Over the years I have been faithful to share a recipe every Friday. Usually the recipes I’ve shared have been my favorites, and it’s no wonder they’ve been popular with my readers. These are the top recipes on my blog. The list is long, but well worth looking through!

Amazing Sourdough Biscuits


I love biscuits, especially flaky homemade biscuits. We’ve been challenging ourselves to eat from the abundance we have on hand which includes these amazing sourdough biscuits. I have a sourdough starter going all the time. It doesn’t take much time to maintain, and I love using the ‘extra’ for sourdough biscuits.

Amazing Overnight Waffles

Sometimes a recipe is just so good you have to share it more than once! During the busy holiday season it’s nice to have a breakfast that you can mix up the night before.

cooking from scratch

Angel Pie

When my husband and I got married my mother-in-law included this recipe in a collection of family recipes she gave me. I’ve been making this pie for almost 40 years! It’s easy to make and always a big hit.

Angel Pie

Baked Cauliflower Cream

This Baked Cauliflower Cream has been served at just about every Thanksgiving meal I can remember. The first time it was served there were numerous requests for the recipe. Since then no matter what part of the family is getting together this Baked Cauliflower Cream is served. It is that good!

baked cauliflower cream

Baked Spaghetti

My mother in law shared this recipe with me for Baked Spaghetti. It’s the perfect meal for a houseful of company. You can make it ahead; it feeds a crowd and is always a hit. I’ve shared this recipe before, but it’s worth repeating especially when you are looking for food for a crowd.

Baked Spaghetti

Better Than Sex Cake

One special item we inherited from my husband’s grandmother was her Recipe Box. There are many fond memories of meals enjoyed around Gram’s table. I spent several months going through the recipes so that I could create a cookbook for all the extended family members. In going over the various recipes I came upon this Better Than Sex Cake recipe, I have to say the name caught my eye! Could it really be better? – I had to try the recipe. Luckily the various ingredients were on hand and we had a potluck party to attend. I knew exactly what I would bring!

Cakes, Desserts, Recipe Box

Brie Leek Tartlets

I love making appetizers using the frozen miniature phyllo tart shells. They come together in no time at all and make such a nice presentation. These little Brie Leek Tartlet appetizers are always a hit every time I serve them!

Brie Leek Tartlets

Broccoli Leek Quiche

One of my favorite cookbooks is The Enchanted Broccoli Forest; this cookbook was published in 1982, just a few years after we were married! It’s well loved and well used. One of my favorite recipes is their quiche recipe. They actually call it a quiche formula as it gives you the freedom to make a quiche using whatever ingredients you have on hand. The other day I had some broccoli and a few leeks on hand and decided to use their formula to make a broccoli leek quiche. It was so good.

Broccoli Leek Quiche

Cauliflower Fried Rice

I’ve shared our family favorite recipe for Ham & Egg Stir Fried Rice before. Recently I made basically the same recipe using cauliflower instead of rice. It was so good and quite honestly I didn’t even miss the rice! Apparently you can buy cauliflower rice in the store, but I made my own using my food processor. I just cut the cauliflower into small pieces and put them in the food processor. I then pulsed the cauliflower until it resembled rice. I’ve made this recipe twice in the last few weeks, the first time I made it I did not add diced ham, the second time I did. Increase the seasonings if you want more taste.

Cauliflower Stir Fried Rice

Chicken Wraps with Coleslaw

The chicken is grilled and could be done ahead of time; the wrap is good hot or cold. Which means if you have any leftovers they would make a perfect lunch the next day!

Creamy Spinach Enchiladas

Several times a week we enjoy eating meatless meals. Finding a recipe that the whole family enjoys can often be a challenge. This delicious recipe for creamy spinach enchiladas feeds four but could easily be doubled. It’s just as good the next day for leftovers!

Creamy Spinach Enchiladas

Delicious Homemade Bread

When we were busy raising our four children I made bread at least once a week. Our children really did not like store bought bread and much preferred my bread. I would bake three loaves at a time and freeze two to eat later. Sometimes this didn’t work so well as one loaf would get eaten right out of the oven. You have to admit there is nothing better than fresh baked bread still warm from the oven.

saving money

Emergency Soup

There are certain recipes I like to have handy in case we have unexpected company or I just need to pull something together quickly for dinner. This Emergency Soup recipe is just that kind of recipe. It’s delicious enough for company, makes a perfect soup to give a neighbor who’s under the weather, or to give to a new mom.

Great Depression Cake

This Great Depression Cake has no milk, no eggs and no butter in the ingredients. It became popular after the stock market crash of 1929. It’s often called “Boiled Raisin Cake”or “Economical Spice Cake.” The great depression cake is moist, spicy and delicious.

Great Depression Cake

Greek Beef and Mushroom Pizza

My husband has been making pizza for years. Usually we stick to the traditional pizza such as Sausage or Clam and Bacon Pizza. However recently we tried something new – a Greek Beef and Mushroom Pizza. The ingredients were a little different, who ever thought of putting cinnamon on a pizza! However, the results were outstanding and we’re definitely going to try this pizza again. It’s a much lighter pizza with no red sauce and much less cheese. As a result you don’t feel so full after eating a couple of slices. If you’ve never tried a Beef and Mushroom Pizza before you don’t know what you’re missing!

