ready in 45 – 55 minutes
serves 4

You might need to buy:
  • veg or chicken sock
  • thyme stripped or 2 pinches of dried thyme
  • medium onion
  • celery or half a small fennel
  • medium carrot
  • medium leek
Belongs to Doris Sour cream streusel coffee cake 
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serves 12
You might need to buy:
  • baking powder
  • baking soda

Calories: 398, from fat: 41%; FAT 18.2g (7.8 sat, 6.6 mono, 2.3 poly); PROTEIN 22.2g; CARBS 38.5g; FIBER 2g; CHOL 56mg; IRON 2. 8mg; SODIUM 1,036mg; CALC 407mg

ready in about 330 minutes; serves 8
You might need to buy:
  • frozen spinach
  • sliced cremini or other mushroom
  • pesto
  • 15oz carton fat-free ricotta cheese
  • Cooking spray

We had this every single Christmas when I was growing up. It is a “make-ahead” casserole.

You might need to buy:
  • ground pork sausage
  • mustard powder
Belongs to Doris Black Bean Hummus 
You might need to buy:
  • tahini
  • cumin
  • tamari
  • warm water

Serves 4 / Featuring yogurt in the chicken coating and dipping sauce, this Indian-spiced dinner dish offers a good dose of calcium. Prep tip: Increase heat by adjusting spice amounts to taste. Serving tip: Great with brown rice.

You might need to buy:
  • ground coriander
  • ground ginger
  • ground turmeric
  • ground red pepper
  • garlic powder
  • kosher salt
  • plain nonfat yogurt
  • Dipping Sauce
  • minced fresh cilantro
  • sliced green onions
  • lime juice
  • plain low-fat yogurt
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Salt and pepper
You might need to buy:
  • olive oil; reserve half
  • sesame tahini
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • hot paprika
  • cumin
  • cayenne pepper
  • carrots
  • 10-inch whole-wheat tortillas
Belongs to Doris Yorkshire pudding 

Hot and crusty, most Americans call these popovers, but at our house, it’s Yorkshire Pudding. Serve with roast beef and gravy – yum.

ready in about an hour and 5 minutes
You might need to buy:
  • eggs
  • oil

The golden twin to our Do-It-Yourself Chocolate Cake, this is just as easy and just as delicious (in a completely non-chocolaty way). I prefer to make it with melted butter (for the flavour) but you can substitute vegetable oil if you prefer.

You might need to buy:
  • eggs

Bake this cake just once and you’ll be hooked for life.

You might need to buy:
  • eggs