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FOUR APPLE CAKE

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Don’t you just love a cake you can whip up at a moments notice.  A cake that comes out of the oven and is ready to serve almost immediately.   One that is  a doodle to make.  And a cake that … Continue reading

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OLD FASHIONED MEYER LEMON NUT BREAD

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When you harvest fresh fruit from a Meyer lemon tree in the dark of winter you hold summer in your hand.   The fragrance of the blossoms.  The glossy leaves shining in the gray light.  Your fingers caressing the finely … Continue reading

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ULTIMATE BLUE RIBBON BANANA BREAD

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I made my first banana bread just after the second world war.  Bananas disappeared from the produce shelves during the war.   Rationing, torpedoed cargo ships and ships used for troop transport meant that many food items were simply not … Continue reading

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THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS COOKIE … CLASSIC SHORTBREAD FINGERS

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The ultimate shortbread is worth its weight in gold.   It must have just the right amount of butter.  Butter creating a rich flavour and  crumbling texture.  Then there should be a whisper of vanilla.  Not too much sugar.  The perfect … Continue reading

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THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS DESSERT … LEMON BARS

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  Lemons glorious  lemons.  Grate the rind, squeeze the juice, whip together sugar and eggs and you create pure alchemy.  This golden dessert is a creation that is heavenly beyond words.  It has the most decadent puckery lemon flavour.  The … Continue reading

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OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

There are some who say the ultimate sweet treat is cookies and milk.  Make the cookie crispy rich with the perfect amount of old fashioned oatmeal,  bittersweet and milk chocolate chips and you have the oatmeal chocolate chip cookie that … Continue reading

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CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE … quick, easy and so delicious

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I have been making this coffee cake  for over fifty years.   I found the recipe in a Robin Hood Flour recipe book tucked into a bag of their flour.  Everything I baked from that little booklet was delicious.   The book … Continue reading

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WICKEDLY WONDERFUL WHITE BREAD

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  We’ve been so busy baking or buying artisan breads, healthy breads, 48 grain breads and so on,  we have forgotten wonderful white bread.  Not the pallid, gummy tasteless white bread sold in plastic bags.   But white bread, as it … Continue reading

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GOOD MORNING CHUNKY BANANA CRANBERRY BRAN MUFFINS

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Years ago I found the perfect muffin recipe printed in our local newspaper.  Several moves and the recipe disappeared.  I tried other recipes but it wasn’t the perfect muffin recipe I knew and loved. Then I discovered my favorite cookbook … Continue reading

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Banana Cocoa Coffee Cake

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    This excellent and easy cake is incredible  moist and very rich tasting.   Serve this for Sunday Easter brunch and the adults will forget to nibble the ears off the chocolate rabbits.  To be even more indulgent top the … Continue reading

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