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Our Collection of Easy-to-Follow Heirloom Recipes

Updated on August 23, 2017
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Chazz is an Interior Decorator/Consultant/Retailer, amateur photographer, cook, gardener, handyman, currently restoring an 1880 Victorian.

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Recipes for the Beginner to Gourmet Chef

Recipes are popular and we're having fun sharing them, so thought we would start this page as a sort of "cookbook" or collection of all of our recipes in one place. But don't let the word "recipe" scare you if you've found this page because you simply like to eat but you don't like to cook!

You'll be Cookin' Up a Storm (or at least a pot of soup) in No Time!

Even if you don't have a floured thumb, you'll find clear, step-by-step instructions with photos that illustrate how to DIY on many of these recipes. We've got no-cook, easy-to-make dishes that even the kitchen-phobic will want to try as well as a few upscale dishes that will appeal to more experienced chefs and palates, but that are designed for anyone to be able to follow and complete successfully -- from shopping for ingredients and stocking a kitchen to basking in the praise heaped on you when you serve the results of your efforts to your family and friends!

So if you like to cook, or just like to eat, browse through our "cookbook" for old standards, traditional never-before-revealed secret family recipes, and new favorites.

We've got a lot more in the oven and as soon as they are finished baking, we'll add them here. Check back and see what else is cooking soon.

From Soup to Nuts, Apple Pie to Zabaglione, Stay tuned...

Soups & Stews

to Please Everyone in Your Family

From basics as easy as A-B-C to cold and hearty soups, you're sure to find an old comfort soup or new favorite here.

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Peach Soup Recipe
Chilled peach soup is the perfect indulgence for a hot summer day (or evening). Serve it as a cool treat by itself or as a memorable start or sweet ending to...

Beefy Ukrainian Borscht Recipe (Gluten-Free)
This Hearty Ukranian Borscht is not a difficult soup to make, but it does take about 2 1/2 hours to cook. It can be served hot or cold and can be made the day before...

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Brunswick Stew Recipes
Brunswick Stew is a (usually) chicken and (always) vegetable traditional southern American dish that is Gluten Free, easy to make, freezes well, and can be made vegetarian style. (A Vegan/Vegetarian Brunswick Stew Recipe is also included on this page.)

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Home-Made Alphabet Soup Mix Recipe
Alphabet Soup is a favorite of the young and the young-at-heart. Even finicky eaters like this fun home-made Alphabet Soup!

This Alphabet Soup Recipe is easy to make and store as a mix to have on hand in your pantry or to give as a gift.

Alphabet Soup is also a great way to get kids to eat healthier. Includes Gluten Free version.


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Seafood

Calamari Salad Recipe
It is a tradition in Italian families to have a seafood feast on Christmas Eve. One of the traditional seven fish dishes served annually is calamari (squid).

Enjoy my grandmother's recipe for this simple but tasty calamari salad year-round...

Organize Your Recipes the New Fashioned Way

Cook'n Recipe Organizer Version 10
Cook'n Recipe Organizer Version 10

I'm still using version 8 on my mac but intend to upgrade now. (Also works for PCs). Easy to "capture" and download recipes, organize, sort, search and customize. Give it a try.

 
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Meat Dishes

The Best Easiest Leg of Lamb Recipe
This is by far my favorite way to cook lamb for entertaining, holidays, or special occasions. Once you've tasted it, I think it will become one of your favor...

Brunswick Stew Recipes
Brunswick Stew is a (usually) chicken and (always) vegetable traditional southern American dish that is Gluten Free, easy to make, freezes well, and can be made vegetarian style...

Beefy Ukrainian Borscht Recipe (Gluten-Free)
This Hearty Ukrainian Borscht is not a difficult soup to make, but it does take about 2 1/2 hours to cook. It can be served hot or cold and can be made the day before...

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Vegetarian and/or Vegan Friendly

Peach Soup Recipe
Chilled peach soup is the perfect indulgence for a hot summer day (or evening). Serve it as a cool treat by itself or as a memorable start or sweet ending to...

Home-Made Alphabet Soup Mix Recipe
Alphabet Soup" is a favorite of the young and the young-at-heart. Even finicky eaters like this fun home-made Alphabet Soup! The perfect warmer- upper a...

Easy Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)
Crisp and flaky with a savory spinach and feta filling, this delectable dish is always a hit. This recipe looks a lot harder to make than it is and doesn't take long at all once you get the hang of it. You can also wrap filling in long strips of filo folded into triangular pockets for individual finger-food style hors d'oeuvres.

Brunswick Stew Recipes
Brunswick Stew is a (usually) chicken and (always) vegetable dish that is Gluten Free, easy to make, freezes well, and can be made vegetarian style. (A Vegan...

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Cookies, Pies and Other Desserts

Our personal favorites from subtle almond flavored Italian cookies and rich flaky filled cheese horns to the best apple pie, loads of pictures and simple instructions make these, well, even easier than pie.

