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  • German rouladen

    This is a classic holiday dish in our house, from my husband’s German upbringing. German rouladen 1/2 pounds pre-cut rouladen beef or flank steak 1/2 pound thick sliced bacon 1 jar dill pickle slices Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons of butter 2 1/2 cups beef stock I like to buy the rouladen meat pre-cut at my […]

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  • Crockpot holiday feasts

    I took over the Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals at least a decade ago. Over the past ten years, I’ve refined my menu, recipes and prep to allow me to put together a mouth-watering feast with less than an hour’s worth of work the day of the event. Seriously. I get up, toss the turkey […]

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  • Oreo chocolate cream cheese cake

    I can’t stop making cakes. Specifically, I can’t stop making Brown Eyed Baker cakes. So far I’ve made the Chocolate peanut butter cup cake and the Salted caramel apple spice cake. Both were awesome, though I loved the salted caramel one just a little more. A friend posted on Facebook that she was craving cake […]

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  • Cheezy vegan basil pizza

    I threw together this yummy pizza for the @YYCPizzaWeek blogger challenge. I love homemade pizza and fresh basil! Pre-made pizza dough 2¬†Tblsp¬†vegan cream cheese Half a can of roasted tomatoes Thinly sliced red onion Fresh basil 1 cup vegan mozzarella Olive oil Sea salt pepper Roll out pre-made pizza dough and lay on a oil […]

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  • Sun and Salsa

    I love salsa, fresh or homemade jarred. It’s a very forgiving item to can, with no pectin to fret about and no setting necessary. This means I never make it the same way twice – each batch might have a different combination of tomatoes, peppers and vinegars. My go to base looks like this, but […]

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  • Perfectly imperfect pakoras

    One of my favourite dishes at my local Indian restaurant’s buffet is their crispy pakoras. I always assumed pakoras would be challenging to make, but I’m hosting an Indian dinner party soon and decided to spend an afternoon trying my hand at making these fried veggie bundles. I’m kicking myself for waiting so long to […]

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  • Girl Guide Magic Bars

    Mint chocolate Girl Guide cookie hello dolly squares

    I think I can officially talk about fall now that back to school shopping is well under way. I love fall because my favourite cookie in the world becomes available by the case – Mint Chocolate Girl Guide cookies. Last year I bought my usual two cases, and had about half a case left when disaster […]

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  • Nova Scotia hodge podge

    Hodge podge is a distinctly Maritime veggie dish, made from simple ingredients cooked, well, simply. No exact measurements here – just throw in what you’ve bought (or grown) in order of longest cooking to shortest, and top with cream, butter and a few seasonings. We never eat it on the first day – it’s always […]