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The Observer Ag as s i z Y Harr i s on

holiday recipe + christmas carol collection


carols cookies Contents Journey to Bethlehem .................................................3 Carols Silent Night ...............................................................4 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer .................................4 Jingle Bells ...............................................................5 Away in a Manger ......................................................5 Silver Bells ................................................................6 We Three Kings .........................................................6 Frosty the Snowman ...................................................7 Winter Wonderland ....................................................8 Joy to the World ........................................................8 Santa Claus is Coming to Town .................................11 O Come All Ye Faithful ..............................................11 Recipes Lemon Roast Potatoes ..............................................12 Greek Chicken .........................................................12 Brunch Casserole ....................................................13 Lazy Man’s Cabbage Roll Casserole ..........................13 Cheddar Scallop Cakes ............................................14 Quinoa Stuffed Peppers ............................................14 Turkey Casserole .....................................................15

Oven Baked Chicken Fingers ....................................15 Quick Pilaf with Pine Nuts ........................................16 Brie Napoleon with Glazed Almonds ..........................16 Christmas Morning Wife Saver Breakfast ....................17 Cranberry Nut Bars ..................................................18 Chocolate Raspberry Pie ..........................................18 Maple Sticky Bars ...................................................19 Pineapple Dessert ...................................................20 Snowball Cookies ...................................................20 Choco-Cherry Macaroons .........................................21 Chipits Oatmeal Cookies ..........................................21 Sugar Cookies & Simple Icing ...................................22 Contributors Published by The Agassiz Harrison Observer 1-7026 Pioneer Avenue Agassiz, B.C. V0M 1A0 Telephone: 604-796-4301 Fax: 604-796-2081 Publisher: Andrew Franklin Editor: Jessica Peters Sales & Marketing: Kerry Ferguson Graphic Design: Brittany Best Photos: Black Press

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carols cookies Dear Readers

Welcome to our 2010 edition of Carols and Cookies, They use contemporary language, she adds, and no solid, written script. a holiday song book and recipe collection. “The idea is to make it as natural as possible,” she says. It’s always fun to roll up your sleeves in the kitchen to try something new, and that’s especially true during the Of course, there will be all the farm animals, and children holidays. This year, why not try baking up a chocolate will have a chance to interact with the goats, sheep and raspberry pie? And if you’re stuck on what to make donkey. Christmas morning, you’ll find that the Christmas Amrein-Boyes says there will also be singing in the stable, with hot drinks and cookies available. Morning Wife Saver Breakfast is a real crowd pleaser.

While you’re cooking up a storm, why not flip through The event is in its fourth year, and runs this weekend only, the pages to find the lyrics to your favourite Christmas on December 10, 11 and 12. carols. It’s free, and open to the entire family. It runs in most You’ll be having a holly jolly Christmas in no time! Merry Christmas, from the Agassiz Harrison Observer.

Journey to Bethlehem When Joseph and Mary were turned away from the inn on that fateful night, it was just the beginning of a very extraordinary story.

weather, except extreme freezing or blizzard conditions. And while it is a free event, the Amrein-Boyes family will be accepting donations for a mission named Haiti Arise. Specifically, the money raised at Farm House Natural Cheeses will go towards building a goat dairy in Haiti. It was a project that began before the devastating earthquake earlier this year, and they continue to support it. The Journey to Bethlehem runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, phone 604-796-8741.

It’s a story of hope and joy, right from the choir of angels through to the birth of baby Jesus. And it’s one that we tell over and over again, especially at Christmas time. Well, imagine actually being in the story — walking with Mary and Joseph as Mary is nearing childbirth, hearing the innkeeper turn them away, and even hearing the angels sing Hallelujah. The Journey to Bethlehem at Farm House Natural Cheeses offers exactly that experience. “It really makes the story come alive,” says Farm House owner Debra Amrein-Boyes. Actors playing Mary and Joseph, several innkeepers, the three kings and shepherds all play out the final moments of that fateful night, on a “living stage.” And the audience members can watch from nearby, accompanying Mary and Joseph from inn to inn. They will watch as the shepherds realize the angels are singing. In fact, they’ll even hear the angels singing themselves. “This is a story of real people having a very real experience, and people can journey along with them,” Amrein-Boyes says.

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carols cookies Silent Night

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright Round yon Virgin Mother and Child Holy Infant so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace Sleep in heavenly peace

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose. And if you ever saw him, you would even say it glows. All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names. They never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games.

