• Cakes,  Cookies,  Desserts,  Hearth and Home,  Recipes,  tea treats,  Uncategorized

    Ukrainian Cherry Bars (Chereshnyanyk)

    I’ve written a bit about my Mum’s side of the family (the mostly English-Scottish-Danish tradition), but I’ve also been exploring another part of my heritage. My Dad’s Mom (Baba Christine) was born in Canada to Ukrainian immigrants. They owned a wheat farm in Manitoba. My Baba Christine wasn’t someone I grew to know in the same everyday family way of my other Gran. I don’t really know why. When she came to the U.S. she met my Grandfather Karlyle while he was shearing sheep and she was working as a cook on a sheep ranch in Colorado. I’ve heard that my Grandfather’s sisters made fun of her accent and language…

  • Breads,  Breakfast,  Desserts,  faves,  Recipes,  tea treats

    Glazed Orange-Cinnamon Rolls

      Right around the time my Gran passed away, my mom put together a book of family recipes from her recipe file and also those new recipes collected and contributed by my sisters, aunts and cousins. It is one of my most cherished possessions and the one I use most out of the thousand-ish cookbooks I own. Here is one of my Gran’s recipes I have adapted- the original orange rolls were yummy too:   Orange-Cinnamon Sweet Rolls 2 cups whole milk, scalded 6 Tablespoons butter, soft 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 packages dry yeast (4-1/2 teaspoons) 6 eggs, beaten 8 cups all purpose flour (can be…

  • Cookies,  Recipes,  tea treats,  Vegetarian

    Manuka Honey Graham Crackers

      These grahams crackers are so delicious with a whole grain element and a bit of spiciness. It’s super easy to make up a batch and keep for a week or so in your freezer or bake them off and they will disappear mysteriously- at least they do around here. Manuka Honey Graham Crackers (makes approximately 36 honey comb shaped crackers) 2 sticks, (1 cup, 8oz, 225g) salted butter 9 Tablespoons, (115g) sugar (granulated) 10 Tablespoons, (115g) dark brown sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon Manuka Honey 2-1/4 cups, (315g) AP flour 1/2 cup (75g) organic whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt…

  • Desserts,  Pie,  Recipes

    Green Apple Polka Dot Pie

        Green Apple Polka Dot Pie one recipe Gabi’s Best Pie Crust 7 cups peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples 1/4 cup vanilla scented granulated white sugar 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 2 T corn starch 1 teaspoon Vietnamese Cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon Penzey’s pie spice mix 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract egg wash made of 1 egg and a Tablespoon or two of half and half raw or turbinado sugar to sprinkle Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line the bottom of a 9 inch pie pan with half the pie crust and place in fridge to keep cool. Mix the apples, sugars, spices and vanilla in a large…

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