Greek Beef and Mushroom pizza

Homemade Chinese Dinner

I recently celebrated my birthday. What better way to celebrate than with a special homemade Chinese dinner with friends! Since we were out of town visiting my mother-in-law we took over her kitchen and created a fabulous meal.

Chinese Dinner

Irish Yellow Broth

One of my favorite soups is this Irish Yellow Broth. The steel cut oats not only add nutrition, but they give a creaminess to the soup. Usually I leave out the cream and the soup still tastes delicious! 

Irish soup. homemade, simple soups

Nantucket Welcome Cake

I found this recipe years ago in the Nantucket newspaper. I’ve been making it ever since and it’s always a hit. One of these days I’ll modify the recipe to have the whole thing be from scratch, but it the meantime I will continue to use the recipe as is.

cake, desserts

Peach Raspberry Crisp

In the past I have canned my peaches, but this time I made a Peach Raspberry Crisp, which was delicious!

Peach Raspberry Crisp

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad is a perfect fall salad and I’ve even served it with our Christmas dinner before. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

candied pecans, pear, salad

Pineapple Casserole

My mother-in-law is an excellent cook and has introduced me to many wonderful recipes over the year’s. Pineapple Casserole is one of those delicious casseroles that makes an excellent side dish. Maybe you want to serve it over the holidays. It goes wonderfully with ham. I’ve also served it with fish and it was amazing. As you can see from the photo we almost finished it up before I remembered to take a photo!

Casseroles, Easter

Pioneer Bread

I grew up reading Little House on the Prairie and often thought about what life was like for the early pioneers. Between 1820 and 1880 the promise of free land tempted settlers to make the perilous journey westward by covered wagons. Having made the journey by car it’s hard to imagine making the same journey by covered wagon. I’m sure the early pioneers had different versions of pioneer bread, probably made with corneal and rye and wheat flour. Without commercial yeast they would have relied on either sodium bicarbonate as the leavening agent or a sourdough starter.

Pioneer Bread

Poverty Casserole

At first glance this may seem like just another macaroni and hamburger casserole. Not so! This Poverty Casserole recipe is good enough for company. The ingredients may start out like a normal casserole, but with the addition of sun dried tomatoes and a little cream this casserole becomes something special! 

Poverty Casserole

Raspberry Jam Vinaigrette

I often enjoy a salad with just a sprinkle of oil and vinegar. Sometimes I want a little more but don’t want to spend a lot of money for a store bought dressing. There is no need to spend money on bottled dressings, which are loaded with calories, preservatives and artificial flavorings.  Instead mix up your own Raspberry Jam Vinaigrette dressing with ingredients on hand in your pantry.

Ronda Rolls

Over the holidays I was introduced to a treat that I will definitely be making again! My daughter’s mother-in-law introduced me to Ronda Rolls!

Shredded Wheat Bread

Like the English Muffin Bread recipe this bread is perfect for toasting and enjoying with your breakfast or a cup of tea in the afternoon. By the way ½ cup shredded wheat crumbs is almost exactly what is left at the bottom of the box after eating all the shredded wheat!

The Best Ever Maple Scones

Hopefully you read my book review on Wednesday about Michelle Visser’s book, Sweet Maple: Backyard Sugarmaking From Tap To Table. Today I am sharing Melissa’s recipe for The Best Ever Maple Scones. I love scones and the glaze used on these scones is reason enough to make them!

The Simplest Butternut Squash Soup

One of the things that made the cross country move with us was my harvest of Butternut Squash. I love Butternut Squash Soup and have shared many different recipes over the years. However the Simplest Butternut Squash Soup is a recipe my sister gave me years ago.

simplest butternut squash soup

The Perfect Christmas Pie

When I think of the perfect Christmas Pie I don’t think of a pumpkin pie or a pecan pie, I think of Cranberry Apple Pie. My (ex) brother-in-law shared this recipe with me many years ago and I have been faithfully making it every year since then. I am so thankful he shared the recipe with me.

Cranberry cravings, the perfect Christmas pie

Ultimate Cinnamon Buns

These are the old-fashioned ultimate cinnamon buns you crave. You’ll make two sweet temptations–the classic iced cinnamon buns, and sticky buns with a finger-licking gooey caramel topping! Who doesn’t want to learn how to make the Ultimate Cinnamon Buns!

ultimate cinnamon buns

Vegetable Stuffed Sole

As you know I’m trying to eat healthier these days and this Vegetable Stuffed Sole recipe was a winner. This recipe works perfectly if you are following the 21 Day Fix eating plan! You can use any white fish for this recipe, I used sole.

Zucchini Fettuccine Alfredo

I’ve recently been experimenting to create a Fettuccine Alfredo using zucchini noodles and a light sauce. This extra light Alfredo sauce for pasta gets its silkiness from fresh ricotta and grated Parmesan cheese. I think it’s a winner! Perfect all by itself or serve as a side dish with grilled steak.

I hope you have enjoyed reviewing the top recipes on my blog. Each recipe has been made many times and is a favorite in our home. Hopefully you’ll take the time to try a few!

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