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Taco Chicken

I seem to get motivated about once every month to do a whole bunch of stuff around the house. Suddenly all the mess and dirt get to me and I get to work cleaning it up. It always seems to happen at night too, which is quite inconvenient as I really should be going to bed. Anyone with me, or is it just my problem? That burst of motivation just  ...

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Black Bean Soup

This recipe comes along with a funny story. In all the time I took off from writing on the blog, it was still on my mind and I was still jotting down recipes I came up with. I was looking through my notebook and saw this one. No title, but it had directions so I thought I’d try it out again. I could tell it was a soup but it seemed a bit of an  ...

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Meatball Sub Casserole

I happen to really like this casserole! I guess I better like it if I’m sharing it with you! The funny thing is, as a kid, I would have hated it. Completely and utterly hated it. It has to do with the fact that I abhorred tomato sauce. I didn’t even want to look at tomato sauce. Every time we had pasta, my mom would make me a simple white  ...

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Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana Ice Cream Cake

Let me tell you about my experience with ice cream cake. Well, I don’t really have any except for the one I remember my sister making for her own birthday. All I remember about it was she did a ton of different layers of deliciousness.Remembering it was delicious and knowing my father-in-law loves ice cream, I decided I would make one for his  ...

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Sweet Potato and Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

This is one of my favourite casserole recipes. I use it all the time, especially when I want to bring a meal to someone in need. I realize not everyone loves sweet potatoes but I take the chance. The combination of the sweet from the sweet potatoes and the salty and savoury flavours from the meat mixture just sing in my mouth. I think the  ...

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Blondie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Mmmmmm. I have to start with that. These are just so yummy. In fact, while eating one after dinner the other night, hubby says, “You have to make these again soon”. Ummm, they’re not even gone and I’m getting a request for more! It all started with the blondie recipe 6 or so years ago and I pulled it out again after a long time to give to  ...

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Dad’s Famous Pizza Dough

Pizza! I love pizza! I confidently can say that it is my favourite food. There are so many variations, so many flavours that it can hold. How could you go wrong with it?! I could likely eat it every day… maybe not the same kind but as I said, there are so many options for toppings and the flavour combinations you can explore seem endless!  ...

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Italian Sausage and Vegetable Pasta Bake

I like easy meals. As much as I enjoy cooking, convenience is still high on my priority list, at least most days. Before maternity leave, I had to make dinner after getting home from work… work where I cooked most days… some days all day. I also have this thing about having dinner ready before hubby gets home from work. It’s totally  ...

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