Sylvie’s Recipe Box

Recipe Box

Here is my Recipe Box: a collection of recipes that have appeared in my books and in my newsletter. Enjoy!


Golden Berry Bread

Golden Berry Bread Recipe

Bread has gone out of style these days, but I still like to bake it, especially on a cold day. I love the way the…

Mutant Pancake

Mutant Pancake Photo

My kids used to love watching this Dutch Baby Pancake rise in the oven. They called it a Mutant Pancake and asked for one for…

Ella’s Banana Scuffins

Ella's Banana Scuffins Recipe

A scuffin is a cross between a muffin and a scone. They’re not quite as fluffy as muffins or quite as dense as scones, but…

Sunday Scones

Photo of cherry scone

I like recipes that allow the freedom to give them a different flavor every time I make them. With all that butter, these scones aren’t…

Alexa’s Favorite Scones

Alexa's Favorite Scones Recipe

While growing up, Sundays were the “special food” days. Pancakes or waffles for breakfast and a “dress-up” dinner, either at home or at my grandparents’…

Liv’s Orange Date Muffins

Liv's Orange Date Muffins from Eye of a Hunter

Fresh oranges and dates pack this recipe with nutrition and eat them for breakfast. On the other hand, the butter and sugar make these orange…

Main Dish

Sylvie’s Tourtiere

tourtiere recipe

Christmas, more than any other holiday, seems to stir memories with its scents. The smell of briny seawater in the kitchen brings pictures of my…

Leek and Potato Soup

Leek & Potato Soup Recipe

With fall comes the bright red, yellow, and orange of sugar maple, oak, and birch leaves changing, along with frost warnings and brisker air. Nothing…

Tex-Mex Tuna Fajitas

Tex-Mex Tuna Fajita Recipe

I didn’t grow up eating spicy, so when we first moved to Fort Worth, even the mild salsa was too hot. But over the years…

Peter’s Potato-Broccoli Frittata

Peter's Potato-Broccoli Frittata

Peter’s potato-broccoli frittata is a quick, easy, healthy recipe, chockful of nutrition. Serve it with a salad and you have a light evening meal. Peter…

Lazy Day Lasagna

Lazy Day Lasagna Recipe

Lazy day lasagna in this recipe refers to the cook feeling lazy. This was one of my kids’ favorite dinners when they were growing up.…

Ellen’s Easy Spaghetti Sauce

Ellen’s Easy Spaghetti Sauce

Ellen needs easy recipes because her days are filled with caring for horses in need. This spaghetti sauce fills the bill when a stranger shows…


Emma’s Ginger Wishing Stars

Emma’s Ginger Wishing Stars

These cookies have a strong bite of ginger and are the signature cookie for the Candlelight Inn in Christmas by Candlelight. The Candlelight Inn is…

Candy Cane Brownies

candy cane brownie recipe

CANDY CANE BROWNIES I love tinkering with recipes. Here, I took my favorite brownie recipe and tweaked it for the holidays. 1 bag 10 oz.…

Super Easy Key Lime Pie

Super Easy Key Lime Pie

This super easy Key Lime Pie is my got-to when I have to bring a summer dessert to a gathering. I’m not a big fan…

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Lava Cakes

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Lava Cake

Dark chocolate and raspberries are one of my favorite dessert combinations. I like quick and easy recipes that are tasty. I got the idea of…

Blueberry Galette

Blueberry Galette

We went blueberry picking at a local farm. It’s always a fun activity and the berries tastes so good fresh off the bush. We ate…

Strawberry-Filled White Velvet Cupcakes

Strawberry-Filled White Velvet Cupcake Recipe

I’m trying not to bake, so I’ve watched too many baking shows this summer. “Kitchen Crime Scene” has proved a guilty pleasure. On the show,…

Side Dishes

Noah’s Orzo-Rice Pilaf

Orzo-Rice Pilaf Recipe

A while back, Rice-A-Roni was a thing, and my kids loved it. I didn’t love all the additives in it, so I created my own…


Candied Nut Spread


Candied Nut Spread 1 cup Neufchatel cheese, (softened)1/3 cup dried cranberries1/3 cup candied nuts, (chopped—pecans or walnuts work well) Combine all the ingredients and mix…

Sabriel’s Energy Bars


I’m not overly fond of the taste of commercial energy bars. I was happy to discover these. They’re easy to make and convenient to carry…

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