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bbq chicken in a spelt yorkshire with vidalia onion sauce

Spelt Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

No sacrificing on the height of yorkshires with this recipe using spelt. This  Yorkshire Pudding Recipe for roast beef is the one we use for our family, and is also great with roast chicken or turkey…. use mini pans to make appetizers stuffed with pot-roast or mini bbq chicken pot pies. Of course I’m usually […]

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Spelt Cookies

I made these on Friday, and was going to take some to a function – after the hubby ate four of them, he confiscated them such that they would not leave the building! Normally I would put up a fuss, but it’s too hard to deprive a grown man of his new favourite cookies especially […]

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Julia Child Video

Julia Child Music Video

Check out her knife and rolling pin solos

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Quinoa Recipe Curry

We cook the quinoa in the rice cooker – just like you would rice

Great as a side dish, or add in more protein (chick peas or meat) to make it a whole meal-in-a-bowl

Good hot, warm or cold – excellent for summer bbq picnics, potlucks, etc.

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spelt bread recipe

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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Muppets Swedish Chef Popcorn Shrimp

Muppets Swedish Chef Does Music Video

– blue man group Swedish Chef Muppets style – this is brilliant, never gets old…

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Easy Baked Pasta Recipe

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 adding WF, GF, DF, to the mix while tasting like “normal” food has been quite the adventure. Thank GOD for corn noodles… even the most discriminating like them…

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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 recipes, pear crisp is just as good…
Pear Crisp Recipe…

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Zucchini Bread Recipe Like Chocolate Cake

Zucchini Recipes – Zucchini Bread – Chocolate (like cake)

This is one of the firsts in the Zucchini Recipes line. I made this when we had a baseball bat sized zucchini. It was fresh picked and the rind was still soft – therefore we didn’t bother to peel it, however, if peeled and finely shredded, no one could tell it was in this recipe…

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Easy Cheesecake Recipe | Chocolate Chip with Rumball Crust

Easy Cheesecake Recipe – Chocolate Chip with Rumball Crust

This super easy cheesecake recipe is a favourite of my sister’s – and most requested of all the cheesecakes she made!

I’ve tweaked it to add a rumball flair to the crust.

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coconut cream pie recipe no egg

Coconut Cream Pie Recipe – Easy

If you think of Gilligan’s Island, and dessert, this is exactly what comes to mind.
Somehow these ingredients always seem to be on hand. Perfect recipe when unexpected company drops by. We prefer the shortbread/cookie dough style crust…

I love pretty well everything coconut – this is our coconut cream pie recipe:

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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 the mood for rice or assembling anything. We get so many raves over this recipe, and it smells amazing when the guests are walking in the door…

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Sweet Chili Recipe

Sweet Chili Recipe – Easy

Betcha didn’t know… interesting bit of trivia: Who invented the Sloppy Joe? Benjamin Franklin. Originally called the Sloppy Ben, however, over the years it became known as the Sloppy Joe, the blue collar sandwich. Super Easy Sweet Chili recipe is based off the Sloppy Joe Recipe… only 6 ingredients…

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

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 my recipe on hand, so I called my mom – who had had some pulled beef already cooked and cooled … This is great to use leftover chicken or beef in (even canned white chicken in a pinch -drained)- be sure to marinate the meat in the dressing until needed … great hot or cold (perfect for buffets or picnics – we prefer hot) see below…

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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 & mine as her recipe was at the farm and I didn’t have mine with me… local organic spelt flour

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Cool Veggie Appetizer Recipe - Bridal / Baby Shower / Parties

Cool Veggie Appetizer Recipe – Bridal / Baby Shower / Parties

Hands down – gorgeous appetizer so incredibly simple – but looks like you’ve slaved all day.

This is our default recipe for all parties that require appetizer recipes, especially bridal and baby showers.

Super Easy Version:

Cool Veggie Appi Recipe

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Curly Fry Recipe Baked | How to Make Curly Fries

Curly Fry Recipe | How to Make Curly Fries

How to Make Curly Fries: I was being lazy one evening, and mostly busy, thus didn’t feel particularly like peeling potatoes. As I’m washing them, I look up and spot my sturdy hand cranked apple peeler/corer/slicer on the wall… hmmm… what the heck… so I plop one of those suckers on and voila! Curly fry heavenliness! We didn’t want all the fat of deep frying (or the mess), therefore, we baked them, just like we do our wedge fries.

This is our recipe…

Curly Fry Recipe: (Baked)

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Easy Pot Pie Recipe

Easy Pot Pie Recipe with Beef or Chicken

Easy Pot Pie Recipe – Beef or Chicken

This is a great way to use leftovers, that make a completely new meal.

Use up the previous day’s pot roast or roast chicken. Save the gravy….

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Nick Vujici | Attitude

Gr-Attiutude Adjuster – Nick’s Story

Gr’attitude Adjuster 🙂 How to be grateful and happy in life, here’s an example of a guy against all odds who’s outlook on life is unsurpassed…

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Herbamare Original Herb Salt Substitute

Review: Herbamare – Herbed Sea Salt Condiment

Herbamare SaltReview: Herbamare – Herbed Sea Salt Condiment

Ever had a dinner entree that needed a little somethin-somethin? This is the somethin!

