Apple Crisp Pie

When I made this to test out Grandma’s recipe, Meghan called this “the best of both worlds” because you get the delicious pie crust as well as the delicious crisp topping. Pie Ingredients 1 uncooked pastry shell 1 tbsp flour 4-5 cups apples, peeled and thinly sliced (I used granny smith) 2 tbsp cornstarch 1/2…

Crunchy Rhubarb

When I first found this recipe I didn’t really know what to expect because I didn’t know if the rhubarb itself would come out crunchy or the topping, or both. For the record, it’s the topping that comes out crunchy – this might be better named Rhubarb Crisp. Ingredients 4 1/2 cups fresh rhubarb, chopped…

Fresh Apple Cake

This apple cake is moist and delicious. I’ve finished it with a brown sugar frosting in the photo. Ingredients 1 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup oil 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 nutmeg 1/4 tsp salt 2 cups apples, pared and choppled 1/2 cup soy milk…

Coconut Macaroons

A few years after my grandmother’s death, my grandfather gave me an old box of recipes that had belonged to her. They were almost entirely recipes from “Gurney” but there were some annotations from Grandma and sometimes her own recipes or adaptations written on the backs of the cards. I kept that old box all…

Porcupines

This was a really fun discovery among Grandma’s recipes. I found this recipe by accident, hand-written on the back of another recipe card. I actually had no idea what I was making when I started out but they turned out chewy (almost gooey) and made me feel like I was eating something healthy on account…

Tofu Morocco

This recipe delivers more flavour than you might expect from so few ingredients. We served this over Grandma’s wheat bulgur and rice with vegetables. Ingredients 1 cup uncooked bulgur wheat 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 large onion, chopped 1 1/2 blocks of extra firm tofu, cubed 1 can of diced tomatoes (28 oz) 1/2 cup…

Wheat Bulgur and Rice with Vegetables

Great as a side dish – we used it as the carb base for Grandma’s Tofu Morocco. Ingredients 3 cups water 1 tbsp olive oil 1 cup wheat bulgur 1/2 cup white rice 2/3 cup chopped carrots 2/3 cup chopped celery 2/3 cup chopped onion 1/4 – 1/2 tsp celery salt 1 tsp or a…

Bread Buns

We like having these buns around for making sandwiches or for toasting with a bit of Earth Balance and serving with soup. Ingredients 1 tbsp yeast 1 cup lukewarm water 2 tsp granulated sugar 1 cup soy milk 1 cup Earth balance 2 tsp salt 10 cups flour 1 tsp vinegar 1 cup lukewarm water…

Oatmeal Raisin Cake

I don’t know what I was expecting when I decided to try this recipe  – it’s coffee cake’s oaty cousin. This would be a great afternoon cake if you have company coming to visit. Cake Ingredients 1 cup quick oats 1 cup boiling water 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 2/3 cup oil 2 eggs…

Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies

These were a hit when I was a teenager – reminiscent of shortbread, being dense and buttery, these are a real crowd pleaser. Ingredients 3 3/4 cups flour 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups Earth balance 3 eggs, beaten 2 tsp vanilla 3…