Easy, Delicious Baby Back Pork Ribs

(I remembered to take a photo before I popped the ribs in the oven, but forgot afterwords. Thus, this photo from TheBittenWord on Flickr.) Our friends, Jenny and Steve, introduced us to this easy way of cooking delicious pork baby back ribs. My husband and I love...

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Homemade Apple Pie

I use Tenderflake for the pastry, using 25% wholewheat flour and 75% all-purpose flour. I find this adds a bit of goodness (whole wheat) to the pie while not impacting the flakiness of the crust. The Tenderflake recipe gives me 3 double (top and bottom) pie shells and...

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Nanaimo Bars

My mother-in-law's recipe for Nanaimo Bars. Easy to pull together and delicious. A Christmas favorite! Ingredients for Nanaimo Bars Nanaimo Bars Base - 1/2 cup (125 ml) butter 1/4 cup (60 ml) white sugar 1/4 cup (60 ml) cocoa 1 egg 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla 2 cups (500 ml)...

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Sweet and Sour Pork

Preparing Sweet and Sour Pork is easy and the results of the recipe are delicious! Ingredients: 2 tbsp (30 ml) grapeseed or vegetable oil 2 to 4 pork chops, or a pork tenderloin roast sliced into thickness desired or into stew size chunks garlic powder, to taste...

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Veggie Lo Mein

My sister Linda introduced me to this Lo Mein dish, and my husband and I love it! The base for the recipe comes from No-Pain Lo Mein by Rachel Ray ... and, of course, I've  made it my own. See below. I've made both Kung Pao Chicken and rice, as well as Sweet and Sour...

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Rhubarb Coffee Cake

A delicious and easy to make Coffee Cake for those who enjoy rhubarb. Ingredients for Rhubarb Coffee Cake 1.5 cups (375 ml) flour (white, whole wheat) | Optional: replace  1 tablespoon of flour with 1 tablespoon (15 ml) ground flax seed 2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder 1...

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Easy Kung Pao Chicken

My sister-in-law, Laura, made Kung Pao Chicken for my father-in-law's birthday dinner. She pointed me to an AllRecipes.com Kung Pao Chicken recipe and from there I created my own rendition of Kung Pao Chicken - and it is delicious! Served with your favourite rice,...

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Pesto Chicken Quesadillas

This Pesto Chicken Quesadilla recipe is inspired by the Cactus Club restaurant. A friend took me there for lunch a few weeks back and we shared a salad and their Pesto Chicken Quesadilla with yam fries. YUM!! Afterwards, I was determined to recreate Quesadilla recipe...

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Cajun Chicken Pesto Pasta

This is delicious and easy to prepare cajun chicken and pesto pasta recipe! Flavourful and pretty straightforward to prepare - who would have thought cajun and pesto would go together!! A great dish to make the night after you’ve had a Cajun Caesar Salad --- or the...

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Lemon Cheesecake (Lime works too!)

This is a relatively simple cheesecake recipe - an old one with a bit of a new face (April 2011). I’ve made a few changes to make this even better. I thought it was good before but now it is unbelievably good. Truly!! It has a creamy, light, flavourful and delicious...

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Cajun Chicken Caesar Salad

This is a quick and delicious dinner salad, or lunch. Be prepared to use breath mints after eating and for the next day. There is a lot of flavourful garlic in the dressing. This recipe was made for 2 people only but there is enough dressing to make it for 6 people....

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Cranberry Maple Baked Chicken

A spicy flavourful chicken dish.  So simple to prepare. The cooking sauce will also work for roasting a whole chicken or pork roast. INGREDIENTS - 2 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts kosher or sea salt, to taste black pepper, to taste Cooking Sauce - 1 cup (250 ml)...

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Pesto Pasta Garlic Chicken

The other evening my husband had a craving for pasta. With two chicken breasts thawed, and a desire to do something 'EASY!' I whipped up this pasta chicken recipe. It  was delicious!! According to my husband ... and me too. And bonus, there was enough left over for...

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Yummy Mac & Cheese

This dish is more a winter one than a summer one but I pulled it together at the last minute on a busy day. I happened to have cooked ground beef on hand (cooked in the crock pot the day before) and some leftover cooked macaroni noodles in the freezer. I cooked up...

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Fruit Crisp

A favorite of mine! The first night it’s dessert, the rest of the week, because of the good stuff in it (oatmeal, fruit, nuts), it works for breakfast. TOPPING INGREDIENTS - 1 cup (250 ml) flour (spelt, regular, whole wheat or a combination)        1 1/2 cups (375 ml)...

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Curry Chicken

My mom introduced me to curry chicken years ago. This recipe is delicious served over a bed of rice! Easy to make and very flavorful . We enjoy it for two dinners and its even better on day 2. INGREDIENTS - 2 chicken breasts, skinless, boneless, cut into chunks 1...

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Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

This is one of my favorite chili recipes. It is a flavorful, hearty and vegetarian dish that even meat lovers enjoy.   INGREDIENTS - 4 sweet potatoes, skin on 1/2 cup (125 ml) onion, diced 2 tbsp (30 ml) grapeseed or olive oil 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1/2 cup (125 ml)...

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Bow Tie Pasta With Chicken

My thanks to Evelyn Trites from Ontario who suggested the ingredients for this bow tie pasta with chicken recipe. It is easy to make, fast and delicious!! (Thanks Eveylyn!!) INGREDIENTS - bow tie pasta (or other favourite) 2+ tbsp (30+ ml) olive oil 2+ tsp (10+ ml)...

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Shepherd’s Pie

One of my favorites - Shepherd's Pie (Mom style). It remind me of my Mom when we have it for dinner.  This is her recipe. Ingredients for Shepherd's Pie 4 lbs (1.8 kg) extra lean ground beef 4 - 6 tbsp (60 - 90 ml)  Lipton's French Onion (dry) Soup mix (or season with...

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Beef (or Turkey) Enchiladas

These enchiladas are very tasty and freeze nicely. This recipe was inspired by one given to me by Patricia Thompson more than 20 years ago. Ingredients - 1 lb (454 g) extra lean ground beef or turkey 1 cup (250 ml) diced celery 1 cup (250 ml) diced onion 3 garlic...

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Mexican Chicken Lasagna

A delicious main course lasagna recipe for a larger group - and it’s relatively quick to pull together. Just add a salad and you are good to go. The recipe is inspired by one from ‘Savor the Flavor of Oregon’ (a great cookbook!!). I’ve changed it - what else is new -...

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Chicken Veggie Stir Fry

This chicken and veggie stir fry dish provides a great way to use up excess or 'need to be used' vegetables in your crisper. Tasty, healthy and can be prepared without a lot of fuss. Ingredients - 2 tbsp (30 ml) grapeseed or vegetable oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2...

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