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Mincemeat – Just in Time for the Holidays!

Since mentioning Dad's delicious mincemeat in a previous post, a number of people have asked me for his recipe.  I've decided to post several, so that people wanting to make mincemeat have some options. Dad uses the Mincemeat Without Suet... Continue Reading →

Gingerbread Waffles

This morning I made Gingerbread waffles for breakfast.  Something I'd never made before, but I love gingerbread, so figured it was worth a try.  These waffles are dark, flavourful and delicious, and made my whole kitchen smell wonderful!  When they... Continue Reading →

Potato Yeast Bread

Why potato yeast bread?  According to one of the recipes in the 1915 Five Roses Cook Book, it was especially helpful to rural housewives in the winter since recipes requiring overnight rising could easily get too cold.  I'm not actually... Continue Reading →

Several Editions of the Five Roses Cookbook

A little bit about the classic Five Roses Flour cookbooks, which are personal favourites of mine.

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