Carrot Muffins

“Fresh carrots and nuts in a super moist, and spicy, Carrot Muffin. For school lunches, I often make bite-sized mini-muffins. Reduce the baking time to 8-10 minutes.” INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves… Read more »

Crumble Top Blueberry Muffins

“The crunchy topping and generous amount of blueberries make these muffins a real treat. Substitute raspberries for blueberries when you want a change.” INGREDIENTS 3 cups flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon salt 4 teaspoons baking powder 2/3 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 2/3 cup milk 2 cups + blueberries (one pint basket) TOPPING… Read more »

Pork Tenderloin With Maple Syrup

“Recipe adapted from Great Moments In Cooking. Serve with mashed potatoes and carrots to soak up the extra maple syrup ‘gravy’.” INGREDIENTS 1 large pork tenderloin (or 4 thin pork loin chops) 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 heaping tablespoon tomato paste 2 teaspoons prepared mustard 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 clove garlic salt & pepper… Read more »


“Nice with appetizers for a summer get together.”   INGREDIENTS 1 bottle red spanish wine (used Tempranillo) 1 cup orange juice 3 tablespoons brandy 1 tablespoon cointreau 3 tablespoons brown sugar 12 ounces club soda / soda water. fruit: strawberries & blueberries or lemon & orange slices ice cubes DIRECTIONS Put orange juice & fruit… Read more »

Refreshing Cucumber Lemonade

We are being overtaken by cucumbers!  OK a slight exaggeration but the garden is producing more than we can eat right now. So today I decided to try some in a drink hence we had Cucumber Lemonade for lunch. The taste was slightly tart and we enjoyed the texture of the added pulp. I might… Read more »

Raspberry Lemonade Spritzers

“This punch is great at a summer BBQ or by the pool. It’s easy to bring these ingredients and assemble them wherever the party is. Since the concentrate is frozen, the punch is already cold to start.” INGREDIENTS 1 can frozen concentrated raspberry or cranberry-raspberry juice 1 can frozen concentrated lemonade 1 large bottle soda… Read more »

Blueberry Raspberry Cobbler

“So easy to put together yet tastes terrific.  Serve with vanilla ice cream.” INGREDIENTS 5 cups fresh blueberries and 2 cups  fresh raspberries 1/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 cup flour 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg pinch salt 1/4 cup  butter 3/4 cup sour milk or buttermilk DIRECTIONS In large bowl, gently… Read more »

Apple Crisp

“Lot’s of crunchy topping on this apple crisp.” INGREDIENTS TOPPING 2 cups oats 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon large pinch nutmeg 1/2 cup butter, softened apples, chopped (Spy or Ida Red are good choices) DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375F. Spray or grease top edges of 9 x 13 casserole pan.… Read more »

Tea Biscuits

“These are great with tea or for breakfast with jam. I made these often as a kid with my mom.” INGREDIENTS 2 cups flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup butter 3/4 cup milk 1/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup raisins or currants DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 450F. Use ungreased cookie sheet. Mix… Read more »

Knox Blox

“This is a fun recipes for kids. Think of them as firm jello squares.” INGREDIENTS 4 pouches Knox unflaboured gelatin 3 packages (85g) fruit flaboured Jell-O 4 cups boiling water DIRECTIONS Combine unflaboured gelatin and Jell-O powder in large bowl. Add boiling water and stir until gelatin is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Pour into 13… Read more »