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03 Apr

Pecan Bites

Pecan Bite The original recipe for these gluten free, easy, delicious treats was from Company's Coming. The Boy, from the Get a Bigger Wagon stories, says, "They are so delicious they must be illegal."  Preheat the oven to 300°F 1 egg white 1 cup of brown sugar, packed 1 teaspoon of vanilla 2 cups of pecan halves, whole...  Continue Reading


16 Mar

Madame Benoit's Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

I refer to these delicious, nutritious cookies as breakfast cookies. They don't crumble when eaten, so they make perfect treats to enjoy in the car. They keep, for a few days, in a tin, and they freeze well. This Carrot Oatmeal Cookie recipe was the first one I tested from Madame Benoit Cooks at Home back in 1982. Madame Be...  Continue Reading


15 Oct

Yo-Yo Cookies Reshaped for the Season

  As Halloween approaches, I am thinking about ways to embellish great family recipes for this spooky time of year! Many specifically themed baking ideas require too much sticky store-bought icing or food colouring, in hopes of creating that seasonal thrill. The results aren’t always as tasty as they are cute. Today, I am s...  Continue Reading


09 Jun

Spritz Cookies Have a Long History

My grandchildren are growing up and can barely remember the day we made spritz cookies for a television pilot. That day, a seven-member crew moved into my kitchen, gear and all, and in the end, helped us eat the delicious cookies we created. Since then, I won a blue ribbon for this 1940s recipe at a website I enjoy called Just...  Continue Reading


09 Dec

Easy Jam-filled Cookies

I am always happy and content while mixing, cooking, and baking in my kitchen. Preparing food is creative, therapeutic, healing, and it makes my house smell like a home. Cooking is familiar, and I cling to it in times of chaos. Old recipes put me in touch with my ancestors and connect me with the smiling faces of my grandchildre...  Continue Reading


13 Jun

Crispy Caramel Oatmeal Cookies

To try one of these cookies is to have another. There are only seven ingredients in the recipe, and your family will rave about them from the first bite. They taste a bit like caramel popcorn and are just as easy to make.   If there are delicious oatmeal crisps in the oven, the boy, from the  Get a Bigger Wagon stories, i...  Continue Reading