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HOW TO MAKE A TEMPTING CHRISTMAS COOKIE TRAY (PLUS RECIPES!)

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without the classic baking tray, piled high with all your family favourites. But have you ever wondered, what makes a good baking tray? Besides secret-grandma-baking magic? Your holiday baking tray is more than just a collection of dainties that you like. It’s a curated collection

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CRANBERRY BUTTER TARTS

A Christmas baking tray isn’t complete without a delicious, gooey butter tart… at least if you’re Canadian. There are many thoughts about what makes the perfect butter tart–homemade or pre-made crust, plain, with nuts, or with raisins? I present a fourth filling option–dried cranberries. Cranberries add a nice sweet-tart taste

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LAST-MINUTE HOMEMADE FUDGE SAMPLER GIFT

Picture this: It’s the last weekend before Christmas and you’ve realized that not only are you very much NOT ready. You still haven’t shopped for everybody on your list. And you forgot about your kid’s teachers, that nice neighbour who always shovels your sidewalk, and your favourite co-worker who makes

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CHOCOLATE-COVERED RICE KRISPIE CHRISTMAS TREE TREATS

Tired of the same old Christmas baking? These easy chocolate-covered Rice Krispie treats will shake up your usual holiday baking. The recipe comes together in minutes and is sure to impress. Your only problem will be keeping enough on hand for friends and family. For this recipe, you’ll need Rice

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CLASSIC MELT-IN-YOUR-MOUTH SHORTBREAD

Christmas is on its way! If you’re searching for an easy cookie recipe to get in the holiday spirit, you’ve come to the right place. Classic melt-in-your-mouth shortbread comes together quickly and is guaranteed to be a hit with Santa (or on the family baking tray). Soft Shortbread Cookies for

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PUMPKIN SPICE CUPCAKES WITH CINNAMON CREAM CHEESE ICING

I’ll admit it, I’m pretty basic. I love everything pumpkin spice and I’m not afraid to say so. Weekends in October pretty much require that you consume as much of the stuff as possible. In that spirit, I give you this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese

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THE ULTIMATE EASY SOUR CHERRY PIE

When you live in a cold climate like I do, any fruit you can grow seems extra special. We have two cherry trees on our acreage, and every year I look forward to harvesting those trees. Sour cherries have come a long way since the Nanking cherries of my youth.

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SASKATOON BERRY PIE

Nothing says summer like a classic Saskatoon berry pie. You can have your blueberries, but I’ll take slightly tart Saskatoon berries instead any day of the week. This Saskatoon berry recipe is just like the one Grandma used to make and can be made with either fresh or frozen berries. Related:

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SASKATOON BERRY MUFFINS

When you were growing up, did you have a favourite after-school snack? I don’t remember what I had when I was at home, but I do remember what my grandma usually made for me when I was at her house… Saskatoon Berry Muffins! Sure, she could have made them with blueberries,

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MUST TRY SASKATOON BERRY RECIPES

After a long day of Saskatoon berry picking, it’s time to fantasize about what you’ll make with all those delicious berries. I’ve rounded up my favourite Saskatoon berry pies, muffins, cakes and more for your baking pleasure! P.S. If this is your first time picking and cleaning Saskatoon berries, or any

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Kristen

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Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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