Peach-Pear Delight

You can feel good about serving your family this healthy and delicious dessert. Another plus is it’s ease of preparation. Make this when you have some prepared granola around. Just thicken the fruit on the stovetop, add the granola and pop it in the oven. Oh, and it’s non-dairy too! Peach-Pear Delight 1 large can…

Grandma’s Molasses “Crinkle” Cookies

Mike’s mother is a wonderful baker, and a few years ago my daughter Taylor and I had the privilege of going through her recipes. We put most of them into a huge binder so she would have them in one place. We have no idea how long this molasses cookie recipe has been in the…

Pumpkin Streusel Bars

Here is a recipe our family loves. It was given to me by my good friend Karen, years ago. It is very rich and delicious, so you’ll only want to serve this during special times. If you’re looking to “wow” a guest when they stop in for dessert and herb tea, this recipe delivers! Pumpkin…

Almond Brittle

Almond Brittle 1 c. blanched slivered almonds 1 c. butter (no substitutes) 1 1/4 c. granulated sugar 2 T. light corn syrup 2 T. water 1/2 c. chocolate chips (opt.) Preheat oven to 375. Arrange almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast in oven until lightly browned, approx. 5 minutes. Watch carefully…

Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie ½ cup Organic Cane Sugar 3 tablespoons Spelt Flour 1/8 teaspoon Salt 3 cups Soy Milk 4 ½ teaspoons Egg Replacer* (= 3 eggs) 1 ½ cups un Unsweetened Toasted Shredded Coconut (divided) 1 tablespoon Canola Oil ½ teaspoon Almond Extract 1 pinch Coriander 1 WW Flour pastry shell(9 inches), baked** In…

Apple Brown Betty

Apple Brown Betty 4 cups coarse fresh bread crumbs 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted 4 Fuji apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Whipped cream for serving (optional) Heat oven to…

Naan Khataai

Try this Indian sweet treat, submitted by Rajiv Narula. Naan Khataai 1 cup ghee (butter) ¾ cup sugar 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder ½ cup bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) ¼ teaspoon elaichi (nutmeg)* 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon oil 2 ½ cups flour Put ghee in bowl; add baking powder, baking soda, sugar and…

Apple Cake

Try this moist, sure-to-please apple cake and watch it disappear! Apple Cake 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 c. applesauce 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3 cups chopped Granny Smith apples 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tsp. ground nutmeg 2 tsp. baking soda Preheat oven to…

Eggless Chocolate Cake (Crazy Cake)

Eggless Chocolate Cake (Crazy Cake) 3 cups flour 2 cups sugar 4 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda ½ cup cocoa ¼ tsp. salt 2 cups hot water ¾ cup oil 1 tsp. vanilla essence 4 Tbsp. vinegar Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease, line and re-grease two cake pans. Place dry ingredients in a…

Taylor’s Peach Cobbler

“I stumbled upon this recipe this past summer (source unknown) and altered a few things and got the response from Daddy I wanted…’Taylor this is a winner!’ Hope you enjoy it!” — Taylor Temple Taylor’s Peach Cobbler 1 cup flour 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 stick butter 3/4-1 cup milk 1…

Peanut Butter Date-Nut Chewies

Have a sweet tooth? Why not try these for a healthy alternative? Peanut Butter Date-Nut Chewies 2/3 c. natural peanut butter 1/2 c. quick oats 1 t. salt 1/2 c. chopped walnuts 1/2 c. slivered almonds 2 c. dates, *softened and chopped 1/2 c. flour 1/2 c. cold water Coconut Mix all ingredients together and…

Apple Oatmeal Bars

Apple Oatmeal Bars 1 c. oats 1/2 t. salt 1/2 c. butter 1 c. flour 1/2 t. cinnamon 2 1/2 c. chopped apples 1/2 c. sugar Combine first 5 ingredients and pat half the mixture into a 8×8 inch pan. Layer on apples and sugar. Crumble remaining mixture on top. Bake for 35 minutes at…

