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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Apple or Peach Crisp

1/2 cup quick rolled oats 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon Dash of salt 1/4 cup butter 2 lbs apples or 2.5 lbs peaches Combine oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Cut in butter until mixture...

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Butter Tarts

Combine 2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup melted butter Beat together 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla and add to sugar/butter mixture. Stir well and spoon/pour into very lightly baked tart shells (20 purchased tart shells, or perhaps a dozen if homemade). If desired, add 5...

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Spring Greens with Spiced Pecans

Spiced Pecans 1 TBSP butter 2 cups pecans 2 TBSP brown sugar 1 tsp chile powder 1 tsp coriander 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp cracked pepper 1/4 tsp cayenne 3 TBSP apple cider vinegar Melt and foam butter in a skillet.  Add pecans and stir to coat. Cook for 5...

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Thai Vegetable Fritters

3 tablespoons corn oil 6 scallions, trimmed and chopped 1 red bell pepper, de-seeded and chopped into small pieces 1 cup all purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 large egg 5 tablespoons coconut cream (if you can't find this,...

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Julia Child’s Easy Quiche

ALL-PURPOSE CUSTARD: Whatever the filling, the custard mixture remains the same. Since pie shells vary in depth, calculate the custard by egg: Whisk 1 large egg in a measuring cup. Blend in liquid (usually milk) to reach the 1/2 cup mark (e.g.,...

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Pavlova

Meringue base: 4 egg whites 1 teaspoon white vinegar 1 tsp cornstarch Pinch salt 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp. white vinegar 1 tsp. vanilla Topping: Fruit such as fresh peaches, pineapple, bananas, strawberries, etc. 1 cup (240 ml) whipping...

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Coconut Balls

½ cup butter 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup white sugar 2 cups Rice Krispies 1 egg, beaten ½ cup chopped nuts 1 cup chopped dates Dessicated coconut Melt butter in frying pan.  Add sugar, egg and dates.  Stir and flatten dates.  Cook until thick and dark...

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Fudge

1 lb. brown sugar 3 Tbsp corn syrup 1/3 cup (approx) cereal cream ¼ lb. butter 1 tsp vinegar 1 tsp vanilla Combine all ingredients in saucepan. Bring to boil; continue boiling for 3 – 5 minutes, until candy reaches ball shape in water...

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Coconut Squares

2 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder ½ cup butter 2 eggs, beaten 2 Tbsp brown sugar ½ cup coconut 1½ cups brown sugar 1 cup chopped walnuts 2 Tbsp flour Combine flour, butter and 2 Tbsp brown sugar; press in square cake tin and bake until light...

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Chocolate Macaroons

1 cup brown sugar ½ tsp vanilla 4 Tbsp cocoa pinch salt ¼ cup milk 1½ cups rolled oats ¼ cup butter ¾ cup coconut Combine brown sugar, cocoa, milk, butter and vanilla in double boiler.  Blend well and bring to a boil. Remove from stove and add...

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Butterscotch Pie

2 egg yolks 4 Tbsp flour 1½ cups brown sugar 2Tbsp butter 1/8 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla 1½ cups milk 1 baked pie shell Brown butter; take from stove and add flour, brown sugar, salt, milk, flour, butter and vanilla. Boil until mixture thickens,...

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