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A collection of my favorite recipes ready to be shared with you!

Please make yourself like home! Join our Cooking With a Pencil Community. Try some of the recipes here, and, please add one or two of your own! Let us know how you like the recipes you try by using the rating system you’ll find on each recipe.

Check out my list of recipes here!


The recipes here are the good, old fashioned recipes just like Grandma’s recipes. There are food recipes of all kinds – dessert recipes, potato recipes, pancake recipes, recipes for breakfasts, casserole recipes, beef recipes, pork recipes…well you get the picture! I won’t try to list them all here. Browse around the Recipes Area and find the ones you like.

Many people are cooking dinner the “quick” way…by using processed foods. Even though homestyle recipes may be higher in fat and calories, they are normally better for your health than the “out-of-the-box” dinners that are eaten today.

Do you have recipes that have been passed down from your parents, grandparents or great grandparents? We’d love to see them! Add them to our Recipes area.

Please enjoy!





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