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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These cookies are soft, chewy, and packed with raisins. The dough is quite sticky and takes a bit of work at the end to get the oats and raisins properly combined, but the results are well worth it! These freeze well so you can add them to your bulk cook and freeze...

Butterscotch Confetti Squares

Butterscotch Confetti Squares

This is one of our Grandmas cookie square recipes and is a family favourite. It is a very easy no-bake recipe and comes together in about 10 minutes. They do freeze very well, but ours never make it to the freezer - if you make a double batch you might be able to keep...

Easy to Make Granola

Easy to Make Granola

The beauty of making your own granola is that you get to choose exactly what you want to include for both the nuts and dried fruits, and this recipe only uses a small amount of honey as its sweetener. Use the measurements in the recipe, but have some fun and play with...

The Best Brownies

The Best Brownies

For all my brownie lovers, this is for you! What you will find in this recipe, as with all of my recipes, is a delicious result that's quick to make and uses common easy-to-find ingredients. I also wanted to create a brownie recipe that uses a bit less sugar than...

Easy Crepe Recipe

Easy Crepe Recipe

Crepes are one of my favorite weekend breakfasts. I think it's because I can load it with fruit with less of the "batter" than a traditional pancake and the texture of a good crepe is just perfect. One of the secrets of a good crepe batter is to let the batter rest....

Traditional English Scones

Traditional English Scones

These are quick and easy to make - perfect for an afternoon tea - or anytime to be honest! Not too sweet and great to have with a bit of butter and jam or even some clotted cream for total indulgence. Once you get the hang of the basic flour and butter mix, you can...

Carrot Nut Muffins

Carrot Nut Muffins

Add this one to your go-to muffin recipes. These muffins are loaded with carrots and nuts but still have a light moist texture which for me is a key must-have in a muffin. Make a batch for a delicious breakfast on the go or afternoon snack. This recipe is for 6...

Scottish Shortbread

Scottish Shortbread

Using just 4 ingredients, this shortbread cookie is a wonderful buttery treat with just a touch of sweetness. You can make this by hand, so no special equipment is needed, but you can choose to use a food processor or stand mixer. I do recommend that you don't skip...

Easy Breakfast Bar

Easy Breakfast Bar

This breakfast bar checks all the boxes for me - easy to make that is packed with nuts, seeds, fruit, and grains. It has to be delicious and not taste as my husband would say - like chipboard. I love to toast my oats and nuts for a deeper flavour, but you can skip...

Breakfast Egg Muffins with Pepper and Green Onion

Breakfast Egg Muffins with Pepper and Green Onion

This recipe makes a breakfast egg muffin that is bursting with flavour coming in under 90 calories. A couple of time savers for you: If you have or can buy an inexpensive mini whisk, you can mix the egg right in the muffin pan with no need for an extra bowl I like to...

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These cookies are soft, chewy, and packed with raisins. The dough is quite sticky and takes a bit of work at the end to get the oats and raisins properly combined, but the results are well worth it! These freeze well so you can add them to your bulk cook and freeze...

How to Make an Apple Crisp Filling

This recipe makes enough apple filling for a 9-inch apple crisp. I like to start the cook my apples before the crisp is assembled and goes into the oven.  It's only cooked until the apples release their juices but it makes sure you get a perfect cook on your apples...

How to Make a Fruit Crisp Topping

A fruit crisp topping is a quick and easy dessert to make. You can use it for an apple crisp, or any of your favourite fruit-based fillings such as blueberry, peach, rhubarb, or any combination of berries in season. A crisp is a little bit like a crumble but uses oats...

The Rubbing in Method

The rubbing in method is a process used primarily in pastry making but it can also be used in other baking recipes such as a fruit crisp topping or scones for example. You will see "rub the fat/butter into the flour" in a recipe in the instructions and once you get...

How to Peel and Core an Apple

If you are making a pie, crisp, sauce or pretty much any baking recipe that calls for apples you will need to peel and core them. This method is my favourite - it's quick to peel and super easy to core. There are lots of step-by-step photos, but if you need extra...

Apple Crisp

My recipe for Apple Crisp is so easy to make and delivers that warm cinnamon apple filling with an amazing crisp topping made with just 4 pantry staple ingredients - oats, brown sugar, butter, and flour. I like to start the cook my apples before assembly - just until...

Butterscotch Confetti Squares

This is one of our Grandmas cookie square recipes and is a family favourite. It is a very easy no-bake recipe and comes together in about 10 minutes. They do freeze very well, but ours never make it to the freezer - if you make a double batch you might be able to keep...

Fresh Lobster Ravioli with a Creamy Tomato Sauce

This Lobster Ravioli is divine! It may seem a little complicated, but it is so worth the effort, and with a little planning it can actually be quite easy. Here are some planning suggestions for you: 1. Make the tomato sauce the day before 2. Use wonton wrappers in...

Baked Sweet Potato and Apple

This recipe is great for the holidays with all the flavours of fall packed into a simply stunning side dish. It looks beautiful and tastes incredible. If you are planning to use this for a family gathering, it holds up very well to being made the day before. This...

Potted Herbs for your Kitchen

By: Meriel Bradley This is a great project if you love cooking with fresh herbs through those cold winter months. You can plan to plant herbs in the garden during the summer to bring in during the cold months, or if you don't have any in the garden, look in your local...

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