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Welcome to the my Recipe Archive!

Hello! My name is Lesley (aka. gwenlister) and I got so sick of always losing my recipes that I have decided to hold them here. Many are my family's recipes that have been passed down over the years and are staples for any family party. Others are just ones I have found randomly and have become favourites.

I will be adding new recipes as I try new ones that have worked out well, so check back. Also, I have tagged every entry to help you find them more easily.

Please leave a comment on any that you have tried to let me know if you liked them, or if you made any modifications that worked out well.

I hope you enjoy them!

-- Lesley


1 ½ cup sugar
½ c butter
½ cup milk
¾ cup cocoa
2 ½ c oatmeal
1 cup shredded coconut

Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil.  Remove from heat. Add remaining ingredients and mix completely. Drop on to wax paper and chill.

Easiest Cheesecake

Easiest Cheesecake
2 packages cream cheese
1 large tub CoolWhip
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla

Soften room temperature creamcheese until somewhat fluffy-ish. Beat in the sugar, coolwhip and vanilla until smooth. Spread in graham cracker crumb crust. EAT!

** light creamcheese and light coolwhip work exactly the same
** exchange vanilla for 1/4 cup Baliey's Irish Cream if you wish

Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

1 cup butter
½ tsp salt
1 cup w. sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup b. sugar
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
2 cups chocolate chips (a package)
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 cups blenderized oatmeal**

Mix in order. roll in balls. bake at 375 for 10 minutes. makes forty cookies

** put 2 cups of oatmeal in the blender –makes a sort of flour.

Very Best Banana Muffins

Very Best Banana Muffins

1 ½ cup flour
3-4 bananas mashed
¾ cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp b. powder
½ cup melted butter
1 tsp b. soda
½ tsp salt

Mix all dry ingredients. Make a hole in the center. Add mixed wet ingredients. DO NOT OVER MIX!!! Just until combined. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes. Can add ½ cup choc chips or walnuts or both.


Mom's Blueberry Muffins

Mom's Blueberry Mufifns
2 eggs
2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
½ tsp salt
1/2 cup marg
2 tbsp. powder
2/3 cup milk
1 ½ cup blueberries
1 tsp vanilla

Mix wet. Then add dry. Fold in berries. Bake at 350 degrees for around 25 minutes.

Banana Split Cake

Banana Split Cake
2 c graham crumbs
½ c melted margarine
2 c icing sugar
2 eggs
1 c soft margarine
1 tsp vanilla
2 c crushed pinapple
4 bananas
1 large container of coolwhip
Optional : nuts, cherries

Combine the crumbs and the margarine and pack into the bottom of a
9x13 pan. Mix the icing sugar, eggs, margarine, and vanilla together
and spread over the bottom of the mixture. Spread the pineapple over
that and then lay the peeled, sliced bananas over that. Spread the
coolwhip on top and top with cherries/nuts if you so choose. Keep in
the fridge.

Karen's Biscuits

Aunt Karen's Special Biscuits

4 cup flour
8 tsp baking powder
4 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cream of tartar

1 cup shortening

1 can (1 1/3 cup) of evaporated milk
1 1/3 cup of water (just use can to measure)

1 1/2 cup flour

Mix together dry ingredients. Cut in the shortening until kind of crumbly. Pour dry ingredients out on counter and form a put. Pour canned milk and water in the pit and slowly mix together. Once mixed let it sit for a little bit as it will be very wet. Then pour out on to counter again with additional flour (1 1/2 cup) and knead. Cut out and bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes.