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Blackberry Pie on a Budget

The Budget Cook Book, written by Ida Bailey Allen, International Authority on Cooking and Nutrition, answers the question posed to the publisher by thousands of home-makers - "How can I prepare delicious, nutritious meals at low cost?  While some of these... Continue Reading →

Yorkshire Cheese Pie

When I first saw the recipe for Yorkshire Cheese Pie in the Vancouver Sun's 10th Annual Cook Book, I immediately marked it with a sticky note to come back to later.  It's nearly identical to curd cake, which was a... Continue Reading →

Cascade Berry Pie

I was recently down visiting my parents and Dad and I went out to pick the cascade berries.  Cascades are a cross between raspberries and blackberries, and quite tasty, so I brought some home to make a pie as the... Continue Reading →

Battle of the Shortcakes Follow Up

Back on July first, Canada Day, I had made 2 different shortcakes to compare the 2 major shortcake styles.  The cake sort of strawberry shortcake is what I'm familiar with, having grown up eating that kind, but I'd also heard... Continue Reading →

Happy Canada Day!!

It's Canada Day, and today marks Canada's 150th year as a country.  As usual, my family is celebrating with a barbecue in my parents' back yard.  We'll have the usual yummy fare, steaks and lamb chops on the barbecue, corn... Continue Reading →

Happy Father’s Day

Well, it's Father's Day, and all I've done is phone my Dad, and make some strawberry jam from some of the strawberries I bought when he and I went to some farmer's markets yesterday.  The strawberries made me think of... Continue Reading →

Blueberry Tea Cake

The blueberry tea cake was made at school one day, mainly to use up some blueberries we had taking up space in our too small freezer.  I'd thought muffins, but the teacher in our class had his heart set on... Continue Reading →

Huff – an Oddly Named But Delightful Rhubarb Dish

I've made Huff twice now, once last summer, when I didn't bother to strain the pulp out of the rhubarb before making it (it just seemed wasteful) and again today, this time taking the time to strain it.  And I... Continue Reading →

A Quick and Easy Coffee Dessert for Summertime

Coffee jelly sounds delicious.  Coffee.... jelly.... delicious dessert.... what's not to love? For me, it turns out what's not to love is coffee jelly.  I guess I should have known.  I'm not one for cold coffee drinks, I prefer my... Continue Reading →

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