Anne McAlpine: August 5, 2021

Yes, it is Allison again as Mom is having to take a week or two off to rest and heal from a fall. I thought I would share a few of my favourite recipes. When I find a recipe that I like and want to make again, I write it out on a recipe card. I like to use coloured cards to make it easier to find them next time. For example, I know that the banana bread recipe is on a pink card, while my waffles recipe is on a purple card.

I don’t know if any of you remember when Kraft had the free recipe magazine, but that is where I originally got the banana bread recipe. The recipe does not call for any butter or oil, but instead has Miracle Whip. I have used mayonnaise if I was short on Miracle Whip, but never a complete substitution. The recipe calls for walnuts, but I normally omit those as my husband and son are not fans of nuts. Sometimes I will add chocolate chips for a change, however I will reduce the sugar by a quarter cup.

A quick salad that I make for supper is a tomato cucumber salad with feta cheese. This is a salad that I just keep adding ingredients. You could make it with just the salt and pepper, but I find the splash of balsamic dressing adds a nice flavour.

Usually on Saturday mornings my son, Dominic, requests waffles. Several years ago, we purchased a waffle maker, which has been a great addition to our kitchen. The waffle recipe I used is an easy recipe that makes light and fluffy waffles. I have tried chocolate waffles, but Dominic prefers the plain waffles. Dominic covers his waffles with maple syrup. From a very early age he could tell the difference in taste between light and amber maple syrup.

The oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe is a traditional oatmeal cookie with a twist – molasses and cinnamon. The molasses gives the cookies a richer taste with the cinnamon providing a nice surprise flavour. I use dark chocolate chips as Dominic is a dark chocolate fan.

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