Butterscotch Date Custard Pie

My wife has fond memories of butterscotch pie from her childhood – myself, I’ve never had one. When I this recipe among my Grandma’s cards, I thought it might be one to pull out and give a try for a nod to my wife’s inner child. I didn’t know what to expect, but it’s a…

Chocolate Zucchini Cake (or Cupcakes)

This is a more dense cake that our family thought we would try as cupcakes. The kids were skeptical that they wouldn’t be able to taste the zucchini so were very surprised when it seemed just like any other chocolate cake. We frosted the cupcakes with a chocolate buttercream. Ingredients 1/2 cup Earth Balance 1/2…

Southern Pecan Pie

Sometimes simple is absolutely perfect. This simple recipe is one that I didn’t tinker with almost at all – Grandma’s recipe even called for margarine! Ingredients 1 unbaked pastry shell 3 eggs 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 cup corn syrup 1/3 cup Earth Balance, melted Dash of salt 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup pecan halves…

Mocha Brownies

These are a really tasty twist on a traditional brownie. The brownie itself has a very subtle coffee flavour but really delivers the mocha vibe in the frosting. If you would like a stronger coffee flavour overall, I recommend adding another 1-2 tbsp of dissolved coffee granules to the batter. Brownie Ingredients 3 tbsp instant…

Pineapple Squares

These squares instantly reminded me of the 80’s. I don’t think I’ve seen or tasted them since I was a kid – a delicious treat to bring forward from my childhood. The kids loved them! Base Ingredients 1 cup flour 3 tbsp granulated sugar 2 tbsp melted Earth Balance 1 tsp baking powder 1 egg…

Chocolate Pecan Bars

These are like little pieces of chocolatey pecan pie that would be great for a bake sale or for gifting. Crust Ingredients 1 cup flour 3 tbsp granulated sugar 1/3 cup Earth Balance, softened Filling Ingredients 3 squares (3 oz) semi-sweet chocolate 3/4 cup corn syrup 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla…

Tea Biscuits

Who doesn’t love a tea biscuit? We made these into breakfast sandwiches with fried egg, tofu bacon and a slice of tomato. Ingredients 2 cups flour 4 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup Earth balance 1 cup soy milk Yield: approx. 8-10 biscuits Preheat oven to 425o Sift together the flour, baking powder…

Fluffy Chocolate Cake

As the name suggests, it’s a light textured cake that is still quite moist and decadent. I topped it with caramel frosting which was a hit with our chocolate and caramel loving kids. Ingredients 2 cups soy milk 4 tbsp cocoa powder 1 cup vegetable shortening (replacing lard) 2 eggs, beaten 2 cups granulated sugar…

Best Oatmeal Cookies

Grandma wasn’t kidding when she called these THE BEST. The soft middle, crispy outside with coconut and chocolate chips put these usually “healthy” cookies squarely into the indulgent category. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups Earth Balance 3 cups brown sugar 4 eggs, beaten 2 tsp vanilla 2 1/2 cups flour 5 cups rolled oats 1 1/2…

Cornflake Drops

This was the third cookie recipe in the family cookbook that I tried that calls for cornflakes. A sweet crispy and crunchy snack best paired with a glass of a cereal “milk”. Ingredients 3 tbsp Earth Balance 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup flour 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder 2 eggs well beaten 1…