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  • Pumpkin Shaped Sugar Cookie

    1/3 - cup unsalted butter, softened
    1/3 - cup shortening
    1 - cup granulated sugar
    1 - tsp baking powder
    dash salt
    1 - egg
    1 - tsp vanilla extract
    2 - cups all purpose flour

    Colored Icing:
    2 - cup confectioner’s sugar2 - tablespoon softened butter or margarine
    4 - tablespoons milk
    2 - tsp vanilla extract
    orange & green food coloring

    In a medium size bowl beat shortening and butter together with a electric mixer. Add sugar, vanilla extract and egg.

    Mix the flour, baking powder and salt together then add...

  • 3 Minute Pizza Recipe


    1 pkg. pita bread
    1 can spaghetti sauce
    1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
    1 pkg. sliced pepperoni
    Any other toppings as desired


    aluminum foil


    - Cut pita in half and spoon spaghetti sauce into pocket spreading evenly. Add mozzarella and pepperoni and any other "toppings" you wish.
    - Wrap in heavy duty foil and place in coals. Cook for 1 1/2 minutes on each side. (You just want it to get warm and to melt the cheese. For really hot coals this is plenty of time.)



  • Canadian Flag Cake

    What You Need

    1 pkg. (298 g) prepared pound cake, cut into 12 slices
    2 cups boiling water
    2 pkg. (85 g each) Jell-O Strawberry Jelly Powder
    3 cups ice cubes
    3 cups sliced fresh strawberries, divided
    2 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping

    Make It

    COVER bottom of 13x9-inch dish with cake slices; set aside.

    ADD boiling water to jelly powders in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add ice cubes; stir 3 to 5 min....

  • Spaghetti Dogs

    A friend sent me the link to this disgusting food art knowing full well that I'd be compelled to try it with my kids. And I did. And they loved it.

    If you want to try it, just stick dry spaghetti noodles through hot dogs and boil. I thought about adding a sauce, but I think the kids would see that as detracting from the fun.

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  • Armpit Fudge

    ARMPIT FUDGE (single serve version)


    • 2 oz. powdered sugar (1/2 cup)
    • 1 Tbsp butter
    • 2 tsp cream cheese
    • dash of vanilla
    • 2 tsp cocoa

    Place all ingredients in a sandwich-size plastic zipped bag. Squeeze out all the air. Squish and smoosh (under the arm!) the bag until all the ingredients are well mixed with a creamy consistency. Add any favorite flavors or other stuff (raisins, M&M's, peanut butter, chopped nuts, etc).

    Take out a spoon and enjoy.

  • Hot Sandwich in a Milk Carton

    • Save cardboard milk cartons (the 1 litre ones) coated with wax.
    • Prepare a sub with meats and cheese etc
    • Wrap in tinfoil then damp newspapers (regular newspapers if it is already raining) and put inside the carton
    • Light the carton on fire and let it burn down
    • sometimes you will have to relight it — great match lighting practice for the kids

    When it's done your sandwich will be...

  • Spider Dogs

    Cut one end of a hot dog into eight lengthwise strips then cook over fire the hit dog will curl to look like a spider or an octopus

  • Fireside Apples

    1 Serving Recipe

    Apple cored with skin on

    crumble together
    2 tbs oats (2tbs)
    2 tbs flour (2tbs)
    2 tbs brown sugar (2tbs)
    1 tbs butter (2tbs)
    pinch of cinnamon

    wrap apple in thick foil and stuff with crumble
    cook in fire coals for 20 mins