Bear Paw Shortbread Cookies

Bear Paw Shortbread Cookies

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It’s a twist on your typical shortbread cookie that your kids are sure to love!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (plus 3 tbsp) icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tps salt
  • 2 tps vanilla extract
  • Hershey Kisses (2 sizes)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Beat butter until light and fluffy
  3. Sift in icing sugar and beat again until fluffy
  4. Sift in cornstarch and blend in
  5. Sift in all purpose flour and salt
  6. Mix until dough comes together
  7. Mix in vanilla
  8. Be sure not to overmix
  9. Roll out onto floured counter to desired thickness
  10. Cut into circles with cookie cutter
  11. Place onto ungreased baking sheet
  12. Add Hershey Kisses (2 sizes) in the pattern of the bear paw
  13. Bake for 7-8 minutes (cooking times vary depending on ovens and the thickness you have made your cookies). Edges will be a light golden colour when ready
Egg Bake Breakfast Casserole

Egg Bake Breakfast Casserole

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Let mom sleep in and wake to the delicious aroma of baked breakfast casserole.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 jar (4.5 ounce) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 cups diced fully cooked ham or chorizo
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine cheddar and mozzarella cheese in a small bowl; place 3 cups cheese mixture into a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir mushrooms, onions, and red pepper until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes; drain.
  4. Spread vegetables over cheese mixture. Top vegetable mixture with ham; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese mixture.
  5. Beat eggs in a bowl; mix in milk, flour, parsley, basil, salt, and pepper. Slowly pour egg mixture into baking dish.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.

Note: You can also use spinach, cherry tomatoes or zucchini for the vegetable mixture.

 

Recipe by: Erin Muckehirn
Picture Credit: pknair
Strawberries

Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries

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Enjoy this perfect, melt-in-your-mouth treat after dinner with your family.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and cored
  • 3 graham crackers, crushed, or as needed

Directions:

  1. Beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth
  2. Spoon into a piping bag or a re-sealable bag with a corner snipped
  3. Fill cavities of cored strawberries with cream cheese mixture
  4. Dip filled side of strawberries in the crushed graham crackers to coat.
  5. Enjoy!

Optional: Melt about 1/2 cup of chocolate chips in a double boiler and drizzle over the strawberries.

 

Credit: AllRecipes.com, Karen B.
Picture Credit: Scotdog