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The BEST Soft Baked Monster Cookies- Gluten Free!
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The BEST Soft Baked Monster Cookies- Gluten Free!
Monster cookies are the ultimate gluten-free treat. These flourless cookies are SO DARN GOOD and easy to make that you’ll always have them in your repertoire! I made mine with red and white M&M’s that were sent to me as a gift from M&M’s for Canada Day, and the best part...
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The Famous Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake
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The Famous Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake
I might have lost a few of you when I titled this The Famous Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake, however I am sure that once you saw the photo, 99% of you knew exactly what this recipe is. It’s that whipped cream and Nabisco Famous chocolate wafer cookie roll, log or cake that ALL of our moms [...
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The Perfect Bellini Recipe
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The Perfect Bellini Recipe
Bellini’s are one of the easiest and most popular summer cocktails out there. A simple combination of delicious Prosecco and peach purée make this one of my favourites for sipping on the deck. I gave this one my own little spin to spruce it up a bit. In your blender, purée 2-3 peaches (with...
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Penne with Vodka Sauce & Italian Sausage
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Penne with Vodka Sauce & Italian Sausage
Let me preface by saying that this penne with vodka sauce is probably Mike’s new favourite pasta. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s THAT good, or because we ate it at 8:30 after skipping lunch and installing the railing on our deck. We were kind of starving at that point! Penne with vodka sauce [...
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Shrimp Fettucine Alfredo
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Shrimp fettucine alfredo is my new favourite pasta. Not only do I get to eat one of my favourite pastas, I make the entire family happy with the meal. My kids love plain fettucine alfredo (though my son gamely tried the shrimp and said, “no thanks” to another helping) and Mike and I get to [̷...
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Pesto Tomato, Egg & Avocado Breakfast Salad
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This Pesto Tomato, Egg & Avocado Breakfast Salad is literally what I’ve been living off of for breakfast lately. It combine everything I love into one bowl – and is such a healthy start to the day it’s incredible. Vegetables, heart healthy oils from not only the avocado but ...
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Visiting Beaver Creek Farms, A Day in the Life of a McCain Potato Farmer
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Visiting Beaver Creek Farms, A Day in the Life of a McCain Potato Farmer
  One lovely spring morning out here on the Canadian Prairies, Mike and I packed up the car for a road trip out to Manitoba. Our goal: visit Beaver Creek Farms, a potato farm in partnership with McCain, during potato planting season to learn about the inner workings of a Canadian potato farm...
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How to Make Spaghetti Aglio E Olio!
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How to Make Spaghetti Aglio E Olio!
One of my favourite pasta dishes is one that isn’t very well known or popular. Spaghetti Aglio E Olio is simply spaghetti pasta tossed in an olive oil and garlic “sauce”, as one might call it. To me, it’s the epitome of comfort food: carbs and garlic. Oh, and when you add some fresh Parmesan [...
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How to Make Poutine Hot Dogs!
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How to Make Poutine Hot Dogs!
I have been waiting MONTHS to make a poutine hotdog! I had to wait until the weather was nice, we needed hotdog roasting weather in order to do it with the kids. There’s nothing better than a warm day and a firepit going to make you feel that summer is finally on it’s way! The […] The post ...
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Happy National Planting Week!
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Happy National Planting Week!
If you weren’t aware, this week is officially National Planting Week, running from June 5th-12th. This is the time to get out there and start planting all of those gorgeous flowers that you will enjoy all summer long. The crazy weather of May is behind us and it’s generally considered safe for us...
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