My New Recipe Section

I don’t know about you, but I love to cook. Too bad I don’t have more time. But in keeping with the holiday season, I’ve decided to share some of my favourite recipes. If you’d like to share some of yours, then please let me know. I’d be more than happy to help you spread the word and let others enjoy your best recipes.

Check back frequently to find new ideas to test out on your family and friends. Use the drop down menu under the recipe tab to access the recipes you’re interested in.


Callaloo and Fried Chicken by Shehanne Moore

Callaloo and Fried Chicken Shared by Shehanne Moore  Related Post from April 9, 2013

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Chocolate Easter Eggs

Decorated Chocolate Easter Eggs Shared by Anne Lange Related Post from March 29, 2013 Makes 2 lbs ~ 10 3oz eggs (I usually double the recipe – these freeze well) 2/3 cup (15oz can) Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk ½ cup butter 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp salt 5 ½ cup sifted icing sugar Cream …

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Cranachan by Katya Armock

A Scottish Treat Related Post from March 8, 2013 Serves 4 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup uncooked oats ¼ to ½ cup Scotch, depending on how much of a lush your are ¼ cup honey 1 lb. raspberries, fresh or thawed frozen Toast the oats in a frying pan over medium heat, turning frequently …

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Cranberry-Walnut Zucchini Bread by Dawn Marie Hamilton

Note: using a food processor to grate the zucchini makes prep a snap.  1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup brown sugar 3 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 cups zucchini, grated 1 and 1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour 1 and 1/2 cups white flour 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon …

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Easy Greek Salad by Erin Moore

  2 medium tomatoes, cored, seeded, and large dice 1 medium English cucumber, large dice 1 cup kalamata olives, pitted and halved 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 1 medium lemon), plus more as needed 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh oregano leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more …

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Fettuccine with Tomato

Leftovers (if there are any) are wonderful, too. 8 bacon slices 1 ½ cups chopped onion 3/4 cups chopped mushroom (my addition) 4 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, chopped into small pieces (I don’t peel) ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley 1 tsp basil ½ tsp garlic powder (I throw in a little extra as well as some …

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Gazpacho by Elyzabeth M. VaLey

    Serves 2 6 ripe tomatoes ½ cucumber A piece of green pepper 1 garlic head 2 slices of white bread 3 spoonfuls of oil (preferably virgin oil) 1 spoonful of vinegar Salt Remove the crust from the bread slices, cut into stripes and then into cubes. Place in a sauce pan or pitcher …

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Holiday Punch

Punch My kids love this simple punch that I make during the holidays. Cold, sweet, and I promise, it will disappear fast. 5 tins of pink lemonade (thawed) 1 container or bag of frozen sliced strawberries 1 Litre bottle of 7-up or Ginger Ale. Pour the lemonade into your punch bowl, add the strawberries (they’re frozen, …

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Kid Friendly Lasagna by Jolie Pethtel

    No boil lasagna noodles: 1-2 Boxes (Seriously they work just as well as boiled noodles and aren’t as slippery or time consuming.) Spaghetti Sauce: 4-5 cans of Hunts spaghetti sauce. (You may have your own preference for brand. I like Hunts not just because it’s affordable, but also because it doesn’t taste too …

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Lemon Squares

This is one my mom makes, and I just love the tart lemon taste. 1 box graham crumbs 1 tsp white sugar 1 cup melted butter 4 eggs 2/3 cup of fresh lemon juice (5 or 6 lemons squeezed) 2 tbspn lemon zest 2 cans of Eagle Brand Condensed Milk Put first three ingredients in …

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Oven Apple Pancake

    Serve with maple syrup ¼ cup of butter or hard margarine 1/3 cup  brown sugar, packed Light sprinkle of ground cinnamon 2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced in wedges ¼ or 6mm thick 3 large eggs ¾ cup of milk ½ tsp of salt ¾ cup all-purpose flour Melt butter in 9 inch …

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Persian Chicken & Rice by Gemma Juliana

A Recipe for a Middle Eastern Feast shared by Gemma Juliana  Related Post from April 15, 2013 Cut a fryer chicken that weighs 3-4 lbs into pieces, rub salt and pepper into the skin, and leave the skin on. Brown the chicken pieces in 1/8th of a stick of butter, melted in a non-stick pan. Remove chicken from …

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This was a childhood treat. My mom made these with leftover pie dough.  It’s now a family tradition.  Sometimes we skip the pie altogether! Pie dough – use your favourite recipe for pie dough or use any leftover dough that you may have on hand.  Amounts below are simply adjusted depending on how much dough …

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Roast Lamb by Shehanne Moore

Roast Lamb Shared by Shehanne Moore  Related Post from April 9, 2013

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Surprise Pie by Dena Garson

Suggestion: Top with whipped cream when served.   10 small saltines (crushed) 10 chopped dates 1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup sugar 3 egg whites 1 generous tsp sherry  Mix first four ingredients. Add sherry. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into the saltine mixture. Bake in greased pie pan at 350 degrees …

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Whipped Shortbread Cookies

This cookie is melt-in-your-mouth delicious and truly simple to make. 1 cup (250 mL) butter, softened (do not use margarine) ½  cup (125 mL) granulated sugar 1 ½  cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour ¼  cup (60 mL) cornstarch Cream butter and sugar in medium bowl. Beat until light and fluffy. Add flour and cornstarch gradually …

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