Granny was famous for saying, “This is the recipe — but I don’t follow it.” I’m not going to do that to you! Here are some of our favourite family recipes, tried and true, written down exactly as I make them.

I’ll be adding more recipes, from time to time, as the spirit moves…

Food & Drink Recipes


Summer Iced Tea
Mocha Yogurt Milkshake
Frozen Watermelon Smoothies

Breads, Biscuits, & Muffins

No-Rise Soft Pretzels
Soft No-Yeast Bread Sticks
Easy No-Knead Bread
Basic Baking Powder Biscuits
Easy Old-Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls
Gorgeous Squash Muffins

Dips, Dressings, and Sauces

Quick Avocado Dip
Cranberry and Artichoke Spread
Garlic-Prosciutto Dip
Quick No-Cook Salsa
Green Onion and Tofu Salad Dressing
White Sauce in the Microwave
White Sauce in the Microwave: Variations
“Too Good To Burn” Maple Sauce
Spicy Honey Marinade and BBQ Sauce

Main Dishes

Greek Vegetable Pasta
Lime Chicken Wraps
Smoked Salmon Salad Wraps
Creamed Shrimp on Toast
Self-Crust Quiche from Leftovers
Bacon Pie for Brunch
Dorothy’s Ham Casserole
Red Flannel Hash
Stromboli (a.k.a. “Pizza Pinwheels”)
“Too Good To Burn” Maple-Sauced Meat
Cherry Tomato Surprise Meatballs
Easy Meatballs Good Enough for Guests
Pork Tenderloin
Basic Stew Method
Cheeseburger Stew
Sweet-and-Sour Beef Stew
Honey Garlic Chicken for a Diabetic Diet
Turkey Apple Casserole
Turkey Turnovers
Turkey Divine
Lazy Day Turkey Quiche
Leftover Turkey a la King

Side Dishes

Potato Wedges
Edible Parmesan Cheese Salad Bowls
Cucumber Salad
Smoked Salmon Pate
Brocoli Walnut Salad
Greek Vegetable Pasta
Ginger-Roasted Autumn Vegetables