My Recipe Box

These recipes go back to when I first started collecting recipes that I had tried and liked. I have not converted all of them to gluten free.


DRINKS


Michelada Mexican beer and tomato or clamato juice DELICIOUS

Christmas 2020 saw us in lockdown that closed/cancelled all festivities.
So to support some local bars we ordered a couple of cocktail kits.

In 2021 we went on a cocktail kick. This started because of Covid and lockdowns.






CONDIMENTS


Ketchup
Garlic Butter
BBQ sauce has ketchup
BBQ sauce no ketchup
Hoisin sauce


JAM

Strawberry Jam breadmaker
Breadmaker Jam
Quick Jam stove top
     Peach/mandarin/ginger/lemon peel 
     Tangerine lemon cinnamon marmalade

BREAKFAST




Low Carb Coconut Flour Pancakes
Raspberry Pancakes
Sour Cream Pancakes with Blueberry Compote
French Toast Cinnamon Pancakes
Potato cakes Mom's recipe
Pumpkin spiced pancakes NEW 2020 gluten free
Caesar salad dressing NEW 2020 15 Minute Meals no eggs


DIPS


Hummus chickpeas
Hummus  chickpeas
Tzatziki John's recipe

Onion Cheese Ball John's recipe
Shrimp Dipping Sauce originally from New York City 1980s Beefsteak Charlie's
Trio of Asian Dipping Sauces
Layered Nacho Dip long time family favourite
Pate chicken
Apple Caramel Dip


GRAVIES/SAUCES

Onion
Mustard Marcus Wareing recipe great with lamb, chicken or fish
Thai peanut butter sauce        2020
Mushroom gravy                   2020
Stir fry sauce NEW 2021






CHICKEN

Buffalo Chicken Bites
Sticky Chicken better and quicker than the next recipe
Sticky Chicken
Oven Fried Chicken
Gluten free fried chicken 2020 easiest best 
Easy Chicken Mozzarella
Spanish Stew Chicken Thighs with Chorizo
Jambalaya from NOLA with sausage and shrimp
Cabbage and Chicken Stew
Citrus Chicken with Peppers
Chicken Divan my sister's recipe from the 80s. 2019 - slow cooker recipe incl.                                     Homemade chicken soup for chicken divan OR you can            substitute a cup of sour cream for any cream of can soup!
Chicken a la Orange my mother's recipe
Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Arugula Salad
Spicy Chicken Kabobs with Blue Cheese Dip
Ultimate Chicken Fingers
Buffalo Chicken Wings - Deep Fryer
Sticky chicken NEW 2020
Doner kebab NEW 2021 delicious makes a perfect gyro - can use beef also



PORK

Pork Stew with Beer
Roast Pork Belly
Slow Cooker Ribs John thinks these are the best ribs ever!
Pork Piccata
Herb crusted thick pork chops NEW 2020 don't bother with brining

DUCK

Crispy duck in lettuce cups NEW 2020 first time making duck

ASIAN

Chicken sate dumplings from Bamboo Big Island Hawaii
Steamed pork and cabbage dumplings mid 80s Szechuan recipe
Easy GF General Tso chicken NEW 2020 double the sauce
General Tao's Chicken NEW 2021 Longo's cooking class
Thai steak salad NEW 2020
Asian seared beef with noodle salad and ginger dressing NEW 2020 15 Minute Meals
Roast pork spring rolls NEW 2020 perfect for leftover pork - use food processor
Korean meatball lettuce wraps NEW 2020 excellent
Easy stir fried pineapple pork perfect for leftover pork


Singapore Noodles NEW 2020 great with pork belly
Peanut noodles NEW 2021

INDIAN

Koftas appetizer or lunch meatless
Butter Chicken
Pork Vindaloo with Tumeric Cabbage
Curry
Chinese Curry Chicken just like Montreal House of Wong

Aloo Gobi
Onion Bhajis my new and improved recipe


MEXICAN

Fajitas  can be vegetarian, fish, beef, chicken, pork, lamb
Guacamole
Fish tacos
Lobster shrimp tacos NEW 2020 best sauce mixture for any fish tacos
Beef nachos NEW 2020 John 
Fish and chips NEW 2020 
Mussels with spicy tomato vodka sauce NEW 2020 first time making mussels
Shrimp rolls NEW 2020 just like a lobster roll
Ginger soy glazed haddock NEW 2020 even John liked it
Crispy parmesan haddock NEW 2020 a favourite


PASTA

Carbonara with pancetta
Penne with Vodka Sauce
Bolognese Sauce with veal been making it since 1999
Mushroom Bolognese Vegan GF from a Longo's cooking class we took
Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce
Beef Pork Bolognese Sauce NEW 2018 and better than the above
Classic lasagna
Pasta with mushrooms and brie
Brie bacon pasta NEW 2020
Korean sticky cauliflower New 2020
Sauteed Kale
Irish (Mushy) Peas
English Mushy Peas
Sauteed Mushrooms
Roasted Mushrooms
Mushroom Risotto from an LCBO cooking class
Broccoli and Cheese Smashed Potatoes
Broccoli Fritters great for lunch
Au Gratin Potatoes long time favourite 2020 add cauliflower/broccoli
French Fries - Deep Fryer
Spanakopitas spinach
Colcannon Mom's recipe


SIDES

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa
Cauliflower "Fried Rice" with Ginger and Soy
Sausage Stuffing

AIR FRYER NEW 2021

Grilled cheese
Onion bhajis - use small muffin tin 
Hamburgers
Bacon


BREAD (SAVOURY)

