Recipes

Baked Spaghetti Pie

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  The other day we had M & m over for supper. Big M stands for my cheerful red headed friend and little m. for her pint size little girl. I made spaghetti and meatballs. Actually, I made the meatballs, bread and salad in advance, knowing that everybody will be hungry after a long day at work and daycare. All […]

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Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

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  This soup is a square meal in a bowl. You should really make this soup. It made my babies practically lick their bowls and my husband pledge his eternal love forever more. OK, so I invented that one, but my kids DID devour their portions. Another reason you should make this soup? It is a proud participant in my ever […]

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Tangy Tuna Pasta

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  Were you ever let down by one of these “quick” recipes claiming  to use everyday pantry staples only to discover that Mr. (or Ms.) smarty pantry is calling for a pint of cherry tomatoes, crisp farmers market Arugula and some fancy Italian cheese you can’t even pronounce? Honestly, If I had a these goodies on hand […]

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Salmon Cakes

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    Crab or fish patties are always reffered to as cakes. I never understood why, but here is my version of these old standbys. Cakes or not, these are delicious, quick and easy to make and relatively economical too. I did fry them, contrary to my usual “no frying” motto but the result is worth it. […]

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Home made Ricotta style cheese

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  If I would have known how easy this is to make, I would have made my own Ricotta cheese years ago instead of weekly harassing my grocer to get me some. Seriously, it’s no hassle whatsoever. This cheese was made from a liter of 10% coffee cream that was about to pass date in my […]

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Gefilte Fish Loaf

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I initially hesitated naming this dish Gefilte fish which literally means “stuffed fish”. Traditionally made from ground carp or pike (or White fish), the seasoned fish ball is stuffed back into the fish’s skin, then cooked and served cut in pretty slices. VERY labour intensive. Jewish matriarchs had live carps swimming in the tub on holiday eve’s, pots and pans were filled […]

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Over night egg casserole

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6:45 pm Saturday night. I turn to my husband and ask “didn’t we invite K and C for brunch tomorrow morning”? “yes, what of it “? answers he,  seeing no reason to fret over the fact that we  indeed invited people to share our table tomorrow morning, our humble abode is in a complete disarray, […]

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Fluffy whole wheat vegan pancakes

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  I am not vegan. But that does not mean that I cannot appreciate a good pancake when I sink my teeth into one. This recipe was inspired by my good friend T. She is vegan. She also happens to be tall, blond, slim and witty. Who knows, maybe eating more vegan would shake some […]

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Easy vegetable coconut curry soup

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  Feel like something different tonight? try this soup. It really lives up to its name. It’s easy, it’s curried, it has coconut milk goodness in it and you can use up almost any vegetable you happen to neglect in the back of your fridge. I always have root vegetables such as carrots, onions, potatoes […]

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Morrocan inspired meatballs with tomatoes, olives and lemon

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My husband asked for some meatloaf. Good old meatloaf. The baby was napping and the meat was on the counter. All I had to do was assemble one of the easiest dishes known to mankind and then drink my coffee in peace. Almost too easy. Too easy. Boring. I just couldn’t do it. My palate […]

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