Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Beef dip

4 lbs roast
2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp rosemary
3 bay leaves optional
900 ml beef broth 
3 cups water 
1 cup soy sauce 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Canned apple sauce

I warmed my jars in my oven. My lids in a pot of water set to low heat and got the water boiling in my canner.  I quartered the apples and put them in my juicer until soft.  I drained the juice and froze it in ice cream buckets.   We ran the mushed up apples through the food mill then once I filled 1/2 my pot (10-12 cups) I added 1 cup sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon and warmed it on medium heat then filled my 7 500 ml jars and processed them in a water bath for 20 minutes.

Zucchini relish

20 cups grated zucchini
6 cups grated onions
8 red bell peppers (I used yellow, orange & red)
10 tbsp salt
I ran all the ingredients through the grater in my food processor and then soaked them in my fridge for 6 hours in my big popcorn bowl.

Then prepare the following:
6 cups sugar
2 tbsp corn starch
2 tsp tumeric
6 cups vinegar 
2 tbsp mustard
2 tsp pepper
2 tsp celery seed

Combine all ingredients and boil for 30 minutes then boil in a hot water bath for 15 minutes.

This recipe makes 12 500ml jars of relish.

The recipe I adapted came originally from food.com

Friday, July 8, 2016

Corndog muffins

These little guys turned out super delicious!  Use the cornbread recipe found earlier on the blog then spoon into a mini muffin pan.  Slice up some defrosted hotdogs and put one piece in each mini muffin.  Bake at 375 for 13 min.  I used 6 large hotdogs.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Balsamic Chicken

3 chicken breasts
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic (2 tsp powder)
Salt and pepper to taste 
2 tbsp butter
6 tbsp honey 
I melted the butter and honey together then mixed all the ingredients sliced up the chicken and let it marinate for 30 min. Then I poured it all in my wok and let it cook until done. I served this with rice.  It would be delicious as a stir fry with vegetables as well.


2 cups scalded and then cooled milk
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup water with 2 tbsp yeast and 2 tsp sugar
3 beaten eggs
3 1/2 cups flour

Only make 1 batch. 1 batch makes 4 dozen.
Mix ingredients together then add 3 1/2 more cups flour and mix.  Allow to rise and when doubled form into balls and place on a greased pan. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool and then ice.

Icing recipe:
1 cup butter with a little milk
1 tsp vanilla
4-5 cups icing sugar

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Garlic aioli sauce

Today I made garlic aioli sauce to drizzle on our Vietnamese pizza.
3/4 cup mayo
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp garlic powder 
2 1/2 tbsp lemon juice

Mix and let it sit in the fridge for 30 min before serving.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Hummus pitas

Use the hummus recipe on this blog.
Cook 1 lb ground meat with 1 can drained black beans.  Spread meat/bean mixture on the pita on top of the hummus.  Then sprinkle with cheese and bake for 7 min.  This is delicious served with sour cream. 

Herbed hummus dip

1 can drained chickpeas
3 tbsp each water and lemon juice
2 tbsp mayo or miracle whip
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp dill
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp parsley 
2 cloves minced garlic
I green onion chopped (opp)
Mix in a food processor. Makes 2 cups and stores 3-5 days. 

Grandma Orr brownies

1 cup butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
4 tbsp cocoa
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Mix and bake at 350 in a 9 by 13 pan for 45 minutes. 

Chewy double chocolate chip cookies

1 1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Mix and bake at 350 for 12 min. Yields 4 dozen cookies. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Blueberry bran muffins

3 cups bran soaked in
2 cups milk
1 cup apple sauce
2 eggs
1 1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups blueberries (I use frozen)
Mix together and bake at 350 for 25 min for regular sized muffins
Yields 24 muffins

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Banana bran muffins

These are not your typical muffins! They have no oil or butter and only 5 tbsps of sugar.
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup bran
1 cup rolled oats
5 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups milk or water
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup apple sauce
3 eggs
2 bananas

Mix together bake at 400 for 30 min for regular size and 18 min for mini muffins.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Cinnamon buns

Bread dough:
1 tbsp yeast dissolved in
1 1/4 cup hot water then add
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp oil 
3 cups flour
Allow to rise then roll out
In a 9 by 13 pan melt butter then add 
2 tbsp corn syrup
1/2 cup milk or cream
1/2 cup brown sugar

On the bread dough sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon to taste.  Roll, cut and place in pan.  Bake at 350 for 30 min

Corn bread

1 1/2 cup cornmeal
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup grated cheese
1 tsp onion powder
1 jalapeƱo chopped ( I like to buy them jarred)
3 eggs
1/2 cup oil (corn, olive, or canola)
1 cup sour cream
1 can (8 oz) cream corn

Mix, pour in 9 by 13 pan and cook at 400 for 30 min

Saturday, March 19, 2016


3 1/2 cups flour
2 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 3/4 cups milk
1 3/4 cups water
1 cup butter
2 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
Mix and ladle into waffle iron
Makes enough waffles for 8-10 people

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Taco Salad

This was one of my familiy's favourites when we were growing up.  When I made it for dinner tonight little red gave me a huge hug and thanked me for the best dinner ever!

1 pound ground beef (or other ground meat)
Cook the beef with:
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp dried chili peppers
1/4 tsp onion powder

2 tomatoes chopped
1 head of lettuce or two bunches of romaine
1 cup grated cheese

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and add sauce once mixed:


1/2 cup mayonaise
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp chili powder

Toss it all in a bowl and serve on top of tortilla chips.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Tuna patties

Tuna patties remind me of my childhood.  They are a comfort food.  The Mr enjoys HP sauce on top where I prefer ketchup.

4 cups left over mashed potatoes
Spices to taste
Garlic powder
Onion powder
3 eggs
2 cans drained tuna.

Heat frying pan on med heat with oil shape into patties and cook until done.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Pigs in a blanket

These are a hit with kids
Dissolve 1 tbsp yeast in 1 1/4 cups hot water then mix in 1 tsp salt, 2 tbsp oil and 3 1/2 cups flour cut in 12 pieces and roll out flat add some cheddar cheese and a hotdog and roll the pig into a blanket.  

Bake at 350 for 25 min