Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

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Thanksgiving came and is now gone just as fast as it came. We had Thanksgiving over at our house this year so I cooked a great big old turkey. I made all kinds of pies which some I have shared with you here and some I will share in the next few days like my great classic pumpkin pie that was a huge hit. My husband even said I spent almost 2 days in the kitchen cooking up a big meal so that it can be enjoyed and done with in about an hour! I know, pretty sad, but the fact of the matter is that I … [Read more...]

Cheddar Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits

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It's been a very busy and stressful week at work and when I get worked up like this, my favorite thing to do is to bake. Baking really relaxes me. What better thing to bake than these delicious cheddar cheese buttermilk biscuits. These biscuits are so tender, flaky, cheesy and they smell heavenly. I had them with my eggplant salad, but you can have them with a cup of coffee so they are perfect for breakfast, or they would be great with some jam or even just plain. I really urge you to try these, … [Read more...]

Parmesan Garlic Roasted Potatoes

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I can't deny that one of my favorite sides are roasted potatoes. I've made roasted potatoes so many different ways,  I just like different spices and flavors, so I'll try and put just about everything on potatoes. To me, roasted potatoes are such a comfort food. So I've made roasted potatoes with garlic sauce before or I've made Parmesan roasted potatoes but I've never combined the two flavors together. Until now! And I need to tell you these potatoes are to die for. They are so goooooood! … [Read more...]

Breakfast Quesadillas

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Before I share with you this amazing recipe for my favorite breakfast quesadillas, I'd like to tell you why breakfast is my favorite meal. There are many many reasons, but here are just a few: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day It can include some of my favorite ingredients like bacon, cheese and eggs It's a great opportunity to get your intake of fruits and veggies It gives you lots of energy to help you overcome your daily challenges Eating breakfast can lower cholesterol … [Read more...]

Grown Up Mac and Cheese

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Sorry my friends. This may not seem fair to you that I post a mac and cheese recipe in the middle of the summer, while you're all in your swimsuits, but I promise you I tried to make this a bit healthier. I did, I really did try. I used whole wheat pasta, I used extra lean ground beef, skim milk and I added green peppers, see I added veggies to this otherwise not so healthy dish. So you see, I did try, I honestly did! And this is why I call this a grown up mac and cheese, because it is a bit … [Read more...]

Mexican Tater Topped Casserole

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I don't make a lot of casseroles usually, mostly because it makes too much food and we don't like to eat leftovers, but I do make exceptions. This is one of them! So just think of this for a moment. Tater tots, cheese, and a ground beef mixture. It screams Mexican food! And it's impossible not to love it. It's true this casserole is irresistible, it's true this casserole is mouth watering, and it's true this casserole is cheesy, spicy, and makes you want to beg for more. That's all I have to … [Read more...]

Baja Spinach Dip

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I know what you're thinking! You love dips! Well that's OK, so do I! Even if you're not a fan of spinach you will love this baja dip. And if you want more heat, well then just throw in some more Frank's hot sauce. This dip is hot, it's gooey, cheesy and most importantly, it's yummy! Isn't that what make an incredibly good dip? I think it is! You can make this in any baking dish you choose, but I have had these small ramekins for a while now and I was just waiting for the perfect … [Read more...]

Balsamic Pork Scallopini Over Creamy Noodles

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When my husband heard I was making noodles again he was very disappointed, but then he saw this dish and how great it looked and he was hooked. He could not stop eating this amazing pork scallopini with these creamy noodles. So trust me, I say, I never steer you wrong. If you don't eat pork this would be just as delicious with chicken breast. So let me tell you a bit about this dish, besides the fact that it's super delicious and we ate the whole thing in one sitting, it was also fairly easy … [Read more...]

Deli Pizza

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Pizza! One of my favorite foods to eat of all time. I am salivating just writing about it. We made this for the first time a couple weeks ago and we loved it so much we had to make it again. And again! The funny thing was, it was a saturday night and we hadn't gone grocery shopping yet. We were hungry and nothing to eat. So our goto food is always pizza, we've been making pizza ever since we learned how to make pizza dough and we never looked back since. Anyhow, we didn't have too many … [Read more...]

Skillet Lasagna

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If you love lasagna but think it's too much work, especially for a weeknight dinner, I have the solution for you. Skillet Lasagna! Tastes exactly the same, but in a lot less time. The ingredients are simple ingredients, you probably have in your fridge and pantry right now and in just 30 minutes you could be enjoying this wonderful lasagna that is to die for. Now I feel I haven't bothered you with a picture of my precious puppy, Mia in a long time so here she is. Gorgeous as ever. Look … [Read more...]

Cheesy Flat Breads

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It's almost middle of April. This morning was a regular Monday morning, hard time waking up. On the weekends I'm out of bed at 6 am, but no, not when it's time for me to go to work. When it's time to go to work, I press that snooze button at least 3 times. As I step outside of the house I couldn't believe my eyes, it was a winter wonderland. It had snowed all night. Remember I said it's almost the middle of April. Yet if you were here in Calgary and looked outside, you'd think it was … [Read more...]

Crepes (Clatite)

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Well this is my favorite dessert ever, probably because as a child I ate this a lot. I've been making these for as long as I can remember.  They are easy to make, and the best part is that you can fill them with anything you like.  My favorite filling is nutella, or just any plain old jam, raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, apricot, whatever you have in your fridge.  I'm making them now because my husband bought this great blueberry Saskatoon jam, and it would be a waste not to make some crepes … [Read more...]