Recipe from one of my favourite fund raiser cookbooks - the kind that has members share their best recipes. This recipe from their 100th Anniversary Cookbook put out in 2002. Have made this with the very lean ground pork - have also made it with lean ground beef - both were equally delicious! Am very partial to parsnips so if there are left overs they are mine - all mine! A hearty soup perfect for a light lunch or evening meal.
A delicious soup from a community fund raiser cookbook printed in the 90's - the cookbooks that have members sharing their best recipes. A wonderfully favourable soup that is a real winner at our house.
Mulligatawny is a more recent addition to my soup collection, have yet to find a Mulligatawny Soup I didn't love! This recipe passed to me by a family member has become our favourite version of this old classic. So much so that this year it was added to our Christmas menu - along with the promise that I continue to make it year around.We have no idea as to the origins of this particular recipe or what if any changes have been made over the years. Although we know not the who or where of the recipe - am happy it found it's way to our kitchen!
A casserole recipe that has become a favorite at our house. It's an excellent make and take - makes for an empty pan and recipe requests.Recipe has made it's way into a number of our local fund raiser cookbooks thanks to the sharing of a local teacher extrordinaire who is also an awesome cook!
Buttery cookies that have been Christmas favorites as far back as the 1500s. While there are many similar recipes this is the one I turn to each holiday time since finding Canada's own Anna Olson's recipe in an issue of Harrowsmith. My handwritten copy is well worn from years of use. Anna's recipe and instructions make spritz cookies very simple to reproduce at home - for those of us not able to pick them up at her Ontario bakeries. I may have to move! Thank you Anna for adding to our Christmas 'traditions in the making'.
Love baking bread and rolls. When wrists began to make kneading difficult I got a bread maker - my hand made recipe#146085 now only made for those special occasions when family gather. This recipe goes back to my first bread maker and is the one I turn to when needing fresh bread or rolls with the taste of old fashioned bread ... in my bread maker perfect bread every time which is a real plus when expecting guests. Great on the dough cycle for rolls and those recipes calling for frozen bread dough - especially for the pull apart breads. Just the right amount of dough to fill a bundt pan when making Manda's awesome Monkey Bread recipe#17248. Do check your bread maker recipe book to assure it can make a dough using four cups of flour.
Great for summer grilling and one of our favorite recipes. For variety you may make this using a variety of Greek herbs and spices - I do! Like adding a grating of black pepper just before it's done. Note ... I have never used the optional bay leaves - when using my fresh from the garden thyme or the organic packet of fresh herbs from the market - I let it dry before using and have added - "but dry it first!"to the ingredient list.
Found this in one of our local Church cookbooks making for potatoes that are a touch different - and always an empty bowl! The recipe calls for 'old' potatoes - I find for most part I never have old potatoes - if I do not have large potatoes I eyeball an equivalent. Weighing - 11/2 pounds of potatoes takes about five what I call regular sized potatoes. Serving size is a quesstimate as it depends what you are serving and how big the helping!
These spring rolls were a sell out at one of our annual school projects several years ago and have been a favorite at our house as well as at the Spring Mosaic. A Jean Pare recipe from "Company's Coming Asian Cooking" and one that never fails to please. Make for wonderful appetizers.
Recipe from one of our favorite places to eat when in the city - Nicky's! Love this recipe shared by Nick and Marina Makris in a local cookbook. An awesome salad that allows the fresh taste of the ingredients to shine and just the way I like it! I do offer a Greek dressing when serving to guests, but find most enjoy the salad unadorned - and always an empty bowl.
Quick, easy and makes for a great basting sauce when wanting something a touch different when grilling. Amazing how something so easily made makes for a crowd pleaser. I usually triple the recipe and when wanting a little spice I add some dried crushed chili peppers.
A very flavorful dipping sauce I use for my Vietnamese Spring Rolls. The flecks of carrot and crushed chilies look very appealing in the serving bowl. A crowd pleaser that makes for recipe requests. Recipe from Jean Pare's "Company's Coming Asian Cooking"
This elegant looking fruit torte is one of the recipes that a family member brought back after a stay in Germany, where strawberry season sees these cakes in all the bakeries and cafes. Thanks to her grandmother we enjoy this marvellous dessert that never fails to please. In the off season I drain canned peaches and arrange the slices making for a impressive looking dessert when fresh strawberries are not available. The original recipe calls for a package of Oetker glaze which I am not finding this past while - any of the clear fruit glaze mixes will work.
Friends served a fabulous brunch - then shared the recipe for this wonderful combination of veal, ham and sausage roll baked in a parcel which has become one of my favorites for both brunch and buffets. It is not only delicious but looks so elegant with those lovely slices making for great presentation. Love when friends share! Chicken may be used instead of the veal.
My first bowl of Clam Chowder in a quaint little restaurant in San Francisco had me knowing I loved this wonderful chowder. While we have enjoyed a good many recipes since, this one has become not only our favorite but a given for our evening meal on Christmas Eve 'our family tradition in the making' We often add an extra can of clams. The original recipe calls for an optional 1/2 teaspoon Curry Powder which we have yet to give a try. Serving size - a guesstimate!
This recipe was passed along many years back and has been the recipe I have used for carrot loaves ever since. By adding an additional cup of mixed glaced fruit it makes for a special holiday loaf come Christmas. If adding the additional fruit you may need to add approximately ten to fifteen minutes to the baking time. Icing with your favorite cream cheese icing adds to this delicious loaf. I also use this recipe to make Christmas Muffins - using holiday muffin cup liners. Before baking I press a cherry in the centre and make petals by using 5 blanched almonds (pointy end to cherry) Makes for great presentation. Served in a footed server with the glass dome lid has you getting raves before they take their first bite!
This a one of my more recent recipes, one which was passed along from a family member. I have to tell you he so knows how to choose fantastic tasting desserts and this one is fantastic. Well worth the splurge for all those special occasions, or when you want to make something extra special! Yes, we love this one!
A Saskatchewan Roughrider recipe that never fails to please. Surprisingly this ketchup based sauce empties long before the other offerings and always an empty platter. So simple ... so good! I love this sauce using our Canadian Diva's Recipe#58094. Recipe courtesy of Tom Whitehouse. Use freshly prepared meatballs or prepared frozen. These can be made and ready to use at a moments notice!