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Nov 15, 2010

Fantuz Fancies

A Fantuz Fancy - by Julie & Steve
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are off to the CFL playoffs!

Saskatchewan folks are nuts about the Riders and their bid for the Canadian Football League's 2010 Grey Cup. To celebrate, we made Rider cookies. We took them to church in Arborfield yesterday, and they were a hit! So here, by popular demand, is the recipe:

Fantuz Fancies

1 cup butter, melted
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
2 beaten eggs
2 ½ cups flour
1-2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups crushed Fantuz Flakes* or other flake-based cereal (e.g., Corn Flakes)

Ingredients for Fantuz Fancies
* Fantuz Flakes are a special cereal, created to honour Saskatchewan Roughrider player Andy Fantuz. They're part of a host of products made for the 100th anniversary of the Riders in 2010.

1. Preheat oven to 375 F, with the rack in the middle position.
2. Melt butter, add sugars and stir. Next, stir in soda, salt, vanilla and beaten eggs. Then add flour and mix dough well.
Finished Fantuz Fancies
3. Add crushed Fantuz Flakes and chocolate chips and mix thoroughly.
4. Form dough into walnut-sized balls with your fingers and place on greased cookie sheet, 12 per sheet. Press Fantuz Fancies down slightly with palm or spatula.
5. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.
6. Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes, then remove to wire rack until completely cool. (The rack is important – it makes them crisp.)
7. Frost with green or white icing, then make the Roughriders' "S" with sprinkles on the top of the cookie, in the opposite colour. (We used a cookie stencil we made out of an icing jar top.)

Yield: 5-6 dozen. If Fantuz Fancies spread out too much in oven, reduce heat to 350 F and do not flatten fancies before baking.

- Adapted by Julie Golding Page, from Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies, in Joanne Fluke’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

Nov 4, 2010

Film & Faith

We've been film fanatics for years, and we can't seem to help starting a film group in each new community we live in. But our film groups have a twist - they combine watching films with exercising our faith in God.

Intrigued? Why not check out our article, published in The Anglican Planet this month. (That's a cross-Canada, monthly Anglican newspaper.)

Here's the link: http://www.anglicanplanet.net/canadian-news/2010/11/3/film-faith-meeting-god-at-the-movies.html

Hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did writing it. Let us know what you think!

And beware, combining film & faith is so much fun, it's addictive! ;-)