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This was tasty and even the kids liked it.

Some friends sent us this recipe in preparation for a virtual Burn's Supper – and we were surprised that the kids rated it highly! No sheep entrails required.

The kids were very interested in the "light the whiskey on fire" part of this.

Dessert for the Burns supper! The kids were nervous so we cut quite far back on the whiskey volume.

Another element of our virtual Burns Supper.

We made this the other day and the older kids gave it cautious approval (e.g. a "once a month" rating).

Back in 1996 I was using powdered milk in quite a bit of baking. Haven’t done that for years. Just use milk in place of water.

Also, I don’t usually have corn syrup in the house. Honey or sugar replaces that. I warm the milk to about 110F.

Here is another recipe (not sure where I got it from).

Pumpkin Oat Applesauce Muffin.

We made these with fresh pumpkin puree and went a little overboard on the chocolate chips (scaled down in the recipe here).

Peanut Sweet Potato Soup

This soup has a peanut sauce undertone which is quite good.

All in the pot at once and you don't brown the ground beef. It's my new favorite one-pot-save-your-sanity-at-5:00 meal!

When you have a bunch of kale, and you wish you had kale chips instead, you need this recipe.

One of our favourite muffins. I usually double the recipe and make either 16 extra large or 20 large muffins. I use silicon muffins cupcake forms in metal muffin tins. Easy clean up there!

Plum Frangipane Tart

I made this for the first time while we were staying with Jon & Erika for a couple of weeks in the summer of 2010. It's great for late summer or fall, when you can find plums that are ripe to the point of being wrinkly.

'Frangipane' refers to the filling made with almonds.

A friend originally made this for us and it is great. We use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, clean the meat off to chop for the soup and then boil the rest of the carcass to make some of the chicken broth that is required.

If you are part of a CSA sometimes you get things you might not usually use, like radishes. Here's a soup that uses the tops of the radishes.