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a breakfast that sticks to your ribs: granola

My every-morning breakfast recipe!

Our Favorite Christmas Cookies

Rum Logs 1 c. butter 2 t. vanilla 2 t. rum flavoring 3/4 c. sugar 1 egg unbeaten 3 cups flour 1 t. nutmeg Cream first three ingredients together. Add sugar. Blend in eggs. Add flour and nutmeg gradually. Roll into logs as thick as pointer finger and cut into two-three inch long logs. Place […]

Sinclair Traditions: Apple Crisp Recipe

And here we have it, folks! A recipe that’s a must around the Sinclair house. We’ve all grown up with it, we all now make it, and we all still love it. Not sure it’s all that great? I dare you to make it yourself and see what you think. Your taste buds will fall in love with this goodness.

A Breakfast or Dessert Recipe

Apple Coffee Cake 2 cups unsifted flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 tsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 1/2 cup oil 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup brewed coffee 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla 2 1/2 cups sliced and peeled apples 1 cup chopped nuts (optional) Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. […]

Autumn sides: Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apple Sauce

Once again, I am lacking pictures for my post. To make up for that, I offer you not one, but two favorite side dishes! Apple Sauce –yields 4 cups This apple sauce tends to appear at more than just traditional holiday meals, for sure, but serving it at a meal lit with candles and set […]

Sinclair traditions: a recipe

Apple pie is amazing, it’s true. But when there’s a special occasion, you need something with just a little extra. And that’s where Apple Custard Pie comes in. Here’s the thing: a good pie starts with a good crust. Perhaps you have a crust recipe you absolutely love and are very happy to continue using. […]

A basic crockpot dish

This recipe is one that I absolutely love for those busy days when the cupboards are in need of replenishing. It can be altered easily to use whatever ingredients you have on hand. Here’s the general idea: Soak 1lb of rinsed dried beans (I like pinto a lot) and 6c of water overnight in crockpot.  […]

Oatmeal Pecan Pancakes

I saw this recipe recently and had to try it. (Pregnancy and food obsessions, I tell ya!) Happily, it’s a keeper. These are hefty, for sure, and take a few minutes to cook, but the texture is just great. The pecans are a MUST. They are toasty and delicately crunchy after a few minutes on […]

Cafe latte cheesecake

This cheesecake is good.

Really good.

I’ve made it a handful of times for birthdays and special occasions and it has met with rave reviews here among us Sinclairs.

If you like coffee and chocolate, you will love this. […]

A summer dinner

The other night, we ate grilled salmon, roast potatoes, and fresh greens tossed in oil & vinegar. It was an absolutely perfect summer meal: simple to prepare and full of delicious flavor. I purchased the salmon last month on sale in the frozen section and marinated it for 24 hours in my fridge. The potatoes […]