Lucky Charms No-Bake CheesecakeThis is a fun and adorable rainbow layered no-bake cheesecake made from a box of the most colourful cereal, Lucky Charms! The cereal's marshmallows act as the cake's crunchy topping, while the cereal bits make up the crust. The middle is a mix of marshmallows and cream cheese that turn into a velvety ice cream like consistency when popped in the freezer. There is no need for an oven here. This is a great dessert to make for these warmer days!
Homemade Accent Seasoning (MSG Free)Accent Seasoning can be made without the MSG, which many believe to be harmful. This is a Cajun version, but you could adjust the heat for your own liking.
Hot PotWhen going out to eat hot pot, it could easily be $15-30 per person, but you can easily prepare hot pot at home for less. What I love about hot pot is that it is very customizable to your liking. You can add anything in the broth from meats, vegetables, seafood or noodles.
Healthy Peanut Butter Mug CakeThis simple recipe takes one minute to make and is actually a fast and healthy
Air Fryer Tuna SteaksThis is my first time using an air fryer. Here's an easy recipe for ahi tuna steaks. Easy to make, mess free and you have a meal ready in just minutes.
Instant Pot Porcupine MeatballsThe pieces of rice resemble porcupine quills. This dish is fast to make, and because you are using an electric pressure cooker, doesn't have to be watched.
Porcupine MeatballsThis is my version of the classic Campbell's soup porcupine meatball recipe. It was always a favorite of my daughter's so we made it again for our members. Enjoy.
Moroccan Preserved LemonsMy mother has always cooked fantastic authentic Moroccan dishes all my life. As I learned how to cook, I realized there was one ingredient in these dishes that truly stood out: preserved lemons. It's got an unusual lemony taste that can't be substituted. The flavours really strike all your senses.
Anything Goes Chicken DinnerI'll tell you the story how this chicken dinner came about 40 years ago, when we rented a motorhome. Before the trip, I froze all the meats we were going to bring along so they'd last a few days longer in the RV's refrigerator and freezer.
Bubble and SqueakWe got this recipe from British friends who were camping with us one year. It is filling, healthy, and makes a great one-pot dinner for potlucks or camping. It is as easy as can be, fairly inexpensive, and uses only 4 ingredients.
Sorry CakeSorry Cake Recipe. Combine and mix well. Bake in 9x13 inch pan for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. This is flat and chewy like a brownie and looks "sorry". . .
Lasagna Casserole for a CrowdBrown meat, then add everything, except noodles and cheese. Cook noodles until done and drain. Use very large pan, 12x18 inches; put in layers; noodles, meat mixture and cheese. Repeat, ending with meat mixture.
New England Corned Beef & Cabbage DinnerI was born and raised in Boston. I am not Irish but on Saint Patrick's Day, everyone is Irish whether you are or not! We grew up having a corned beef dinner with cabbage, potatoes, carrots, turnips and beets. It was a must.
Easy Baked ChickenThis is a delicious and effortless way of baking chicken. Sprinkle with your favorite blends of spices and bake at 450°F. This recipe works well for parties, since you can bake a lot in your oven. There is little prep time and it's healthy.
Australian Honey JoysThese sweet treats couldn't be easier to make. I've heard them be called the Australian version of the American Rice Krispie Treat. Where Americans use crisped rice and marshmallows, Australians use cornflakes and honey. Each little pot of deliciousness is made of cornflakes, honey, sugar, and butter, but somehow taste way more elegant. When I bite into one of these, I can instantly taste something like a super crisp Palmier cookie, which I have never made, and am sure is much harder to make than these. Please give them a try as I am sure you will love these!
Beef Stir Fry with Roasted BroccoliA simple meal to whip up and a much healthier alternative than the take out version.
Mini French Toast CupsThis is a fun and delicious way to get use out of stale bread. These mini French toast cups are crispy on the outside and custardy in the center. What's great is they're also super portable if you have a grab-and-go kind of day.
Fruity Rose TeaSometimes the best homemade teas don't involve steeping dried tea leaves. This version uses fresh slices of fruit, cinnamon and rose petals. It's quick and easy, and it tastes and smells absolutely divine.
Leprechaun Trap CakeMany kids have an opportunity to make a leprechaun trap at school when they are young. After seeing one that my kids brought home, I thought it might be fun to try and make a leprechaun trap cake.
