Relish Recipes — Snacks

Baked Peanut Butter & Oat Bars

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Baked Peanut Butter & Oat Bars

Excerpted from hot for food all day by Lauren Toyota. Copyright © 2021 by Lauren Toyota. Published by Penguin Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.” DOWNLOAD RECIPE CARD I don’t want to knock oatmeal—it’s filling and healthy—but I’m not the biggest fan of mushy porridge for breakfast. I make it ’cause it’s quick, but with a little planning you can bake that oatmeal with peanut butter into a bar dolloped with your fave jam . . . now we’re talking. These are just the right amount of soft...

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Wings

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Wings

Donna-Marie couldn’t tell you the difference between a first down and a touchdown (Maria’s a far better football fan) but she earns her keep at the party for the game day food she brings along.  

These bacon-wrapped chicken wings first made their appearance at a grilling class with our favourite firefighter chef, Patrick Mathieu and are featured in his cookbook “Firehouse Chef – Favourite Recipes From Canada’s Firefighters”. He left the wings whole and wrapped the bacon around the wingette/drumette portion, leaving the wing tip sticking out. This allows for a little “handle” to hold onto the wings. However, if you want them to go further, we like to split them, and just wrap ½ a slice of bacon around each wing half. The homemade sauce uses pantry staples (yes, even bourbon seems to be a pantry staple in our kitchen) and the wings are simply tossed in the sauce after baking. Be sure to save a little extra for dipping too.

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TOURTIÈRE TURNOVERS

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TOURTIÈRE TURNOVERS

Tourtière is a French-Canadian pork pie and is a traditional part of the Christmas Eve celebration. We love to make this dish every holiday season and our friend Rose Murray developed this festive appetizer version that’s perfect as a cocktail bite. Rose authored many bestselling cookbooks including “Rose Murray’s Canadian Christmas Cooking: The Classic Guide To Holiday Feasts” but it’s “A Taste Of Canada: A Culinary Journey” from which today’s recipe comes. These turnovers are best served hot with a our Mrs Bridges Cranberry Sauce with Port or Stonewall Kitchen Country Ketchup to temper the richness of the pastry.

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Mormor's Spice Cookies

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Mormor's Spice Cookies

According to chef New York based chef, Marcus Samuelsson, author of Yes, Chef (a recent Relish book club read) his grandmother's spice cookies take him right back to her kitchen in Sweden. "Her spice rack looked like it belonged to a culinary jet setter. It was the toasting of the spices that make all the difference in these cookies." DOWNLOAD RECIPE CARD Ingredients... 1½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger ½ tsp ground cardamom ¼ tsp ground cloves 3½ cups all purpose flour 1 tbsp baking soda 1 tsp kosher salt ½ tsp freshly ground white pepper 10 tbsp...

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Creepy Shortbread Witch Finger Cookies

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Creepy Shortbread Witch Finger Cookies
Halloween is not looking like it will be a door-to-door activity this year. So here's a fun cookie to make with the kids. Donna-Marie used to make these with her kids when they were younger, including some fun "mummy" hot dogs, which they still talk about and love, even in their twenties!

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