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Gluten Free Lasagna Recipe – Bake-able Noodles (NO BOIL)

Hallelujah! Finally 1 dish for the WHOLE family… Yep, you heard right, gluten free lasagna…...

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Gluten Free Chicken Hash Brown Potato Casserole Recipe

These are great hash brown casserole recipes for the "what to make for dinner?" Question...

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Sweet Matcha Tea Powder by Lemon Lily Review

Lately, in order to reduce the acidity of coffee and curb my dependency on black...

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Mount Hagen Organic Cafe Review

Smooth, mild, everything you’d want in an organic breakfast coffee, with this pre-ground non-bitter roast....

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Gluten Free Carrot Cake Recipe Delicious

Delicious is a common adjective we hear from this gluten free carrot cake recipe. Not...

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Fluffy Gluten Free Pancakes Recipe

It’s true, although fluffy and GF usually never go together, they do today, with this...

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Baked Wings | Chicken Wings in the Oven

Yes you heard right and they are every bit as good, without the added deep...

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Review | Udi’s Gluten Free Pizza Crust (Pre-made)

10min gluten free dinner, can this really be true? These wheat free, dairy free, soy...

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Review | XO Baking Co | Gluten Free All Purpose Flour | Gourmet Flour Blend

This Gluten Free All Purpose Flour boasts cup for cup substitution, such as not to...

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Review | Compliments Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix

A solid choice, Compliments Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix found at Sobeys and other stores...

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Review | Pamela’s Gluten Free Classic Vanilla Cake Mix

Wasn’t sure what to expect with this gluten free vanilla cake mix… the bag says...

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Review | Bio-Vert Natural Orange Cantaloupe Hand Soap Refill 2L

I love this natural liquid hand soap, great scent, not too bright, not too soft,...

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Review | Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Mix | Stonewall Kitchen

Hmmm, I really wanted to like these, as I’m a definite old fashioned doughnut fan…...

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REVIEW | Gluten Free Pasta | PC Fusilli

PC Gluten Free Fusilli Pasta was pretty good. Cool spirally noodles. Don’t overcook and don’t...

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Review: PC Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix

It was really good! Lets just jump out of the gate on this one. Not...

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1 Pot 15 Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe (or Beef or Turkey)

Yes you read right a 1 pot fun hearty soup dinner that’s ready in 15...

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Two Bite Brownies Recipe

Two Bite Brownies Recipe Everything you want in a two bite, that crispy/chewy combo. 6...

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Ginger Cookies

Our version made with gluten free flour similar to Starbuck’s chewy original non-gluten free big...

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Fish Cakes with Cheese and Spelt Breadcrumbs

My mom makes this recipe for when she feels like something different than the usual...

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Spelt Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

No sacrificing on the height of yorkshires with this recipe using spelt. This  Yorkshire Pudding...

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Fragrant Saffron Jewel Rice Fusion

This is a Canadian fusion variation on the traditional saffron jewel rice of the middle...

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Review: Alice’s Village Cafe in Carp Ontario (near Ottawa)

Didn’t expect THIS in CARP! That’s what you’ll be saying once you survey this establishment....

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Spelt Brownies Recipe

Original recipe from my mom’s (who’s now 80! at the time of this post) calls...

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Honey Oatmeal Pecan Spelt Cookies

Working late this week, we needed a chewy pick-me-up… and since dad likes oatmeal cookies...

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Spelt Cookies

I made these on Friday, and was going to take some to a function –...

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Review: Canada Science and Technology Museum

After much optimism – it was an utter disappointment (especially after a 4 hour drive)....

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Review: VH Orange Ginger Sauce (& Recipe)

Review: Review: VH Orange Ginger Sauce (stir fry sauce) 5 Minute Dinner – two pots,...

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Julia Child Music Video

Check out her knife and rolling pin solos...

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Pleasantly Surprised! Gogo Quinoa Red & White Macaroni (Gluten Free Noodles GF)

We tried these noodles because of the gluten free properties of quinoa and rice, even...

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Quinoa Recipe Curry

We cook the quinoa in the rice cooker - just like you would rice Great as...

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Spelt Bread Recipe for Bread Machine

In 2hrs 46min we get beautiful loaves that rise above the top of the pan!...

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West Coast Style Salad with Goat Cheese and Chicken

Salad As a family favourite, we know when we say salad, this is what we mean....

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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

Super easy to make, no fussing, just throw a few ingredients in a pot, stir...

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Review: Coffee Culture Tuscan Salad

Tuscan Salad at Coffee Culture YUM… on a bed of lovely mixed greens, craisins, tomatoes,...

