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27 Aug

Rustic Buttermilk Bread

This recipe is much like an Irish soda bread but does not contain lard or shortening. One old recipe from the 1960s calls for honey, and many suggest molasses, but I love this version,  which includes Roger's Golden Syrup. Often these loaves were baked in a Dutch Oven, on top of a stove, in kitchens where there was no oven av...  Continue Reading


30 Jul

Maureen's Anything-Goes Muffins

I have baked these muffins, frequently, since 1964. Every batch tastes different because half a cup of almost anything can be added to the batter. I have added raisins, cherries, dates, nuts, coconut, apricots, and homemade mincemeat - not all at once, of course.   Preheat oven to 400°F Dry Ingredients: 1½ cups of flour...  Continue Reading


29 Nov

Mincemeat Bran Muffins

Mincemeat Bran Muffins The homemade mincemeat recipe featured in Prairies North Magazine (Winter Issue 2019) will take these muffins up a notch. Our grandkids enthusiastically devour them.  Preheat oven to 375°F Wet Ingredients:  In a bowl, beat the following ingredients.  2 eggs ¾ cup of oil 1 cup of sugar Ad...  Continue Reading


29 Sep

Gingered Fig Muffins

I found this delicious recipe tucked inside a book that I purchased from a second-hand bookstore. This recipe is one of the most valuable treasures I have discovered. I have other treasures that were hiding in old books, including pressed leaves, postcards, addresses, funeral announcements, and antique bookmarks. When I find ...  Continue Reading


21 Sep

Love Your Zucchini

One zucchini can provide an entire day of fun for you and a friend. Harvest is a time for trying new recipes and sharing old ones. Recently, my daughter and I chose to spend a day adapting already well-loved zucchini recipes. She prefers oat flour in all her baking. I often use spelt flour mixed with wheat flour. One awesome zuc...  Continue Reading


20 Jan

Versatile Oatmeal-Cinnamon Pancakes

  Make this recipe gluten free by using gluten free oat products.   Dry Ingredients: 2 cups oat flour (or all-purpose flour) ¼ cup of brown sugar 1 tablespoon of baking powder 1 teaspoon of salt ½ teaspoon of cinnamon 2 cups of quick oats (not instant) Wet Ingredients: 2 cups of milk 2 large eggs ¼ cup of vege...  Continue Reading


18 Mar

Tea Party Toast Cups

Preheat oven to 350°F Crispy tiny toast cups are delicious with almost any filling and can be made from your choice of bread (even gluten free). Children and adults will enjoy creating new taste combinations.      To Make Toast Cups: Select sandwich style loaves of bread. Each slice of bread will provide you with four t...  Continue Reading


30 Sep

Cranberry Cornbread Warms the Heart

Cranberry Cornbread In my recipe collection, there are several variations on cornbread. Cornbread can include jalapeño peppers, spices, or various fruits. It can be baked as a cake, a loaf, or muffins. As a child, I enjoyed eating cornbread drenched in maple syrup at breakfast or topped with generous chunks of cheddar cheese ...  Continue Reading