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Pecan Puffs

Tasty shortbread puffs with pecans, rolled in sugar.

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Grandma's Shortbread Cookies

My Grandma's secret recipe for shortbread, a Christmas must-have

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Hershey Kiss Cookies

Chocolate and peanut butter - always a favorite, and this recipe is no exception. Peanut butter cookies with a Hershey's Chocolate Kiss on top.

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Cherry Flips

Tasty cookies with a hidden maraschino cherry inside.

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Thimble Cookies

These are called thimble cookies because the indents in the cookies were traditionally made with a thimble. If you don't have a thimble, you can use the end of a ...

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New Pantry Organization

I have a closet in the kitchen that acts as a pantry. It has nice deep shelves – only problem is they are like a black hole – stuff gets shoved to the back, never to be seen again. I saw a picture in the October issue of Canadian Living magazine. It was an article Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Auntie B!

My “Auntie Bessie” (as I have called her all my life, and so I am not about to stop now) turned 80 recently, and John and I attended a birthday party held in her honor by my cousins. The did a wonderful job with a luncheon of sandwiches, turkey, roasted vegetables, salads, and of course Continue reading

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Wedding Desserts

We had our wedding dinner catered by Valleyfarm Market, and they did a terrific job. They set their barbecue up outside the hall and did barbecued boneless chicken breasts. Also on the menu were baked potatoes, coleslaw, Greek pasta salad, and rolls. But because I am a baker, I wanted to make my own desserts. Continue reading

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Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

I got married this year – June 7, 2014 (better late than never!). John and I had a small wedding, just family and close friends, on the beach at home in Wasaga Beach. A lot of people came to town the night before, so we had maybe about 18 people over to our place on Continue reading

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