My spouse loves this… coming from a guy who had grown up on Chef boyardee and Swanson – who hadn’t really had any home cooking until he met me. It’s a nice mild taste enhancer that’s completely natural.

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Easy Lemon Chicken Recipe

7 Minute Dinner – Citrus Chicken & Rice Recipe

7 Minute Dinner Recipe – Citrus Chicken & Rice – Easy Lemon Chicken: No more take-out with this easy one pot dinner recipe, it’s done before you can pick up the phone & order. Great for students too…

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No Salt Seasoning Organic Kirkland

Review: Kirkland Signature USDA Organic No-Salt Seasoning

I tried this on a whim, it was the organic label + no salt that caught my eye. Delish in …

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Broccoli Salad Recipe

Fresh Broccoli Salad with Toasted Almond Slivers Recipe

Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Almond Slivers. This is a great salad recipe to get fresh, raw broccoli down the hatch, and do it happily! If you like sweet n salty, this is for you.

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Easy Baked Pasta Recipe

Easy Baked Pasta Dish Recipe

Easy Baked Pasta

We made this one for a catered sit down dinner for 40 – (70th b-day party) This easy cheese baked pasta dish is very versatile, and can be made using the regular recipe for 6 – or doubled, tripled, quadrupled, etc as necessary. (we 6x’d it for the party) Easy Bake Pasta Dish Recipe:

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No Pop Punch Recipe

No Pop Party Punch Recipe

Tired of the kids bouncing off the walls at family functions? This one’s great for the kids -as they won’t get high on the pop (and won’t bounce off the walls at a family function!) It’s very tasty! All 25 of us at in the family love it, and we’ve taken it to our larger catered events, and we haven’t found one yet who doesn’t like it. No Pop Punch Recipe

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Breadmachine Croissant Recipe Spelt Flour

Bread Machine Crescent Rolls Croissant Recipe

Ever wanted to make croissants, but thought they were too fussy? Well, now we’ve got a solution for you! Bread Machine Crescent Rolls Croissant Recipe…

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Ground Beef Macaroni Soup Recipe - Homemade Pasta Stew

Ground Beef Macaroni Soup Recipe – Homemade Pasta Stew

This macaroni soup recipe is more like a homemade pasta stew. Thick and comfort food-ey it’s a family favourite all year, but especially at the cottage or rainy days. With a nice thick piece of ancient grains bread – you’re all set!

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Fresh Apple Cake Recipe

This is a family heirloom recipe — sounds simple, but is very much comfort food & a family favourite:
The apples get this lovely light caramelized flavour at the bottom of the dish. Apple Cake Mix together:…

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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?

Did you know baking soda and baking powder can go flat? Baking powder and baking soda will lose their potency after time. To test to see if it is still good…

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Fruit Explosion Muffins Recipe

Fruit Explosion Muffins Recipe

If you like Canadian’s Tim Hortons, you will like our version of these:

Fruit Explosion Muffins Recipe:

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Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Spelt Cookies Recipe

Chewy Chocolate Chip Butter Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

They’re straight forward cookies to bake – the secret to the chewy but moist chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, with a slightly crunchy perimeter, is the honey.

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blueberry rhubarb crisp recipe

Rhubarb Crisp Recipe with Fresh Blueberries

About suppertime on my way to the compost bin, and mumbling under my breath, I turned to see the rhubarb patch, the leaves being big enough to rap up a newborn, which was filling out nicely and ready to pick. Bing! oooh rhubarb crisp!

Since my sister-in-law Karen has an awesome bluebarb jam recipe, we saw some fresh blueberries in the fridge and tossed them in…

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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 our favourites!
A good organic alternative to Tim Hortons (Timmies) in the morning.
For an authentic experience, they use…

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Coffee Quantity for a Crowd

Coffee Quantity for a Crowd – for Percolator

So you’re having a party? How much coffee quantity in a can to buy for a crowd of 100, 50, 25? or more/less. Keep in mind, most coffee gets stronger as it sits. We have found organic coffee does the best, as it doesn’t get as bitter. This is the coffee quantity guide we use…

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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 toaster

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Loaf Quick Bread Recipes Banana Bread

Easy Best Banana Bread Recipe

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

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Spelt Bread Machine Recipe with Kamut

Ancient Grains Bread Machine Recipe -Spelt Kamut – Wheat Free

This spelt bread machine recipe for us rises above the bread machine pan, and no wheat flour!

We use organic, but either should work great.

Ancient Grains Bread Machine Recipe -Spelt Kamut – Wheat Free

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Yorkshire Pudding Recipe - popovers

Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

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

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Hot Pizza Dip - Easy Appetizers Recipes

Hot Pizza Dip – Easy Appetizers Recipes

Easy Appetizers Recipes: Hot Pizza Dip 1 pkg 250g cream cheese 1 tsp Italian seasoning (oregano, thyme, basil) 1 cup mozzarella 3/4 cup parmesan 1 cup pizza sauce (colleen uses pasta sauce) 2 T chopped green pepper  (optional) 2 T chopped onion (not needed if using pizza sauce)   In oven safe casserole dish / […]

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roasted vegetable recipe with fast fry sirloin strips

Easy Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Roasted vegetable recipes are so easy – especially for a crowd. Who wants to dirty 4 pots and then babysit them, when you can just add them all into 1 – and pop it in the oven!

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