Tracycakes’ Christmas Butter Tarts

1 c brown sugar 1/3 c butter, melted 1 c raisins, craisins or currants 1 egg ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla ½ c walnuts or pecans 1/3 c creamo 12 tart shells (follow directions on package to prepare) Boil water and place raisins (or other) in bowl and pour boiling water...

Bart’s Black Bean Soup

For the Vegetarian at Christmas Black beans are some of the most protein-packed food available. Here’s a delicious, festive soup that you can prepare in the microwave!   Ingredients 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained 1-1/2 cups vegetable broth 3/4...

Blackberry Galettes Recipe

2 – 8” flaky pastry rounds 1⁄2 c (120 ml) sugar 2 Tbsp (30 ml) cornstarch 1 Tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice Pinch of salt & cinnamon Fresh blackberries – rinsed and dried Granny Smith apple – peeled and grated Egg wash Preheat oven to 375F. Combine...

Borscht – A Recipe for Fall Comfort Food

6 c chicken broth 6 c water 1 ½ Tbsp salt 1 c carrots – sliced ½ c green pepper – chopped 1 c celery – sliced 2 medium beets 2 – 28 oz. cans of tomatoes – diced 5 potatoes, peeled & cubed 2/3 c butter 1 c onion – diced 6 c cabbage...