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21 Nov

Delicious Date Bites

I recommend having a box of Medjool dates in your pantry or refrigerator. They make a satisfying dessert with a cup of tea. They are sweet, chewy, and jam-packed with vitamins and minerals. Take time to read the package because they have an expiry date. The average Medjool date has 66 calories and more food value than you will f...  Continue Reading

24 Oct

Mind Blowing Caramel Coconut Icing

Every fall I receive beets from my friend Aline, and I make several Beet and Carrot Cakes to place in my freezer. In response to my past blog about Beet and Carrot Cake, I received many comments and emails. Aline told me her recipe for Beet and Carrot Cake was identical to mine, but her icing was entirely different. She shared...  Continue Reading

12 Oct

Patterns for Simple Gingerbread Houses

My Eats and Treats column for the winter 2018 issue of Prairies North Magazine is titled Starter Home - Gingerbread Style. To accompany that article, I am sharing a few ideas about making gingerbread house patterns.  Designing a bungalow pattern is easy. Start with a pad of graph paper. If this is your first attempt, count ...  Continue Reading

12 Sep

Vintage Half Hour Pudding

My husband, the boy from the Get a Bigger Wagon stories, truly loves this pudding. He keeps the leftovers in the fridge and happily warms further servings in the microwave. He assures me that this pudding keeps well for three days.  I found the original recipe, written in fountain pen, in my mother’s personal cookbook, whi...  Continue Reading

11 Jul

Caramel Puffed Rice Cake

The Boy, of "Get a Bigger Wagon" fame, loves this treat! Measure six or seven cups of puffed rice (not Rice Krispies) into a large mixing bowl. Mix the following ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil over medium heat, and boil for two minutes. ½ cup corn syrup ½ cup butter 1-cup brown sugar 1-teaspoon vanilla Pour ...  Continue Reading

08 Jul

Gertrude's Marinated Onion Slices

Our friend Gertrude made three batches of these onions in one week because my eldest daughter ate them, enthusiastically, on everything. My daughter was ten years old, at the time, and we were visiting Gertrude at the lake. This recipe is simple and the onions are delicious!!   Prepare Onions: Slice one large, sweet onion, ...  Continue Reading

24 Jun

I Like Popcorn for Breakfast

  Recent research indicates that plain popcorn provides the goodness of whole grains, including fiber and antioxidants. One cup of plain popcorn provides 30 calories. If you Google the vitamin and mineral content, you will be impressed. To benefit from popcorn, just pop your corn, with no added ingredients. Then, use your ima...  Continue Reading

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