Elsie’s Fresh Strawberry Pie

I received this recipe many years ago and recently just came upon it again by accident. It was from one of the best cooks in our church! Though I haven’t tried this particular pie (yet), knowing Elsie, I can’t imagine it being anything but wonderful. Elsie’s Fresh Strawberry Pie 1 baked (9-inch) pie shell 1…

Surprise Butterscotch Pudding (Vegan)

You won’t believe the “secret” ingredient in this pudding and neither will your guests! Here is a non-dairy pudding full of flavor that I slightly modified from a wonderful little cookbook called, “Incredible Edibles” by Eriann Hulquist. Surprise Butterscotch Pudding (Vegan) 3 c. cooked carrots* 2 1/2 c. soy milk (I use Soy Silk) 1…

Non-Dairy Pumpkin Pie

Years ago, my kids and I used to get together with other homeschooled families. Since many in the group were vegan, we would often take turns making the meal. It was interesting to see what the mom’s would come up with! Here is one of those recipes given to me by my friend, Kathy. Non-Dairy…

Mama’s Rice Pudding

Don’t think of this pudding as the traditional pudding that refined tastebuds are used to. It’s hard to describe, but is more of a cross between a pudding and a hot cereal. I have been making this for my children since they were very young. They named it “Mama’s Rice Pudding” and often request it….

Better Than Graham Cracker Crust

Here is a pie crust that is a much healthier version than the traditional graham cracker crust. It takes a little longer than purchasing a ready-made crust, but it is so much healthier for your family and it’s vegan too, if you substitute margarine for the butter. If you make up a few batches ahead…

Oil Crust

I love using an oil crust because it’s quick and easy. This was given to me by my mother-in-law many years ago and I use it for both my dessert pies and savory pies. When making a pot pie, I prefer using half whole wheat, half white and I often make little leaves and berries…

Easy Granola Crust

Have any granola sitting around? Use it to make a delicious pie crust. It doesn’t get much easier than this! Easy Granola Crust 3 c. granola 2 Tbsp. oil 2 Tbsp. water Blend granola in a blender, then remove to a mixing bowl. Add your oil and water to moisten and press into pan. Bake…

Daddy’s Baked Custard

“One night Mama was wanting some custard and so my dear Daddy set out to try and make some for her. The recipe he found was okay, but didn’t wow anyone, so he went back into the kitchen…changed some things, and thus this wonderful recipe for custard was created!”– Taylor Temple Daddy’s Baked Custard 6…

Sugar-free Apple Pie

Sugar-free Apple Pie 1-12 oz. can frozen apple juice concentrate (do NOT dilute) 6 large Granny Smith apples, sliced 1 Tbsp. cinnamon 1/4 t. nutmeg 2 Tbsp. cornstarch Unbaked pie crusts for two-crust pie Preheat oven to 350. In a saucepan, add most of the apple juice concentrate (reserve some to dissolve the cornstarch in),…

Sugar-free Blueberry Pie

Sugar-free Blueberry Pie 4 c. fresh/frozen blueberries 1 c. frozen grape juice concentrate, undiluted 1 1/4 c. water 1/4 c. quick cooking tapioca 1 1/2 t. vanilla 2 t. lemon juice 1 baked pie crust Wash and drain fresh blueberries. If frozen, thaw and drain. Mix grape juice concentrate, water, and tapioca in medium saucepan….

Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is one of those treats I enjoy every once in a while. I’m usually the “fresh fruit pie type.” That being said, this is probably the best pecan pie I ever tasted and since my husband loves it, I asked his Aunt Sis for the recipe. I believe the secret that makes it…

Baked Apples

The smell of apples baking in the oven is a tantalizing aroma. Enjoy these in the morning with a cup of tea or as a delectable dessert after a meal. They’re extra special with a scoop of ice cream on the side (vegans may use soy ice cream). Baked Apples 4 apples (Gala, Fujii or…

Baked Apples

The smell of apples baking in the oven is a tantalizing aroma. Enjoy these in the morning with a cup of tea or as a delectable dessert after a meal. They’re extra special with a scoop of ice cream on the side (vegans may use soy ice cream). Baked Apples 4 apples (Gala, Fujii or…