Whipped Shortbread

This was a big family favourite over the holidays in our house. It almost wasn’t Christmas without a batch of mom’s / grandma’s whipped shortbread. In fact, I had no idea until I was well into adulthood that there was any other kind of shortbread. Ingredients 2 cups Earth balance, cold 3 1/2 cups flour…

Chip Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are simply delicious with a glass of oat milk. Bake 5-8 additional minutes for a more crispy cookie than pictured. Ingredients 1 cup Earth balance 1/4 cup Granulated sugar 3/4 cup Brown sugar 1/2 cup Boiling water 1 tsp Baking soda 2 cups Rolled oats 1/2 tsp Salt 1 1/2 cups Flour 1…

Raisin Jumbos

My mom made these cookies for my lunch when I was a kid. I reduced the sugar (reflected in the recipe below) from grandma’s recipe and, being someone who doesn’t really love shortening, I would recommend substituting for Earth balance. A fun note about the plate in the photo for this recipe (and many others)…

Sunflower seed cookies

I believe this is a recipe from my Great Grandma Linda. We made these on the second anniversary of my mother’s death. I had my doubts about the cookies as we made them – for starters, I really don’t like vegetable shortening. It’s just too… fatty. I know that’s the whole point of it, but…

two years gone

It’s been two years since we lost my mom. There was a time in my life that calling her “mom” was difficult – we had let a crack into our relationship that was so wide it started to split the familiar. Since her death, I’ve found my way back to feeling that closeness again and…