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29 Nov

Cranberry Squares

I have made this recipe annually since the early 1970s. Ingredients for Base: 1½ cups all-purpose flour ½ cup packed brown sugar ½ cup butter  A pinch salt Method for Base: Mix the above ingredients until crumbly Press into an 8” by 8” pan; try using a folding-sided silicone pan  Bake at 350°F for 10 minute...  Continue Reading


06 Nov

Oatmeal Jam Bars

  Ingredients: ½ cup of butter, melted ½ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup light brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour ¾ cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick or instant) Pinch of salt 1 cup raspberry preserves or jam of choice Preheat oven to 350ºF.  Line an 8” square pan with parchmen...  Continue Reading


06 Nov

Christmas Cherry Refrigerator Cookies

  Dry Ingredients: 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt Moist Ingredients: ½ cup softened butter ½ cup shortening 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla Additional Ingredients: 1 cup chopped candied cherries or other fruit ½ cup chopped nuts Me...  Continue Reading