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…
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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.
How do I make salsa?
If I gave away a jar to everyone who asked, I could open a manufacturing plant… my friends have to go on a waiting list for this stuff…
Homemade Salsa Recipe…
(Excellent! One of the very best I’ve tried & adapted to my taste)
A summer frozen dessert designed for company as it serves 15! Won’t go back to the icecream cake after having this scrumptious mousse style frozen square. Can be made ahead of time and frozen, using either fresh or frozen raspberries. It looks upscale, without all the fuss.
This is great for when you only need to do 1 pie, and don’t want to roll or make a mess. If company drops by, or even just for the family, this is a tasty flaky easy pie crust. A great crust recipe for fresh strawberry pie, especially well for lemon meringue, coconut cream pie […]
Every time my mother would mention bran muffins, I’d roll my eyes… until one day she made a believer out of me with this great bran muffin recipe:
This one’s great for the family or for unexpected company …looks like you’ve slaved all day when really, it’s just throw a few things in a bowl & toss… Now that’s what I call dinner! Add pre-cooked Lillydale Brand roasted chicken slices – it makes an amazing ultra-fast light summer dinner or lunch (thick deli-sliced […]
how do i keep hamburger patties from falling apart / how do you keep hamburger patties from crumbling? the egg makes it stick together on the grill – and squish them between two plates (prior to cooking) – works better than any hamburger press I’ve ever used. May want to put waxed paper under each pattie for easier removal from the plate and for stacking.Homemade Hamburger Recipe…
Mandarin Spinach Salad Recipe with Dried Cranberries and Poppyseed Dressing – remarkably similar to Swiss Chalet’s
ohh man – I forgot how good this easy chicken stir fry was… haven’t had in awhile cause hubby gets a little “windy” with stir-fry…an overshare, I know… we cooked up the beef variation – have added instructions below…Teryiaki Chicken Chow Mein w/Summer Veggies…
Pomegranate Salad Recipe with dressing, spinach, feta, pomegranates, pine nuts or Almonds… Here’s one that will surely impress. It’s fresh, slightly sweet, and oh, so good. Perfect for entertaining, yet such a family favourite, you’ll find yourself making it all the time.
Here’s a phenomenal 3 Bean Salad Recipe
I asked an almost complete stranger for it, as I had it at a party…cause it was too good to let get away… and now we’re friends!
I used both organic and regular beans (black beans mmm…) and it’s great either way.
Three Bean Salad Recipe w/Fresh Basil:
1 can chick peas, well drained & rinsed
My sister Evelyn gave me this recipe as one of her family’s favourite. Easy with noodles (can use corn noodles), ground beef, tomato soup, and cheese. Cheese Burger Pasta Recipe…
The perfect Friday night or midweek meal. I’m still amazed at how easy and flavourful this taco casserole recipe is, with very little cleanup.
This hamburger casserole taco recipe is a new family favourite. Even my non-spicy dad liked it. If you like Taco Bell, this should be one to try out.
Seven Layer Taco Casserole Recipe
* 1 lb ground beef
* 1 cup salsa
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. (Hey, both Donald Trump and Billionaire Warren Buffet both love cheeseburgers!) What is a good Sloppy Joe Recipe? What are the […]
These are great hash brown casserole recipes for the “what to make for dinner?” Question …
Don’t call take-out, save your money… as long as you have a few ingredients on hand – this will be perfect (and it’s delicious to boot!) Known as a dinner dish, it’s also great for breakfast, brunch or lunch too. Hash Brown Potato Casserole Recipe…
Looking for a taco salad recipe with Doritos? A winner at summer picnics A quick and easy ground beef recipe! Doritos Taco Salad Recipe …
Brown ground beef (approx 1 lb). Cool. Mix with salad mix (salad in a bag – from the grocery store, or make your own), chopped tomatoes, grated cheddar cheese (approx 1 cup), 1/2 bag of crumbled doritos and cover with Kraft Catelina dressing.
