Here are a few of the favorite recipes I've gathered from friends or developed over the years. The recipes will open in a separate window.


  1. Sydney's Goodies
  2. Easy Dinners and Quick Snacks
  3. Breads and Rolls
  4. Appetizers
  5. Salads
  6. Dinners Requiring more Preparation
  7. Decadent Desserts
  8. A Few Favorite Links

Sydney's Goodies

I especially love to bake. I suppose you could say that baking is my hobby (it might be nicer to take up needlepoint or kickboxing, something with fewer calories). After a day when everything goes wrong, it's very soothing to come home and do something which works (and is rapidly consumed with signs of enjoyment).

It's also one of my favorite ways to show appreciation. As JP would say, "Eternal gratitude ain't worth the price of a cheap cup of coffee. Baked goods, on the other hand....."

Chocolate Brownies
Chocolate Mint Squares
"Mrs. Field's" Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Cupcakes
Winter's Best Ginger Snaps
Apricot 49er Bars
Chew Bread (Date Bars)
Anise Drop Cookies
Forgotten Cookies
Cocoa Kisses (Meringues)
Maple Bars (Rookie Cookies)

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Quick or Easy Dinners

I'm a big fan of cooking soups and stews in a crockpot (electric slow-cooker). It's one of the few appliances I would replace immediately if it broke. It cooks all day while I'm at work, and dinner is ready when I am.

Quick Potato Snack
Lentil Soup
Vegetable Minestrone
Black Bean Soup
Dill Pumpkin Soup
Corn/Cheddar Chowder
Noodles with Sesame Sauce
Stuffed Acorn Squash
Potato Pancakes

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Breads and Rolls

Quick Yeast Rolls
Whole Wheat Bread
Cardamon Coffeecake
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Garlic Potato Aioli
Low-Fat Bruschetta
Goat Cheese Torta
Artichoke Spinach Dip
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"Pasta House Company" Salad
Spinach Pasta Salad
Bolete Mushroom Salads
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Dinners Requiring More Preparation

Sydney's Lasagna
Kuta (or Zucchini) with Pesto and Pasta
Keith Rickert's Pad Thai
Roast Garlic Asparagus Pasta
Spinach with Shiitake Mushrooms

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Decadent and Wonderful Desserts

Francois' Truffles
Chocolate Elk
Keith's Key Lime Pie
Port Wine Sorbet
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