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Black Bean Brownies

I was dubious. I mean, really . . . how good could they be? Black beans belong in soups and stews and chili, not in baked goods, right? If you’re expecting a clone of the Betty Crocker boxed mix, you’ll … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chunk Whipped Shortbread

I have a classroom elf. No, not an Elf on the Shelf–I have one of those too. This elf is a lovely parent volunteer, actually a grandmother, who comes in to help out in my Grade 1 classroom. She is … Continue reading

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Christmas Discoveries–a new shake, a new cookie, and a lightened-up old favourite

Look what David and Luise of Green Kitchen Stories have come up with now! While our Christmas morning breakfasts have always been a special meal, the menu has changed as our eating habits have evolved over the years.  Now that … Continue reading

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Coconut Crisps with Fleur de Sel

Spending an evening cooking in my kitchen is an ideal way for me to unwind and reflect on the day. Sometimes, however, I end up alone. I suspect (no, I know) it’s because it gets a little loud. I like … Continue reading

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Harvest Time Chocolate Drops

“Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain.” Dave Barry It’s Friday. Go ahead and make these. If you start now, you could be … Continue reading

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Saskatoon Berry Oatmeal Cookies

“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” Barbara Jordan The berries from our local … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake Scookins. Are they Scones, Cookies or Muffins?

Who cares? These were waiting for me when I arrived home from work, made by The One Who Loves Creating in the Kitchen as Much As I Do. They are a cross between a scone, a cookie and a muffin, … Continue reading

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Gingerbread People

These little guys have been a Christmas tradition in our home for well over 25 years. They have just the right amount of ginger (not too much) and just the right amount of molasses (not too strong). Lexi and I … Continue reading

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Kahlua Ganache Truffles

So much for my (fleeting) thought of having a sugar-free Christmas . . . Makes 25 truffles Ingredients 8 oz. dark or bittersweet chocolate, chopped (I use Bernard Callebaut) 7 Tbsp. heavy cream 1 Tbsp. light corn syrup 2 tsp. … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cherry Coffee Cookies

Strength is the ability to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands, and then only eat one of the pieces. Judith Viorst Uh-oh! I KNEW as soon as I tasted this cookie dough I was in … Continue reading

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Sweet and Salty Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Sugar and salt, chocolate and peanut butter–what else could you possible crave? How about all that together, still warm from the oven? These are addictive. To counteract my lack of self-discipline, I have found that baking just one sheet at … Continue reading

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Lace Cookies with Honey and Ginger

I made these to provide some crisp and crunch interest for my most recent dinner party dessert. They seemed to do the trick perched beside a shot glass of limoncello sorbet and a mini lemon cheesecake. Cute . . . … Continue reading

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Banana-Walnut Chocolate-Chunk Cookies

What is it about cookies that makes them so irresistible? I can turn down a piece of cake with ease, but a cookie? Look out! Seems that Ormie the Pig and I have something in common . . . Straight … Continue reading

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Need a date for Folk Fest?

Here’s Laura and Emma’s recipe for date balls! 1 lb pitted Medjool dates zest and juice of one organic lemon 1/2 cup walnuts 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1 tbsp. cocoa powder Process all ingredients in food processor until the … Continue reading

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Easy Cut-Out Cookies

Lexi and I had fun making these a couple of weeks before Christmas. This rolled cookie dough is easy to work with and she did a great job using the cookie cutters. I think her favourite part was decorating the … Continue reading

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