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Edamame Hummus

We love hummus and have made so many different varieties over the years. Normally the hummus is made with chick peas and different other ingredients are added to bring so variation to the flavour of the dip. But, it is possible to make hummus without the chick peas. Edamame beans are super healthy and can actually replace chick peas to …

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Smoked Pizza Bombs

Smoked Meatballs pizza style with pepperoni green olives and mozzarella

Over the years, I have discovered that one of my favourite things to smoke is a meatball. Ground meat lends itself very well to the smoker. Sure a meatball is not as exciting to BBQ as pork butt, brisket or ribs. But, smoked meatballs are super tasty and do take a fraction of the time in the smoker compared to …

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Big Mac Sliders

Big Mac Sliders Little Macs

I must admit that I do enjoy a Big Mac. The beef, cheese, pickles, lettuce all work together great, but there is one signature aspect of this burger. The sauce! My kids are just like any other, and when we are deciding to go out to eat, they are all screaming for McDonalds. They have done that for years. Usually, when …

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Beer and Cheese Chip Dip

Beer and Cheese Chip Dip

Chips are the perfect snack for me. They are great whether I am watching a sports game or movie, playing a board game or hanging out with friends. We always have a few bags in the pantry ready for some snack cravings. Mackie’s Crisps are a brand of potato chips that are made in Scotland. They are a thick cut …

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Peel and Eat Shrimp

How to boil shrimp recipe old bay seasoning

Shrimp boil is one amazing dinner. While a full low country shrimp boil has way more than just shrimp, including potatoes, corn, sausage all as part of the boil, I often boil a pot of just peel and eat shrimp. It is perfect to go alongside a meal and it is also great as an appetizer for a party or just a …

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Chicken Tuscan Calzones

Calzones Stromboli Chicken Tuscan Filling

Calzones, stromboli, pizza pockets, panzerotti – these are all wonderful variations on pizza. Calzones are fabulous little delights of baked pizza dough filled with all sorts of goodness. One of the great things about a calzone is its portability and I have come to love making them. My kids absolutely flip out whenever they come out of the oven. Making calzones …

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Grilled Flank Steak, Watercress and Blackberry Flatbread

Grilled Flank Steak, Watercress and Blackberry Flatbread

During the spring, I love to create meals that have a bright vibrant flavour. Fresh greens are perfect for the spring and summer. So, I am excited for the opportunity to partner with B&W Quality Growers and share a recipe featuring their watercress! B&W Quality Growers is the worlds largest grower of distinctive baby leaves. They grow and ship green …

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Ham and Cheese Sliders

Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders

I buy the 12 pack of dinner rolls all the time. They are so many brands and varieties of these with the King Hawaiian brand being very popular. Most of the time I purchase the pack of rolls sold at Walmart. The kids love them and they are a great bun to have alongside a dinner meal. These packs of dinner …

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Cajun Chicken Wings with Creole Buttermilk Ranch Dip

Most of the time when I make wings, I toss them in a sauce. There are plenty of recipes on this site for different types of chicken wing sauces, including buffalo, honey garlic, sriracha and more. I love both sweet and spicy sauces but sometimes prefer wings that are served dry. Chicken wings done this way stay crispy and are …

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BBQ Brisket and Provolone Nachos

Anytime I use my smoker, I load it up with meat. Inevitably, there are always leftovers. Some I package up and throw in the freezer, while others we eat throughout the week. I had some brisket in the fridge from my last smoking session (for the Super Bowl), and decided to make some nachos with it. Nachos are always a massive …

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