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Winter White Cookies are ideal for the Holiday freezer. These easy-to-make treats are no bake and  are so crunchy, caramel-y delicious too! No Bake Winter White Cookies – Freezer Friendly Here is the last of my remaining holiday treat ideas that didn’t quite make it to the blog before Christmas. This is another old family favorite no-bake recipe. Again,...

This Old English Fruitcake is dark and moist with plenty of spices and packed with plenty of sweet glacé fruit. It’s been a Christmas tradition in my family for decades. Old English Fruitcake Old English Fruitcake – It’s still weeks away, I know, but I’ve got a head start on a dark old English fruitcake for Spouse. It’s a real old English...

A collection of 10 of our most popular Newfoundland recipes to date. Search the site for others, especially in our cookie section. While most of our recipes do have universal appeal, we are pausing today to highlight some of the most popular recipes from here on “The Rock” a.k.a Newfoundland. Most are old family recipes of mine or recipes so popular...

Blueberry Pie The best blueberry pie in the world is made with wild Newfoundland blueberries. There, I’ve said it and I’m prepared to stand behind my statement. We have low bush blueberries here in the far north-east and a short growing season which produces very sweet, intensely flavored blueberries that do not compare with commercially grown high bush...

Toutons Benedict – Newfoundland Fried Bread “Toutons” form the base of this delicious Eggs Benedict version with lightly fried baked ham and a summer savoury flavoured Hollandaise Sauce. Toutons Benedict I do look forward to my weekend brunches and this Toutons Benedict really hit the spot. Toutons instead of a toasted English muffins are much better...

This Tweed Cake is based upon a very familiar and popular cookie square recipe in Newfoundland when I was a kid…and still is in my family. Tweed Cake A popular treat at our house and all over Newfoundland when I was growing, especially at holiday baking time up were Tweedies (a.k.a. Tweed Squares), which have a vanilla cake bottom flecked with grated chocolate...

Watch a construction video slideshow below of the most complex of the hoses that I have constructed so far, based upon a beautiful home in my neighbourhood.     Originally published on November 11, 2008 I’ve received many requests for a gingerbread recipe and some detailed instructions for constructing a gingerbread house so I have decided to post them...

Pineapple Fruitcake – a moist rich fruitcake in a recipe size that makes up to 3 loaf sized cakes perfect for Holiday gift giving. Made with a rich cream cheese batter and soaked with brandy. Pineapple Fruitcake Fruitcake lovers will delight in this pineapple fruitcake recipe that does not require the cake to be made weeks in advance like our Grandmas did. In...

Newfoundland Molasses Raisin Bread – A classic Newfoundland recipe that everyone’s Mom or Nan made back in the day. It’s often enjoyed at the Holidays and is a favourite for morning toast with gobs of melting butter. Newfoundland Molasses Raisin Bread In the last few remaining baking days leading up to Christmas, I like to make this incredibly popular...

Toutons – a real Newfoundland favourite! Originally published on November 5, 2008 Toutons: Pronounced tout(rhymes with pout)-ens. All readers from Newfoundland or those have had some connection with this province, will undoubtedly know what Newfoundland toutons are, most others will not. A touton is simplicity itself and perfect simplicity at that. As uninspired...