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Candied Carrots

Candied Carrots Recipe

Candied carrots are a massive family favourite for us. We love the buttery honey glaze with the brown sugar and hint of cinnamon. I also add a tiny bit of cayenne to give a bit of a zip. I made them this time with baby carrots, but I have also used larger standard sized carrots. In that case, I peel …

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Herb and Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Herb and Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Oven roasted potatoes is such a popular side dish! Potatoes in general are so common, probably cause they are so versatile. You can do so many things with them, from mashing, boiling, frying, baking and more. Easily one of my favourite ways to cook potatoes is by roasting them. My favorite way to roast them is by cubing the potatoes and …

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Bacon and Cheddar Smashed Potatoes

Have you ever tried smashed potatoes before? These are something that has been on my ‘to make’ list for months and I finally tried it. Wow! I don’t know why it took so long, but I will tell you plainly that it will not take me this long till I make them again! Smashed potatoes are very simple to make. First, …

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Bacon Cheddar Broccoli Bake

I am always on the lookout for a new side dish. I had a bunch of broccoli in the fridge and wanted to do something more than steaming it. Being a big fan of anything baked with cheese and bacon, I figured turning the broccoli into a gooey cheesy bake with lots of crumbled bacon was a no brainer. Wow …

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Hidden Valley Greek Tzatziki Roasted Vegetables

With the holidays approaching I am always on the lookout for a new side dish. It seems I never have a problem planning what meat will be served, but having a creative and tasty side dish proves to be a greater challenge. Also, I am regularly asked to bring side dishes to holiday parties and having a food blog can …

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Skillet Corn and Chorizo

One of my favourite reasons for August is the corn. Once in season, local corn is available at vegetable stands all over. While I usually just boil the cobs of corn, there are times that I like to mix things up and try a unique recipe with the corn. I love frying up the corn in a cast iron skillet. It …

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Grilled Buffalo Chicken Twice Baked Potatoes

I am a huge fan of twice baked potatoes! The crispy potato skin on the outside holding gooey soft mashed potatoes. The great thing about twice baked potatoes, is that there are so many options to tweak it by adding new and different ingredients. Always welcome, is the classic Bacon and Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes. Bacon is a beautiful thing …

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Grilled Cheddar Bacon Twice Baked Potatoes

During those hot summer months, I try to do as much of the cooking outside as I possible can. Turning on the oven inside can heat up the house and cause the A/C to work extra hard. So, why do it, right? Anyways, it is much better to do the cooking in the backyard. I live on my deck in …

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Cheesy Ranch Brussels Sprout Bake

Gotta love ranch dressing. It is always in in our fridge and I usually keep one or two spare bottles in the pantry as well. Ranch is good for more than just salad and Hidden Valley Ranch asked me to develop a gluten free recipe using their dressing for the #HiddenValleyGFChallenge !! I had some brussels sprouts in the fridge and …

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Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Roasting cauliflower completely transforms this white vegetable. Boiling or steaming cauliflower florets is nice, although the flavour can seem bland. But, throw them in the oven and the cauliflower sweetens and caramelizes as it roasts. There is so much flavour bursting in each floret, that you may never cook them any other way! Curry spices complement the roasted cauliflower very well. …

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