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Chocolate Fudgy Brownie Bites

Makes 40 two-inch cookies Gluten free and Lactose free   Oh, the perils of recipe developing. The warm Spring day I was developing these wee chocolate morsels a squirrel, who I expect was tempted by the chocolate yumminess wafting through my screen door, somehow pried his way through the screen and into my kitchen while […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies using whole wheat flour, wheat germ, oat bran and rolled oats. ½ cup (125 mL) unsalted non hydrogenated margarine (see baking note below) ½ cup (125 mL) dark brown sugar, packed ¼ cup (60 mL) granulated white sugar 1 omega-3 egg 1 tsp (5 mL) pure vanilla extract […]

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Cocoa Season

Looks like winter is finally hitting us here in the Great North! Oh, joy, oh bliss, let’s shovel snow! Always an optimist – on a positive note – the snow signals COCOA SEASON! Love my cup of heart healthy hot cocoa. Yes, depending on the ingredients, cocoa can be the perfect winter drink for your […]

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Decadent Chocolate and Toffee Christmas Squares

These easy to make Christmas squares are going to become a family favourite.  Squares are quicker and easier to bake than cookies. And they are way easier to eat, so better hide these really well if you want any left for company! And you don’t even want to know how many grams of fat they have….remember […]

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Fudge Brownies – gluten free

Makes 16 – 2×2 inch squares OR one enormous brownie for a true fudgy-style brownie lover Flashback to 1993. I was a newly divorced mother of a three-year-old and my life wasn’t all that rosy looking. I was struggling with finances, keeping up with my mortgage payments, being a mom and trying to get my […]

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Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies

brownie cookies sitting on a plate

These triple chocolate brownie cookies are heart healthy and decadent  – somebody pinch me. Makes 32 cookies I’ve been trying to make a two-bite brownie ever since they appeared on the shelves several years ago. My regular brownie recipe just didn’t hold up in those teeny tiny muffin tins. After three creative attempts, I threw […]

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Shortbread Cookies with a twist

These easy to make shortbread cookies are rolled into a shortbread dough log, wrapped up in parchment or waxed paper and then placed in the fridge to firm up. Slice and bake and voila shortbread heaven. Makes about 36 My mom always made shortbread during the holidays, sometimes it worked, sometimes, not so much. I […]

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Christmas gifts made in the kitchen – Truffles

I found this recipe for decadent Truffles in a magazine about 24 years ago and I’ve made them every year since. It was developed by Rose Levy Beranbaum of the Cordon Rose Cooking School in NYC – and all I can say is “Rose, you created a genius recipe!” 7 oz (200 g) dark chocolate, […]

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 Rich Chocolate Pudding Cake for Halloween – gluten free

A spin on a 1930’s dessert recipe this rich and chocolatey comfort food is one of the easiest desserts to make any night of the week. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt. 3/4 cup (175 mL) quinoa flour 1/3 cup (75 mL) granulated sugar 2 tbsp (30 mL) unsweetened natural cocoa […]

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