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Review | Swiss Chalet West Coast Salad

Review: Swiss Chalet West Coast Salad Was freakin awesome! At least mine was… Fresh mixed...

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Gluten Free Pasta Reviews

Corn Pasta is an excellent direct pasta substitute that can be used for any recipe...

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Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

I've always found roasted vegetables to have the most flavour. Here is an easy roasted...

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Nachos Recipe | Easy Restaurant Quality

This is a super easy nachos recipe, with restaurant quality melted cheese stacked high, ground...

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Mini Cheesecake Recipe | Easy and Very Elegant | Can Make Ahead

This super easy make ahead mini cheesecake recipe takes all the “fuddling” out of the...

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Rice Pudding | Dairy Free, Gluten Free Desserts, Vegan Pudding

Old Fashioned Rice Pudding Recipe updated, made Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free without sacrificing...

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Muppets Swedish Chef Does Music Video

- blue man group Swedish Chef Muppets style - this is brilliant, never gets...

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Baked Pasta – Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free

This is one of my spouse's favourite - he's a "selective" eater by nature, and...

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Pear Crisp Recipe (gluten free option too)

We've all heard of apple crisp, but pear pie being my favourite of the pear...

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Review: Van’s Gluten Free Waffles – Original (Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free)

We were pleasantly surprised at Van's gluten free waffles, and once we read the label,...

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Zucchini Recipes – Zucchini Bread – Chocolate (like cake)

This is one of the firsts in the Zucchini Recipes line. I made this when...

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Easy Cheesecake Recipe – Chocolate Chip with Rumball Crust

This super easy cheesecake recipe is a favourite of my sister's - and most requested...

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Credit Card Calculator

Calculate how long it will take to pay off your credit card -or- Calculate what...

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Budget Calculator – Easy

Budget Calculator - Easy just fill in weekly/monthly amounts and it calculates automatically for the...

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Coconut Cream Pie Recipe – Easy

If you think of Gilligan's Island, and dessert, this is exactly what comes to mind. Somehow...

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Teriyaki Beef with Roasted Vegetables Recipe

I created this recipe after loving the Beef in a Teriyaki Fajita but wasn't in...

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Crabby Joe’s Review

Crabby Joe’s Review: It was decent, the ambiance was sports bar like but for $25...

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Sweet Chili Recipe – Easy

Betcha didn’t know… interesting bit of trivia: Who invented the Sloppy Joe? Benjamin Franklin. Originally...

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Curried Rice Recipe – Chicken Beef Shrimp or Veggie – Your Pick

I forgot how good and light this easy curried rice recipe was. I didn't have...

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Farmhouse Apple Crisp Recipe

Here’s the apple crisp recipe I made at the farm, it’s a combo of mom’s...

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Cool Veggie Appetizer Recipe – Bridal / Baby Shower / Parties

Hands down - gorgeous appetizer so incredibly simple - but looks like you've slaved all...

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Review: Presidents Choice PC Baby Brussels Sprouts Frozen

I was pleasantly surprised by these Presidents Choice PC Small Sweet Peas. Needing a quick...

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Curly Fry Recipe | How to Make Curly Fries

How to Make Curly Fries: I was being lazy one evening, and mostly busy,...

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Easy Pot Pie Recipe with Beef or Chicken

Easy Pot Pie Recipe - Beef or Chicken This is a great way to use leftovers,...

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Gr-Attiutude Adjuster – Nick’s Story

Gr'attitude Adjuster 🙂 How to be grateful and happy in life, here's an example...

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Declutter Memorabilia and Stuff

One of the ways to get organized, be organized and declutter (clearing clutter) is to...

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Review: Herbamare – Herbed Sea Salt Condiment

Herbamare SaltReview: Herbamare - Herbed Sea Salt Condiment Ever had a dinner entree that needed a...

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7 Minute Dinner – Citrus Chicken & Rice Recipe

7 Minute Dinner Recipe - Citrus Chicken & Rice - Easy Lemon Chicken: No more...

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Review: Kirkland Signature USDA Organic No-Salt Seasoning

I tried this on a whim, it was the organic label + no salt that...

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Review: M019-3 Triple Citrus Press Pro Kitchen Gadget by Dalla Piazza bought at Stokes

This triple citrus press / juicer - does as it says it does, limes, lemons...

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Fresh Broccoli Salad with Toasted Almond Slivers Recipe

Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Almond Slivers. This is a great salad recipe to get...

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Easy Baked Pasta Dish Recipe

Easy Baked Pasta We made this one for a catered sit down dinner for 40 -...

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No Pop Party Punch Recipe

Tired of the kids bouncing off the walls at family functions? This one's great...