Baked Frozen Red PotatoesLast year, I shared a tip on freezing red potatoes from our garden. It was my first time freezing potatoes and I didn't know if they would be good or not. I have tried cooking them several ways but was not pleased with the texture nor the taste. I went several months without using any.
Gluten Free Beef GravyI thought when I had to give up everything that contained wheat, I would never be able to have gravy again. I found out that you can make gravy using corn starch. I had to start all over learning how to make gravy.
Honey Garlic SalmonThis is an incredibly easy way to make your salmon pop with just a handful of ingredients. It's sweet, it's savoury, and can be ready in about 10 minutes. Enjoy!
Quick Mushroom Chicken BakeThis was an outstanding dinner. I used a cast iron skillet, so I didn't have to transfer the food from a pan to a baking dish. I will write the recipe as written and note where I substituted.
Never Fail Pie CrustA friend shared this recipe with me years ago. The ingredients sounded so strange to me, but I gave it a try. I am so glad I did. It is so flaky and delicious. It is very versatile. I use it for pie crusts, quiches, hand-held chicken pot pies, etc.
Spinach Artichoke FrittataThis delicious recipe can be served for breakfast or anytime. It's full of healthy nutrients to keep you satisfied for hours! I will bake two and cut up then freeze one to take out individually some mornings!
Vietnamese Pandan Honeycomb CakeThis is a delicious sweet, chewy pandan flavored tapioca cake with coconut milk. To have a successful cake, you have to follow the instructions closely. I love making this cake from scratch at home because I do not add any food coloring. The hue is naturally from the pandan leaves.
Recipe For Girl Scout Soup?Does anyone remember camping out with the Girl Scouts 50 years ago and making Girl Scout Soup over the campfire? It was so good and I have tried to remember how to make it, but I haven't got it correct yet.
Doo Doo DropsDoo Doo Drop cookies are a delicious treat and a family favorite. They are super easy to make and so yummy, despite their name!
Turkey Dog TreatsI was slicing up the turkey for Thanksgiving and noticed that there was quite a bit of turkey left on the bones. It was just on parts I would not use. With all that extra, I made turkey treats for my dogs and they loved them.
Thrifty ApplesauceWe have an apple tree that gives a lot of fruit. We don't use pesticides. Our organic beauties can start going brown more quickly once bruised. They may look ugly, but they still taste magnificent. With a little cutting and microwaving, you can have delicious applesauce in minutes.
B Is For Banana BreadMix sugar, bananas, oil and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour into pan.
Pork RibletsThis is a delicious and inexpensive meal to prepare. Serve with side of rice and vegetables. Pork riblets were only $1.09 lb. This would be a good alternative for finger food if you're hosting a party, inexpensive to serve and easy to make, in addition to drumsticks, wings, etc.
Oven Roasted Herbed PotatoesLooking for a super easy, super yummy side dish for dinner? These hardly take any more time to prepare than instant mashed potatoes, but they are much better! So savory and delicious.
One Bowl Cinnamon Banana MuffinsA great way to use up bananas that are getting too spotty. This muffin is moist and delicious. They freeze well.
Spicy Orange Garlic ChickenThis is an easy-to-make orange chicken that's packed with a spicy punch. Marinating it ahead of time really makes it zesty and tender. I used half a chicken for this recipe. It is easy to double for a whole chicken.
Quick Pickled OnionsPickled onions is a must have in our refrigerator. They are very easy to make and are great in sandwiches, tacos, burgers, wraps, salads, and so forth. You can store your pickled onions in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Tuna and Veggie Mac and CheeseThis is one of my favourite ways to spruce up a box of mac and cheese. All the lovely additions of veggies, balsamic vinegar, fish, and capers make you forget the base of it comes out of a box. This is cooked in the same time it takes for you to make the mac and cheese.
Granny's Finnish PannukakkuThis a breakfast desert that was always available when visiting Granny.
Recipes for 10 Pounds Of ChickenWe have found it economical to buy 10 pounds of chicken leg quarters at a time. They come in a bag at Walmart for $4.70. Since there are only two of us, we get a lot of use out of one bag.
Two Ingredient Coconut Banana CookiesI love these little cookies! They only have two ingredients, shredded coconut and banana. They turn out like a cross between banana bread and coconut macaroons. You can use a super ripe banana and unsweetened coconut or a plain banana and sweetened coconut, however you decided to go by how sweet you like them. These are a great option for those who are vegan or gluten-free.