This is a very moist pound cake recipe. My mother, Edythe, has been making this for more than 30 years. Since this is a real butter pound cake recipe – there’s an art to the order of ingredients & the mixing (ie: sifting the flour). Mrs. McCallum’s name is mentioned on the original recipe card. […]
This was one of my favourite dishes growing up. Definitely one of the top 10 have to have comfort foods Chicken Pot Pie (or Turkey): 1/2 cup milk (or omit the milk and use a combination of milk powder & 1/2 cup chicken broth instead) 1/3 cup flour 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 1/2 cups hot […]
This is a wonderful lightly spiced yet almost sweet recipe my ex-sister in law Ellen makes. We haven’t met anyone yet who doesn’t like it, children included. She’s a marvelous cook. Since we have 25 in our immediate family and lots of friends… that’s pretty good odds! Ellen’s Pork Tenderloin: 1/2 cup maple syrup 2 […]
Coating for baked chicken drumstick recipe and simple boneless skinless chicken breast recipes:
Great with fish! Those non-fish eaters will be converted! See notes section for details…baked fish recipe…
Make your own…
If you like East Side Mario’s version, you’ll probably like this: Perfect recipe for any chicken or turkey leftovers … as it makes a brand new meal! Easy Easy Chicken Tetrizini For 2 people: 1 clove garlic, minced (or to taste) 1 Tablespoon butter 1 Tablespoon flour 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon salt ¼ t […]
If you’re looking for recipes for fully cooked ham, here’s a great all time classic: Quick Scalloped Potatoes (no curdling) Bake 350°F; 35 min 2 tablespoons butter 3 cups milk 3 tablespoons flour 6 cups sliced potatoes (2 ½ lb) 2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon melted butter Slices of FullyCooked Ham – enough for 5 […]
This is my mom’s Pumpkin Pie Filling recipe.
She’s used the same one for as long as I can remember. I’m sure she’s tried others, but always came back to this simple, easy and definitely flavourful one. My dad, being the ultimate connoisseur of pumpkin pie (once cutting the whole pie in 4 and himself and each son-in-law having a quarter a piece) likes this one the best.
If you like Boston Market Meatloaf or Cracker Barrel, here is a tasty basic meatloaf recipe with bread crumbs.
How long do I cook a two pound meatloaf? This recipe is 55-60 min @ 400°F taking out half way to drain fat (if needed) and slice-in-pan -add sauce & return to oven…
The Why of Food? By Sylvia Fox Bevan Growing up, my mom was a stay at home mom, and dad worked, we had 1 car, and 4 kids in the household. So, because of the “budget” and yes, there actually was one that was adhered to, if we wanted junk food, we had to make […]
Soft Morning Kisses By Sylvia Fox Bevan What a beautiful thing it is to see the auburn sun come up and kiss the tender little greenhouse plants, as if to say “good morning my darlings” and they respond by reaching their delicate little leaves up in hopes of getting a hug from the one who […]
recipe for salt water gargle – sore tooth This might seem like a funny recipe for a recipe site, however, this is a requested recipe! Since my dad’s old school (77 & counting) this is what they did in the “olden days” My dad’s recipe for a salt water gargle: 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1 […]
My mom is the perfecter of roast beef.
She can take any old tough, gnarly thing that looks like its rolled around on the grocery store floor (okay, not really, but you know what I mean) and make it the most tender, juicy piece of roast beef heaven you’ve ever tasted.
So, naturally, I had to learn her seemingly supernatural prowess.
What is it really worth? By Sylvia Bevan Have you ever looked around you house and said, how come it doesn’t look like a magazine? It’s probably because it’s too cluttered. Once we add up the knick knacks, doodads, extra pieces of crappy furniture that might be new-ish, but not well made, we might be […]
Some people talk to their plants. My spouse says I talk to the food, while preparing it. Some people think talking to your plants make them healthier and happier plants. Perhaps talking to the food makes it tastier. An Italian friend of mine says he can taste the difference in the sandwich his wife makes […]
Mom says “she hasn’t met a man yet, who doesn’t absolutely love this raisin cake”
So ladies, if you haven’t yet snagged your catch, or looking to spice up the one you have… this could be for you.
This is the recipe we use, it’s been requested, so we’ve added it to the blog… we would consider this to be an intermediate to advanced baker recipe.
Ravishing Raisin Cake 325°F 1hr 15min (1hr 1/2)
Adapted from Schmecks – by Edythe Fox & Sylvia Bevan
Mennonite Recipe – adapted:
2 ½ cups raisins
2 ¼ cups boiling water
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