Couscous with Cranberries and Almonds

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If you were to go to Algeria or Morocco, you would quickly discover that couscous in a major part of North African cuisine. Wonderfully light and fluffy, couscous can be used pretty much interchangeably with rice in most recipes. For people not following a gluten free diet, couscous is a great alternative to rice. The preparation and cooking of couscous could not simpler, as ...

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Tex-Mex Roasted Potatoes

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Potatoes are so incredibly versatile and I love making new and simple side dishes with them. Easily one of my favourite ways to cook potatoes is by roasting them. Whether they are whole, in wedges or cubed, roasting potatoes brings out the best in this vegetable. My favorite way to roast them is by cubing the potatoes. Toss the cubes ...

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Mushroom Chop Suey

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This past week I made Chinese food and that always makes me happy. Yesterday I shared one of the dishes that I made which was Sweet and Sour Chicken. Whenever I make Chinese food, I like to make a number of different dishes, similar to ordering take out. There have been times that I have gotten carried away and there ...

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Crock Pot Hash Brown Casserole

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Hash brown casserole has been around for years and it is such an easy side dish that goes well with almost anything. To me, hash brown casserole is total comfort food. I love the creaminess and the cheesiness. Sometimes I add a little extra cheese just because cheese is a wonderful thing! This recipe makes an already easy dish that ...

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Crock Pot Pinto Beans

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Ever since I started using my new Crock Pot, I have been looking for different dishes to try in it. Many of these are meals I make on the stove top and I was eager to see how they turn out in a slow cooker. I do not know why it has taken me so long to use a slow ...

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Red Cabbage and Apples – Crock Pot Recipe

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Recently Crock Pot Canada sent a slow cooker for me  to demo. I have not cooked with a slow cooker much so I was eager to get the Crock Pot and give it a go. I shared my thoughts on the product in a recent post. Today I have another recipe to share with you that is great in the ...

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Mac n Cheese Ramekins

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Ramekins are perfect for individual portions of many different dishes and today I am excited to share my mac n cheese recipe with you. Man n cheese is down home comfort food and it makes you feel all warm and cozy. These little ramekins are ideal for individual servings of mac n cheese. I love the whole experience – I ...

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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There are times when simple is best and that is exactly true when it comes to brussels sprouts. I have had brussels sprout casserole before that is creamy, cheesy and trying its hardest to hide the truth that brussels sprouts are in there. It was ok, but nothing like this recipe. These roasted brussels sprouts are so simple to make ...

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Plank Grilled Brie with Mango Blueberry Jalapeno Salsa

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During the summer, I like to grill anything and everything including meat, veggies, pizza and even dessert. One grilling  technique that has so much versatility is plank grilling. Plank grilling involves placing food on a presoaked wood plank which is then placed on the grill. The grill lid is closed essentially baking the food in the grill. The underside of the plank will begin ...

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Spinach Ricotta Ravioli – a guest post from a long time friend

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So, like I mentioned on my last post, this week is a week of guest posts and I could not be more excited. There is a great collection of recipes and contributors and I am sure you will enjoy each and every post. I number of weeks ago, I posted on Facebook, stating that I was looking for guest posters ...

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