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zucchini greek salad

Zucchini Greek Salad Recipe | Summer Squash

Part of – What to do with 70 zucchinis saga Feel free to double triple quadruple for any event – great side for a BBQ, Family Reunion or Potluck for lots of people! Also a great alternate to pasta salad for the gluten free or low carbers, etc. Zucchini Greek Salad Recipe 3 cups cubed […]

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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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Fragrant Saffron Jewel Rice Fusion

This is a Canadian fusion variation on the traditional saffron jewel rice of the middle east, it dials back the warm spices like cardamom and allspice and adds in vegetables such as grated zucchini or yellow squash. Might add the element of surprise to the “typical potluck/picnic” as it goes well on it’s own for […]

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spelt-chocolate-chip-cookies-recipe

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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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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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Recipe Bars

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

Super easy to make, no fussing, just throw a few ingredients in a pot, stir and then mix. Kids and hubbies like to help make this one.

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Nachos Recipe

Nachos Recipe | Easy Restaurant Quality

This is a super easy nachos recipe, with restaurant quality melted cheese stacked high, ground beef, fresh tomatoes and green onion… mmm… this is how we do it…

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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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Rice-Pudding-Recipe

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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People Puppy Chow Easy Snack Recipe

People Puppy Chow Easy Snack Recipe

People Puppy Chow – Easy Snack Recipe

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Caramel Dip Recipe for Apple Slices

Caramel Dip Recipe for Apple Slices

Caramel Dip Recipe for Apple Slices – I tried it at a party and was lucky enough to get the recipe.

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Wheat Free Brownie Recipe

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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Oatmeal Date Squares Recipe

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 from the bakery! Vegan Recipe (no animal products), Vegetarian, natural bars, using good quality margarine and light spelt flour…

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Oatmeal Date Squares Recipe

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 it to my own taste… Perfect Date Bar Recipe (Date Squares): using real butter…

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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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Raspberry Freeze Frozen Dessert Recipe

Raspberry Freeze Frozen Dessert Recipe

A summer frozen dessert designed for company as it serves 15! Won’t go back to the icecream cake after having this scrumptious mousse style frozen square. Can be made ahead of time and frozen, using either fresh or frozen raspberries. It looks upscale, without all the fuss.

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Mango Spinach Salad Recipe with Poppy Seed Dressing and Toasted Pine Nuts

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 day when really, it’s just throw a few things in a bowl & toss… Now that’s what I call dinner! Add pre-cooked Lillydale Brand roasted chicken slices – it makes an amazing ultra-fast light summer dinner or lunch (thick deli-sliced […]

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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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Best Bean Salad Recipe

Phenominal Bean Salad Recipe – with Fresh Basil

Here’s a phenomenal 3 Bean Salad Recipe
I asked an almost complete stranger for it, as I had it at a party…cause it was too good to let get away… and now we’re friends!

I used both organic and regular beans (black beans mmm…) and it’s great either way.

Three Bean Salad Recipe w/Fresh Basil:
1 can chick peas, well drained & rinsed

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Doritos Taco Salad Recipe

Doritos Taco Salad Recipe

Looking for a taco salad recipe with Doritos? A winner at summer picnics A quick and easy ground beef recipe! Doritos Taco Salad Recipe …

Brown ground beef (approx 1 lb). Cool. Mix with salad mix (salad in a bag – from the grocery store, or make your own), chopped tomatoes, grated cheddar cheese (approx 1 cup), 1/2 bag of crumbled doritos and cover with Kraft Catelina dressing.

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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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pumpkin pie recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This is my mom’s Pumpkin Pie Filling recipe.

She’s used the same one for as long as I can remember. I’m sure she’s tried others, but always came back to this simple, easy and definitely flavourful one. My dad, being the ultimate connoisseur of pumpkin pie (once cutting the whole pie in 4 and himself and each son-in-law having a quarter a piece) likes this one the best.

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