Homemade Spatini RecipeNeed Spatini, Try This recipe!
Fresh Cranberry MuffinsAnother low-sugar recipe that tastes great. The recipe says you get 8 muffins, but I got 12.
Beef StewCooking beef in a healthy way with more veggies. This is one of favorite recipes from my papa. It's yummy, and you can have a happy tummy. Try it!
Cinnamon Apple Pastry BloomI came up with this recipe when I saw a photo of a gorgeous pie in a magazine. I had no idea what it was made of, but the vision gave me inspiration to come up with something. Give it a try fresh out the oven with a cup of coffee!
Artichoke TeaArtichoke tea is known to be good for your liver and also help you have clear skin. It is also subtly tasty.
Cottage Cheese Dill RollsEnjoy this wonderful roll for dinner or anytime. I really liked the combination of dill and onion. Most of the time in this recipe is the rising time. I used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose.
Scalloped Potatoes and Ham for a CrowdTo make white sauce, melt margarine over low heat in heavy saucepan. Blend in flour and seasonings. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly.
Baked Chicken ChimichangasI adapted this recipe from an old Cooking Light recipe. I love it but made a few changes. It's my go-to recipe. It's a great recipe for using up left over chicken. My whole family will eat it, too!
Dijon Mustard SubstituteI didn't have any Dijon mustard in the house for a recipe, but had all the ingredients needed for this substitute. It came out really good! I doubled the recipe for my needs.
Chocolate Dipped PeepsIf you like Peeps, you will like chocolate dipped Peeps even better! They are easy to make and are a fun treat for Easter.
Chicken MarsalaI love Chicken Marsala because it's really easy to make, but is so delicious it makes you come off like a pro chef in the kitchen. The chicken is soft and fluffy, and sits in a smooth, velvety cream and wine reduction sauce. This is a total crowd-pleaser! Serve as is, or with pasta.
Easy Butter FrostingThis recipe is super easy and sweet yummy. With using 3 to 4 ingredients.This frosting can be made ahead and put away in the freezer for later use, for those upcoming surprises.
Easy and Freezable Chicken MarsalaThis easy version of a traditional Italian favorite is great to keep in the freezer in the event of unexpected company. Serve over linguine or fettuccine for a delicious and elegant dinner.
Best Ever Apple MuffinsThese apple muffins not only fill the house with such an aroma, but are filled with tons of apples. You will agree!
Polynesian BBQ SauceThis is a recipe that I first made with an old gentleman who'd lived most of his life in Hawaii. Growing up during the Second World War left me with a very romantic idea of anything to do with the islands.
Savoury Cheesy Rice PancakesThis is a fabulous way to make use of leftover rice. The shredded cheese and egg inside gives it a lovely creamy center, while the outside is delightfully crisp. This is a super filling cost-effective dish that can work as an appetizer, side, or full meal.
Crispy Grilled Caramel Puffs (Karumeyaki)This is my mother's childhood recipe for a traditional Japanese grilled caramel called Karumeyaki. It is said this recipe is over 400 years old. It's mostly sugar but with a little help and the high heat from a copper ladle, it turns into this beautiful meringue-like cookie. It's actually quite the edible science experiment!
Leftover Soup Chicken Pot PieI recently had a pretty bad flu. Along with that came a lot of homemade soup. It was comforting when I needed it, but I grew tired of it as I got better. I decided to turn the leftovers into a hearty chicken pot pie. It hit the spot in this cold weather!
Honey Turnip Cough SyrupMy parents have been using this all-natural method to make their own cough syrup since I can remember. Turnips and honey have awesome natural antibiotic qualities to them. When they meld together, they make a fantastic medicine. This is just as effective as store-bought syrups for cough and congestion, yet it has no side effects. You can keep refilling the turnip with honey to make more of the medicine.
Tofu & Carrots in Black Bean SauceThis recipe is easy to whip up lunch or dinner with just a few ingredients. A balance of protein and vegetables with a flavorful black bean garlic sauce, that we like to mix with quinoa.
Recipes From The "I Hate to Cook" CookbookThe I HATE TO COOK book! Imagine seeing a title like that! I found this little book, published in 1960, and was curious with what kind of recipes it would have from 50 years ago, a time I thought all women loved to cook! It's really a book about "quick" dishes or meals.
