Fresh blueberries can be used in this recipe, I just usually use frozen ones as I have them on hand for smoothies. I usually make up an entire shortening carton's worth of pie crust and freeze the extra, this crust recipe does very well in a pinch though.
My friend Sunshine turned me on to these delicious cinnamon rolls, with the delightful taste of nutty browned butter ... mmmm!! I make it with Smitten Kitchen's salted caramel sauce, though you can use any caramel sauce you have around SK's is just to die for!
I have always loved butter tarts and this recipe from Food that Really Schmecks is my absolute favourite. The pastry crust recipe is from the bottom of the shortening box. It only works if you make the whole batch up at once but it refrigerates and freezes well! I use this pastry crust in all my pies, whether it's butter tarts or lattice crust apple pie, or tourtieres.
This recipe is a lot of work, but is definitely worth it. Chopping everything in advance makes it go smoother. Ghee is butter that has been slowly melted so that the milk solids and golden liquid have been separated. Vegetable oil can be used but ghee gives a more authentic taste
I never knew what to do with a cottage roll, but people always bought them like crazy at our store when they went on sale. So I finally bought one and searched for recipes. This is a modification, as the original had too many veggies for it all to fit in the crock pot, and I wanted to make this a crock pot dish.
A fab Christmas cookie, and yes it's another recipe from my friend Eliz. We both like almond flavouring, so there is a little more almond extract in this recipe than originally called for. I like the touch of maraschino cherry juice in the icing for both the flavour and pop of pink it gives.
First time I made it the odour when blending just about knocked me over! Something about the combo of wine and garlic and bread ... But the flavour is totally awesome! In fact my family complained that I didn't make enough!
I got this recipe from my dad 20 years ago, via my brother after a visit to California. My dad is gone now and this recipe makes me think of him and miss him, but it also makes me happy to be able to share it with my family. Slow-roasted, it’s fall-off-the-bone good, and the skin so yummy and crispy! My kids and I fight over it!
From Indian Regional Classics by Julie Sahni.
This is the most aromatic and fragrant of all Indian spice blends. Used throughout North India in all types of dishes — from appetizers and soups to yogurt salad and main courses — this blend is indispensable to Moghul and North Indian cooking. It is widely available, but the homemade version is more fragrant and, of course, fresher.
This recipe came from my Oma, my German grandmother from Hannover. The original was in grams, but fortunately my mum translated it into cups for me. It is different from a North American cheesecake, less thick and creamy, with a different flavour entirely.