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Froached Eggs

Do you love a beautiful sunny-side-up fried egg but want to avoid the greasy “lace” at the edges? Or would you like a poached egg on toast but don’t want to take the time to boil water? Try my instructions … Continue reading

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Lazy Cook’s “Good Enough” Chili

’Readers familiar with my previous recipe posts will have realized that I’m not a very ambitious cook. This recipe is a prime example. It’s not a recipe you’d want to use for your Chili Cookoff entry—in large quantities it would … Continue reading

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Campfire Stew

Now that the Boy Scouts have decided to admit girls, there’s a big flap about whether girls are better off being traditional Girl Scouts or liberated girl Boy Scouts. Needless to say, this was a choice I did not have … Continue reading

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In Search of the Perfect Chess Tart

On June 30, on the eve of Canada’s 150th anniversary, one of my Facebook friends reported that she had made “butter tarts” in celebration of Canada Day. I’d never heard of butter tarts, but on googling them, decided (quite erroneously, … Continue reading

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Vampire Protection

I’ve been casting about for another recipe to post, and eventually I’ll come up with something, but meanwhile here is something that is more instructions than actual recipe. We just call it “Spinach-Garlic Tofu” (though it could equally well be … Continue reading

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Green Beans with Sour Cream Dressing

This is another “trousseau” recipe but one I haven’t made for many years because of difficulty in getting the ingredients. It makes a really pretty dish for a “ladies’ luncheon” or to take to a party, but it requires “vertical … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour Cherries

Although this “trousseau” recipe is specifically for cherries, I use the basic recipe to make a delicious dressing for any kind of fruit or fruit salad. Sweet and Sour Cherries 1 pint sour cream½ cup sugar (I use Demerara)1 teaspoon … Continue reading

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Manicotti-Style Tortillas

The recipe card on which this is typed indicates that it came from Good Housekeeping. Although there are numerous recipes online for “Mexican Manicotti” (most with Tex-Mex ingredients, including, in some cases, corn tortillas), the recipe for “Lazy Boy Manicotti” … Continue reading

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Honey Pumpkin Pie

This is another “trousseau” recipe, found in the loose-leaf recipe notebook I created before I was married. I will say at the outset that it is a ridiculously impractical recipe because it calls for a quantity of evaporated milk that … Continue reading

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Deviled Hamburgers

Here’s another selection from my trousseau cookbook (or maybe I should more accurately call it my “hope chest” cookbook—whatever). My recollection (which may well be wrong) was that I got this from my grandfather, Kieffer Vaughan. There is an almost … Continue reading

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