Apple Cheddar Quick Bread great with stews
Cheesy Dilly Bread
Onion Herb Bread
Mozzarella Bread
Sweet Potato Bread Against The Grain
High Fiber Sandwich Bread Against The Grain
Flatbread
Naan bread new 2019
Gluten Free Pizza Crust
Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pastry Mix EXCELLENT
Pretzel Rolls no breadmaker required
Breadmaker Pretzel Rolls
Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits not gluten free
Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits Gluten Free
Rosemary Yogurt Biscuits
Keto gluten-free biscuits NEW 2019 perfect
Yorkshire Pudding
Jalapeno Biscuits Against The Grain
Quiche long time favourite NEW 2019 contains GF options
Homemade Bisquick mix  using GF flour for quiche above
Mini Gorgonzola Cranberry tarts appetizer not GF
Gluten free flatbread 
Giant croutons GF NEW 2020
Pizza rolls GF NEW 2020
GFJules Gluten free flatbreads NEW 2021 made twice didn't work

BREAD (SWEET)

Banana Bread
Almond flour cranberry orange scones NEW 2020 favourite made a few times
Cinnamon raisin quick bread NEW 2020 the best!!!! Quick easy delicious
Carrot cake NEW 2020 icing makes too much
Blueberry banana loaf NEW 2020 John loved
GF Cinnamon Roll Cake NEW 2020 half the icing, mix filling with batter, add raisins.
Avocado key lime pie  NEW 2020 vegan no bake
Jamie Oliver's chocolate ganache with clemintimes NEW 2020

Lemon Curd
Salted Caramel

ICE CREAM using an ice cream maker updated July 2019

  • Fresh Raspberry
  • Frozen Berries
  • Lemon
  • Cranberry
1 ingredient ice cream NEW 2020 amazing flavours

BAKING

Hummingbird Cake
Black Bean Brownies Gluten free
Coconut Chocolate and Peanut Butter Squares Longo's cooking class
One bowl lemon brownies NEW 2020
Lemon cream cheese cake NEW 2020
Mexican hot chocolate cookies NEW 2020
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies John says better than Reeces Pieces
Loaded Cowboy Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies
Rich Peanut Butter Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
ALMOND BUTTER OATMEAL COOKIES I would add raisins
Three Ingredient Macaroons
Cranberry meltaway cookies
3 Step No Bake Chocolate Coconut Cashew Bars





COOKING TIPS




Use mason lids to shape eggs.

Use coconut milk instead of chicken broth in soup recipes. This is especially handy if you need to make a vegetarian recipe.


Butter

amount, in cups (c)
⅛ cup
¼ cup
⅓ cup
⅜ cup
½ cup
⅝ cup
⅔ cup
¾ cup
⅞ cup
1 cup
amount, in grams (g)
30 g
55 g
75 g
85 g
115 g
140 g
150 g
170 g
195 g
225 g
amount, in ounces (oz)
1 oz
2 oz
2.6 oz
3 oz
4 oz
5 oz
5.3 oz
6 oz
6.9 oz
7.9 oz








Melt butter in microwave and brush it on the bread once it is toasted. No more holes in your bread as you try to butter it.


Grate frozen/cold butter to quickly get to room temperature.

Put the measured butter in a baggie and run it under hot water to melt it.


Recipes always call for two tablespoons of tomato paste and then you are stuck with the rest of the can. I used to either put the rest in an ice cube tray or else freeze it by tablespoon on a cookie sheet and then store it in a baggie.

An even better way once you have taken what you need is to remove the lid from the bottom, push the paste towards the top and then freeze. Once frozen you can simply cut it into portions and freeze in a baggie.

To prevent fresh parsley from spoiling before I get a chance to use it all, I place washed sprigs in an ice cube tray, then fill the tray with water. After the cubes are frozen, I store them in a freezer bag. This makes it easy to pull out as many as needed and drop them in soups and stews. I think this work work for most herbs.



Use the leftover condiments that are too good to throw out. Add water or stock to them and use in soups, meat loafs or even pour over a roast.




Need a seasoning for a stir fry? Use Italian bottled salad dressing.




Ends of vegetables go into a baggie to add to soups. Even cooked vegetables such as leftover mashed potatoes can be saved to be used and as an added bonus they thicken the soup.




Use a turkey carcass to make the stock for the next holiday dinner. It cuts down on the work on the day and makes for a much tastier gravy.




Fruit flies? Put some apple cider vinegar into a bowl. Cover the top tightly with plastic wrap. Punch a few holes into the top of the wrap with a knife and set it near to where you are having the fruit fly problem.







Stale bread makes great croutons. Mix the stale cut up bread with various flavoured oils and some garlic and roast. They can them be frozen.




Storing flour in the freezer keeps the bugs out if you have the room.




Put a bay leaf in an opened bag of flour - it will keep the bugs away.





A crockpot is a great way to serve something at a buffet. I always take mine to my sister's for Christmas dinner. I make the mashed potatoes ahead of time and then use the crockpot to heat them up and serve.




When using eggs it helps to bring them to room temperature. But if you haven't planned in advance then there is a quick tip to help; you can put the eggs in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes to gently take off the chill out.




Freeze a lemon if you are going to need grated lemon peel for a recipe, it is much easier.






Baking without eggs


AND for cleaning up:



Spray Cleaner

1 16 oz empty spray bottle
water
2 T white vinegar
3 drops of liquid dish washing soap

Fill bottle with water almost to the top, add vinegar and liquid soap. Top with spray assembly, secure tightly. Turn bottle over about 10 times to mix the vinegar and liquid soap with the water without creating suds.

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