Archive | December, 2008

31 December 2008 ~ 2 Comments

Mandarine Orange Cake Recipe

Yet another *simple* and *yummy* recipe!  This cake literally takes minutes to make, is light, sweet and delicious! Perfect in a nick of time for unexpected company! Mandarine Orange Cake 1 Cup White Sugar 1 Cup White Flour 1 tsp Baking Soda 1 tsp Salt 1 Egg 1 Can Mandarine Oranges with liquid 2 TBSP […]

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30 December 2008 ~ 1 Comment


As I write this post, I am baking my first ever loaf of bread in a bread-maker! It smells great in here! My parents and In-laws have both had one of these small appliances for years, and used it regularly, but I have just recently gotten around to buying one, and today, she sets sail […]

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28 December 2008 ~ 2 Comments

Easy Recipes for Kids

Image by CC Chapman via Flickr If your children are anything like mine, they will love being your little helper in the kitchen.  I wanted to share a few more really easy recipes children will love to help make and eat! Marbled Fudge 1 (12 oz.) package semi-sweet chocolate 1 (12 oz.) package butterscotch chips […]

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28 December 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Beef Stroganoff 1 ½ pounds round steak, cut in ¼ inch strips 2 tablespoons dry onion soup mix 1 can sliced mushrooms 1 cup sour cream Brown steak strips in skillet.  Add soup mix and mushrooms with liquid.  Heat until boiling.  Slowly add sour cream and cook until thoroughly heated, about 2 minutes.  Serve on […]

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27 December 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Easy Crockpot Satay Chicken Recipe

Image via Wikipedia Crockpot Satay Chicken 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup orange juice 3 tablespoons soya sauce 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger dash of pepper 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder/or 3 cloves fresh, minced garlic 1/4 cup chicken stock Combine all ingredients in crock pot, set to […]

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26 December 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Easy Turkey Gumbo Recipe

Wondering what to do with all your left-over Christmas turkey? Well, this actually uses turkey sausage, but I suppose any turkey meat would work just fine. In case you’re wondering, a gumbo is something between a soup and a stew, and very yummy! Easy Turkey Gumbo Recipe 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil 1 Pound Turkey Sausages, […]

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21 December 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Easy Layered Casserole Recipe

There are so many variations on this casserole, I bet you’ll have everything you need in your house *right now* to make this for tonight’s dinner! I will list the most common ingredients that I have used, and then a few substitution ideas as well (in case you’re stuck in a cooking rut) You can […]

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20 December 2008 ~ 2 Comments

Silicone Bakeware

Silicone bake ware rocks! There, I said it! It really, really does! I’ve been using mine for about 3 years now (having bought my first set when the trend just began to hit the big stores) and I have never looked back. Why you ask, is silicone the way to bake? Well, allow me to […]

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15 December 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Mango Bean Salad Recipe

The Farmer’s Market here in Guelph is great!  I try to go every week, often early in the morning to buy fresh local meat, cheese, fruits and vegetables, bread and the odd treat from the Mennonite Bakery or the Greek Cinnamon Bun “Guy” His perogies (tonight’s dinner) are also fab, but that’s another post all […]

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13 December 2008 ~ 5 Comments

Thimble Cookies Recipe

Once again, another *easy* Christmas Recipe for cute little cookies, that you’ll make in minutes!  They add colour to any Christmas Cookie Tray! Traditionally called “Thimble Cookies” as the imprint on the top was made using a sewing thimble…but you can also just use your thumb or finger – easier to clean up and not […]

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