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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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Take Good Care of Your Teeth

Butterbone, the beagle in the picture, is so darn cute!  Even when he steals MY toothbrush to brush his own teeth!  It got me thinking about some of the interesting recipes in old books for tooth care preparations.  The two... Continue Reading →

Apple Slump

Apple slump isn't something I'm familiar with, so when I saw the recipe in Table and Kitchen I was intrigued, since apple season is upon us.  The recipe they provide is so.... well... weird, I had to google to see... Continue Reading →

Home-Made Wines

I have never made any home-made wine, and I don't plan to start anytime soon, but I thought I'd share a few recipes from a little book about wine making I have.   Despite it's title, this little volume has... Continue Reading →

Slapjack Sandwiches

Slapjack Sandwiches, while pretty basic, are quick and easy and not bad at all.  They are featured in the Teen-age and Junior Cooks section of the Vancouver Sun's 10th Annual Cook Book, but we've had them a couple of times... Continue Reading →

Hot Ham Sandwiches

Last night for dinner, I decided to try something unusual and totally new - Hot Ham Sandwiches.  I added cheese, because just from reading through the recipe, it seemed like cheese was a must.  And when my other half bit... 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 →

Life has been happening…

I have been neglecting this blog lately, and I would like to apologize for that.  Mainly to myself, since I enjoy writing it and I've not been making time for that lately.  Things are getting busy at work as the... 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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