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Maple Pecan Pie


Great Grandma Baxter’s Butter Tarts

The first time I made these, I put these in the oven feeling pretty proud of myself!! I told Greg soon he’d be smelling memories of home. When he’d come in after school, he could smell the butter tarts! His mom had already put them in the freezer. She couldn’t pull anything over on him. […]



Happy Birthday Greg!! This pecan butter tart  cheesecake is amazing! It will be made again.. and again… and again!!! PECAN BUTTER TART CHEESECAKE Base: 1 recipe Signature Butter Tart Squares (below), made with 1 cup (100 g) pecan halves or pieces and baked in a well-greased 9-inch (23 cm) round springform pan, at room temperature. […]


Cinnamon Buns & Cream Cheese Frosting

****WARNING**** Don’t make these unless you’re having company… otherwise you’ll feel obligated to eat them all, and you will be as big as a bus!! I think I put too many in the skillet, they rose in a weird way, Greg calls them cinnamon mountain buns. I used a no. 12 Lodge skillet here. Next […]


Blueberry Tarts

This is beyond easy!! Make 22 frozen tart shells… 2 cups blueberries 2 tablespoons white sugar 2 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Mix together. Set aside. Put a bit of blueberry jam in the bottom of each tart shell. Add blueberry mixture.. not too many!! Then a dollop of butter. Bake 375 for 30  […]


Chewy Brownies

Yum yum yum…. 1 1/4 cups (249 grams) granulated sugar 5 tablespoons (71 grams) unsalted butter 2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk, cold 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup (75 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup (63 grams) all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup (128 grams) semisweet chocolate chips Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. 2. 

Spray your skillet with Bakers Pam, […]


Goldilocks Pie Dough

I’ve tried seven different pie dough recipes only to be disappointed! Too tough, too blah, not flakey enough, too flakey, too hard to work with… almost there but not quite right! Well.. I’m done looking. This is (to my taste) the best dough ever. Thank you It’s because of you I’ll need a gym […]


Old Style Raisin Pie

It smells amazing in here! I have tried so many pie crust recipes, and nothing was ‘just right’. This recipe for pie dough so far had checked all my boxes. It was easy (EASY) to work with, it looks flaky and it held my crimping all the way through backing. It looks flakey. I’m tired […]


Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

BAKING TIPS FOR OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES When measuring your flour, do not scoop it out of the container with the measuring cup. Instead, stir the flour around, spoon it into your measuring cup, and level it off with the back of a knife. Once you scoop the cookie dough and drop it on the baking […]


Canadian Eh ~ Butter Tarts

If you want a treat that is dripping with flavour with a super flakey crust… you’ll want to check this out. Evidently there is a long standing discussion about whether or not they should be super dripping or semi dripping. I added 2 eggs as I wanted them firmer, but wow, they take a couple […]


Great Grandma’s Favourite Muffins (in 1967…)

This is what Loveflips would have looked like before the Internet. Wonderful handwritten recipes. We have lots to go through and to pass down. How blessed are we?? The ‘Thank You’ receipt is all the way from Regina… in 1967! I had just started school. Grandma was finally a free woman. She used to go […]


Baxter’s Apple Pie

I’m claiming this pie recipe, it’s not mine.. but I did scour the internet for it ( and it came out of the oven looking pretty good if I do say so myself!! Tomorrow is the taste test with Great Grandma for our Christmas Eve desert! Pie Dough 3 cups all purpose flour 8 ounces […]


The Rus’s Shortbread

1. This recipe works best if you beat the dough with electric beaters. If you have a stand mixer, set it aside for this recipe. 2. Make sure the cookie dough is cold before you put it in the oven. If your house is quite warm, put the cookie dough in the fridge to chill it […]


Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese Frosting

Well, another birthday under Greg’s belt!! This cake was perfect!! Easy to make, super moist, I think I’ll have some for breakfast! Ingredients 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 2/3 cup light brown sugar , firmly packed 1 cup oil (vegetable or canola oil) 1/2 cup buttermilk 4 large eggs , room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla […]


Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

This recipe is very good. I’ve made it twice now. Super easy and very yummy!! I use this ALL BUTTER PIE CRUST For the Coconut Custard 1 1/2 cups coconut milk 1 1/2 cups half-and-half 5 egg yolks 3/4 cup sugar 4 tablespoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon butter 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups flaked sweetened […]


Pecan Pie

This is dangerous! It’s my favourite pie, baked in my favourite all butter pie crust. If anyone needs me, I’ll be in the garage with the entire pie and a fork… 1 cup sugar 1 1⁄2 cups corn syrup (you can use 1/2 dark and 1/2 light) 4 eggs 1⁄4 cup butter 1 1⁄2 teaspoons […]


Strawberry Shortcake

Abby’s 11th Happy Birthday Cake!! 1 cup (250 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking powder 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) salt 3 eggs, separated 1 pinch cream of tartar 1 1/4 cups (310 ml) sugar 1/2 cup (125 ml) unsalted butter, softened 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract 1/2 cup (125 ml) milk […]

Nantucket Cranberry Pie

Nantucket Cranberry Pie

Add Ice Cream!! It will send this dessert to the moon! The Pioneer Woman baked her’s in a cake pan! We’re baking ours in super cute Lodge Cast Iron mini rounds! This recipe is enough for 6 rounds. It’s not too sweet, just right. You control the sugar, just remember… ****Cranberries are TART and really […]


Banana Cake & Butter Cream

THIS IS THE BEST CAKE I’VE EVER MADE! I’ve made it a few times now, it is so dependable and so moist. I have stopped making this cake now as I was eating it for breakfast, snacking throughout the day on it, scrapping most of Greg’s icing off his pieces before he got it and […]


Julia Child’s Creme Brûlée

Smooth and creamy, you will savour every bite and then wonder if you should have another one!! Julia said “YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE COURAGE TO HEAT IT UNTIL IT THICKENS!!” 4 cups Heavy cream 3/4 cup Sugar 1 Vanilla Bean 7 Egg yolks 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt 3/4 cup Sugar Heat oven to 300 […]

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