Recipes passed on from one generation to the next are a priceless treasure. This is a collection of a family's most popular heirloom recipes that Mary Diederichs has lightened up to be healthier without sacrificing flavour. The formally hand-written recipes on faded index cards can reveal quite a portrait of the person who collected those recipes. This book is like looking through a photo album. Mary Diederichs recognises the worth of documenting some of her own culinary favourites. Four generations of Mary's family are represented - from the Ranger Cookies made by her Grandmother Biddy when Mary was a child, down to the Twice - Baked Potatoes made by her daughter, Lisa. Mary's collection is contemporary in its approach to taste and nutrition. With a focus on fresh vegetables, herbs and seafood, most of the recipes utilise low-fat cooking methods - ideal for anyone who is watching their weight or just wants to eat more healthfully.