Food & Family is a online recipe box of tried and true family -favourite recipes, as well as new recipes found along the way.  So you’ll find a bit of everything here.  Enjoy!

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  1. This is the second time I have visited your website when searching for recipes for using up egg yolks. Thanks very much for such a great resource! Biscuits made the first time, egg yolk sponge cake this time, I’m sure there’ll be more!
    Jenny (London, UK)

  2. Hi Jen,

    I was looking for recipes where I could use egg yolks that were left after making my macarons. My search brought me to your website. Appreciate the effort taken to sort out recipes depending on the yolks one is left with. I will be trying egg yolk sponge cake from Nigella’s site. Thanks so much, your site is now added to my list.


  3. I am sitting here in Waterloo, ON eating Wicked Thai soup and it is so good I googled the recipe and your site came up! Thanks for putting this together, I will be trying this out soon!

  4. Hi Jen,
    Just found your site while looking for new Christmas treats for our annual goodie exchange! I’ll be bookmarking this site for sure!
    Thanks so much for all the work you’ve done & continue to do here!
    I live in southwestern Ontario, about 2.5 hours from Toronto. So hi neighbour!

  5. Hi Jen I just discovered your site while searching for a stir fry recipe online. It looks so amazing! Food and Family are the 2 most important things in my life in no particular order;) You have done a beautiful job.
    Echoing the sentiments of an earlier comment, it is very generous of you to share these gift of your personal recipes! I will definitely be referencing your site for my meal planning from now on,
    You brightened my morning in snowy Calgary today. Thanks for that, Rima

    • Hi Rima and thanks so much. Snowing in Calgary today?! That sucks (and means it’s probably headed this way ;) Thanks for writing. – Jen

  6. I too was in search of a Thai Chicken Soup recipe. I have enjoyed touring around your site and plan to cook many of your offerings. Thank you so much for sharing this, what a wonderful gift. Michele

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  8. So glad to have found your blog! I came in search of the Wicked Thai Chicken soup recipe, and can’t wait to poke around and see what else is here! :)

  9. Have just learned about your blog while looking for some cookie recipess. I really enjoy it and am looking forward to trying some recipes. That Shmoo cake looks amazing!!! Will have to try it soon. Thanks

  10. Hi there, been a fan of yours for years, love the new look! Thanks for taking the time and energy (enormous for both, i am sure!) to set this up, looking forward to many more years of great recipes and great commentary. I appreciate what you do.



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