Instant Pot® Baked Beans
This recipe was passed down through my French Canadian family from my grandmother, to my mother and then to me many years ago. It traditionally takes hours to make, as we let the beans slow cook overnight in the oven on low heat. I decided to try and transform it into a much quicker Instant Pot® recipe with great success! With this method, you don't even have to presoak the beans. These are even better the next day, and they freeze well, too.
Heavenly Raspberry Dessert
Light-tasting and delicious! My mother's famous dessert recipe has completed many holiday meals and makes a stunning summery cake. This works beautifully with strawberries as well.
Rustic Whole Wheat Bread
Much quicker than the usual recipes, these loaves of whole wheat bread can be ready to eat in a little over an hour. Easy, quick and delicious.
Aunt Bert's Fruitcake Cookies
Uncle Lucky and Aunt Bert's fruitcake cookies are a Virginian Christmas tradition. The cookies will soften and the flavour will mature when stored. The longer the cookies sit, the more the flavour will develop. They also freeze well.
Terri's Tourtiers (French-Canadian Santa Pies)
This recipe is a Christmas tradition first given to me by my French-Canadian sister-in-law in the form of a lovely homemade pie. Her family has made dozens of these to share every year with friends and family during the holiday season for generations. In fact, earlier generations stored their newly made pies in the snow banks outside their Quebec homes for keeping through the winter. The tradition of gathering the family to share the assembly of dozens of pies still thrives to this day. Her little grandson could not pronounce the name so he renamed them Santa pies, and the tradition continues. Serve with cornichons or gherkins and grainy Dijon mustard.
Creamy Cheese Fall Vegetable Casserole
As root vegetables come to harvest, try this out. These are the vegetables I use but they can be altered to suit your individual taste. Collectively, everything comes together and everything tastes GOOD even if you don't like parsnips or turnips.
Mrs. P's Biscotti
This was given to me by my very best friend; it's her mother's recipe, and a wonderful basic biscotti recipe. Very rarely do I make them the same way twice. You can add dried cherries, cranberries, walnuts, toasted almonds, chocolate, white chocolate or cinnamon chips, or nothing at all -- It's good enough to stand on its own. I also change the flavorings and use almond or vanilla extracts. These will keep for a couple of weeks (if you're lucky) in your cookie jar!
Nuttier Nut Butter
I made my butter out of 4 varieties of nuts as I was getting tired of peanut butter. Make sure you get your nuts when bulk bins are on sale as this can get expensive. This recipe is for smooth butter; for a crunchy nuttier nut butter, coarsely chop an additional 2 teaspoons of each nut and stir in after food processing step is finished.
Coconut Lime Chicken Pieces
This was a throw-it-together recipe when I didn't know what to make one night that turned out great. And it was improved with the help of my some of my brilliant fellow Allrecipes Canadian Allstar sisters: Jan, Lindsay, Michele, Debbie, Vera. Thank you, ladies!