both tart and sweet, just like raspberries are.  It’s easily made from fresh raspberries, or you can use frozen if you can’t find fresh.  It’s a nice change to top slices of pound cake or cheese cake,...

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Hot Fudge Sauce

The perfect blend of melting the ice-cream warmth, and sticking to the ice-cream thickness.  Once you have some of this chocolaty goodness in your fridge, it takes only a minute to microwave it to the perfect warmth and consistency.  Yummmmm!...

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Grown-Up Mac & Cheese

Grown-Up Mac & Cheese Old fashioned comfort food, but fancied up a bit for adults. Don’t worry, kids like it too! Serves 4 (as a meal) or 6 (as a side) Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked macaroni, cooked 2 – 3...