Recipes from my personal collection that my family loves.

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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…
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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…