Sadly, my friend & cookbook author & amazing woman Norene Gilletz passed away this week

Norene wrote cookbooks that are loved by many. I was given my first Norene Gilletz cookbook by my mother-in-law before Murray & I got married. I guess she wanted to make sure I would cook delicious food for her son!! That cookbook was Second Helpings Please! I still use that cookbook over 40 years later as well as many of her other books. The recipes have easy instructions & common ingredients that make them winners.

Norene was very kind & helpful when I wanted to start this food blog. She encouraged me & always gave me permission to write up her recipes here.

I think the best way for me to honour her is to continue cooking & sharing her recipes.

I could go on forever talking about the type of woman she was, accomplished, funny, helpful, thoughtful, caring…. so much more. But, I won’t. Suffice it to say that I will miss her & will always be grateful for our friendship.

This is a picture of Norene & I

Here are some of the recipes that I have posted here from her books..there are so many!

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Iced Brownies

Cinnamon S Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Kahlua Torte

Cheddar Cheese Puff

Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp

Creme De Menthe Torte

Vegan Chocolate Sheet Cake

Nanamo Bars

Classic Norene Cheesecake


Sugar Cookies

Vegan Scallop Potatoes

Norene Gilletz Blueberry Muffins

Food Processor Gazpacho

Deconstructed Cabbage Rolls

If you want you can go to the search bar at the bottom of the page & type in Norene Gilletz and all of her recipes should come up that I have posted…. & there will be more to come

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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!