My Homemade Butter Pound CakeThere is nothing like a rich tasting buttery pound cake! My grandmother always made the best pound cakes. Her secret was lots of real butter and lots of eggs! Even with the cost of both those things, if you want a butter pound cake, you have to splurge. Yummy!
Chicken Noodles for a CrowdBring chicken pieces, broth, 2 1/2 gal. water and chicken soup base to a boil, then add noodles. Boil for 5 minutes. Mix cream of chicken soup with 1 cup water.
Kale and Sausage Lentil SoupThis is a hearty and delicious soup that's packed with vitamins. Using a meat as flavourful as smoked sausage makes it so you barely have to add many seasoning elements. I used a can of prepared lentils for speedy cooking. I love this soup on cold days!
Green Chili Chicken ChiliWe recently had a party for my grandson's first birthday combined with a family get together. The main dishes were vegetarian chili, chicken chili, and seasoned beef for burritos. I made the chicken chili, combining a couple of recipes I found on the internet.
Turnip and Cilantro SoupWhen I was a little kid, my parents used to call this "medicine soup," hence never really looking forward to eating it. Now that I'm a grownup and cherish my health more than anything on me, this is a gem of a recipe. Turnips and cilantro have been used as medicine for many years. Turnips have been dubbed nature's best antibiotic for centuries. I urge people to try this soup and perhaps use less commercial chemical cold medicines. By the way, as an adult now, this stuff is delicious!
Fried Green BeansThis turns a can of green beans into a side dish that is just delish!
Whole Wheat Bread (Bread Machine)Bread machines are a wonderful invention. They take all the work out of it for you! They provide you with a delightful fresh loaf with just the push of a couple buttons! Even more wonderful, you choose the ingredients and so make sure everything is easy to pronounce and nutritious.
Bean and Veggie StewI came up with this the other night when I suddenly had extra heads at the table last minute, and not enough meat to go around. I just used what I had left in my veggie drawer. I didn't even have an onion! This was so easy to make, so filling, and everyone loved it. I made mine spicy due to my guests palates, but you can pull back on the heat if you prefer.
Butter Lemon Pound CakeThis is a homemade from scratch lemon pound cake with a butter cream cheese lemon icing. It a great dessert for serving a lot of guest. Topped with a light whipped topping or French vanilla ice cream.
Easy Homemade Flour TortillasI posted a tortilla recipe a few years ago. Now I am back with an even better recipe. This is super easy, and only takes a few minutes to make the dough. After the dough rests, the resulting tortillas are soft and do not crack when folded. What I like most about this recipe over the old one I posted is that these can be stored in the fridge and don't dry out. Now, all I need is someone to teach me the trick of rolling out round tortillas!
Bob Evans Chicken Salad (Copycat)This reminds me of Bob Evans chicken salad. It's as close as I can get it at home, but just as good. My husband says he likes mine better! It's a great light summer supper.
Hamburger-Cabbage CasseroleI'm a cabbage lover, so I really enjoy this casserole. I think anyone who likes cabbage will love this recipe. Very good!
Easy 7-Up Peach CobblerThis is a Weight Watcher recipe I found on the internet. You can use any lemon lime diet soda, and you can use any frozen fruit.
Fruit SangriaI made this for a summer party just after harvesting my cherry tree. Many people loved it but some thought it was too sour. You may want to consider increasing the sugar if you like it sweet. It is a strong and fruity flavor so be sure to adjust the ratios to best suit your tastes.
Easy Preserved LemonsThis is a simple way to make preserved lemons. A little drizzle of this stuff goes a long way when making salads, using as a topping, or in your marinades. It's great because it doesn't have just a lemon flavour, it's also got the taste of the dissolved lemon rind, which is amazing. There's nothing quite like it.
Garlic Ginger Double Fried ChickenThis is my mother's recipe for a super scrumptious fried chicken laced with garlic and ginger. They are super crispy on the outside, and so tender and juicy on the inside. We call this pure comfort food!
Berry and Mango Breakfast BarsThese breakfast bars are very easy to make. They are perfect for on the go, as well as toddler/kid approved! Instead of making a full batch of a specific flavor, I used half berry jam and the other half mango to have a variety. You could also opt for fresh or frozen fruit to make your own filling, if you have the time.
