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Lemon Snaps

I made Lemon Snaps to take to work.  They sounded amazing... tart, refreshing, and unusual.  The reality was a little  disappointing, but they were pretty good.  The dough did actually live up to my expectations, and I kept nibbling bits... Continue Reading →

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Cookie Party!

Well, I'm finally getting around to blogging about the grand opening of the Lantzville Historical Society's new space.  As I mentioned in a previous post, I was asked to make a few different kinds of cookies from old recipes to serve... Continue Reading →

Bachelor Buttons

Mrs. John Scott contributed the recipe for Bachelor Buttons to The New Galt Cookbook.  There is a whole chapter for cookies, and I have to admit that I picked this one mainly because it was the first one that I... Continue Reading →

Kitchen Fun

Kitchen Fun is a darling little 1932 cook book for children that proclaims it teaches children how to cook successfully.  It was written by Louise Price Bell, and while just 28 pages long, it contains 2 dozen good basic recipes... Continue Reading →

It’s Fun to Cook Brownies!

It's a cold, snowy afternoon, and it's been a long cold winter.  Usually our winters here on the east coast of Vancouver Island are very mild, though rainy, and I am happy with that.  This year we've had more than... Continue Reading →

Nanny’s Famous Shortbread

Nanny, my paternal grandmother, was quite famous for her shortbread.  Any time butter - real butter, of course - went on sale, she'd buy up as much as she could carry.  Because, you know, butter freezes so well. But then,... Continue Reading →

Great Grandma’s Jam Buns

These cookies are not out of any cookbook I own, other than one Mom put together for us of family recipes years ago.  My copy is stained and well used, and with good reason.  All our old family favourites are... Continue Reading →

Cookie Press Cookies

I don't know why, but I really like cookie presses.  I mean, I REALLY like them.  My mom had a plastic, up to date, easy to use one when we were kids.  The kind that replaced the old aluminum Mirro... Continue Reading →

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