Pumpkin Bread

“The spices in this Pumkin Bread recipe make it taste like pumpkin pie in a loaf. Thanks to Becky for this real easy recipe. The recipe makes enough for 3 loaves, one for eating and two for the freezer.” INGREDIENTS 1 cup oil 4 eggs 1 19 ounce can pumpkin 2/3 cup water 3 cups… Read more »

Banana Bread or Muffins

“This recipe produces a tender, almost cake like bread with a real banana flavour.” INGREDIENTS 1 1/3 cups flour 3/4 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened 2/3 cup sugar 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (about 2) 1/2 cup chopped walnuts… Read more »

Sunday Coffee Cake

“I made this recipe for the very first time as a teenager while I was staying with my Grandmother on my summer vacation. I wanted to make something new for us while I was visiting. It became a favourite whenever I visited.” INGREDIENTS TOPPING 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup flour 1/4 cup butter, softened 1… Read more »

Harvest Apple Muffins

“Spicy fall apple muffins great at harvest or any time.” INGREDIENTS 3 eggs, beaten 2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cups oil 1/2 cup (one single serve container) apple sauce 3 cups flour (I use 1 whole wheat, 2 unbleached white) 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt… Read more »

Cookie Sheet Chocolate Cake

“A rich, almost brownie like, chocolate cake with milk chocolate icing. This is a family favourite. For years I told everyone this was a family recipe only to find out from my mom she got the recipe from a friend down the street! Well, it’s a family recipe for two generations anyway.” INGREDIENTS CAKE 2… Read more »

Banana Cake

“A traditional banana cake recipe.” INGREDIENTS CAKE 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup butter 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 2 eggs 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2-3 medium) 2 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup chopped nuts CREAM CHEESE FROSTING 4 cups powdered… Read more »

Carrot Pineapple Cake

“Another good recipe for the fall when carrots are in abundance in the garden. Sometime I mix in a little coconut as a change.” INGREDIENTS CAKE 1 1/2 cups cooking oil 2 cups sugar 4 eggs, beaten 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon pinch cloves pinch nutmeg 1… Read more »

Sauteed Onion, Spinach and Mushrooms

“A great way to eat more leafy greens.” INGREDIENTS 1 onion, cut in half and sliced thin 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups cremini mushrooms, diced 8 cups spinach salt and pepper balsamic vinegar DIRECTIONS Slice onion into thin strips. Heat olive oil in pan, add onion and cook on medium-low, stirring often, until onions… Read more »

Sauteed Carrots With Rosemary And Lemon

“Sauteed carrots are a nice side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.” INGREDIENTS 4 large carrots 2 tablespoons butter 1 garlic clove, minced 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary zest and juice from one lemon DIRECTIONS Cook carrots until tender crisp. Slice diagonally and set aside. (This part can be done a day ahead and kept… Read more »

Roasted Potatoes

“The first year we grew our own potatoes was a great experience. We grew Yukon Gold, Norland and Russian Blue. It is amazing how much better a fresh potato tastes. I mixed all three colours when making roasted potatoes.” INGREDIENTS 1 – 1 1/2 pounds small or fingerling potatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons… Read more »