Silent night, holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight Glories stream from heaven afar Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia! Christ, the Saviour is born Christ, the Saviour is born

Then one foggy Christmas Eve Santa came to say: “Rudolph with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”

Silent night, holy night Son of God, love’s pure light Radiant beams from Thy holy face With the dawn of redeeming grace Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth

Then all the reindeer loved him as they shouted out with glee, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, you’ll go down in history!

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carols cookies Jingle Bells

Away in a Manger

Dashing through the snow In a one horse open sleigh O’er the fields we go Laughing all the way Bells on bob tails ring Making spirits bright What fun it is to laugh and sing A sleighing song tonight

Away in a manger, No crib for His bed The little Lord Jesus Laid down His sweet head

Chorus: Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh, what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh Jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh, what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh

The stars in the bright sky Looked down where He lay The little Lord Jesus Asleep on the hay The cattle are lowing The poor Baby wakes But little Lord Jesus No crying He makes I love Thee, Lord Jesus Look down from the sky And stay by my side, ‘Til morning is nigh.

A day or two ago I thought I’d take a ride And soon Miss Fanny Bright Was seated by my side The horse was lean and lank Misfortune seemed his lot We got into a drifted bank And then we got upsot

Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay Close by me forever And love me I pray Bless all the dear children In Thy tender care And take us to heaven To live with Thee there


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carols cookies Silver Bells

We Three Kings

City sidewalks busy sidewalks . Dressed in holiday style In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas Children laughing People passing Meeting smile after smile And on ev’ry street corner you’ll hear

We three kings of Orient are Bearing gifts we traverse afar Field and fountain, moor and mountain Following yonder star

Chorus: Silver bells silver bells It’s Christmas time in the city Ring a ling hear them sing Soon it will be Christmas day Strings of street lights, even stop lights Blink a bright red and green As the shoppers rush, home with their treasures Hear the snow crunch, see the kids bunch This is Santa’s big scene And above all this bustle, you’ll hear (Repeat Chorus)


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Chorus: O Star of wonder, star of night Star with royal beauty bright Westward leading, still proceeding Guide us to thy Perfect Light Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain Gold I bring to crown Him again King forever, ceasing never, over us all to rein Chorus Frankincense to offer have I, Incense owns a Deity nigh Pray’r and praising, all men raising Worship Him, God most high Chorus


carols cookies Frosty the Snowman Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul, With a corncob pipe and a button nose And two eyes made out of coal. Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale, they say, He was made of snow but the children Know how he came to life one day. There must have been some magic in that Old silk hat they found. For when they placed it on his head He began to dance around. O, Frosty the snowman Was alive as he could be, And the children say he could laugh And play just the same as you and me. Thumpetty thump thump, Thumpety thump thump, Look at Frosty go. Thumpetty thump thump, Thumpety thump thump, Over the hills of snow. Frosty the snowman knew The sun was hot that day, So he said, “Let’s run and We’ll have some fun Now before I melt away.” Down to the village, With a broomstick in his hand, Running here and there all Around the square saying, Catch me if you can.

He led them down the streets of town Right to the traffic cop. And he only paused a moment when He heard him holler “Stop!” For Frosty the snow man Had to hurry on his way, But he waved goodbye saying, “Don’t you cry, I’ll be back again some day.” Thumpetty thump thump, Thumpety thump thump, Look at Frosty go. Thumpetty thump thump, Thumpety thump thump, Over the hills of snow.

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carols cookies Winter Wonderland

Joy to the World

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening, In the lane, snow is glistening A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight. Walking in a winter wonderland.

Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Gone away is the bluebird, Here to stay is a new bird He sings a love song, As we go along, Walking in a winter wonderland.

Joy to the world, the Savior reigns! Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

In the meadow we can build a snowman, Then pretend that he is Parson Brown

No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow Far as the curse is found, Far as the curse is found, Far as, far as, the curse is found.

He’ll say: Are you married? We’ll say: No man, But you can do the job When you’re in town. Later on, we’ll conspire, As we dream by the fire To face unafraid, The plans that we’ve made, Walking in a winter wonderland.

He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness, And wonders of His love, And wonders of His love, And wonders, wonders, of His love.

In the meadow we can build a snowman, And pretend that he’s a circus clown We’ll have lots of fun with mister snowman, Until the other kids knock him down. When it snows, ain’t it thrilling, Though your nose gets a chilling We’ll frolic and play, the Eskimo way, Walking in a winter wonderland.

