This is the pan version of Roasted Cauliflower that is every bit as scrumptious as the oven variety, however it’s less pots, less time (30 min less) and even (or especially) less volume, if needed. Cut cauliflower florette off the stock – just the amount needed for dinner, if large in diameter cut in half […]
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No sacrificing on the height of yorkshires with this recipe using spelt. This Yorkshire Pudding Recipe for roast beef is the one we use for our family, and is also great with roast chicken or turkey…. use mini pans to make appetizers stuffed with pot-roast or mini bbq chicken pot pies. Of course I’m usually […]
I made these on Friday, and was going to take some to a function – after the hubby ate four of them, he confiscated them such that they would not leave the building! Normally I would put up a fuss, but it’s too hard to deprive a grown man of his new favourite cookies especially […]
We cook the quinoa in the rice cooker – just like you would rice
Great as a side dish, or add in more protein (chick peas or meat) to make it a whole meal-in-a-bowl
Good hot, warm or cold – excellent for summer bbq picnics, potlucks, etc.
In 2hrs 46min we get beautiful loaves that rise above the top of the pan!
This is one of my spouse’s favourite – he’s a “selective” eater by nature, and adding WF, GF, DF, to the mix while tasting like “normal” food has been quite the adventure. Thank GOD for corn noodles… even the most discriminating like them…
We’ve all heard of apple crisp, but pear pie being my favourite of the pear recipes, pear crisp is just as good…
Pear Crisp Recipe…
This is one of the firsts in the Zucchini Recipes line. I made this when we had a baseball bat sized zucchini. It was fresh picked and the rind was still soft – therefore we didn’t bother to peel it, however, if peeled and finely shredded, no one could tell it was in this recipe…
This super easy cheesecake recipe is a favourite of my sister’s – and most requested of all the cheesecakes she made!
I’ve tweaked it to add a rumball flair to the crust.
If you think of Gilligan’s Island, and dessert, this is exactly what comes to mind.
Somehow these ingredients always seem to be on hand. Perfect recipe when unexpected company drops by. We prefer the shortbread/cookie dough style crust…
I love pretty well everything coconut – this is our coconut cream pie recipe:
I created this recipe after loving the Beef in a Teriyaki Fajita but wasn’t in the mood for rice or assembling anything. We get so many raves over this recipe, and it smells amazing when the guests are walking in the door…
Betcha didn’t know… interesting bit of trivia: Who invented the Sloppy Joe? Benjamin Franklin. Originally called the Sloppy Ben, however, over the years it became known as the Sloppy Joe, the blue collar sandwich. Super Easy Sweet Chili recipe is based off the Sloppy Joe Recipe… only 6 ingredients…
I forgot how good and light this easy curried rice recipe was. I didn’t have my recipe on hand, so I called my mom – who had had some pulled beef already cooked and cooled … This is great to use leftover chicken or beef in (even canned white chicken in a pinch -drained)- be sure to marinate the meat in the dressing until needed … great hot or cold (perfect for buffets or picnics – we prefer hot) see below…
Here’s the apple crisp recipe I made at the farm, it’s a combo of mom’s & mine as her recipe was at the farm and I didn’t have mine with me… local organic spelt flour
Hands down – gorgeous appetizer so incredibly simple – but looks like you’ve slaved all day.
This is our default recipe for all parties that require appetizer recipes, especially bridal and baby showers.
Super Easy Version:
Cool Veggie Appi Recipe
How to Make Curly Fries: I was being lazy one evening, and mostly busy, thus didn’t feel particularly like peeling potatoes. As I’m washing them, I look up and spot my sturdy hand cranked apple peeler/corer/slicer on the wall… hmmm… what the heck… so I plop one of those suckers on and voila! Curly fry heavenliness! We didn’t want all the fat of deep frying (or the mess), therefore, we baked them, just like we do our wedge fries.
This is our recipe…
Curly Fry Recipe: (Baked)
Easy Pot Pie Recipe – Beef or Chicken
This is a great way to use leftovers, that make a completely new meal.
Use up the previous day’s pot roast or roast chicken. Save the gravy….
Herbamare SaltReview: Herbamare – Herbed Sea Salt Condiment
Ever had a dinner entree that needed a little somethin-somethin? This is the somethin!
My spouse loves this… coming from a guy who had grown up on Chef boyardee and Swanson – who hadn’t really had any home cooking until he met me. It’s a nice mild taste enhancer that’s completely natural.
7 Minute Dinner Recipe – Citrus Chicken & Rice – Easy Lemon Chicken: No more take-out with this easy one pot dinner recipe, it’s done before you can pick up the phone & order. Great for students too…
I tried this on a whim, it was the organic label + no salt that caught my eye. Delish in …
Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Almond Slivers. This is a great salad recipe to get fresh, raw broccoli down the hatch, and do it happily! If you like sweet n salty, this is for you.
