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Waldorf Chicken Salad

Waldorf Chicken Salad

Waldorf Chicken Salad Waldorf Chicken Salad is a delicious salad recipe packed full of all kinds good for you ingredients. This super, summertime salad will hit the spot on a hot day. Made with the classic ‘Waldorf’ ingredients, chopped apples and celery, but with the added 

Blarney Stones a.k.a. Peanut Squares

Blarney Stones a.k.a. Peanut Squares

Blarney Stones a.k.a. Peanut Squares I have wanted to make this recipe for “Blarney Stones” a.k.a. Peanut Squares since the first time I saw the recipe in a Taste of Home Annual Cookbook. That was back in 2003. Better late than never! Where is the Blarney 

Midnight Mint Nanaimo Bars

Midnight Mint Nanaimo Bars

Midnight Mint Nanaimo Bars

Midnight Mint Nanaimo Bars are perfect to share at Midnight or Anytime!! The first time I looked through the cookbook, “Treasury of Home Cooking” by Jean Paré Volume 3, “Delicious Desserts,” I have wanted to make these delicious sounding bars. Not only did I want to make these delicious bars, I wanted to make something “minty” for St Patrick’s Day and I was very curious about the author of the recipe book, Jean Paré.
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Who is Jean Paré?

Jean Paré is from the small town of Vermilion, Alberta where Jean was a caterer from 1963 until her first cookbook was published in 1981. She operated her catering business from her home kitchen and became known as the caterer “Who Can handle it.” Jean Paré created the Company’s Coming Series because of the outpouring of requests for her recipes. April of 1981 marked the debut of “150 Delicious Squares,” first in the Company’s Coming Cookbook Series.
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Company’s Company Series

The Company’s Coming Series would soon become Canada’s most popular Cookbook Series. Jean Paré has since retired after 30 years and 30 million books. Learn more about Jean Paré and to find out how she left an abusive relationship, pitched a tent and called it home for her and her children. Truly a remarkable and brave woman. Jean Paré: An Appetite for Life
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Nanaimo Bars

Midnight Mint Bars are a mint version of the Canadian favorite Nanaimo Bars which are a no-bake, three-layer bar. Nanaimo bars are delicious and so are these Midnight Mint Bars. Nanaimo Bars are a traditional Canadian favorite. No one is sure of its origin but it’s believed to be named after the city of Nanaimo,  located in the Western-most Province of British Columbia. Here is a recipe for the The Canadian Classic, Nanaimo Bars

Midnight Mint Bars

I can envision myself sneaking into the kitchen at midnight, quietly opening the refrigerator door, carefully taking out the pan of Midnight Mint Bars with one hand, grabbing the gallon of milk with the other, letting the refrigerator door quietly close shut and ever so quietly setting the pan and milk on the kitchen table. And then slowly opening up the silverware drawer, carefully and quietly taking out a knife and a fork.

Slowly opening the cupboard door, quickly taking out a glass and just as quickly shutting the door again. Ever so carefully cutting a big square of Midnight Mint Bar, grabbing the fork, lifting the big piece out of the pan, placing the big square on the table (no need for a plate) cutting a big bite with my fork, pouring a glass of milk and with my eyes closed, taking a big bite of heaven. Pure Chocolate Mint Heaven.

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