FEATURED RECIPE: Cassie’s Banana Bread (Cassie’s Recipe)

Most of the recipes I post here are those that we’ve collected over the years, and I’m putting online for easy access for myself and my family.  I hope they’ll be useful to you, too – please let us know if you’ve enjoyed them, or if you’ve made modifications to make them better!

Apple Pie

You can see all of my recipes below, or jump to the following categories:

If a recipe is in bold below, that means I’ve updated it within the last couple of years (2017-2020), which means I’ve gone through and revised it for clarity and included better pictures. I’ve learned a lot about writing recipes in the past year or two, and my standards (and tastes!) have changed a lot since I started posting recipes ten years ago. 

You can see a feed of all my recipes in posting order, latest first, here.

BLUE-RIBBON PIES

Honey-Ginger Pumpkin Pie
Honey-Ginger Pumpkin Pie

Pie Pastry (Family Recipe)

Apple Pie (My Recipe)

Pumpkin Pie (My Recipe)

Concord Grape Pie (My Recipe)

Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie (My Recipe)

Honey-Ginger Pumpkin Pie (My Recipe)

Nana-Approved Turkey Pot Pie (My Recipe)

 

SAVOURY RECIPES

SALADS

Sweet Potato Salad with Orange-Maple Dressing
Sweet Potato Salad with Orange-Maple Dressing

Quinoa and Corn Salad (My Recipe)

German Potato Salad (Mom’s Recipe Box)

Tasty Two-Bean Salad (Mom’s Recipe Box)

Sweet Potato Salad with Orange-Maple Dressing (Joanne Rowland’s Recipe)

Summer Herb Vinaigrette (My Recipe)

Caesar Salad Dressing (My Recipe)

 

Jalapeno-Cheese Dip
Jalapeno-Cheese Dip

DIPS AND SPREADS

Jalapeno-Cheese Dip (My Recipe)

Vegan-Friendly Lemon Herb Dip (My Recipe)

Guacamole (My Recipe)

MAINS AND SIDES

Lentil Cottage Pie (Cassie’s Recipe)

Buttery Garlic-Basil Tomato Sauce (My Recipe)

Lentils with Fennel and Sage (My Recipe)

Simple Spaghetti with Sausage (My Recipe)

Fried Halloumi with Tomato Sauce (My Recipe)



Cauliflower Tacos

Roasted Cauliflower with Sesame Seed Oil (My Recipe)

Pizza Dough (Ramsay’s Recipe)

White Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, Thyme and Roasted Garlic (My Recipe)

Butter Chicken (My Recipe)

Nana-Approved Chicken Pot Pie (My Recipe)

Country Fried Chicken (Mom’s Recipe Box)

Tuscan Chicken Skillet (My Recipe)

Cauliflower Tacos (My Recipe)

SOUPS

Hearty Ham and Bean Soup (My Recipe)

Ugly Soup (Ashley Martin’s Recipe)

Simple Stew with Black-Eyed Peas, Collard Greens, and Potatoes (My Recipe)

Roasted Tomato Soup (My Recipe)

Blach Bean Chipotle Soup

 

CAMPING RECIPES

Dutch Oven Campfire Bread (My Recipe)

 

Pickled Onions
CANNING RECIPES

Canning Peaches – Hot Pack Method (My recipe)

Preserved Lemons (My Recipe)

Mango Chutney (My Recipe)

Spiced Pickled Beets (Sammi’s Recipe)

Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup (My Recipe)

Dill Pickles (My Recipe)

Dilly Beans (My Recipe)

Pickled Onions (My Recipe)

Savoury Baking Recipes

Mom's Bread

Mom’s Bread (Mom’s Recipe)

Garlic-Cheddar Biscuits (My Recipe)

Nana’s Tea Biscuits (Nana’s Recipe/Mom’s Recipe Box)

Baguettes (My Recipe)

Croissants (My Recipe)

 

Sweet Baking Recipes

MUFFINS

Cranberry Muffins (My Recipe)

CUPCAKES

Fairy Cupcakes (My Recipe)

Mini Doughnuts


Mini Doughnuts

Chocolate Cupcakes (My Recipe)

COOKIES AND BITE-SIZED TREATS

Mini Doughnuts (My Recipe)

Apple Cider Mini-Doughnuts with Maple Glaze (My Recipe)

Ginger Cookies (Planet Bakery style!)

Rachel’s Oatmeal (and Chocolate Chip) Cookies

Snickerdoodles (Lang Pioneer Village Recipe)

BARS

Sammi’s Fabulous Brownies (Sammi’s Recipe)

Salted Golden Caramel Bars (Family Recipe)

Buttermilk Pancakes
Buttermilk Pancakes

CREPES AND PANCAKES

Nana Cynthia’s Crepes (Nana’s Recipe)

Buttermilk Pancakes (My Recipe)

CAKES AND TARTS

London Chocolate Chip Cheesecake (My Recipe)

Blackberry Tart (My Recipe)

Lemon Cake (Vegan!) (My Recipe)

Cassie’s Banana Bread (Cassie’s Recipe)

Cardamom and Pear Caramel Cake(Chetna Makan’s Recipe)

OTHER SWEETS

Pina Colada Popsicles (My Recipe) 

CANDY

Penuche (Brown Sugar Fudge) (Aunt Wendy’s Recipe)

BEVERAGES

Lemon Winter Warmer (My Recipe)

SHAW FAMILY CHRISTMAS RECIPES

Croissants

These are the recipes we use every year for our family Christmas get-togethers; I’m rolling them out weekly in November/December 2017. Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried them, how they turned out, and your family Christmas food traditions!

TREATS

Ginger Cookies (Planet Bakery-style Recipe)

Snickerdoodles (Lang Pioneer Village Recipe)

Penuche (Brown Sugar Fudge) (Aunt Wendy’s Recipe) 

CHRISTMAS MORNING

Croissants (My Recipe)

Christmas Morning Berry Strata (Cassie’s Recipe)

Christmas Morning Berry StrataFAMILY DINNER

How to Cook a Turkey (My Recipe)

Cranberry Sauce (My Recipe)

Turkey Stuffing (My Recipe)

Turkey Gravy (Mom’s Recipe)

Bûche de Noël (My Recipe)
 
Black Forest Cake (My Recipe)

LEFTOVERS

Hot Turkey Sandwiches (My Recipe)

Nana-Approved Turkey Pot Pie (My Recipe) 

NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER

Chocolate Pavlova with Fresh Fruit (My Recipe) 

FESTIVE DRINKS

Inspired by a trip to the 2019 Genesee Domestic Skills Symposium in November, I decided to do a series of festive recipes for drinks based on historic sources. You can find the recipes below, along with some of the historic sources I found.
Note: These recipes generally involve alcoholic drinks that have been heated; despite the common misconception, heating things with alcohol in them doesn’t ‘boil off’ the alcohol.  These will be only marginally less alcoholic than they would be is they weren’t heated.  Also, heated alcohol seems to go to your head faster, so y’know, pace yourself.

Lamb’s Wool (My Recipe, based on historical sources)

Eggnog (My Recipe, based on historical sources)

Mulled Wine – Glühwein (My Recipe, based on historical sources)

Mulled Ale – Wassail   (My Recipe, based on historical sources)

2 Responses to Family Recipes

  1. Teri Aldred says:

    Candace do you have a family butter tart recipe…miss those so very much here in US. And….QuakerOats used to make a package oatmeal muffin that I could only find in Peterborough..do you have a recipe for those too! Homesick Canadian..hugs T

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