Stuffing Mix MeatloafI asked my husband to pick up stuffing mix for the holidays. He came back with 4 boxes, saying they had a buy 2 get 2 free sale. Here's how to make a fabulous, juicy, seasoned meatloaf using boxed stuffing mix. This recipe can be doubled perfectly to use a whole box.
Taco SoupI make a big pot of this easy and delicious soup every time I have leftover taco ingredients. I love the spicy flavors and hearty vegetables like zucchini, carrots and spinach. It's a great lunch or mid-afternoon snack for people on the go.
Attosa's Skinny Zebra CakeHere is my recipe for a super simple cake that is not only low in calories and high in flavor, but so cool to look at! It's just a few ingredients and such an easy technique. You will have so much fun making this and eating it.
Shamrock PretzelsThese shamrock pretzels are very easy to make, consisting of only two ingredients: pretzels and candy melts. They are a great sweet and savoury snack on their own, but also make great dessert toppers. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Crispy Peanut Butter ChickenI tried to replicate the crispy-coated chicken served in peanut butter sauce that was on the buffet at a local Chinese restaurant. Most peanut butter chicken recipes I found online were not crispy, or just didn't sound like what I was craving, so I experimented.
Herbed Lamb ChopsLamb is often available around Easter and springtime. If the weather had been nicer, we probably would have grilled them outside instead of on the grill pan. This would make an elegant Easter dinner or for a special occasion.
Corned Beef SandwichMix all ingredients together. Butter hamburger buns and spread mixture on fairly thick. Wrap individually in foil. Broil 20-25 minutes. These are great man-sized sandwiches and they freeze and keep well.
Tamale PieThis is a delicious, quick, and easy casserole to make for dinner or anytime. I love spicy food and this dish can be prepared mild or spicy. Add a green salad and your meal is complete.
Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast BurritosThese burritos are the ultimate breakfast comfort food. They're smothered with cheese and filled with super crispy oven baked tater tots. Add any types of veggies and meats you like. I used onions and peppers alongside turkey sausage. These are brilliant as they freeze and reheat very well, making mornings much easier!
Vegan Carrot Banana MuffinsThis is a go-to food in my house. I make it with zero fat and virtually no sugar and it tastes terrific. I will make a ton of these and they are my breakfast. I got this from an online recipe but I adapted it by replacing the oil with aquafava, and making it into muffins. I also reduce the sugar. I also always double the recipe, so the ingredients I list (save for sugar) are twice what she recommends.
Betty Crocker's Best Chocolate CakeThe cake recipe speaks for itself in it's name. It is out of the 7th printing of Betty Crocker's Cookbook, printed in 1971. The frosting recipe was given to me from my daughter, Kelly. I don't know where it originally came from.
Buttermilk PuffsSift all dry ingredients together. Stir in buttermilk, oil, and egg; beat until smooth. Drop by teaspoon into hot oil until brown (they will turn over on their own).
Mustard-Glazed Peameal Bacon (Microwave)In a 9-inch microwaveable pie plate, pour apple cider over bacon; cover and microwave at Medium heat for 9 minutes, turning bacon over and rotating dish halfway through.
Napa Cabbage Stir FryOne of my favourite additions to a stir fry is Napa cabbage. It has many ripply folds in the ends of its leaves, which I find awesome for retaining the flavours that you add to your dish. This causes you to use less seasonings, which can be great for your health, and your wallet! I love this dish as it is or with a side of meat.
Apple Cinnamon OatmealOatmeal is so filling, quick, and cheap! But oatmeal can get so boring! I like to "spice" it up every now and then to make it enjoyable again. One of the things I like about this recipe is that you can use your less than perfect apples that are starting to get a bit soft.
3 Ingredient TrufflesThese beautiful little truffles will blow you away. They are creamy and decadent, yet so easy to make. You just need a pack of Oreo cookies, a block of cream cheese, and a bag of chocolate chips. Sprinkles are totally optional. I only used them to make them pop for my Valentine!
Angel Snowflake Sugar CookiesThis is a recipe that I got from my mother over 40 years ago. She called them drop sugar cookies, so I renamed them this year. These are crispy cookies that melt in your mouth. Almost every time I take them to a potluck party, I am asked for the recipe.