• Moxies white chocolate brownie recipe
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    Moxie’s White Chocolate Brownie Recipe

    Like Moxie’s white chocolate brownie (via the Winnipeg Free Press) 250 ml (1 cup) real butter 340 g (12 oz) good quality white chocolate, chopped 750 ml (3 cups) flour 500 ml (2 cups) white sugar 5 ml (1 tsp) salt 5 eggs 60 ml (1/4 cup) half and half cream 125 ml (1/2 cup) dark chocolate (chopped pieces or chips) Preheat oven to 190 C (375 F). Grease a 9 x13-inch pan. Use a double boiler to slowly melt together butter and white chocolate. In large bowl of electric mixer, stir together flour, sugar, and salt. With mixer at low speed, beat in white chocolate and butter mixture, then…

  • Low fat, low sugar rhubarb curd
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    Rhubarb Curd

    Made this for mom just now. It was super fast and easy to make. I altered the recipe to healthify it, and it turned out fab.  My husband, who typically does not care at all for rhubarb, just walked in the room as I began typing this, and asked if he could have more. 🙂  Okay, I know its good now. I dont know much about curd, but Auntie Bea had been making rhubarb curd for mom last summer, and once at the start of this summer, and mom absolutely loves it. The caregivers say it is her favorite and she just lights up when she eats it:).  I’d hinted…

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    Rhubarb Crisp

    (Found online in ’05. Not tried. Intend to try this summer – 09)  2 cups flour 1 cup rolled oats 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter 6 cups diced rhubarb 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/2 cups sugar 4 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring 8 servings 1.. Preheat oven to 400; grease 11x7x1 1/2″ baking dish. 2.. In mixing bowl combine flour, oats, brown sugar and salt. 3.. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs; reserve 1 cup crumbs; press remaining crumbs into baking dish. 4.. Arrange rhubarb on crumbs. 5.. In small saucepan combine cinnamon, sugar…

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    Auntie Bea’s Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

    Utterly delicious thin, crunchy, crispy, lacy cookies that are absolutely addicting. 1 cup  butter 1⁄2 cup  brown sugar, firmly packed 1 cup  flour 1⁄4 cup  wheat germ 1 teaspoon  baking powder 1 1⁄2 cups  chocolate chips or 1 1⁄2 cups  raisins 1 cup  granulated sugar 1 large  egg 1 cup  Old mill oats 3⁄4 cup  coconut 1 teaspoon  baking soda Directions Cream together butter, sugars; add egg and mix thoroughly. Add flour, oats, wheat germ, coconut, baking powder and baking soda. Mix well. Stir in raisins. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with floured fork. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden.

  • No Flour Brownies - No flour Chocolate Brownies made with pumpkin
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    No-Flour Pumpkin Brownies

    No Flour Chocolate Brownies (Made With Pumpkin!) Mmm! Yummmm!  These hit the spot for that little bit of something carb-y and sweet when “dieting”.  No flour, you’d never guess!  The peppermint I added really makes these heavenly.  This ended up being very soft and goey, but we liked it that way, so yummy. Not the conisaency of brownies, maybe because of my modifications – more like an ooey goey oh-so-yummy chocolate cake. Loved it! 1 14 oz. can pumpkin 3 large eggs (I did 2 eggs + some egg beaters egg whites, eyeballed) 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp peppermint extract (or…

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    Auntie Bea’s Amazing Rhubarb Muffins

    Auntie Bea made this recipe  for the first time on August 4, 2014 – made an entire batch for us and gave them to us on August 7 (the day before our anniversary :). They were amazing. They looked gorgeous – like something that came right out of a bakery. And YUMMY… oh, were these YUMMY. She photocopied the recipe and gave it to me on Aug 27 when we joined her for dinner at the Villa Cabrini, dining al fresco on their 2nd storey outdoor patio/ garden.  It was lovely. 2 finely diced rhubarb 1/4 c sugar 1 tsp grated orange peel 2.5 cups all purpose flour 1/2 c…

  • Healthy Home made chocolates with coconut oil - recipe for dementia treatment
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    Healthy HomeMade Chocolate

    Made this chocolate for Mom yesterday, and gave it to her today. Was concerned it might be a bit bitter for her taste, but she gobbled it all up – I bet its because of the rum flavoring! 🙂  I’d been reading again recently about some of the remarkable improvements or outright recoveries experienced by dementia patients with the consumption of coconut oil (recommended 3 tbsp per day for this purpose, but work up to that dose slowly to avoid stomach upset). I’d tried mixing coconut oil into her food in the past, but could never get her to consume enough of it because if I put too much oil…

  • Blueberry Cornmeal Cobbler from Canadian Living Magazine
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    Canadian Living’s Blueberry Cornmeal Cobbler

    Blueberry Cornmeal Cobbler Featured on front of Canadian Living Magazine: August 2014 This fruity dessert takes only minutes to prepare, making it a lovely finish to a weeknight meal. Cornmeal adds a bit of crunch to the classic biscuit topping. By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Canadian Prep time 10 minutes Total time 45 minutes Portion size 6 servings Ingredients 7 cups (1.75L) fresh blueberries 1/3 cup (75 mL) granulated sugar 1 tbsp (15 mL) cornstarch 1/2 tsp (2 mL) almond extract Biscuit Topping: 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour 1/3 cup (75 mL) cornmeal 1/4 cup (60 mL) granulated sugar 1 tsp (5 mL) each baking powder and…

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    Mrs. P’s Blueberry Crumble

    Mrs P’s Blueberry Crumble My mother-in-law (Mrs P) dictated this recipe to me Boxing Day morning 2003, she and mom having stayed over for Christmas.  This was a favorite recipe of hers for a long time, and I always enjoyed the warm yummy goodness of this dessert whenever she’d make it for us.  Entered into my recipe book on Feb 8 2004 1 c sugar 1 c flour 1 c oatmeal 1 c margarine blueberries (ask Mrs P how much, roughly… I’m estimating 3-4 cups) or other fruit Bird’s Custard Sugar (Brown Sugar?) lemon juice Mix first 4 ingredients together in a bowl until crumbly.  Divide blueberries into 4 separate…

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    Difference Between Cobbler, Crisp, Crumble & Betty

    Fruit cobbler, crisp, crumble, and Betty… are they just different names to describe the same concept?  Not quite. There are subtle differences between them which make each of these desserts distinct from one another.  Way back in my university days as a Human Ecology student (the more modern term for ‘Home Economics’), we devoted an entire 2 hour lecture to a study of the technical definition of each of these fruit-based desserts. All of these desserts are deceptively similar to the extent that confusion arises and the names are often (mistakenly) used interchangeably. They all resemble one another in that each one involves fruit, butter, sugar and flour.  The differences…