And here's the first tray to emerge from my oven, butter tart bars, a bar version of traditional Canadian butter tarts. It's easy to make, perfect for cookie trays ... and utterly delicious. Along with memories of riding the bus to-from my Canadian grandmother's, the recipe is in this week's Kitchen Parade column.
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