Recipes from my personal collection that my family loves.

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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 olive oil2 cups warm water (100-105°) Combine…
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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…
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Whole Wheat Bread

This is my family's favourite sandwich bread. It makes amazingly tasty sandwiches. I have arthritis in my hands and I can't physically knead breads. So this recipe has steps that use a mixer, but can easily be adapted to hand-power if you…
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Carrot Cake

  Carrot Cake A simple, but completely delicious and frosting smothered carrot cake. Doesn't include yucky stuff like pecans or pineapple (which are fine on their own, but not in carrot cake). For the Cake4 eggs1/2 cup applesauce3/4…
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Quick & Easy Chili

  Quick & Easy Chili This is a super fast chili recipe and tastes great. Use a good salsa, the salsa and the seasonings are the key to making this chili so good. 2 pounds ground beef½ onion (chopped)1 tablespoon minced…
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Banana Bread

Banana Bread A super banana-y bread made with whole wheat; chocolate chips optional but yummy! Reduced sugar from many banana breads, the banana provides the rest of the sweetness. 2 cups whole wheat flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/4…
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Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie

Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie This is THE pumpkin pie to make for the holidays! I usually have to make 4-6. Another yummy find at Allrecipes. 1 1/2 pints vanilla ice cream (, softened)3 eggs1 3/4 cups pumpkin puree3/4 cup white sugar1/2…
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Chili Seasoning

Chili Seasoning Much better chili seasoning than store bought packets. 4 teaspoons chili powder1 tablespoon dried minced onion1 tablespoon dried (, minced garlic)2 teaspoons ground cumin2 teaspoons dried parsley2 teaspoons salt1…
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Unbelievable Cinnamon Rolls

  Unbelievable Cinnamon Rolls These are so incredibly good it's unbelievable! 1 teaspoon white sugar2-1/4 tsp active dry yeast1/2 cup warm water1/2 cup milk1/4 cup white sugar1/4 cup butter1 teaspoon salt2 eggs (, beaten)4…
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Stuffed Pork Chops with Smoked Gouda & Bacon

  Stuffed Pork Chops with Smoked Gouda & Bacon We couldn’t get enough of these. They are excellent baked or grilled! 2 ounces smoked Gouda cheese (shredded)4 slices bacon (cooked and crumbled)¼ cup chopped fresh parsley⅛…