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• 16 slices of Bread
• Put 8 bread slices in a large roaster or cake pan.
• Put cheddar and ham slices to cover.
• Top again with 8 slices of bread.
• Mix remaining ingredients except margarine and cornflakes.
• Beat the mixture well and pour it over bread.
• Let it stand overnight in refrigerator. Remove in the morning.
• Melt the margarine and pour over all.
• Sprinkle with cornflakes.
• Now bake it at 350 degrees F for about 50 minutes.
• Christmas Wife Saver is ready
Available at Edible British Columbia in Granville Island. Or for those who would like to create their own kits, here is the recipe below:
How to Make Vanilla Extract
5 vanilla beans
200 ml. vodka
Put vanilla beans in a bottle with a cork. Cover completely with the vodka.
Give the bottle a good shake every once in a while. Store in a dark, cool place for 2 months or longer.
SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE
Jean Pare of Company’s Coming
1 cup butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Cream butter and sugar together well. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add
vanilla. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt. Roll out thickness of pie
crust on lightly floured surface. Cut into 3 inch cookies. Bake in 350F
oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Makes about 5 dozen.
Looking for a new dessert idea, "wow" your guests with freshly baked waffles topped with ice cream and fresh fruit or caramel sauce. Plus, any extras can be frozen and toasted at a later date.
Bellegem Waffle Mix is available through Williams-Sonoma and is priced at $12 CAN for one 20 oz container.
Martha Stewart's Cooking School: Lessons and Recipes for the Home Cook by Martha Stewart
Good for all levels of home cooks, this book is sorted by cooking technique and features over 500 step-by-step color pictures. The book has over 200 new recipes and goes beyond the basics by discussing equipment and ingredients in detail. It is a beautiful book and should make every budding Martha Stewart in your family very, very, happy.
All three books may be purchased online through http://www.amazon.ca/ and range between $30 and $35 each with amazon's discounted pricing.