Chocolate Drop Cookies

These cookies are very reminiscent of brownies – They would be a great after school snack with a glass of oat or other dairy alternative beverage. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups of sifted flour 1 cup coarse chopped nuts (I used walnuts) 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 2 oz unsweetened…

Carrot Pineapple Cake

This was a moist-yet-light cake, perfect for a pick-me-up afternoon snack. I served this with sour cream frosting. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 2/3 cup cooking oil 2 eggs 1 cup finely shredded carrots 1/2 cup…

Peach Crisp (Gluten Free)

It’s peach season! I always love this time of year where delicious fresh peaches are abundant. We love them fresh, in jams, sauces, pies, cakes, and crisps! I adapted this recipe to be gluten free to accommodate the dietary restrictions of a friend we were having over for a visit. Topping Ingredients 1 cup almond…

Corn and Tomato Casserole

This is an easy side dish recipe that our family enjoyed over rice. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups corn niblets (canned or frozen) 1 1/2 cups canned diced tomatoes (lightly drained) 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp granulated sugar 3 tbsp Earth balance, melted F.g. pepper 2 tbsp finely chopped onion Yield: serves 4-6 Preheat oven to…

Berry Cobbler

This is a delightful way to use up berries from your garden. I strongly recommend using fresh berries as frozen berries will alter the cooking time for the biscuit topping and may end up crispy on top and undercooked on the bottom. Ingredients 4 cups fresh berries 2 eggs well beaten 2/3 cup granulated sugar…

Rhubarb Cake

This is a light cake that would be perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 1 egg 1 cup sour soy milk 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups finely chopped fresh rhubarb 1/2 cup…

Swiss Apple Pie

This pie does not have a crust per se – it’s a little more like an apple cake in a pie plate. Grandma’s recipe didn’t make a lot of sense so I looked up some Swiss Apple Pie recipes online and adapted one that was the closest to Grandma’s. Thanks to Olga’s Flavour Factory for…

Heather’s Rhubarb Crisp

I found this little gem of a recipe, hand-written and tucked in the back of an old recipe box that belonged to my grandma. A tip of the hat to Heather, whoever she is/was, as this was simply divine. Filling Ingredients 4-5 cups chopped rhubarb 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup flour 1/2 tsp cinnamon…

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…