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Taco Casserole

Slow Cooker Taco Casserole – Quick, Easy and Delicious

If there’s one meal that my family loves, it’s tacos. And even though tacos are hailed as being an easy meal choice…well darn, they’re just not. First, there’s preparing the beef. Then the endless task of chopping the vegetables and scooping the sauces begins. And then, finally, kids and adults alike can prepare their tacos. …

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Easy Glazed Maple Mustard Salmon Recipe is Perfect for Summer

I’ve always thought of mustard as a bit of a magical ingredient. Just a small amount turns an ordinary food into something extra special, whether I’m adding classic Heinz Yellow Mustard to a hot dog or putting a half-teaspoon of mustard powder into my egg salad sandwich filling. But my favourite variety of mustard, both …

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spicy baked chicken parmesan. Just four ingredients and thirty minutes to make!

Easy Spicy Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe Makes a Quick Hearty Dinner on a Busy Day

September is always a busy month for our family, but that’s never been more true than it is this year! Putting the boys in a new school in a new city, preparing for a work transfer and a house purchase and, to top it all off, we’re all flying to Ontario in less than a …

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Cod with Butter Egg Sauce

Finnish Salt Poached Cod with Butter Egg Sauce Recipe

When it comes to cooking, salt often plays a great supporting role, but it’s rarely the star of the show. Its ability to enhance and alter flavours by decreasing bitterness while increasing perceptions of sweetness or sourness means that even when you can’t taste it, the food you’re eating is better because salt is there. …

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spaghetti bolognese

Easy Bolognese Sauce in Thirty Minutes with the Breville Fast Slow Pro

If there’s one kitchen appliance I can’t live without, it’s my slow cooker. I don’t use it every week, but when I want a meal that takes no effort and will be enjoyed by everyone, a pot of chili or pulled pork simmered to perfection in the slow cooker is always a hit. The only …

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pico de gallo quinoa fish

Quick and Healthy Pico de Gallo Baked Mexican Fish Recipe for Busy Weekdays

Fall has always been a busy season for my family, and I have to admit that in the past that’s sometimes resulted in my serving a little more convenience food to my boys than I’d like. I love cooking but I often felt like I didn’t have time to create a tasty, home-cooked supper after …

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warm salmon roasted vegetable salad

Warm Salmon and Roasted Vegetable Salad Makes a Quick Healthy Dinner

Fall has always been one of my busiest times of year, but it’s also a time when I want to make sure that my family is eating healthy. And on one of those busy nights when my boys have extra-curricular activities and I’ve had a busy day of work, making a nutritious dinner that we’ll …

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crepes suzette

3 Delicious French Food Recipes Perfect for a Classic Dinner Party

I love to cook and I especially love mastering new cooking styles and techniques from around the world. But, until recently, I’d never really delved into French food recipes. Broil, braise, sauté, flambé…the French cooking techniques seemed a little too intimidating for me! Luckily, that all changed when I took part in Motrin’s Make it …

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red wine spaghetti

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with an Italpasta Red Wine Spaghetti Recipe

Since I love to cook, making a delicious meal for Valentine’s Day is something I really enjoy. And even though I’ll be going out for Valentine’s Day dinner this year, the fact the celebration falls on a weekend means that I can still whip up something delicious and romantic on either Friday or Sunday instead. …

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spinach and lentil vegetable soup

Warm Up This Winter with an Easy Vegetarian Spinach Lentil Vegetable Soup Recipe

If there’s one meal that I absolutely adore, it’s soup. I’m a bit of a soup addict and whether it’s a thick and hearty chowder or a light vegetable-filled broth, I simply can’t get enough of it. There are some varieties of canned soup that I quite enjoy but to really satisfy my craving for …

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pulo mango chili peanut pulled pork

Mango Chili Peanut Pulled Pork Recipe with Pulo Sauces

I love experimenting with different ethnic cuisines when I cook, I’m guessing partly because my mom was born in Finland and made so many traditional Finnish dishes when we were children. When I learned to cook myself, I tried classic French recipes, Chinese dishes, Mexican cooking and any other unique cuisine that interested me. But …

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spaghetti bolognese

Best Bolognese Sauce Recipe with T-fal Jamie Oliver Professional Stainless Steel Cookware

I love cooking and I am always excited to learn something new when it comes to perfecting different dishes. And even though I’ve been cooking since I was eight years old, one of my most important lessons in the kitchen didn’t come until I was an adult. That lesson was this: the right tools make …

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smuckers swiss and prosciutto baguette rounds

Get Creative with Your Cooking with Smucker’s Pairings Quick and Easy Recipes

My boys love Smucker’s jam, so keeping a good supply of it in our house is something that I consider essential. But while Zackary and Benjamin are content eating toast and jam day after day, I like to get a little more creative when I have Smucker’s in the house! That’s why I loved the …

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bick's muskoka breakfast burger

Try One of Three Unique Burger Recipes Inspired by Canadian Provinces

To me, summer means BBQ, and BBQ means burgers, so I spend a lot of the warmer days whipping up different burger creations. I love varying the tasty toppings on my burgers, but one ingredient is always a must for me…Bick’s pickles! There are all kind of different ways of creating a burger success story …