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Bread Machine Crescent Rolls Croissant Recipe

Ever wanted to make croissants, but thought they were too fussy? Well, now we've got...

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Ground Beef Macaroni Soup Recipe – Homemade Pasta Stew

This macaroni soup recipe is more like a homemade pasta stew. Thick and comfort food-ey...

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Fresh Apple Cake Recipe

This is a family heirloom recipe -- sounds simple, but is very much comfort food...

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Did you know baking soda and baking powder can go flat?

Did you know baking soda and baking powder can go flat? Baking powder and baking...

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Fruit Explosion Muffins Recipe

If you like Canadian's Tim Hortons, you will like our version of these: Fruit Explosion Muffins...

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Butter Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

They're straight forward cookies to bake - the secret to the chewy but moist chocolate...

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Rhubarb Crisp Recipe with Fresh Blueberries

About suppertime on my way to the compost bin, and mumbling under my breath, I...

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Review: PC Organics Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee

If you like a mild smooth coffee, we found this to be one of...

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Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe – Wheat Free, No Flour

Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe - Wheat Free, No Flour...

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Coffee Quantity for a Crowd – for Percolator

So you're having a party? How much coffee quantity in a can to buy for...

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Waffle Recipe – Fluffy and Light – can be frozen

Waffle Recipe-they really are super light, and can be frozen, thawed & put in the...

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Easy Best Banana Bread Recipe

This easy banana bread is a family favourite, and so simple, and can easily be...

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Ancient Grains Bread Machine Recipe -Spelt Kamut – Wheat Free

This spelt bread machine recipe for us rises above the bread machine pan, and no...

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Life Organization, Home Organization – Starts with a single step

Life is about flow, not perfection. Decluttering is an ongoing one, but is very do-able....

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Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

This Yorkshire Pudding Recipe for roast beef is also great with roast chicken or turkey...

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People Puppy Chow Easy Snack Recipe

People Puppy Chow - Easy Snack Recipe...

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Hot Pizza Dip – Easy Appetizers Recipes

Easy Appetizers Recipes: Hot Pizza Dip 1 pkg 250g cream cheese 1 tsp Italian seasoning...

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Easy Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Roasted vegetable recipes are so easy - especially for a crowd. Who wants to dirty...

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Caramel Dip Recipe for Apple Slices

Caramel Dip Recipe for Apple Slices - I tried it at a party and was...

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Peanut Butter Fudge (Fluff) Recipe

Peanut butter fudge, if you like sweets, then this is the recipe for you....

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Fish Recipe ~ to convert non-fish eaters!

Those non-fish eaters will be converted! See notes section for details…baked fish recipe…...

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Mackintosh Toffee Bars – They’re Back!

MacIntosh Toffee Bars have been discontinued, but lets start a campaign to bring them back!...

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Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free Chicken or Turkey Tetrizini Recipe

Chicken / Turkey Tetrizini Recipe: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free...

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Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb Free Brownies Recipe that taste good!

Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb Free Brownies that taste good!...

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Stuffing, Dressing Recipe, Homemade Stove Top

This awesome old fashioned, yet easy dressing recipe is for both inside the bird and...

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Wheat Free, Dairy Free Vegan- Oatmeal Date Bars Recipe (Squares)

Gluten Free, Wheat Free Oatmeal Date Bars Recipe (Squares), that taste like they came right...

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Perfect Date Squares Recipe, Date Bar Recipe

I like this date bar recipe of my mom's better than the bakery's. I've tweaked...

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Great Grandmas Molasses Crumples – Chewy Ginger Cookie Recipe

Molasses Ginger Cookie Recipe. Remarkably similar to Starbuck's big chewy moist Ginger Cookies with a...

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Farmhouse Spelt Bread Recipe – Can use with bread machine

My sister lives on an organic farm, in which they grow spelt, this is her...

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Homemade Bread and Butter Pickles Recipe

Bread & Butter Pickles Recipe (Absolutely Fabulous) these go well with any meat or...

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Easy Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe – Banana Optional

This is great when just when you think you have "nothing in the house" and...

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Homemade English Tea Biscuit Recipe

If you miss those old fashioned tea biscuits nicely puffed bits of warm fluffy delight...

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Garlic Roasted Rosemary Potatoes Recipe

Ridiculously Simple, looks and tastes like you've slaved all day... Garlic Roasted Rosemary Potatoes Recipe ......

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7 Minute Dinner – Rice, Chicken & Veggies Recipe

No more take-out with this recipe, it's done before you can pick up the phone...

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Easy Beef Stew Crockpot Recipe Homemade

This is my own recipe for homemade crockpot beef stew - some days I'm very...

