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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 these decadent morsels are really easy to eat. I have to hide them from my husband or they would be gone in a couple of days. Sidebar: you don’t even want to […]

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Shortbread Empire Cookies

Shortbread Empire cookies on a rack as the almond icing sets

Empire Cookies are usually made with Sugar Cookies. Mine use Shortbread instead. I was inspired after I attended an event with the Scottish Embassy in Toronto. I tried their version of Empire Cookies and I was instantly hooked. This is my spin of that cookie experience, much easier to make than rolling out the sugar […]

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How to make homemade marshmallows

homemade marsh,allows

Making a homemade marshmallow is easier than you think, if you have the right recipe. I have made homemade marshmallows for years and the recipe from Butter Baked Goods by Rosie Daykin (appetite by Random House, 2013) is the easiest and best recipe I have ever used. You don’t even need a candy thermometer, just follow […]

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Lemon Squares

Easy to make lemon squares add a citrus note to your Christmas or Holiday baking. A food processor makes this quick and easy lemon square even quicker.  They have a fabulous sweet, tart and lemony flavour. Base: 1 ¼ cups (310 mL) all-purpose flour 2 tbsp (30 mL) icing sugar 2/3 cup (150 mL) cold […]

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