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Teriyaki Beef with Roasted Vegetables Recipe

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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Crabby Joes Review

Crabby Joe’s Review

Crabby Joe’s Review: It was decent, the ambiance was sports bar like but for $25 per person +Tax & Tip, and a pre-prepared non-fresh taste plus nothing gluten free & dairy for the hubby (other than salad or steak, or other things that weren’t of interest) it wasn’t anything to go back for. Cashew Chicken […]

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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 pot luck recipes summer bbq

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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Presidents Choice PC Brussels Sprouts

Review: Presidents Choice PC Baby Brussels Sprouts Frozen

I was pleasantly surprised by these Presidents Choice PC Small Sweet Peas. Needing a quick side to an evening meal I tossed these into the grocery cart (along with the PC small sweet peas and a bag or two of Asian vegetables), threw them in a pot when I got home and voila they were done, lovely and delicious. Because of their delicate size they cook up in a snap. Usually I only buy fresh Brussels Sprouts- but after trying these, they’re a new favourite.

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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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declutter memorabilia and stuff

Declutter Memorabilia and Stuff

One of the ways to get organized, be organized and declutter (clearing clutter) is to deal with collectibles and items associated with memories.

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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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Lemon Squeezer Citrus Press Oranges Limes

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 and oranges. Not only does it look good – made of sturdy aluminum coated with a white epoxy coating – it worked amazing in our tests.

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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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baking-powder

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

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

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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waffles recipe

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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Life Organization Help

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. Organizing is a single step, and the rest are just a series of small steps all sewn together to create the final product.

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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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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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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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Peanut Butter Fudge (Fluff) Recipe

Peanut Butter Fudge (Fluff) Recipe

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

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How To Cook Fish

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 Bar

Mackintosh Toffee Bars – They’re Back!

MacIntosh Toffee Bars have been discontinued, but lets start a campaign to bring them back! Substitution: 1 MacIntosh Toffee bar = …

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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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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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Stuffing Stove Top Dressing Recipe

Stuffing, Dressing Recipe, Homemade Stove Top

This awesome old fashioned, yet easy dressing recipe is for both inside the bird and stove top. The choice is yours.

It can be made fresh, or made ahead, frozen, and pulled out for use whenever the mood strikes, for any meat, pork, chicken, turkey… even to add a little something to chicken pot pie.

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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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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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Rustic Farmhouse Spelt Bread Recipe – Can use with bread machine

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

awesome with a nice thick potato leek soup on a rainy day.
Farmhouse Spelt Bread Recipe:

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Bread and Butter Pickles Recipe

Homemade Bread and Butter Pickles Recipe

Bread & Butter Pickles Recipe (Absolutely Fabulous)

these go well with any meat or fish, you’re tuna sandwich won’t go without ever again…

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vanilla pudding recipe with bananas

Easy Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe – Banana Optional

This is great when just when you think you have “nothing in the house” and voila! Pudding! Perfect recipe when unexpected company drops by…

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Homemade English Tea Biscuit Recipe

If you miss those old fashioned tea biscuits nicely puffed bits of warm fluffy delight with some jam or maple syrup then this is for you … similar to Tim Horton’s if using white flour and real butter… (we do have a wheat & dairy free version too)

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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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