Recipes from our congregation


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Sheppard, J Easy Meatballs

Easy Meatballs by Jackie Sheppard


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Cookies / Candy

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Side Dishes

Desserts / Puddings

Soups / Salads



(Beulah Bouzane)

1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1/3 cup water (to pasty consistency)
margarine (for frying)

Non-traditional options:
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp brown sugar
½ cup raisins
1 tsp garlic
shredded cheese

Combine dry ingredients and add water. Stir. It should have a thick, pasty consistency. Use an extra tablespoon of water if the consistency isn't right. Melt margarine or butter in frying pan, Spoon batter into medium hot pan. Fry until golden on both sides. Butter or serve with hot brown sugar sauce.

Flummies are sometimes called 'Trapper's Bread" as it was a staple used by Labrador trappers as they tended their trap lines. It is similar to bannock. I prepare flummie mix (dry ingredients only) in bulk making sure there's a couple of cups of the mix in my emergency kit when hiking or travelling.

This is a great substitute for bagels. You can add whatever you like to Flummies. I usually add the cinnamon, sugar and raisins for morning meals and garlic and cheese as a substitute for garlic bread. 

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Marjorie's Molasses Muffins

(Beulah Noseworthy)

3 cups flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cloves
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup raisins

Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and spices. Cream butter and sugar, add molasses and eggs. Beat well. Add flour mixture alternately with milk. add raisins. Bake in moderate oven, 350⁰ for 15 to 20 minutes.

This is an old family recipe that came from my sister, Marjorie Trickett. It is at least 50 to 55 years old and remains a favourite for me and my family.

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Nut Bread

(Elizabeth Bailey)

1 cup margarine
1 cup white sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup warm milk
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
½ tsp salt
3 level tsp baking powder
1 ½ cups chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream margarine and sugar, add eggs one at a time. Mix dry ingredients together with milk and flavouring. Fold in nuts last.

Bake 1 ½ hours at 350°, cover for first hour. Cool on rack before turning out of pan.

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Partridgeberry Muffins

(Elizabeth Bailey)

2 ½ cups flour
½ cup sugar
4 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 cups frozen partridgeberries
1 ½ cups milk
¾ cup oil

Preheat oven to 325 – 350°. Mix together milk and oil, 2 beaten eggs. Add wet to dry.
Bake in greased pan 15 – 20 minutes. Loosen in pan, let cool 10 minutes before turning out.

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Carrot Cake

(Jackie and Ivan Sheppard)

2 cups white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs

Dry Ingredients
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon

1 tin crushed pineapple (including juice)
2 cups finely grated carrot
2 cups chopped walnuts

Beat sugar and oil; add eggs and beat well. Sift the dry ingredients and gradually blend in to the first mixture. Add carrots, pineapple and juice and walnuts and mix. Pour mixture into greased and floured pans (I use a tube pan).

Bake at 350⁰ for 50 to 60 minutes. Test to see if done. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out on rack.

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Icing for Carrot Cake

(Jackie and Ivan Sheppard)

8 oz cream cheese
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp shortening
1 cup icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Add all ingredients to a deep bowl and beat well.

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Cheese Krispies

(Dorothy Latreille)

1 cup Margarine
1 Pkg. Imperial Cheese
¼ tsp cayenne pepper or a little more
¼ tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 ½ cup flour
4 cups Rice Krispies

Cream, cheese and margarine. Add remaining ingredients except flour and the Rice Krispies. Add flour, then the Rice Krispies- mix well, use your hands. Roll into small balls, place on parchment covered cookie sheet, press with fork to flatten. (dip fork in water- so they won’t stick).

Bake @ 350° for 15-20 Minutes

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(Elizabeth Bailey)

½ lb margarine
½ cup icing sugar
1 egg yolk
2 cups flour
½ tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 300°

Cream all together. Roll out and cut in various shapes with cutters. Dot with ½ cherry. Bake in 300° oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until just brown around edges. DO NOT BROWN THEM.

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Broiled Salmon

(Jackie and Ivan Sheppard)

4 pieces salmon

2 tbsp honey (I use Ed Smith Pancake Syrup)
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 lime (grate the rind) + juice

Mix the sauce ingredients. Spread over salmon and broil for 20 minutes

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Easy Meatballs

Sheppard, J Easy Meatballs(Jackie and Ivan Sheppard)

1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground pork
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup water

Mix all ingredients together and form into balls.

20 oz can tomato juice
1 cup ketsup
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vinegar

In a dutch oven, combine ingredients for the sauce and boil for 10 minutes. Then add meat balls to the sauce (one at a time). Boil for 3/4 to 1 hour until done. Serve with rice.

This is my favourite recipe. I add 1 tin pineapple chunks and red and green peppers to the sauce and thicken with cornstarch.

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Cranberry Meat Loaf

(Jackie and Ivan Sheppard)

1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tin cranberry sauce (large)

1 1/2 lbs hamburger meat
1 egg
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup milk
1 to 2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Soak oates in milk for 10 minutes. Beat eggs; combine all ingredients except cranberry sauce and brown sugar.

Sprinkle brown sugar on bottom of large loaf pan; spread cranberry sauce on top of this. Place mixed ingredients on top of the cranberry sauce. Bake 1 hour at 350⁰. Serve with rice.

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Juicy Meat Loaf

(Jackie and Ivan Sheppard)

1 1/2 lb ground beef
3/4 cup milk
1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 eggs (beaten)
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp poultry seasoning

Combine all ingredients and press into loaf pan.  Prepare sauce and pour over the meatloaf.  Bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hours

Sauce for meat loaf
1 tbsp olive oil
1 large chopped onion
1 cup ketchup
1 tsp mustard
2 tbsp vinegar
3 tbs sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 cup water

Fry onion in olive oil then add remaining ingredients. Cook sauce for 20 minutes. Pour over meat loaf.

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Recipe for A Happy Day

used with permission

Newfoundland's Favourite Recipes
A collection of recipes by
The Friendship Unit of
United Church Women
First United Church
Mount Pearl



1 cup friendly words
2 heaping cups of understanding
4 heaping teaspoons of time and patience
Pinch of warm personality
Dash of humour


Instructions for mixing:

Measure words carefully,
Add heaping cup of understanding.
Use generous amounts of time and patience.
Cook with gas on front burner.
Keep temperature low - do not boil.
Add dash of humour and a pinch of warm personality.
Season to taste with spice of life.
Serve in individual molds.

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