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 ┬áto 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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Ancho Chili Black Bean Refried Beans

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It is going to be a hot week here in Ontario. I dig summertime and hot weather, but this week is going to test even my love of the heat. But really, it is not so much the heat as it is the humidity that bothers me. Already this morning, it feels so sticky outside. Humidity can make it feel …

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Lemon Roasted Asparagus

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The last couple weeks I have slowed down in my post frequency. I guess life got in the way. LOL. It is funny cause I actually have 5 dishes to post with pictures and everything but have not had the opportunity to write up the posts. This weekend should provide a chance for me to get some of these dishes …

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Red Amaranth with Bacon and Onions

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I do a lot of my grocery shopping at a local Asian grocery store. It has great selection of items that are not typically available at standard Canadian supermarkets. Among them are vegetables, namely greens. It is quite interesting to see the greens that are popular in different places around the world. Rapini is a common green in Italy Collard …

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