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Red Cabbage and Apples – Crock Pot Recipe

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

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

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

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

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

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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Lemon Roasted Potatoes – Greek Style

Today is the start of kilometre club at the kid’s school. It is a big day in the life of the school and all three of my kids were up and excited to go before 6am – YIKES! Kilometre club is a program that the physical education teacher at our school initiated to get students active and running. Each morning …

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Mexican Pinto Beans

Mexican food makes a frequent appearance in our home. At least twice a month we have some form of Mexican cuisine and the other night we had chicken and steak fajitas. I like steak and the rest of the clan prefer chicken. Whether we are having tacos, fajita, tostadas or chimichangas, I always like to have one or two sides …

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Chana Masala – Chickpea Curry

I was shopping in my local Walmart, walking through the local produce section when I spotted something that caused me to have a double-take. In the fresh herb section there were large bunches of fresh curry leaves. I have NEVER seen them before in Walmart. I buy curry leaves often but usually at a great little market called Bombay Bazaar …

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Syracuse Salt Potatoes

I love learning about regional culinary dishes that I have never heard of. I live in Canada and am continually amazed at the many different food traditions from various regions of the United States. Here are just a few: Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches Chicago Deep Dish Pizza New Orleans Cajun cuisine Memphis BBQ Tex Mex This just barely scratches the …

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