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Homemade Salsa Recipe

How do I make salsa? If I gave away a jar to everyone who asked, I...

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Easy Crunchy Dill Pickles Recipe

Crispy, a good robust dill flavour and some complimenting garlic, makes for a good dill...

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Raspberry Freeze Frozen Dessert Recipe

A summer frozen dessert designed for company as it serves 15! Won't go back to...

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Honey Butter Recipe

My dad's a beekeeper, we've made lots of honey recipes, here's one of them: Honey Butter...

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How to Cook Asparagus – Recipe

How to cook asparagus? Here is an ultra easy way: Bake it! Easy Baked Asparagus Recipe: ingredients: asparagus...

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No-Roll Easy Pastry (pat in) Pie Crust Recipe makes 1 shell

This is great for when you only need to do 1 pie, and don’t want...

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Tasty Old Fashioned Oat and Honey Bran Muffins Recipe

Every time my mother would mention bran muffins, I'd roll my eyes... until one day...

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Easy Summer Mango Spinach Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts

This one’s great for the family or for unexpected company …looks like you’ve slaved all...

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Hot Broccoli Dip ~ Super Easy Appetizers

My sister has this requested at many events. It's restaurant quality. Hot Broccoli Dip ~ ...

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The Best Hamburger Recipes from an organic farm

how do i keep hamburger patties from falling apart / how do you keep hamburger...

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Mandarin Spinach Salad with Dried Cranberries and Poppyseed Dressing like Swiss Chalet

Mandarin Spinach Salad Recipe with Dried Cranberries and Poppyseed Dressing – remarkably similar to Swiss...

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Teryiaki Chicken Chow Mein with Summer Veggies Recipe – Quick & Light

ohh man - I forgot how good this easy chicken stir fry was... haven't had...

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Easy & Elegant Pomegranate Salad ~ The Perfect Light Summer Recipe

Pomegranate Salad Recipe with dressing, spinach, feta, pomegranates, pine nuts or Almonds... Here’s one that...

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Phenominal Bean Salad Recipe – with Fresh Basil

Here's a phenomenal 3 Bean Salad Recipe I asked an almost complete stranger for it, as...

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Cheese Burger Pasta Recipe – easy hamburger casseroles

My sister Evelyn gave me this recipe as one of her family's favourite. Easy with...

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Seven Layer Taco Casserole Recipe

The perfect Friday night or midweek meal. I'm still amazed at how easy and flavourful...

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Best Sloppy Joe Recipes

Betcha didn’t know… interesting bit of trivia: Who invented the Sloppy Joe? Benjamin Franklin. Originally...

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Hash Brown Potato Casserole Recipe

These are great hash brown casserole recipes for the "what to make for dinner?" Question...

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Doritos Taco Salad Recipe

Looking for a taco salad recipe with Doritos? A winner at summer picnics A quick...

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Homemade Pound Cake Recipes

This is a very moist pound cake recipe. My mother, Edythe, has been making this...

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Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe with Biscuit Topping

This was one of my favourite dishes growing up. Definitely one of the  top 10...

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Pork Tenderloin Recipe – Roast Pork Loin Cooking Time

This is a wonderful lightly spiced yet almost sweet recipe my sister in law Ellen...

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Fake Shake’n Bake (clone) ~ baked chicken drumstick recipe

Coating for baked chicken drumstick recipe and simple boneless skinless chicken breast recipes: Great with fish!...

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Easy Easy Chicken (Turkey) Tetrizini

If you like East Side Mario’s version, you’ll probably like this: Perfect recipe for any...

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Quick Ham & Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

If you’re looking for recipes for fully cooked ham, here’s a great all time classic:...

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This is my mom's Pumpkin Pie Filling recipe. She's used the same one for as long...

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Happy Husband Meatloaf Recipe

If you like Boston Market Meatloaf or Cracker Barrel, here is a tasty basic meatloaf...

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The Why of Food?

The Why of Food? By Sylvia Fox Bevan Growing up, my mom was a stay...

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Soft Morning Kisses {a nature abstract of life}

Soft Morning Kisses By Sylvia Fox Bevan What a beautiful thing it is to see...

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Recipe for Salt Water Gargle Sore Tooth

recipe for salt water gargle – sore tooth This might seem like a funny recipe...

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My Mom’s Roast Beef

My mom is the perfecter of roast beef. She can take any old tough, gnarly thing...

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What is it really worth?

What is it really worth? By Sylvia Bevan Have you ever looked around you house...

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Talking To Your Food

Some people talk to their plants. My spouse says I talk to the food, while...

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Ravishing Raisin Cake Recipe

Mom says “she hasn’t met a man yet, who...

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