Rolo Cookie Recipe

I got this rolo cookie recipe from an Aunt (Jane Sonntag) around holiday time many, many caramilk rolo cookiesyears ago.  I like to add these to my Christmas baking gifts for family and friends, and everyone seems to really enjoy them.

Last year, I couldn’t find Rolos, of course, so I thought I would try Caramilk pieces instead.  Wow….I call that a blessing in disguise.  But do I change the name of the recipe if that is the only difference?

This batch yields about 3 1/2 dozen cookies, so you could try some of each and let me know which you prefer.


  • 1 cup margarinecaramilk rolo cookies
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda

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Chocolate Cake Recipe From Scratch

This chocolate cake is so rich and full of flavour, and it’s all from scratch.  This may take a couple of more minutes that dumping the mix from the box in, but it is well worth it, trust me.  Actually, the recipe on my hand written sheet is called Six Minute Chocolate Cake.

I got this from a friend many years ago (thanks, Cher) and have made it over and over, and it never gets old.  My kids even request it for their birthday cakes.  It can be topped with icing, fruit, or our favourite is with whipped cream and caramel sauce (I will include this in the recipe, but you can do whatever you like after it has cooled).

Ingredientschocolate cake from scratch

  • 1 1/2 cups white flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cold water or brewed coffee
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp vinegar

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BBQ Spare Ribs Recipe – It’s Mouthwatering!

This spare rib recipe is delicious, with BBQ sauce made from scratch and popped into the oven….the aroma that travels through the house makes my mouth water.  Yes, it’s that good!

I got this recipe from my husband’s great aunt after she made it for us when we were visiting her in Sherwood Park, Alberta.  I am so thankful she was willing to share, but I don’t make it as often as I want to.  But when I do, I totally pig out!


BBQ ribs done in the oven

  • 3-4 lbs spare ribs
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup water

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