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carols cookies Santa Claus is Coming to Town You better watch out You better not cry Better not pout I’m telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town He’s making a list And checking it twice; Gonna find out Who’s naughty and nice Santa Claus is coming to town He sees you when you’re sleeping He knows when you’re awake He knows if you’ve been bad or good So be good for goodness sake! O! You better watch out! You better not cry Better not pout I’m telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town Santa Claus is coming to town

O Come All Ye Faithful O Come All Ye Faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem. Come and behold Him, born the King of Angels; O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. O Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation, Sing all that hear in heaven God’s holy word. Give to our Father glory in the Highest; O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. All Hail! Lord, we greet Thee, Born this happy morning, O Jesus! for evermore be Thy name adored. Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing; O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

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carols cookies Lemon Roast Potatoes

Greek Chicken

(Psitas Patates) 4 lbs peeled potatoes (8 to 10) one cup of water half cup of lemon juice third cup of olive oil three cloves garlic, minced two tsp dried oregano two tsp salt 1 tsp pepper Cut potatoes lengthwise into thick wedges Place in 13 X 9 inch baking dish

quarter cup olive oil quarter cup lemon juice half tsp oregano half teaspoon salt half teaspoon black pepper Mix liquids seasonings and put chicken breasts in mixture at least one hour before barbecuing. M.S. (Mike) McCarthy Sgt. NCO i/c Agassiz RCMP Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment (UFVRD)

Whisk together water, lemon juice, oil, garlic salt, oregano and pepper (pour over potatoes, turning potatoes to coat evenly). Bake in 325 degrees oven turning occasionally; keep well moistened for about 2 hours or until potatoes are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated. Makes 8 generous servings. Goes well with “Greek Chicken�



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carols cookies Brunch Casserole Ingredients 1 pound bacon 1 tablespoon butter 2 onions, chopped 2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms 4 cups frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups milk 1 pinch dried parsley 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese Directions

Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside. In a separate skillet, melt the butter and fry onions and mushrooms until tender. Grease a 9x13 inch casserole dish. Place potatoes in bottom of prepared dish. Sprinkle with salt, garlic salt, and pepper. Top with bacon, then onions and mushrooms.

Lazy Man’s Cabbage Roll Casserole 2 pounds of ground beef I head of cabbage 1 large tin tomatoe sauce 2 cups of cooked rice Cook ground beef until fully cooked. Cook cabbage till tender (I cut up my cabbage into chunks to cook quicker). Cook rice. In large oven proof pot add meat, cabbage and the rice. Mix in tomatoe sauce. Cook uncovered at 350 degrees for about 1 to 1 & 1/2 hours. Should look browned when fully cooked on top. My family loves this dish and it’s easier than making rolled cabbage rolls but tastes the same. Even tastier when reheated the next day!!!! Enjoy Jean H.

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In a large bowl, beat eggs with milk and parsley. Pour over casserole. Top with grated cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until set. If preparing and baking the same day, cook for 45 minutes. Chris Blank

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carols cookies Cheddar Scallop Cakes Ingredients: 1/2 lb fresh scallops, drained and chopped 2 green onions, finely chopped 1/2 cup Mild or Medium Canadian Cheddar, shredded 1/4 cup flour 2 eggs, beaten separately 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp butter Fresh herb salad: 1 1/2 cups Italian parsley, washed and trimmed 1 cup arugula, washed and trimmed 3/4 cup celery leaves, washed 1/4 cup fresh chives 3 tbsp olive oil 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice Salt and freshly ground pepper

Preparation: In a bowl, combine scallops, green onions and cheese. Sprinkle with flour and add 1 beaten egg. Salt and pepper to taste and refrigerate for several minutes. Meanwhile, finely chop parsley, arugula, celery leaves and chives; place in a bowl. Shape scallop mixture into 8 cakes. Coat each cake with flour, dip quickly into second beaten egg and then in breadcrumbs. In a large frying pan, heat oil and melt butter over medium heat. Cook cakes for about 2 minutes per side until golden. Sprinkle salad with oil and lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste, toss and serve immediately. Note: Cheddar Scallop Cakes can be prepared ahead and refrigerated until cooking time, or cooked and reheated in oven. Jesse K.

