Welcome to: Sweets & Treats

Old Fashioned Soft Molasses Cookies

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Old fashioned style molasses cookies. A good source of Iron and vitamins, and tastes good even though it’s a healthy treat!

Apple Crisp Recipe

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One of my favorite dessert recipes is apple crisps. I’m not a big fan of apple pie or any pie for that matter. I like my desserts simple. If I want something sweet to eat I usually go for a baked or cooked apple recipe such as apple crisp or I’ll make strawberry shortcake.

Making Carrot Cake

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I often see recipes that say “best carrot cake recipe”. I’m not sure there is really a ‘best” recipe, however depending on what you add to the recipe I’ve tasted many variations of carrot cake.

Old Fashioned Apple Cake Recipes

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Here are two apple cake recipes made from scratch. The first is a coffee cake and requires yeast and time for the dough to rise. Both are delicious served warm out of the oven, and may be topped with whipped cream if desired.

Old Fashioned Doughnuts and Peach Cobbler Recipes

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You may want to line a baking pan with the paper towels to prevent greasy countertops. The doughnuts should take about 3 minutes to cook.

Berry Cherry Yogurt Popsicles

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Combining summer’s sweet cherries and tart-sweet blackberries with tangy yogurt creates delicious popsicles – a cool treat to make with kids and enjoy all summer long.

Lavender Heart Cookies

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Lavender, its bushy hedges wafting a delicate scent in the winter sunshine, is one of my favourite herbs. It is hardy, smells wonderful, cleanses the air of viruses and repels insects. All these virtues and you can bake with it too! I was going through my recipe books yesterday, looking for something new to try in the biscuit baking line and saw a recipe for Lavender Heart Cookies. Every time I’d glanced through the book it had always intrigued me, but I’d never tried it before, as the idea of using lavender in baking seemed a little bizarre…interesting but probably getting results of ‘yuk Mum, what are these bits?’

Summer Sorbet Recipe

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Sizzling hot summer days whirl you out of the kitchen to cool places, beaches, pools, rivers and lakes. Food gets simple and moves away from the kitchen to an outside barbeque, as the kitchen stove gets too hot to handle. Sometimes however, you do feel the urge to make something delicious and beautiful for dessert. This citrus sorbet recipe served in the hollowed out peels of the orange, mandarin or lemon is the perfect thing to make for a summer celebration.

Home Made Ice Cream Recipe for Coffee Can Ice Cream

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The very best thing about having birthday cake is the ice cream that goes along with it. This delicious home made ice cream recipe can be made with a few simple ingredients and a couple of coffee cans.

Learn how to make your own yummy blend! It’s so easy to make and fun to eat! A great hands-on kids party activity!

There’s always room for ice cream. (That’s my motto!)

Peach Dessert Recipes

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Here are three old-fashioned recipes for peach cobbler, peach dumplings, and peach cake with sweetened cream.