Reinventing Barbecue leftovers

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In our corner of the globe, it is barbecue season! The minute the sun sticks around long enough to melt the snow and make snowsuits optional, you will find my husband outside, scraping ice off the grill. Since it is now officially warm (I can hear my middle-eastern friends choking in the background) outside, I […]

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Easy Whole Wheat Bread 2.0

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Just wanted to give you an update about what’s really important in life and no, global warming isn’t it. I am proud to announce that with the help of a fellow blogger, I managed to make my Easy whole wheat bread even better, with no extra effort at all. The other day I made cooking for […]

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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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I’m a sucker for him

Our relationship is not what you may call fair. You can be sure that I am the one putting in all the effort. I cook for him, I clean his cloths. I comfort him when he has a bad day and am always the one to come up with new things to do together. He never […]

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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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We have a life

You guessed it. This nearly two weeks long silence was due to  yet another family travel. We are crazy like that. Actually, the FAMILY was not supposed to travel anywhere. My hardworking husband, which remains a geek reguardless of how great  he looks in his jeans, was sent to the big city for a week long business […]

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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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