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Ingredients: 2 large red or yellow bell peppers, halved lengthwise, stem intact 2 tsp canola oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 medium carrots, diced 1 1/2 cups diced cremini mushrooms 1 cup cooked quinoa 1/2 cup fat-free, low-sodium vegetable broth 1 cup chopped baby spinach 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley Preparation: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Steam or simmer bell peppers in a large pot for 5 minutes until slightly soft. Heat oil in medium skillet and gently sautĂŠ onions, garlic and carrots on medium-low heat until softened. Add mushrooms and cook until soft. Stir in cooked quinoa. Add broth, spinach and parsley and cook for 2 minutes.Scoop one fourth of the quinoa mixture into each bell pepper half, packing firmly. Place peppers in a baking dish. Cover the bottom of the dish with 1/2 cup of water. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes, until filling is hot. Serves 4 Chris Blank


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carols cookies Turkey Casserole

Oven Baked Chicken Fingers

4 ounces medium noodles 10 ounces broccoli 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon prepared mustard 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 cups milk 1 cup grated mild Cheddar cheese 2 cups cooked diced turkey 1/3 cup slivered toasted almonds

Easy to make & serve while decorating, wrapping or visiting.

Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles following package directions; drain. Cook broccoli just until tender. In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter; blend in flour, salt, prepared mustard, and pepper. Stir until smooth and bubbly. Gradually add milk, stirring until thickened; remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted. Dice broccoli. In an 8-inch square baking dish, arrange noodles, broccoli and turkey; pour cheese sauce over all. Arrange the some broccoli over the top, pressing down a bit. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

Combine the crumbs and seasoning. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces. Brush the chicken pieces with oil and coat with the crumb mixture. Place on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, turning once.

1/2 cup bread crumbs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon dried basil 4 chicken breast halves, skinned and boned 2 tablespoons oil Preheat the oven to 400°F.

To reheat, bake for 10 minutes. Makes 30 pieces. Get variety with many types of dippers! Chris Blank

Turkey casserole serves 4. Chris Blank

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carols cookies Quick Pilaf with Pine Nuts 1 cup long grain rice 2 cups chicken stock 2 Tbsp pine nuts 1 Tbsp butter 1/4 cup plain yogurt In a heavy pot, bring rice and stock to a rapid boil. Turn off heat and let sit for 20 minutes without lifting the cover. Meanwhile, cook the pine nuts in melted butter until nicely browned. When the rice is cooked, toss with yogurt and pine nut/butter mixture. Serve immediately. Makes 6 servings. Susan M.

Brie Napoleon with Glazed Almonds Ingredients: 1 lb (500 g) Canadian Brie 3 sheets phyllo dough 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/2 tsp butter 3 small green apples, diced 1/2 tsp fresh thyme 2 1/2 tsp maple syrup 1 tiny pinch cinnamon 1 Tbsp butter 1 tsp brown sugar 1/3 cup almonds 1 Tbsp icing sugar 6 mint leaves Preparation: Preheat oven to 425°F

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Remove rind from cheese then whip with an electric mixer until light and smooth. Lay out 1 sheet of phyllo dough on a pastry board and brush with melted butter. Place second sheet on top and brush with melted butter. Repeat with remaining sheet. Cut stack into 18 pieces of equal size, place on a non-stick baking sheet and bake for about 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. In a frying pan over medium-high heat, melt 1/2 tsp (2 mL) butter. Add apples and thyme and cook until apples start to colour. Add maple syrup and cinnamon, and continue cooking until liquid has evaporated. In another frying pan, melt 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter and brown sugar. Add almonds and cook until caramelized. To assemble, place a piece of phyllo in centre of plate, top with a spoonful of whipped Brie and 1 tsp (5 mL) cooked apple. Repeat with a second piece of phyllo. Top with last piece of phyllo. Sprinkle with glazed almonds and icing sugar. Garnish with a mint leaf.


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Make the night before and pop it in the oven while opening gifts. 16 slices of bread (crust removed) Thinly sliced ham sliced or grated sharp cheddar cheese 6 eggs 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp. dry mustard 1/4 cup minced onion 1/4 cup green pepper (finely chopped) 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 3 cups whole milk dash of Tabasco 1/4 lb. butter or margarine crushed Corn Flakes

In a 9 X 13 glass, buttered baking dish put 8 slices of bread. Add pieces to cover dish completely. Cover bread with slices of ham. Lay cheese over top of ham and then cover with the last 8 slices of bread. In a bowl, beat eggs, salt and pepper. To the egg mixture add dry mustard, onion, green pepper, Worcestershire sauce, milk and Tabasco. Pour over the bread, cover and let stand overnight. In the morning, melt the butter, pour over top. Cover with crushed Corn Flakes. Bake uncovered, 1 hour at 350. Let sit 10 minutes before serving. Serve with fresh cut fruit and hot cinnamon buns. Serves 8! Best of Bridge cookbook



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carols cookies Cranberry Nut Bars

Chocolate Raspberry Pie

1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/3 cup butter, melted 1 cup all-purpose flour 1-1/3 cups fresh cranberries 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

1 unbaked pastry shell -- (9 inch) 3 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries -- thawed

Beat eggs, gradually beat in sugar beating until thoroughly blended. Stir in butter, mix well. Stir in flour, cranberries, and walnuts. Place in a greased 8 inch square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool. Cut into bars.

