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Chicken Posole (Soup)

This recipe for Chicken Posole comes from a grocery store that was demonstrating how to make it with ingredients sold in the store (of course), and unlike many of these samplings I’ve had, it was surprisingly good.  So good, in...

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Pumpkin Rolls

Today’s post is courtesy of Beyond Kimchee, taken from a 2012 post.  These pumpkin rolls are just so cute!  And if you don’t feel like making your own rolls, you could do the same with pre-made cook and serve rolls....

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Chewy Coconut Cookies

I’ve been on a coconut kick lately, and I finally made a recipe that I’ve been wanting to try for a long time.  These coconut cookies are a simple drop cookie.  As easy as it gets.  You don’t even need...

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123 Pizza Dough

Quick, easy, and so delish!  This dough is my go-to for when I want to make pizza for just Steve and me, and maybe one friend.  It is just as easy doing it by hand as with the mixer.  Rises...

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Gingerbread Spice Cake with Caramel Apple Sauce

This cake brings all of the flavours of your favourite gingerbread cookie to a cake. Darker and spicier than a typical spice cake, something about this cake reminds me of home. Maybe because my Mom loved these spices and used...

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Lemon Mint Water

Water.  It’s something we all need to drink more of.  Our bodies are mostly water.  We will die without water, far earlier than we will die without food.  And yet, the thought of downing 6 to 8 cups of water...

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Asparagus White Pizza

Pizza is one of those things that almost everyone likes. Red sauce is the most common, but I have had wonderful pizzas using olive oil instead of red sauce, and using Alfredo sauce instead of tomato sauce. White pizza is...

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Almond Ricotta Cheesecake

What? A cheesecake made without cream cheese? What’s up with that? Well, it turns out that ricotta cheese has less fat than the more traditional (for us) cream cheese. Many people, especially if they are of Italian descent, have only...

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Fresh Mushroom Soup

Home made soup always tastes so much better than canned. Thick, with a rich mushroom flavor, the mushroom lovers will really go crazy for this soup. Buy a 454g package (1 lb) of sliced mushrooms at a big box store when they are cheap. The rest is easy.

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Chewy Granola Bars

These granola bars taste so much better than any that I’ve bought.  They are made of healthy whole ingredients combined simply and cooked just long enough for them to hold together. I love the flavour combination of honey and cinnamon,and with that little bit...

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Almond Graham Crumb Crust

I love the taste of toasted almonds in a crust.  It could be used with anything that calls for a graham crumb crust.  I especially like this crust when I am making almond flavoured cheesecake, or ricotta cheesecake flavoured with...

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

It was my daughter’s birthday this past week, and she asked for lemon poppy seed cake with fresh raspberries.  Not lemon pound cake, but lemon cake.  She said I’d make it once before for her, and she would like the...

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Raspberry Sauce (Coulis)

This sauce is both tart and sweet, just like raspberries are.  It’s easily made from fresh raspberries, or you can use frozen if you can’t find fresh.  It’s a nice change to top slices of pound cake or cheese cake,...

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Hot Fudge Sauce

The perfect blend of melting the ice-cream warmth, and sticking to the ice-cream thickness.  Once you have some of this chocolaty goodness in your fridge, it takes only a minute to microwave it to the perfect warmth and consistency.  Yummmmm!...

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Grown-Up Mac & Cheese

Grown-Up Mac & Cheese Old fashioned comfort food, but fancied up a bit for adults. Don’t worry, kids like it too! Serves 4 (as a meal) or 6 (as a side) Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked macaroni, cooked 2 – 3...

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Sweet Potato Supreme

Sweet Potato Supreme The flavour of candied sweet potatoes but in a make-ahead dish!  The potatoes are mashed, then topped with butter, brown sugar and pecans. Perfect for Christmas and Thanksgiving. It makes a pretty presentation too, and could also be...

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Toffee Cornflake Cookies

Toffee Cornflake Cookies Toffee and cornflakes go so well together. This unbaked cookie is quick and easy to make. A little sticky, but oh, so good! Makes 2 ½ – 3 dozen cookies Ingredients: 30 Caramels (9 ½ oz) (269g)...

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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Little cups of peanut butter cookie, wrapped around a mini peanut butter cup, these are so yummy.  These cookies are some of the first to disappear from the Christmas tray!    Start by creaming the margarine, peanut butter and sugars...

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Toffee Tarts

Toffee Tarts Sweet creamy little tarts with flavours of caramel and chocolate. These are like Turtle Tarts but without the pecan. Safe for those with nut sensitivities. Kids love these! Makes a 36 mini tarts Ingredients: 36 mini tart shells...

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Turtle Tarts

Turtle Tarts Sweet creamy little tarts with flavours of caramel and chocolate, and topped off with a pecan half. Everyone likes these! Makes a 36 mini tarts Ingredients: 36 mini tart shells (two boxes of 18, in the frozen food...

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Bacon Pecan Brittle

Bacon Pecan Brittle Crunchy, salty and sweet, this Bacon Pecan Brittle is addictive, and is an ideal holiday treat. Ingredients 1 package (375 g) bacon, chopped 1 Cup granulated white sugar 1 Cup dark brown sugar 1 Cup corn syrup...

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Roasted Tomato Vegetable Soup

Roasted Tomato and Vegetable Soup This is something like cream of tomato soup, only ten times better. Roasting the vegetables in the oven first caramelizes their sugars, and gives them a richer, almost sweet taste. Make this when tomatoes are...

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Margarita Pizza Appetizers

Margarita Pizza Appetizers  I had this dish in a little bistro in Vero Beach, Florida that had live jazz on Sunday nights. It’s an easy to re-create recipe that is both unusual and delicious. As long as you can find...

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins This is my daughter Chrissy’s recipe for banana muffins – some of the best I’ve ever had. Kids and adults both love the addition of chocolate chips. Just as good made as a loaf, and perfect...

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Salmon with Brown Sugar, Ginger & Garlic Glaze

Brown Sugar, Ginger and Garlic Glazed Salmon One of our favorite ways to prepare salmon. servings: Makes 3-4 servings Ingredients 2 Tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp butter 1 Tbsp soy sauce 2 Tbsp dijon mustard 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 tsp grated...

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Everyday Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a familiar comfort breakfast food for most of us.  And, it’s good for you too, because the soluble fibre in oatmeal helps to lower cholesterol.  With the addition of raisins and nuts and served with a bit of milk,...

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Easter Bread

Rich and flakey from the eggs and butter, and flavored with brown sugar and orange, it is a traditional bread for Easter, but is good any time of the year. Delicious served with sweetened cream cheese (Pashka).

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Easy White Pizza

Easy White Pizza This is an easy pizza recipe using pre-made ingredients. I have used chicken, jarred or canned artichokes, and fresh mushrooms, but you could put on any of your favorite delicate flavoured ingredients. I promise you will be...