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Scotch Shortbread

Today is shortbread day at my house.  I'm only making 2 kinds, so it's not chaos in my house, but it sure smells good!  Of course I'm making Nanny's shortbread.  It's Dad's very favourite, and my Christmas baking wouldn't be complete... Continue Reading →

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Cookies from the Girl Guide Cook Book

  Along with making my Christmas cakes and taking Mom to a craft fair to shop and to see how much Dad was selling, I baked some cookies for Mom to take to an event she's attending this week.   Since... Continue Reading →

A Few Christmas Recipes

I'm planning to make my Christmas cakes this weekend, so I've been looking at old cookbooks, trying to select a recipe to use.  I've not found one yet, but I did get lured into the pages of an old hand... Continue Reading →

A Thrilling Surprise for Hallowe’en

Hallowe'en is fast approaching, and of course you're all wondering what exciting things to make for the big night.  I am here to help you with that!  I've found a rather perplexing recipe for small cakes (or cookies??) that look... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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