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Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

Pretzels (made yesterday):

1 Package of yeast

1 1/2 cup of water

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp sugar

4 cups of flour

1 egg (to coat pretzel before oven)


Turn the oven on at 375 degrees.  Put the yeast in warm water and place on the oven for ten minutes. Mix dry ingredients together with a whisk.

Add active yeast to dry ingredients.  Remove any rings (:-) and knead dough until smooth and firm. make it into a ball, and place in back in the bowl.  Cover it with a towel and leave it for half an hour.

Once it has risen.  put it on the counter, and create the regular pretzel or braid pattern.  This is a great opportunity to get kids involved- have them make their name!

Place the finished patterns on a greased cookie sheet and coat with beaten egg (use a brush to put this coating on).  The pretzels should be finished in aprox. 10-15 minutes.



The Haunted House that was not so haunting….


Morgan’s cupcakes- forgive me if I don’t share the recipe…

November 7/10

It has been a ‘baking weekend’

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter- I used all natural crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda


Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together

Cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars, and beat in eggs

Stir- you can refrigerate to harden the peanut  butter, but I didn’t- and because of the firmness of all natural peanut butter , there was no problem

Roll into small balls and put on baking sheets with parchment paper. Flatten each ball with a fork

Bake at 350 degrees  for about 10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown

December 10/10

Getting ready for Christmas…and finding a reason to experiment…


Latkes-Amazing food


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