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    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…

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    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…

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    The Egg and Bacon Pie, and I

     Do you know about Egg and Bacon Pie? I didn’t until one of my favorite authors included it in some of her work and I became curious about it. Kerry Greenwood is a terrific writer! I first discovered her book “Cocaine Blues” on a library shelf  several years ago; it introduced me to her strong, smart, smart and stylish detective, the fabulous Miss Phryne Fisher. (Phryne rhymes with briny.) Since that time I have read all twenty published Phryne novels, which are set in Australia in the end of the 1920s, plus a collection of short stories (and a few bonus cocktail recipes) involving Miss Fisher called: “A Question of Death: An Illustrated…

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