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A Most Perplexing Recipe

While flipping through The Young Housekeeper's Assistant I came across a rather puzzling recipe.  I keep looking at it, wondering how on earth it could possibly work.  Well, mostly I wonder how it could possibly fill a pie, however small. ... Continue Reading →

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Various Pumpkin Pie Variations

The picture above is a pumpkin patch in Sidney, British Columbia that I drive by most years in the fall.  I love how the field is almost entirely orange!  My pumpkin patch certainly doesn't look like that.  Sadly, this year... Continue Reading →

Quality Apple Pie

I'm busy these days using up the apples from my tree.  September means an apple for the teacher for a good reason - so many different kinds of apples are ripe just as school is starting up!  My tree is... Continue Reading →

Baked Apple Butter

I picked a peck, well, only about half a peck of apples from my tree this morning, and am in the process of turning the small, misshapen, scabby ones into apple butter.  I use the weird ones because they're harder... Continue Reading →

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 →

Mrs. Wheelock’s Pumpkin Pie

We didn't make pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, because we had the Mystic Pudding and the Cranberry Pudding, so I thought I'd make a pumpkin pie to go with the last of the turkey leftovers - turkey pies made by Alex!... Continue Reading →

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