Mom’s Chocolate Icing

Perfect little gem to add to our family collection. Currently the topper for Dad’s birthday cake. 6 T. butter/marg 1/3 c cocoa for light 1/2 c cocoa for medium 3/4 c cocoa for dark 2 2/3 c icing sugar 1 t. vanilla add milk or coffee to make desired consistency –Recipe by Jean S Advertisements

Honey Bran Muffins

Definitely a family favourite. Found on a tattered little piece of paper in Mom’s recipe box. Liquefying my honey to make them tonight. 1 c. buttermilk (or 1c. milk + 1 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar) 1 egg 1/3 c. vegetable oil 1/4 c. liquid honey 1 1/2 c. 100% bran cereal 1 1/2 c….

Cabbage Roll Casserole

Ingredients: 1 lb lean ground beef 2 onions chopped 1 tsp. salt dash of pepper garlic powder to taste 3 c. to 6 c. coarsely chopped cabbage 1 10oz can tomato soup 1 c. water 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 3 tbsp. rice Method: 1. Brown ground beef and drain excess fat. Add onions, salt, pepper,…

Oatmeal Breakfast Scones

This is an adapted version of “Oatmeal Raisin Scones” that my mom cut out of the London Free Press in 1979. Ingredients: 1 cup whole wheat flour 3 tbsp brown sugar 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/3 cup butter 1 cup quick cooking rolled oats 1/2 cup dried cranberries (or Craisins)…

Fesenjoon

This is a simple version that works on the stovetop or in a slow cooker. Plan to let this stew simmer for a long time. This recipe calls for chicken but ground meatballs are also very good. Ingredients: 2 large onions, thinly sliced 0.9kg skinless chicken legs or other chicken pieces (= 2 pounds) 2…

Light Cheesecake

This cheesecake is very satisfying for those who enjoy a baked cheesecake, but it has only 6 “points” (as measured by a popular weight-management program) per 1/16 slice.   Crust: 1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs ½ cup butter, melted   Filling: 24 oz. light cream cheese, softened (= 2 2/3 packages) 1 can light,…

Meatballs

Ingredients: 2 lbs ground beef 2 eggs 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1 tsp onion powder 1/4 cup ketchup salt and pepper to taste   Method: Mix and form into 1 inch diameter balls and place on baking sheet prepared with cooking spray. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until cooked through. Add to sauce…

Party Dessert Salad

Ingredients: 1 cup sour cream 1 cup pineapple chunks 1 cup light fruit cocktail 1 cup miniature marshmallows 1 cup coconut (optional) 1 cup mandarin orange sections Method: Well drain all fruit. Combine ingredients gently. Chill in serving dish several hours before serving. –Recipe by Jean S.

Meatloaf

Ingredients: 2 lbs ground beef (approx 0.9 kg) 2 eggs 1 cup quick cooking oatmeal 1 cup ketchup 1 tsp dry mustard 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 3 tbsp onion flakes   Method: Mix all ingredients together and place in a loaf pan (9″ x 5″ x 3″). Cover the top of the meat with a…

Frozen Chocolate Cheesecake

This is our favourite birthday cheesecake. Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups chocolate wafer cookie crumbs 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup margarine or butter, melted 1 8oz package cream cheese, soft 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk 2/3 cup chocolate flavoured syrup 1 tbsp hot water 1 cup whipping cream, whipped Method: In small bowl combine…

Cabbage Rolls

Ingredients for Filling: 1 medium cabbage, core removed 2 lb lean ground meat (beef, beef & pork, or chicken) 1 large onion, chopped 2 cups rice, cooked 2 or 3 eggs, beaten 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp dried marjoram (or substitute less oregano) 1 tsp poultry seasoning 2 tsp salt Ingredients for Tomato Sauce: 2…

Gingered Pork Roast

Ingredients: 2.2kg (5 lbs) pork loin roast 3 tbsp flour 2 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp granulated garlic 1 tsp dried sage 1/3 cup apricot jam 1 1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce Method: Mix together flour and spices and then coat roast. Place roast on foil covered baking pan. Place a piece of foil loosely…