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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MARVELOUS MOLASSES CRINKLES

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    When you bake these old-fashioned cookies you fill your kitchen with the heady aroma of ginger, cinnamon and cloves.   The flavours are wonderfully addictive and it is difficult to stop at just one cookie.  These are inexpensive … Continue reading

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HOW TO COOK PERFECT CREME BRUELEE

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  It is pure alchemy.  How could such simple ingredients  – eggs, milk, cream, sugar – bring grown men to their knees.  This recipe for crème brûlée  was always on the menu at our restaurant, Roxy’s Bistro.    We made … Continue reading

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HUMMINGBIRD CAKE

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This is a dream of a cake to make.  Just two bowls, one for the wet ingredients and one for the dry.  If you don’t have a standing mixture you can make the out-of-this world cream cheese icing in your … Continue reading

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ROAST DUCK WITH A PERFECT ORANGE SAUCE

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  Roast duck is a delicious alternative to the Christmas turkey.    Roast duck is perfect for the small Christmas dinner party.   Serve it with this sophisticated  orange sauce that will have you swooning with delight.  The bonus is the lovely … 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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POPCORN BRITTLE

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  This is a brilliant take on an old fashioned favorite – peanut brittle.    When I was small my Dad would make peanut brittle as a winter treat.   Because of the intense heat the wood stove had to generate … 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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DOUBLE GLAZED LEMON LOAF

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This is another one of those wonderful cakes that require nothing but two bowls and a whisk, plus your ingredients.  The lemon loaf is double glazed, first with lemon syrup and then with lemon icing. It has a very fine … Continue reading

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CLASSIC APPLE PIE

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Here is the apple pie of your dreams.  Tender flaky pastry, a filling of various types of apples liberally flavoured with cinnamon and nutmeg.  Serve it warm from the oven with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.  It’s an … Continue reading

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