Recipes from my personal collection that my family loves. To find specific recipes easier, use the search option, or hover over the “Recipes” link and select a section to view.

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Orange Chicken (a quicky) + lotion, and deodorant whoops

Today's plans included creating new deodorant (with my new ingredients like propanediol) and lotions, making bread and snack bars, maybe some cookies, and dinner.The deodorant had other plans for me.I started the day with the lotions.…
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Creamy Chicken Pot Pie

If you were to google "chicken pot pie" (which is likely just what you did to find this page), you'll find a lot of recipes that are all similar in taste, texture, and for some unholy reason, all have peas. I don't mean to vilify peas, but out…
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Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownies

I like cake, and I like cake texture: light and springy and soft. But I do not like my brownies to look, feel, or taste like cake*. Without being sickeningly sweet and heavy, I want my brownies sweet enough a small piece is enough, super moist…
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Burger & Hot Dog Buns

My lack of posting has not been for a lack of anything to post about. If you follow us on facebook or instagram, you'll find gardening and food posts, and a lot of memes - humor is the best medicine to get through some of this world wide chaos!We've…
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Coleslaw

There is a bar for perfect coleslaw, as far as I am concerned, and it is very narrow. It's been about 10 years since I last ate at KFC in the US, but their coleslaw was on the ball. I haven't had coleslaw that really hit that craving since,…
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Apple Fritters

There is probably no tastier carbohydrate, than deep fried, sweet dough. Just my opinion, but it's probably a pretty popular one! The only way to make deep fried, sweet dough any better, is for it to be fresh out of the fryer. Bonus points for…
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Ham & Bean Soup

Soups are healthy, and easy, and super tasty, and make for great meals after long days, or lunches during the week. Just make a pot on the weekend, portion it out, freeze all but a couple, and take out what you need the night before. Soups often…
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Dinner Rolls

I love bread. Really love bread. A fresh loaf of bread takes a ham & cheese or pb&j sandwich from blah to yum. Just by changing the bread from storebought to fresh. A freshly made sub loaf turns a sub sandwich into heaven on a plate.…
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Spaghetti Sauce

I think for every established cook, there's a "perfect" spaghetti sauce recipe... there's just so many online! This is a somewhat classic recipe, with some modernization (like the hot sauce), and my family's preferred tomato based pasta sauce.…
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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Snack Bars

In an effort I haven't tried in over a decade, I'm trying to get back to making almost everything we eat from scratch. The last 10 years have been a whirlwind and it's only now that we have our very own castle that I'm starting to feel grounded.…
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Homemade Tortillas

 Homemade Tortillas Ditch stale, expensive store bought tortillas! A helper makes these quick and easy to make. 6 cups flour (all purpose white)2 tsp salt2 tsp baking powder⅔ cup lard (recommended) or olive oil2 cups…
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Apple Crisp

 Apple Crisp Our favourite apple crisp recipe. Use good quality, fresh apples (we use gala for everything). 9-10 cups crisp apples, peeled, cored, and sliced¾ cup sugar½ tsp cinnamon2 cups all purpose flour1 cup white…