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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 Nov

Mincemeat Oat Squares

I adapted this Mincemeat Oat Square recipe from one initially shared by Monique Benoit, daughter of Madame Benoit. See Canada's First T.V. Celebrity Chef to read about my connection to Madame.  Preheat the oven to 400°F Ingredients: ¾ cup of butter 1 cup of dark brown sugar (or less) 1½ cups of all-purpose flour ½ ...  Continue Reading

28 Nov

Vintage Hot Water Pastry

Vintage Hot Water Pastry My mother made this pastry recipe from farm-fresh pork lard, likely rendered by her mom. Later, she purchased a similar product from the butcher shop. I have occasionally used brand name lard from grocery stores, but it doesn’t taste quite the same. You will find extra ingredients in boxed lard desi...  Continue Reading

14 Nov

Crunchy Cauliflower Salad

(A delicious combination of flavours to accompany pork or chicken)  Ingredients: ½ cup sliced celery ½ cup apple, chopped 1 full cup cauliflower slices Mix with enough mayonnaise to coat vegetables. You can experiment with adding other ingredients to the mayonnaise, such as low-fat sour cream or yogurt. Note: To make a...  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

11 Aug

Spinach Pie

Most recipes in my file are jam-packed with memories. This simple, delicious side dish came to me from Carol Ann Hanson. She left this life way too soon, and I miss her terribly, but she is alive in my heart every time I make one of her recipes.  CA, as we called her, was my daughters’ dance teacher for the years we lived in...  Continue Reading

04 Mar

Texture, Colour, and Flavour on Your Plate

In my column “Eats and Treats,” found in the spring 2019 issue of Prairies North, the magazine of Saskatchewan, I share the recipe for a delicious, stuffed pork loin roast and refer readers to my website for the other recipes featured in the menu.  Although my son-in-law believes that meat is the only part of any meal tha...  Continue Reading

03 Mar

Six Minute Lemon Pie Filling

Altitude affects the consistency of this recipe. I live on the prairies and add more cornstarch to less water when making this at home. When visiting the mountains, I make it with no changes. This filling can be served in stemware as a refreshing change of taste after a heavy meal. Add a dollop of whipped cream and a shortbre...  Continue Reading

20 Feb

Baked Beets and Onions

Baked Beets and Onions I have converted many beet-haters into beet-lovers by serving this dish. One of my readers tried this recipe using assorted beet varieties and told me it was delicious. She grows golden beets, and her family enjoys them each fall until they are gone. She says It would be nice to have too many so that she ...  Continue Reading

20 Jan

Colourful Carrot Raisin Salad

Most people have tasted this salad, even if it was long ago. Serving Carrot Raisin Salad always results in the sharing of food memories. It makes a colourful addition to a plate of food.  ½ cup raisins 1½ cups raw carrot, grated ¼ cup of mayonnaise 1 tablespoon of lemon juice 1 teaspoon of sugar ¼ teaspoon of salt M...  Continue Reading

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