This page is intended to provide you with some recipes which will take some of the work out of cooking. We never have enough time to do all the things that need to be done so this is to help you throw some things together in a hurry and still provide a good meal if not a fancy one.

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Many years ago I was suddenly a single father and had to learn to cook for myself and my two very young children. It can be done!

Some of my recipes are for "Dinner" and others are not. A list of all of them appears further down this page.

The ones I want to list here must be:





Up here in Canada, we switched to the METRIC system years ago. A much more sensible system of measurement than that silly old English system. This did have the unfortunate effect where some of us old folks find it hard to make the switch. The result is that now we use BOTH systems.

Nevertheless, the metric system is here to stay. And that makes sense. Some of my recipes use the sensible measurements and some do not and some use both!

conversion factors:

1 fluid ounce (imp) = 28.413ml

1 pint = .568 litres

1 ounce = 28.349 gram

1 pound = 453.592 grams

1 litre = .219989 gallon

1 gram = .0352740 ounce (avoirdupois)

There is a good online converter at

and another at and many more online.

Better yet, download the free one by Josh Madison at


(and if YOU are a blonde; please don't be offended; I LOVE blondes...... and brunettes and redheads and I love squeezing blackheads.........!)

Blonde Cookbook

MONDAY: It's fun to cook for Bob. Today I made angel food cake. The recipe said beat 12 eggs separately. The neighbors were nice enough to loan me some extra bowls.

TUESDAY: Bob wanted fruit salad for supper. The recipe said serve without dressing. So I didn't dress. What a surprise when Bob brought a friend home for supper.

WEDNESDAY: A good day for rice. The recipe said wash thoroughly before steaming the rice. It seemed kinda of silly but I took a bath. I can't say it improved the rice any.

THURSDAY: Today Bob asked for salad again. I tried a new recipe. It said prepare ingredients, then toss on a bed of lettuce one hour before serving. Which is what led up to Bob asking me why I was rolling around in the garden.

FRIDAY: I found an easy recipe for cookies. It said put all ingredients in bowl and beat it. There must have been something wrong with this recipe. When I got back, everything was the same as when I left.

SATURDAY: Bob did the shopping today and brought home a chicken. He asked me to dress it for Sunday (oh boy). For some reason Bob keeps counting to ten.

SUNDAY: Bob's folks came to dinner. I wanted to serve roast. All I could find was hamburger. Suddenly I had a flash of genius. I put the hamburger in the oven and set the controls for roast. It still came out hamburger, much to my disappointment.


This has been a very exciting week. I am eager for tomorrow to come so I can try out a new recipe on Bob. If we could just get a bigger oven, I would like to surprise him with a Chocolate Moose


a fellow was being interviewed; he's written a book "Superfoods" and he says these are them:

beans (any kind)







tea (green or black)

wild salmon





No idea if the broccoli farmers or the turkey growers are paying him off or not, but the list seems reasonable.



Tomato Quickie

Tuna Salad

My favorite Pizza

Pasta with Veggies

Eight Layer Dinner

Pasta, Cheese and Meat

Impossible (Bacon) Pie

Jackfish Booyah

Spaghetti Casserole

Tuna Casserole

Sausage Jambalaya


My Favorite Oven Stew

Whole Wheat Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce, Vegetables and Chicken




Jumbo Raisin Cookies

Chocolate and Banana Muffins

Raisin Bread in Cans

Bread (*really good*, fast version)


Pepernoten (not cookies)

Speculaas (a Christmas special in Holland)

how to get Diamond Willow

in fact, tell EVERYBODY!

Diamond Willow Sticks

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