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Severed Finger Cookies in time for Halloween

Severed Finger Cookies in time for Halloween

When your kids start telling you they are too old to go out trick or treating, you can still create a spooky atmosphere and special treat for the family with severed finger cookies. Print Severed Finger Cookies Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup confectioners sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon pure vanilla…

Everything You Need To Know About Pomelo

Everything You Need To Know About Pomelo

This giant citrus fruit is native to Southeast Asia, and is thought to have originated in Malaysia, where is continues to grow abundantly. Pomelos are less popular in other parts of the world, primarily because it takes 8 years for the seeds to flower and bear fruit, but they can usually be found in Latin…

Orange Feta Fudge Brownies

Orange Feta Fudge Brownies

If you love the taste of chocolate and orange together, then you will love these Orange & Feta Fudgy Brownies!! Add more orange liqueur and orange zest to this for extra flavor. The feta cheese makes for a delicious, savory, fudgy brownie.   Print Orange Feta Fudge Brownies Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 40…

Blueberries – Produce Made Simple

Blueberries – Produce Made Simple

Everything you want to know about blueberries. How to pick and store blueberries. How to prepare blueberries and top tips using blueberries. Learn more at Produce Made Simple

So you think you know bananas?

So you think you know bananas?

Everything You Need To Know About Bananas! Photo from australiantropicalfoods.com Banana Varieties The most common banana variety sold is the Cavendish banana, which are the ones everyone knows the most! Cavendish bananas are yellow, with a slight bend to the fruit, varying from 6-8 inches in length. They are mellow, sweet, and creamy. Continue for…

Espresso Shortbread Cookies

Espresso Shortbread Cookies

Espresso shortbread cookies are so much better than plain shortbread. Enjoy with a cup of tea, a mug of coffee or a glass of milk. Print Espresso Shortbread Cookies Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. salt 8 oz. unsalted butter 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. sugar 2 tsp. finely ground espresso 2 tsp. vanilla…

No-Bake Apricot Balls

No-Bake Apricot Balls

So quick.  So easy.  So delicious. Healthy too!  No-bake apricot balls. A friend called saying ‘put the kettle on, I’m coming for tea and will be there in five minutes’. These apricot balls were ready before the water boiled and she begged for the recipe.  It is just too simple!   Print No-Bake Apricot Balls…

Chocolate Cherry Merlot Brownies

Chocolate Cherry Merlot Brownies

Love chocolate? Love wine? Dessert fanatic?  These chocolate cherry merlot brownies are meant for you. Top with whipped or ice cream to put it further over the top.   Print Chocolate Cherry Merlot Brownies Ingredients 1 1/4 cups (6-oz. pkg.) dried sweet cherries, chopped 1/2 cup Merlot wine 8 oz. NESTLÉ CHOCOLATIER™ 53% Cacao Dark…

To-Die-For Blueberry Muffins

To-Die-For Blueberry Muffins

I had no plans of cooking with blueberries this week but they were on sale.  Sale — that four letter word. Love the streusel topping too. Print To-Die-For Blueberry Muffins Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 egg 1/3 cup…

Save the bananas with a nutty quickbread

Save the bananas with a nutty quickbread

Oops!  Forgot about the bunch of bananas I bought a week ago. A simple banana bread to the rescue.     Print Banana Nut Bread Ingredients 3 ripe bananas 2 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons butter, melted 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 cups flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda…

Cinn-a-bon Cheesecake reminds me of the Mall

Cinn-a-bon Cheesecake reminds me of the Mall

Sometimes I consider wearing Tahitian vanilla as a perfume.  Cinnamon is my second favourite fragrance.  This makes Cinn-a-bon Cheesecake seem like heaven. Decadent, rich and creamy.  You are going to love this special dessert.   Print Cinn-a-bon Cheesecake Ingredients Crust: 1-1/2 cups finely crushed cinnamon-raisin cookies or other spice cookies (I used ‘Coffee Breaks’) 1/4…

No-Bake Oreo Truffle Cookies

No-Bake Oreo Truffle Cookies

What’s better than quick, easy, No-Bake Oreo Truffles.  It’s the Christmas cookie good any time of year but doesn’t last a day around here. Print Oreo Truffles Ingredients one bag of Oreo cookies 8 oz. cream cheese couverture chocolate (I used Wilton wafers) Instructions In a food processor, using the metal blade, combine the cookies…

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