The Summer Issue has Arrived

Every time a copy of Prairies North, the magazine of Saskatchewan, arrives in my mailbox, it feels like an invitation to curl up with a cup of tea in my favourite armchair and read a couple of articles. I pace my reading over several solitary tea times, savouring the highlights of Saskatchewan. 

The summer 2018 issue has recently arrived, and it is inspiring. After reading Ray Penner’s story, I watched Sam the Sham belt out Woolly Bully on YouTube. I continue to look at small-town skylines with new interest as I search for those roadside attractions that Ruth Bitner challenges us to remember. Who could look at a Saskatchewan storm without wondering if Ryan Wunsch is somewhere in the middle of it? In each issue, Rob Soulodre, Editor in Chief, writes about the random acts of kindness happening around our province. I have only mentioned a few of the great articles found in this magazine. There is so much more to discover.    

I hope, by now, some Saskatchewan homes smell of delicious cookies, in response to my most recent article titled Cookie Creativity. Summer is the perfect time of year to search your recipe books and old files for cookie recipes from your childhood. Share your memories with friends and family members. If you fondly remember a cookie from your childhood, ask your grandma or mom to make some for you, or better yet, with you. Make sure you ask for the recipe. 

To find some of my favourite cookie recipes, go to Get a Bigger Wagon and click on the RECIPE tab. A menu will drop down. Click on the cookie category. If you try any of the recipes, and I hope you do, please leave me a comment.  This spring, in celebration of five years of writing From the Cookie Jar, I gave one-year subscriptions for Prairies North Magazine to ten lucky readers. Thank you for reading From the Cookie Jar and for commenting from time to time. 

In Cookie Creativity, my article in the summer issue of Prairies North magazine, I refer to:

Crispy Caramel Oatmeal Cookies


Gertrude’s Molasses Crinkles

Pumpkin Raisin Cookies

Click on a cookie name to go directly to the recipe. 

Here’s to a cookie-filled summer. I love these to-go packages because they fit into a handbag, a picnic basket, or the glove box of your car. 







Comments (6)

  • Sakina Madini July 15, 2018 at 01:24 am

    I like always your recipes and I believe the crispy caramel oatmeal cokies are very delicious and very good for summer.

  • GAYLE Senger June 19, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Nice to read your latest blog. Will definitely make the oatmeal ones. Take care say hi to Gord from us too. Sincerely gayle

  • Marion Murawsky June 15, 2018 at 07:17 pm

    I am very impressed by the magazine and all the articles in it!!!! Thanks so much Maureen. Also the cookie recipes are amazing

  • Helen Davis June 14, 2018 at 06:38 pm

    The crispy caramel oatmeal cookies make great ice cream my life at least two cookies is one serving anyway...may as well throw some ice cream in there to kick them up a notch! Thanks, Maureen! Great recipes.

  • Verla Schmirler June 14, 2018 at 04:11 pm

    I am eager to try the Pumpkin Raisin cookie recipe, using the Only Oats gluten-free oat flour. Perhaps it will become my new favourite. When I think of past favourites, I remember the treasured loved ones for whom I baked, and the precious memories that resulted.

  • Wilma Poole June 14, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Love the recipes!!

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