Filling: 1 8 ounce pkg. cream cheese -- softened 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup whipping cream -- whipped Topping: 2 squares semisweet chocolate -- (1 ounce each) 3 tablespoons butter or margarine Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavyduty foil. Bake at 450 degrees for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack. In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the raspberries; bring to a boil over Medium heat. Boil and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cool for 15 minutes. Spread into shell; refrigerate.

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In a mixing bowl, bet cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Fold in whipped cream. Carefully spread over raspberry layer. Cover and refrigerate for a least 1 hour. Melt chocolate and butter; cool for 4-5 minutes. Pour over filling. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Store in the refrigerator. Makes 6-8 servings.


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carols cookies Maple-Pecan Sticky Bars Ingredients Crust 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/4 cup sugar 1 large egg yolk 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon salt

Preparation For crust: Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 9x9x2-inch metal cake pan. Using electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, and egg yolk in bowl to blend. Add flour and salt; beat until moist clumps form. Gather dough together. Press dough over bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of pan. Bake crust until golden, about 20 minutes. Cool. For filling: Combine first 4 ingredients in medium saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring until butter melts and mixture is smooth. Boil filling 30 seconds. Remove from heat; mix in vanilla, then nuts.

Filling 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 1/3 cup (packed) golden brown sugar 1/4 cup whipping cream 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans

Pour hot filling into crust. Bake bars until filling is bubbling in center, about 15 minutes. Cool bars completely in pan on rack (filling will become firm). Chill at least 1 hour and up to 2 hours. (Can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and keep chilled.) Cut into 30 bars. Susan C.

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carols cookies Pineapple Dessert

Snowball Cookies

1 - 85g pineapple jello 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice 1 litre vanilla ice cream (4cups)

Ingredients: 1 c Butter or margarine 1/2 c Sugar, powdered; sifted 1 teaspoon Vanilla 2 1/2 c Flour; sifted 1/4 teaspoon Salt 3/4 c Pecans, chopped

Crust: 2 cups graham wafer crumbs 1/4 tsp. salt 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 cup melted butter Mix crust ingredients together and reserve 1/2 cup. Press remainder into 9x9 cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 min. Remove from oven and let cool. Next, bring pineapple juice to a boil, then add jello powder to juice and stir until mixed. Stir in softened ice cream. Mix with a blender and pour over cooled crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Preparation: Cream butter in large bowl. Add sugar, cream until light. Stir in vanilla. Sift flour and salt; mix in. Stir in nuts. Shape into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes at 350. Roll in powdered sugar straight out of oven. Roll again when cool. Makes about 36 cookies Chris Blank

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carols cookies Choco-Cherry Macaroons

Chipits Oatmeal Cookies

6 cups flaked coconut 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips ½ cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained

1 c. margarine 1/2 c. white sugar 1/2 c. brown sugar 1/2 c. boiling water

Heat oven to 350F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (necessary for success with this recipe). Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine coconut, milk & almond extract. Stir until coconut is well coated. Stir in chips & cherries. Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inch apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely before storing. Kerry Hilts Director of Community Services District of Kent

(melt above ingredients together) 1 tsp. vanilla 2 c. white flour 1/2 tsp. salt 2 c. oatmeal 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 c. chocolate chips 1/2 c. coconut Mix together with a wooden spoon Bake at 350 for 15 min. (makes about 3 1/2 doz.) Barry Penner

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carols cookies Sugar Cookies

Simple Icing

½ cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg 2 Tbsp milk ½ tsp vanilla 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt

2-4 Tbsp milk or fruit juice 1 ½ cups icing sugar, sifted ½ tsp vanilla or desired flavouring Add sugar gradually to the liquid, blending well after each addition, until icing is of the right consistency to spread. Add flavouring and spread onto the cookies. From Purity Cookbook, Toronto, Canada, 1945

Cream butter, add sugar gradually, followed by well beaten egg, milk and vanilla. Mix and sift flour, baking powder and salt and add to first mixture. Mix well. Chill for ½ hour, then roll 1/8 inch and cut with Christmas cookie cutter(s). Bake on baking sheet at 375 F for 8-10 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet, then remove to cookie rack to cool. From Purity Cookbook, Toronto, Canada, 1945

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