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messy fries on plate

Treat Yourself to this Delicious Messy Fries Recipe with the Philips Airfryer

A few weeks ago I received the Philips Airfryer to review and while I was excited about being able to enjoy crispy fried food without all the fat, I have to admit that I was pretty sceptical it could compare to my traditional deep fryer. Then I heard from readers about how much they loved …

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Welcome Spring with Maple-Balsamic Salmon Fillets and Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salad

The ground is covered in snow and the wind is icy cold, but spring is here and I am going to enjoy it one way or another! One of my favourite things about spring is the food and fortunately, I don’t need to wait for sunshine and warm weather to indulge in fresh spring flavours…even …

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Spoil Your Valentine with an Italian Sausage Borsetti with Bacon and Arugula Recipe

I adore a peaceful and romantic meal on Valentine’s Day as much as anyone else, but creating a delectable dinner takes time and like every parent with young children, I don’t have much time to spare when it comes to dinner preparations. That’s why I love Olivieri pasta and sauces. The products are fresh with …

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Take the Rush Out of Supper with this Easy Club House Bag’n Season Chicken and Root Vegetable Recipe #ItsInTheBagCH

This post is part of the YummyMummyClub.ca and the Club House #ItsInTheBagCH sponsored program. I received compensation as a thank-you for my participation. This post reflects my personal opinion about the information provided by the sponsors. I often think that since I work from home, preparing dinner every day should be easy. I’m in the …

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Delicious Old El Paso Restaurant-Style Grilled Chicken Taco Salad Recipe #YouMexiCAN

Living in a small town all my life, I’ve always known that small town tend to be havens that harbour the most delicious food imaginable. And my own hometown is certainly no exception. From the local butcher shop’s famous beef jerky to the local bakery’s decadent brown butter brownies to the family restaurant’s infamous pizza, …

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Celebrate National Family Dinner Night With This Easy New York Striploin with Garlic Shrimp and Pepper Linguine Recipe-Giveaway

For the ninth year in a row, M&M Meat Shops is encouraging busy families to sit down together for dinner on September 19, 2013 for National Family Dinner Night! Sitting down for dinner is something that families tend to do less and less as our lives get busier, but it really is worth making time …

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Enjoy the Flavour of Hunt’s Tomatoes with David Rocco’s Tomato and Lentil Soup Recipe

I absolutely love cooking with Hunt’s canned tomatoes. They’re inexpensive, don’t spoil and can be used to create a huge variety of delicious recipes. From soups to sauces to side dishes, the possibilities are endless. And every time I cook with Hunt’s canned tomatoes, I’m adding Vitamin C, fibre and potassium to my meal too! …

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Western Mozzarella Meat Loaf Recipe Makes an Easy Winter Dinner from the Freezer

With Christmas just around the corner, our little house is pretty busy as we juggle school, work, extra-curricular activities and holiday preparation. All that hustle and bustle means that I need dinner ideas that are fast and simple to prepare. So what do I do to make dinnertime easy? I turn to the freezer! There …

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It’s Time To Shake Up the Dinner Routine with VH Sauces-Giveaway #VHExcitement

After a long day of school, work and extra-curricular activities, I usually find myself planning supper at the last minute. And that means that I eventually fall into a fairly regular routine of cooking the same few quick and easy supper dishes week after week. Well this year, VH Sauces wants to change that by …

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Kat’s Asiago Spicy Ranch Chicken with Mango Avocado Salsa

There’s no dressing I love more than Hidden Valley Ranch and now there’s even more creamy ranch goodness to love with the introduction of two brand new varieties of Ranch! To celebrate the introduction of new Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch and Hidden Valley Cheesy Ranch, Hidden Valley is hosting an incredible recipe contest with a …

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Cooking up the Saputo Mozzarellissima Mushroom Burger-Win a $50,000 Backyard Makeover in the Saputo a la carte Summer Contest

Summer is here and when you fire up the barbeque this weekend, Saputo want to help you liven things up with a fantastic gourmet barbeque menu featuring delicious Saputo cheeses. And just for picking your favourite recipes, the company is giving Canadians the chance to win a backyard makeover worth $50,000 in the Saputo a …

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ribs and beer holidaymode

Celebrate Summer with Mouth-Watering Dr. Pepper Ribs

Ready for the tastiest, most tender, most finger-licking ribs you’ve ever tasted? You’d better be, because this Dr. Pepper Ribs recipe gives new meaning to the term “sinful.” But despite the devilishly delicious taste, these ribs are actually pretty low on fat and calories. If you try one new recipe this barbeque season, this should …

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Healthy and Simple Appetizers and Entrees with Wholly Guacamole and Salsa-Giveaway

Last year I was introduced to the fabulous Wholly Guacamole and Wholly Salsa products from Fresherized Foods and from my very first bite of Classic Wholly Guacamole on a multigrain tortilla chip I knew I was in love. I am a snacker, but these scrumptious dips and spreads prove that snacking doesn’t have to be …

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