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Oriental Salad

Oriental Salad, or Asian Salad, or Ramen Noodle Salad; by any name it is yummy. It’s usually a base of shredded cabbage or bagged coleslaw with a package of dry ramen noodles crumbled up and added, and a dressing using the seasoning packet from the noodles. Often sesame or sunflower seeds and sliced or slivered toasted almonds are added to lend extra crunch, or crispy chow mein noodles can be added also. A versatile recipe, this salad makes a large batch, and is a staple at potlucks and holiday menus. Enjoy!

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Spaghetti Meat Sauce

AKA Bolognese Sauce.  I have been making this sauce since I started cooking.  It’s your basic tomato based sauce with Italian spices and ground beef.  It has undergone several changes over the years, all little tweaks to make it better....

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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are the old-fashioned classic cookies that generation after generation makes time and again. Although it’s the current fashion to leave the nuts out, I still like to leave them in once in a while. It reminds me of the...

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Egg Foo Yong

An unusual but delicious choice. Good for a light lunch or supper.  It’s a low carb and high protein choice too. It’s easy!  Here’s how:      Rinse about 1 cup or so of fresh bean sprouts.  Drain well and...

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Homemade Applesauce

Open a can of applesauce, and what do you find?  Some kind of white, tasteless mush that is passed off as applesauce.  Blech!  On the other hand, think of the insides of an apple pie.  Soft, juicy apple slices, sweetened...

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123 Pizza Dough

Quick, easy, and so delish!  This dough is my go-to for when I want to make pizza for just Steve and me, and maybe one friend.  It is just as easy doing it by hand as with the mixer.  Rises...

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Gingerbread Spice Cake with Caramel Apple Sauce

This cake brings all of the flavours of your favourite gingerbread cookie to a cake. Darker and spicier than a typical spice cake, something about this cake reminds me of home. Maybe because my Mom loved these spices and used...

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Lemon Mint Water

Water.  It’s something we all need to drink more of.  Our bodies are mostly water.  We will die without water, far earlier than we will die without food.  And yet, the thought of downing 6 to 8 cups of water...

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Apple Crisp

With a brown sugar sweet and crispy topping and a tart and tender fruit bottom, apple crisp ranks at the top of my favourite desserts list. And it is so easy to make, even a beginner cook can make it....