The Best Apple Pie Recipe
This Apple Bourbon Pecan Pie has been a favorite here for as long as I can remember. Contrasting flavors (sweet, spicy, tart) and textures (soft, firm, flaky...

Italian Rainbow Cookies Recipe
These delicious colorful-as-a-rainbow three-layered cookies with a delicate almond flavor are one of the most popular offerings in Italian bakeries. A favori...

Cream Cheese Horns Cookie Recipe
These elegant filled horn shaped cookies are delicious and impressive and we've included tips and lots of pictures to make the recipe easy to follow for the ...

Delicious Japanese mochi -- sweet rice and red bean treats
Mochi is a tasty Japanese treat available year-round but traditionally made to celebrate the New Year. Mochi consists of sweet rice pounded to flour that is...

Best Holiday Cookie Recipe: Easy and Elegant Greek Wedding Crescents
These melt-in-your-mouth richer-than- shortbread Greek crescent shaped Wedding and Holiday cookies called kourambiethes have been a personal favorite since I...

Chocolate Fudge in 10 Minutes: Smooth, Rich & Fabulous
People will think you slaved over this delicious fudge for hours instead of 10 minutes! Dark chocolate, marshmallow fluff recipe from "Grandma Mamie's" original handwritten recipe...

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More Veggies

Easy Spanakopita
(Greek Spinach Pie)

Crisp and flaky with a savory spinach and feta filling, this delectable dish is always a hit. This recipe looks a lot harder to make than it is and doesn't take long at all once you get the hang of it. You can also wrap filling in long strips of filo folded into triangular pockets for individual finger-food style hors d'oeuvres.

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Gluten Free Recipes

Brunswick Stew Recipes
Brunswick Stew is a (usually) chicken and (always) vegetable dish that is Gluten Free, easy to make, freezes well, and can be made vegetarian style....

Peach Soup Recipe
Chilled peach soup is the perfect indulgence for a hot summer day (or evening). Serve it as a cool treat by itself or as a memorable start or sweet ending to...

Calamari Salad Recipe
It is a tradition in Italian families to have a seafood feast on Christmas Eve. One of the traditional seven fish dishes served annually is calamari (since y...

The Best Easiest Leg of Lamb Recipe
This is by far my favorite way to cook lamb for entertaining, holidays, or special occasions. Once you've tasted it, I think it will become one of your favor...

Beefy Ukrainian Borscht Recipe (Gluten-Free)
This Hearty Ukrainian Borscht is not a difficult soup to make, but it does take about 2 1/2 hours to cook. It can be served hot or cold and can be made the da...

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More GF Goodies

Gluten Free Rye Bread
Not only is making gluten free bread at home easy - it is also more economical. And the loaf you produce is so much tastier and healthier than the frozen products you can buy - if you can even find GF rye bread.

Gluten-Free Greek Wedding Cookies: A Favorite for Any Special Occasion
These melt-in-your-mouth richer-than- shortbread Greek crescent or snowball shaped Wedding and Holiday cookies or kourambiethes have long been my personal fa...

Delicious Japanese Mochi -- Sweet Rice and Red Bean Treats
Mochi is a tasty Japanese treat available year-round but traditionally made to celebrate the New Year. Mochi consists of sweet rice pounded to flour that is...

Chocolate Fudge in 10 Minutes: Smooth, Rich & Fabulous
People will think you slaved over this delicious fudge for hours instead of 10 minutes! Dark chocolate, marshmallow fluff recipe from "Grandma Mamie's" original handwritten recipe...

Don't forget to Feed Your Soul - Nourishing your spirit is also important

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To Cook or Not To Cook... - That is the Question

Do you like to cook? Or is a microwaved frozen pizza from the grocery store your kind of home-cooked meal?

(If you do not have a love or hate relationship with a kitchen or cooking appliance, vote for the side you favor most and tell us why.)

Have your say here:

Which side are you on?

What's Your Cooking Style? - Adventurer or Cautious?

Are you an adventurous cook who will frequently and fearlessly use a recipe for the first time for a dinner party or are you more likely to stick to the tried-and-true instead of serving something new?

When guests are coming for dinner, are you more likely to try making a dish you've never tried before or do you steadfastly stick to old reliable recipes? Do you find repeating the same meals every week comforting or boring?

What's Your Cooking Style?

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      Zut Moon 5 years ago

      I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today ... but I'd rather a beer ...

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      AbuHaider 6 years ago

      Nice lens very yumm yumm yumm

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      rockenroller 6 years ago

      I must say, you have a awesome lens. All of your recipes are looking really good right now. I might just try one out.

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      Chazz 6 years ago from New York

      @anonymous: My first triple! Gracias! Merci! Thank You!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great idea--I like having all your recipes in one lens. Liked, faved, and lensrolled.