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20 Feb

Baked Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

Preheat oven to 400° F.   Meatballs made of ground turkey can sometimes seem a bit dry. The addition of vegetables and cheese results in moist, delicious meatballs. I often make a meal for myself by heating three meatballs in the microwave for a minute and then adding them to a pita pocket, leftover pasta, or even a salad....  Continue Reading


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


03 May

Cherry and Brandy Glazed Picnic Shoulder

Cherry Glazed Picnic Shoulder Q: When is a ham, not a ham?  A: When it is a cured picnic shoulder.  This recipe appeared in Prairies North Magazine in the Spring issue of 2018. It was my first Eats and Treats column and I receive requests for it often.  Step One: Go shopping for a cured picnic shoulder. You can search ...  Continue Reading


04 Mar

Carrot Raisin Square

This Carrot Raisin Square was featured in Maureen's Kitchen in the Spring 2023 issue of Saskatoon HOME magazine. The article is titled "Green Can Be a Theme." Of course, the glaze on the square is tinted green for a St. Patrick's Day feeling. I make this cake with gluten-free flour because the recipe contains enough leave...  Continue Reading


28 Jul

Mom's Vintage Rhubarb Pie Filling

Preheat the oven to 450°F   This small recipe works best using a basic 8-inch pie plate. My mother usually baked this pie in a shallow enamelled 9-inch pie plate that she received as a wedding gift in 1947. I cherish that pan and used it recently. I enjoyed the memories that flooded over me that day.  Ingredients: Pastry...  Continue Reading


31 May

Pastry-Topped, Deep-Dish Apple Rhubarb Bake

  Preheat the oven to 400°F   Prepare pastry to cover a 9” by 13” cake pan. Use homemade or purchase puff pastry from a grocery store. Roll pastry into a 10” by 14” rectangle. Refrigerate the prepared pastry topper on a baking sheet or tray until the fruit mixture is ready.   Filling Ingredients: 9 cups apples...  Continue Reading


30 May

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

    Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts Coarse salt Freshly ground black pepper ⅓ cup flour 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon of Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce 1 cup panko breadcrumbs ¼ cup finely grated fresh parmesan 1 cup marinara sauce  Thinly sliced mozzarella cheese Cut each breast in half horizontal...  Continue Reading


01 Mar

Delicious Icing That Outlines and Fills

  I have followed Sally of Sally's Baking Addiction for years. She has built an empire. This icing recipe originated from Sally, and I have attached the link to her instructions at the end of this blog. While preparing my article for the spring 2022 issue of Saskatoon Home Magazine, I tried several icing recipes. This one ...  Continue Reading

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