Maple Sugar Cookies

It might seem like a strange time of year to be craving maple baked goods but I find when the leaves begin to fall from the trees I look forward to making a batch of Maple Sugar Cookies.  Sweet and crunchy these cookies go fast on a holiday table.  Cut leaf shapes and colour icing as desired.

INGREDIENTSMaple Sugar Cookies

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla

ICING

1 cup icing sugar

1/4 cup maple syrup

DIRECTIONS

Blend flour, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl.

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Olive Oil Cake

The olive oil in this cake gives a savoury note to the taste. Try experimenting with different quality olive oils to find the version you like the best.

Ingredients

2 cups flour

Olive Oil Cake1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup lemon juice

DIRECTIONS

Sift dry ingredients  into a bowl.

Mix wet ingredients into another bowl.

Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix until just combined.

Pour onto a parchment lined loaf pan and cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes.

Cool before serving.

For another different cake recipe try Chocolate Carrot Cake

Pumpkin Bread

Bright orange and white pumpkins are beginning to show their faces in the local stores.  At this time of year I long for comfort food and this pumpkin bread recipe is sure to satisfy.  Made with yogurt and Stevia it is healthier than most recipes.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTSPumpkin Bread

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/3 cup safflower oil

1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt

3/4 cup Stevia

1/2 tsp salt

3 tsp pumpkin pie spice

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Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Many people like their coffee to be flavoured.  Pumpkin Spice creamer flavours coffee with a taste of the fall.  Creamy pumpkin mixed with pumpkin pie spice makes this drink something to be enjoyed throughout the season.  You might want to double the recipe as it goes fast.Pumpkin Spice Creamer

INGREDIENTS

1/8 cup Stevia

2 tbsp pumpkin puree

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1 tbsp maple juice

3/4 cup half and half cream

1/8 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS

Whip all ingredients together until frothy.

Serve in hot coffee.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Fall is here and the trees are beginning to turn colour.  At this time of year the restaurant chains come out with everything pumpkin and I feel like baking some sweet treats.  Pumpkin Spice muffins are warm and fragrant.  They’re the perfect treat for a cold windy day.  Enjoy them with butter or pumpkin butter.

INGREDIENTSPumpkin Spice Muffins

1 1/2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup almond milk

1/2 cup cooked pumpkin

1/4 cup melted butter

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Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

Now autumn is here I find myself craving comfort food.  Potatoes have always been a staple in my household and I remember coming home when I was a child to the smell of scalloped potatoes.  This recipe is hot, hearty and delicious.  Make extra as they’ll go fast.

INGREDIENTS

6 medium potatoes

1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese and old cheddar cheese (mixed)Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

1/4 cup flour

2 cups milk

salt

pepper

shredded sage

DIRECTIONS

Slice potatoes and place a layer in an oven safe dish.

Spoon a layer of flour, salt, pepper, cheese and sage over top.

Repeat layering in dish ending with a cheese layer.

Bake in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit until the potatoes are tender and the cheese has melted.

Serve hot.

 

Tomato Jam

I always love the summer/fall season.  All kinds of fresh produce can be found in the stores and farmer’s markets.  Every year I scour the markets for sweet and juicy tomatoes.  I like to use them in salsas, salads, sandwiches and this tomato jam.  Sweet with a bit of a tang this jam is great served on bread or with cheese.

Enjoy!

Ingredients

2 cups cherry tomatoesTomato Jam

2 cups Roma tomatoes

1/4 cup vinegar

1/4 cup water

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup sugar

1 tbsp molasses

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground basil

Directions

Place all ingredients in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil.  Lower heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours until mixture thickens.

Can with your favourite canning method.

Good on Bread Machine Rosemary Bread.

 

Blueberry Biscotti

Sometimes I feel like a crunchy cookie.  Blueberry Biscotti are just that.  Their crunchy and sweet with dried blueberries.  Their great with herbal tea or coffee.

INGREDIENTS

3 1/4 cups flourBlueberry Biscotti

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

4 beaten eggs

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup melted butter

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups dried blueberries

DIRECTIONS

In a bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt and dried blueberries.

In a second bowl beat eggs, sugar, butter, lemon juice and vanilla together until mixture is light and fluffy.

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Cheddar Soup

Cheddar Soup is good on rainy days or in the winter after skating or skiing.  This recipe is different as it has mushrooms as a main ingredients.  Serve with a side of Bread Machine Rosemary Bread for a complete meal.

INGREDIENTSCheddar Soup

1 chopped red onion

1 lb chopped button mushrooms

3 tbsp flour

1 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning

3/4 tsp dry mustard

2 cups milk

2 cups water

2 1/2 cups shredded extra old cheddar

DIRECTIONS

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