Molly’s Spiced Fresh Tomato Cream Soup

One of Molly's fabulous soups! A late-summer, autumn delight. Freeze the tomato base to use in the depths of winter. 8 firm ripe tomatoes, cut in half 1 onion, quartered 2 Tbsp sugar 1 bay leaf 2 vegetable bouillon cubes ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper ¼ tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp...

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Whipped Shortbread

1 lb. butter 3 cups flour 1 cup icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla ½ cup corn starch Glacé cherries (optional) Beat all ingredients like whipped cream. Drop from spoon onto greased cookie sheet.  Decorate with pieces of cherry or cake decs, if desired....

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French Apple Cake

Cake 3 large apples peeled, cored and chopped 1 cup self-rising flour * (or 1 cup flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 Tbsp baking powder, mixed well) 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 cup sugar 6 tablespoons milk 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 4 medium...

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Ardith’s ChickPea and Yam Stew

2 Tbsp olive oil 2 medium onions, thinly sliced 1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp cinnamon 2-1/2 cups vegetable broth 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 large yam, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes 6 pitted prunes,...

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Ranch Pudding

My maternal grandma's sweet saucy dessert from frugal bygone days. Bring the following ingredients to boil in a saucepan  Boil 5 minutes, remove from heat and set aside. 1 cup brown sugar 2-1/2 water 1 Tbsp butter or margarine 1/4 cups Bisquik...

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Sweet ‘n Sour Cole Slaw

In large bowl combine: 1 cabbage, cored and shredded 1 finely chopped onion 1 cup sugar In small saucepan, bring to a boil: 1 cup vinegar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp celery seed 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp prepared mustard 3/4 cup vegetable oil Cool completely, then pour over...

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Belgian Endives a la Flamande

Din says this recipe is special to her because it tastes a bit like a mix of Flandres and BC if you use smoked salmon instead of the traditional ham 8 stalks of Belgian endives Pepper, nutmeg, lemon juice to taste 2/3 cup (150 gr)  butter 1/2 cup flour 6...

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Cheddar Cheese Straws

1.25 lbs (approx 0.5 kg) grated Cheddar cheese at room temperature 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 1-3/4 cups flour 1 Tbsp baking power 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp. dry mustard 1/4 tsp. red pepper 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper Cream together butter and...

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Suzy’s Hummus

1 can chickpeas (drain and save liquid) 2 - 3 cloves garlic 2 Tbsp tahini (or to taste) 1 lemon, juiced Pinch of salt Handful of parsley 1 tsp cumin Pulse garlic in food processor. Add chickpeas and some of the saved liquid; pulse a couple of times, to a little...

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