merit's fruit pizza


blend until fluffy:

3/4 c. butter (soft)

1/2 c. powdered sugar

then blend:

1 1/2 c. flour

press into pizza pan

bake 20-25 min. at 300f, until lightly brown

cool completely

vanilla sauce:

melt together:

1 2/3 c. vanilla chips (white chocolate)

1/4 c. heavy whipping cream

then add & blend:

1 pkg. cream cheese (soft)

pour on top of cookie crust, & spread evenly

place a layer of sliced fruit on top:

blueberries, kiwi, strawberries, raspberries, pineapples (from can & save juice for glaze)

top with fruit glaze: (make double batch)


1/4 c. sugar

1 tbsp. corn starch

then add to sauce pan & stir over med. heat until thickened:

1/2 c. pineapple juice (from can of diced pineapple)

1/2 tsp. lemon juice

pour evenly over top of all fruit

chill a while (in fridge) before cutting into smaller pieces placed in doilies or cup cake paper liners.

papa & jo-jo's apple dip

mix well:

1 pkg. cream cheese

1/3 c. brown sugar

spread on the bottom of an edged dish

cover with caramel sauce

cover with heath bits

cut in thin slices 6 or more apples (granny smith's excellent)

eat with apple slices

peanut-butter cookies

1/2 c. butter

1 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter

1/2 c. white sugar

1/2 c. brown sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 c. flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

spoon up a 1 inch ball.  press a fork dipped in sugar (from a small dish or saucer) horizontally.  dip in sugar again & press vertically to create criss-cross pattern.

bake 375f for 10-12 min.

saunder's butter cream icing (for cakes)

cream together well:

1 stick butter

1/2 c. crisco shortening

gradually add:

1 c. sugar

2/3 c. lukewarm milk

add: 1 tsp. vanilla or almond flavouring

beat 15 min. at high speed

oma's white cookies

1 c. powdered sugar

1 c. crisco shortening

1 egg

1 tsp. baking soda

1 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

2 + tsp. vanilla

dash of salt

2 1/2 c. flour

mix together well.  roll on floured surface.  use a little more shortening to reconstitute dough scraps after cutting shapes a couple of times.

bake at 325f for 6 min.

cool. apply icing.  while stored in a container, the cream of tartar makes this cookie yummier over time.  best in a couple of days... if they last.

cookie icing

1/2 stick butter

2 1/2 c. powdered sugar

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

milk to moisten

colour as desired

butter tarts

cream together:

1 egg

1/2 c. butter 

1 c. brown sugar

2 tsp. vanilla


chocolate chips & health bits

put in unbaked pie shells (lining a muffin or mini-muffin pan) & fill half full

bake at 350f until crusts are golden brown

below are a collection of recipes that are family favourites and often asked for once enjoyed.

many glorious desserts are listed here. 

you can find the hors d'oeuvres and entree recipes on their own page by clicking the purple button. 

bon appetite!!

recipes for my sisters & brothers

mini apple pies

crust: coat mini-muffin tins with cooking spray.

line each one with a 3.5" square of rolled out pie crust with the corners sticking up. (i love jiffy pie crust mix) *hint: to create squares from scrap pieces dab edge of one piece in a small dish of h2o to make the edges stick to the underlying piece(s).


mix in a large bowl..

2/3 c. sugar

2/3 c. brown sugar

1 c. flour

2 tbsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. ginger

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. salt

then add to dry mix..

3 or 4 apples (peeled, cored, sliced & cut into small pieces) stir until each piece is coated well

lastly add..

2 tbsp. vanilla

1/2 c. butter (1 stick)

scoop into each mini-pie shell a generous heap of apple filling (apples shrink while cooking)

i place 2 mini-muffing trays on a cookie sheet to catch anything that bubble over to keep my oven lovely.

bake about 30 min. at 375f, until crust is golden brown.

makes about 30 mini-pies.

bon appetit!!

banana muffins from bethany

3 large ripe bananas

3/4 c. sugar

1 egg

1 tbsp. vanilla

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 1/2 c. flour

1/3 c. melted butter

mix well. 

spoon into greased mini-muffin pans 2/3 full.

bake 375f for 13-20 min.

makes 36 mini-muffins.

bon appetit!

homemade goddess