FEATURED RECIPE: Chicken and Rice Soup with Spicy Garlic Oil
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!
You can see all of my recipes below, or jump to the following categories:
- Blue-Ribbon Pies
- Campfire Cooking
- Canning and Preserving
- Historic Recipes
- Shaw Christmas Favourites
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.
DIPS AND SPREADS
MAINS AND SIDES
Poulet en cocotte (Roast Chicken in a Pot)
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Roasted Mediterranean Chicken and Vegetables
Chicken Burrito Bowls
Lentil Cottage Pie
Lentils with Fennel and Sage
Fried Halloumi with Tomato Sauce
Roasted Cauliflower with Sesame Seed Oil
White Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, Thyme and Roasted Garlic
Nana-Approved Chicken Pot Pie
Country Fried Chicken
Tuscan Chicken Skillet
Savoury Baking Recipes
Sweet Baking Recipes
COOKIES AND BITE-SIZED TREATS
CREPES AND PANCAKES
CAKES AND TARTS
SHAW FAMILY CHRISTMAS RECIPES
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!
Penuche (Brown Sugar Fudge)
Christmas Morning Berry Strata
Roast Turkey – I’m just linking to the Canadian Living page on roasting a turkey, because that’s my go-to, and you can’t go wrong with Canadian Living
Roast Ham – in 2019, we decided to opt for a ham instead of a turkey, and it was so much faster and easier, as well as being delicious.
Bûche de Noël
Hot Turkey Sandwiches
Nana-Approved Turkey Pot Pie
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER
Chocolate Pavlova with Fresh Fruit
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.
Mulled Wine – Glühwein
Mulled Ale – Wassail