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  • Oatmeal raisin cookies

    Just because I don’t understand why ANYONE would want to spoil a cookie by putting RAISINS in it, doesn’t mean I won’t make classic oatmeal raisin cookies for those weirdos I call my friends who do like this cookie. Here’s my go to recipe that they seem to love. *shudders* Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 1 cup […]

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  • Shortbread fudge squares

    Buttery shortbread and rich chocolate – what more could you ask for? Shortbread fudge squares Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Shortbread crust 2 cups flour 1 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt Combine in a food processor and pulse until crumbly. Press 3/4 of crust into a parchment paper lined 8×8 square […]

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  • Summer-time corn chowder

    Corn chowder is a summer favourite of mine. I make it with leftover corn sliced straight off the cob, but you can use canned or frozen corn too. This recipe happens to be vegan, but you can use regular milk if you don’t have dairy issues. Summer-time corn chowder 2 tbsp olive oil 1 medium […]

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  • Chocolate nut strudel

    This is a super decadent chocolate strudel that’s so easy to make, but looks very gourmet. I let the kids do all the butter brudhing, chocolate chip sprinkling and corn syrup drizzling, and they love helping. Chocolate nut strudel ¾ cup butter, melted 1 cup chopped pecans ¾ cup dark chocolate chips ¾ cup milk chocolate […]

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  • Apple pie bars

    Breakfast or dessert? Whether you finish a meal or start the day with them, these apple pie bars are delicious. Apple pie bars 1 cup butter 2 cups sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups flour 1 can (21 ounces each) apple pie filling Preheat oven to 350. In a […]

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  • Tacos in a bag

    When we go camping, we keep our meals pretty straightforward. Meat, salad, and a lot of chips are consumed over the days in the woods. And sometimes, for one meal, we combine all three. Tacos in a bag! It’s an easy meal – so easy it’s not justifiably a “recipe.” You need: Ground beef Taco […]

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  • Hot pepper jelly

    Hot pepper jelly is one of my favourite things to jar. I love the pretty colour, and the combination of sweet and hot is delicious on crackers with a soft cheese. 12 ounces hot chili peppers (I used red peppers, you can use jalapeno or whatever you have available) 2 cups cider vinegar, divided 6 cups sugar 2 […]

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  • Bucket Lists

    Do you have a bucket list? I wrote my first bucket list at 9, and have been updating it annually ever since. While a few things have dropped off the list as I aged (like acting in a television commercial and writing a hit pop song), a few have been crossed off because I’ve accomplished […]

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  • German spaetzle

    I’ve blogged before about how my husband loves traditional German dishes his Oma used to make, like Purple cabbage. For Easter he asked for spaetzle, and since it had been forever since I’d made it, I agreed. I generally make the dough and cook it in boiling water the night before, and sauté it in […]

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  • Fresh salsa

    Peel and chop cucumbers, add to chopped tomatoes, white onions, cilantro and diced jalapeno. Combine with lime juice and salt and let marinate a few hours. Adjust cilantro, jalapeno and salt to your taste. Fresh salsa – it couldn’t be easier.