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Gluten free lasagna recipe

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

Hallelujah! Finally 1 dish for the WHOLE family… Yep, you heard right, gluten free lasagna… NO BOIL noodles, just lay ’em and bake ’em. It gets better… They taste like regular noodles (can’t tell, really, yes, no I’m telling the truth!) Even my 85 year old father likes them, and he’s old school “discerning of […]

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Gluten Free Hash Brown Potato Casserole with Chicken

Gluten Free Chicken Hash Brown Potato Casserole Recipe

These are great hash brown casserole recipes for the “what to make for dinner?” Question …

Don’t call take-out, save your money… as long as you have a few ingredients on hand – this will be perfect (and it’s delicious to boot!) Known as a dinner dish, it’s also great for breakfast, brunch or lunch too. Hash Brown Potato Casserole Recipe…

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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 fried fat. Or, like us who have family members that need to know every ingredient, we can’t always count on the good folks at the restaurant to be forthcoming (or accurate) with what is in the food. If we make […]

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Gluten Free Pasta GF PC Corn Fusilli Noodles

REVIEW | Gluten Free Pasta | PC Fusilli

PC Gluten Free Fusilli Pasta was pretty good. Cool spirally noodles. Don’t overcook and don’t stir. Use package directions! Cook the noodles, drain in colander, pour back in pan, add already cooked, already hot sauce with all meat/veg in it (if spaghetti or the like) on top. FOLD sauce into noodles with large spatula (like […]

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Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe Taco

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 minutes! Thanks again to my friend Julie for this one which she modified from her twin sister’s recipe. We had this at Julie & Ray’s house (Stephan, Ray was my friend first! LOL) one weekend where the hubbers & I […]

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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 fare. It’s also for those days you don’t want  to put the oven on, or need dinner-in-a-hurry. It’s a versatile recipe too, for crab cakes, just substitute faux crab which can be just as delicious nowadays as real crab, and […]

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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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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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Corn Pasta San Zenone Prairie Harvest

Gluten Free Pasta Reviews

Corn Pasta is an excellent direct pasta substitute that can be used for any recipe that calls for spaghetti, elbow noodles, penne, spiral etc – and the least detectable taste change. We like San Zenone (Prairie Harvest) and Arrowhead mills. This is our favourite by far. Kamut is good as well, it’ll go mushy if […]

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Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

I’ve always found roasted vegetables to have the most flavour. Here is an easy roasted cauliflower recipe, that brings the wow factor to the table.

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Mini Cheesecake Recipe

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 crust – as it’s sprinkled on top, since we’re making them upside down! A silicone mini muffin pan is needed. Can be done in a regular mini muffin tin, but they’re trickier to pop out. Easy Mini Cheesecake Recipe – […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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People Puppy Chow Easy Snack Recipe

People Puppy Chow Easy Snack Recipe

People Puppy Chow – Easy Snack Recipe

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

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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Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookie Recipe

Great Grandmas Molasses Crumples – Chewy Ginger Cookie Recipe

Molasses Ginger Cookie Recipe. Remarkably similar to Starbuck’s big chewy moist Ginger Cookies with a bit of a zing. This recipe is considered an heirloom in my friend Julie’s family for generations… Great Grandmas Molasses Crumples – Chewy Ginger Cookie Recipe:

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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 | Chicken Rice and Vegetables

7 Minute Dinner – Rice, Chicken & Veggies Recipe

No more take-out with this recipe, it’s done before you can pick up the phone & order…
7 Minute Dinner Recipe: Rice, Chicken and Veggies…

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Salsa Recipe

Homemade Salsa Recipe

How do I make salsa?
If I gave away a jar to everyone who asked, I could open a manufacturing plant… my friends have to go on a waiting list for this stuff…
Homemade Salsa Recipe…

(Excellent! One of the very best I’ve tried & adapted to my taste)

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garlic dill pickles recipe

Easy Crunchy Dill Pickles Recipe

Crispy, a good robust dill flavour and some complimenting garlic, makes for a good dill pickle in my book, or blog as the case may be… here’s my version, my family uses this one too…

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How to Cook Asparagus - Recipe

How to Cook Asparagus – Recipe

How to cook asparagus?

Here is an ultra easy way: Bake it!

Easy Baked Asparagus Recipe:

ingredients: asparagus & butter (salt for later)

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Pomegranate Salad Recipe

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 will surely impress. It’s fresh, slightly sweet, and oh, so good. Perfect for entertaining, yet such a family favourite, you’ll find yourself making it all the time.

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Seven Layer Taco Casserole Recipe

Seven Layer Taco Casserole Recipe

The perfect Friday night or midweek meal. I’m still amazed at how easy and flavourful this taco casserole recipe is, with very little cleanup.

This hamburger casserole taco recipe is a new family favourite. Even my non-spicy dad liked it. If you like Taco Bell, this should be one to try out.
Seven Layer Taco Casserole Recipe

* 1 lb ground beef
* 1 cup salsa

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hash brown potato casserole potato deluxe

Hash Brown Potato Casserole Recipe

These are great hash brown casserole recipes for the “what to make for dinner?” Question …

Don’t call take-out, save your money… as long as you have a few ingredients on hand – this will be perfect (and it’s delicious to boot!) Known as a dinner dish, it’s also great for breakfast, brunch or lunch too. Hash Brown Potato Casserole Recipe…

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Shake n Bake Recipe Style Oven Fried Chicken

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

Make your own…

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Easy Easy Chicken (Turkey) Tetrizini

Easy Easy Chicken (Turkey) Tetrizini

If you like East Side Mario’s version, you’ll probably like this: Perfect recipe for any chicken or turkey leftovers … as it makes a brand new meal! Easy Easy Chicken Tetrizini For 2 people: 1 clove garlic, minced (or to taste) 1 Tablespoon butter 1 Tablespoon flour 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon salt ¼ t […]

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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: Quick Scalloped Potatoes (no curdling) Bake 350°F; 35 min 2 tablespoons butter 3 cups milk 3 tablespoons flour 6 cups sliced potatoes (2 ½ lb) 2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon melted butter Slices of FullyCooked Ham – enough for 5 […]

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Meatloaf Recipe

Happy Husband Meatloaf Recipe

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

How long do I cook a two pound meatloaf? This recipe is 55-60 min @ 400°F taking out half way to drain fat (if needed) and slice-in-pan -add sauce & return to oven…

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My Mom's Roast Beef

My Mom’s Roast Beef

My mom is the perfecter of roast beef.

She can take any old tough, gnarly thing that looks like its rolled around on the grocery store floor (okay, not really, but you know what I mean) and make it the most tender, juicy piece of roast beef heaven you’ve ever tasted.

So, naturally, I had to learn her seemingly supernatural prowess.

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Talking To Your Food

Talking To Your Food

Some people talk to their plants. My spouse says I talk to the food, while preparing it. Some people think talking to your plants make them healthier and happier plants. Perhaps talking to the food makes it tastier. An Italian friend of mine says he can taste the difference in the sandwich his wife makes […]

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