Easy Baked Pasta
We made this one for a catered sit down dinner for 40 – (70th b-day party) This easy cheese baked pasta dish is very versatile, and can be made using the regular recipe for 6 – or doubled, tripled, quadrupled, etc as necessary. (we 6x’d it for the party) Easy Bake Pasta Dish Recipe:
Tired of the kids bouncing off the walls at family functions? This one’s great for the kids -as they won’t get high on the pop (and won’t bounce off the walls at a family function!) It’s very tasty! All 25 of us at in the family love it, and we’ve taken it to our larger catered events, and we haven’t found one yet who doesn’t like it. No Pop Punch Recipe
Ever wanted to make croissants, but thought they were too fussy? Well, now we’ve got a solution for you! Bread Machine Crescent Rolls Croissant Recipe…
This macaroni soup recipe is more like a homemade pasta stew. Thick and comfort food-ey it’s a family favourite all year, but especially at the cottage or rainy days. With a nice thick piece of ancient grains bread – you’re all set!
This is a family heirloom recipe — sounds simple, but is very much comfort food & a family favourite:
The apples get this lovely light caramelized flavour at the bottom of the dish. Apple Cake Mix together:…
Did you know baking soda and baking powder can go flat? Baking powder and baking soda will lose their potency after time. To test to see if it is still good…
They’re straight forward cookies to bake – the secret to the chewy but moist chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, with a slightly crunchy perimeter, is the honey.
About suppertime on my way to the compost bin, and mumbling under my breath, I turned to see the rhubarb patch, the leaves being big enough to rap up a newborn, which was filling out nicely and ready to pick. Bing! oooh rhubarb crisp!
Since my sister-in-law Karen has an awesome bluebarb jam recipe, we saw some fresh blueberries in the fridge and tossed them in…
So you’re having a party? How much coffee quantity in a can to buy for a crowd of 100, 50, 25? or more/less. Keep in mind, most coffee gets stronger as it sits. We have found organic coffee does the best, as it doesn’t get as bitter. This is the coffee quantity guide we use…
This easy banana bread is a family favourite, and so simple, and can easily be doubled.
This spelt bread machine recipe for us rises above the bread machine pan, and no wheat flour!
We use organic, but either should work great.
Ancient Grains Bread Machine Recipe -Spelt Kamut – Wheat Free
This Yorkshire Pudding Recipe for roast beef is also great with roast chicken or turkey
Easy Appetizers Recipes: Hot Pizza Dip 1 pkg 250g cream cheese 1 tsp Italian seasoning (oregano, thyme, basil) 1 cup mozzarella 3/4 cup parmesan 1 cup pizza sauce (colleen uses pasta sauce) 2 T chopped green pepper (optional) 2 T chopped onion (not needed if using pizza sauce) In oven safe casserole dish / […]
Roasted vegetable recipes are so easy – especially for a crowd. Who wants to dirty 4 pots and then babysit them, when you can just add them all into 1 – and pop it in the oven!
This awesome old fashioned, yet easy dressing recipe is for both inside the bird and stove top. The choice is yours.
It can be made fresh, or made ahead, frozen, and pulled out for use whenever the mood strikes, for any meat, pork, chicken, turkey… even to add a little something to chicken pot pie.
I like this date bar recipe of my mom’s better than the bakery’s. I’ve tweaked it to my own taste… Perfect Date Bar Recipe (Date Squares): using real butter…
Molasses Ginger Cookie Recipe. Remarkably similar to Starbuck’s big chewy moist Ginger Cookies with a bit of a zing. This recipe is considered an heirloom in my friend Julie’s family for generations… Great Grandmas Molasses Crumples – Chewy Ginger Cookie Recipe:
My sister lives on an organic farm, in which they grow spelt, this is her recipe…
awesome with a nice thick potato leek soup on a rainy day.
Farmhouse Spelt Bread Recipe:
This is great when just when you think you have “nothing in the house” and voila! Pudding! Perfect recipe when unexpected company drops by…
If you miss those old fashioned tea biscuits nicely puffed bits of warm fluffy delight with some jam or maple syrup then this is for you … similar to Tim Horton’s if using white flour and real butter… (we do have a wheat & dairy free version too)
Ridiculously Simple, looks and tastes like you’ve slaved all day…
Garlic Roasted Rosemary Potatoes Recipe …
No more take-out with this recipe, it’s done before you can pick up the phone & order…
7 Minute Dinner Recipe: Rice, Chicken and Veggies…
This is my own recipe for homemade crockpot beef stew – some days I’m very busy and need a super fast no fuss Canadian comfort food meal right out of the pot…The tapioca will thicken the liquid and make it’s own gravy.
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