Oh, Deer! {a cookie recipe}

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These Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies were super easy to make and absolutely adorable. The recipe came from BakerGirl. I had been planning to make them with my children but realized that the nose, eyes and antlers needed to be put on directly after they are removed from the oven otherwise the cookies set too much […]

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Little Passports and a Brigadeiro Recipe

We signed up for Little Passports this past summer. I’d read good things about it. My children love to get mail and I was tired of Chirp magazine. Our first box contained a welcome letter from Sam and Sofia, the friends who go on international adventures and send us souvenirs, post cards and more each […]

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Homemade Mini Cheesecakes

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Several years ago I bought a mini cheesecake from Williams Sonoma and I’ve used it a number of times over the years. It came with a recipe on the back which has never failed me. Making a basic cheesecake, I switch up the crusts between Oreo and traditional graham crusts. Then I top it with […]

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Peach Preserves

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  We purchased over a bushel of peaches last week for a super duper price. With my little helpers, we used a simple peach freezer jam recipe and made some wonderful fruity goodness. We’ve been eating it on toast, cheese and crackers, topped on cookies and baked into pastries. Chloe and John’s Sunday school teacher […]

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Making Hand Pies

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So we have a cherry tree in the back yard. Add those cherries to the cherries that the children picked at the neighbors house the other day and we have a lot of cherries. My husband found this recipe for Hand Pies. I’d never heard of hand pies but after seeing a picture of one, […]

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Making Whoopie Pies

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My tots love baking. Mommy The tots love to eat said baking. Isaac is particularly in love with watching the mixer spin around and around. Baking with littles is fun, time-consuming and messy. It’s also worth it. {did I mention it was messy?} Side note: The messy kitchen? That wasn’t actually from the Whoopie Pie […]

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14 Karat Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

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I think the last time I made Carrot Cake was in 2009! Chloe has been asking for dessert. I peeked in the fridge, saw the bags of carrots and decided Carrot Cake was an order. 14 Karat Cake 2 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp cinnamon 2 cups sugar […]

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Magic Cookie Bars

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This fall we visited friends in Sioux Lookout, the Hochstedler family, where we had the most delightful dessert, Magic Bars. I asked for the super secret recipe and I’ve made it several times since returning home. Fast, easy and delicious! I figure it’s probably OK to share since I also found a version of it […]

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Blueberry Pie

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I made brownies in mini loaf pans. I used almonds instead of walnuts since I didn’t have any walnuts. They don’t taste quite the same. My aunty and uncle are visiting from Northern Ontario. My aunt is the one who gave me the foolproof scalloped potato recipe I use all the time. Anyhow, she brought […]

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Banana Bread that Freezes Well

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  Super Yummy Banana Bread 5 Tbsp Salted Butter 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 Large Egg 2 Egg Whites 1 tsp Vanilla 1 1/2 – 2 cups mashed banana 1 3/4 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 cream (or milk, half and half, buttermilk or […]

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