Category Archives: Cooking

Homemade Fruit Roll Treats

Aiming to limit processed “added sugars” doesn't mean we must give up all our favourite treats — DIYing your own homemade versions lets you control the quantities of ingredients. (more…)...
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Maple Syrup Snow Candy

This old fashioned maple syrup snow candy (or sometimes called "Sugar on Snow") is very easy to make and only takes 2 ingredients, snow and maple syrup. It can be made indoors or outdoors. In the Pioneer days it was usually made outdoors after gathering maple syrup that was tapped from the trees in the...
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Great Beans Come from Your Crockpot

Crockpots and slow cookers are great ways to cook beans. Beans are always better when cooked slow so the cookers and beans just naturally go together. Here are some excellent bean recipes for your cooker. Each of these recipes has an ingredient that sets them apart from most recipes of their type. The baked beans...
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Mini Banana-Caramel Pie

Whoever said you can have too many good ingredients in one dish? By combining sweet treats and fresh fruit, you get the best of both worlds: a savoury and yummy dessert. With a cookie-crumb crust and a butterscotch-caramel topping, this banana cream pie offers a twist on a childhood favourite. Read more

Bubble and Squeak. Leftovers Reborn or Made From Scratch

The United Kingdom has some unusual names for foods. We have all heard some of them in movies, if not a cooking show or two. I wondered where some of the names come from, like Bubble and Squeak. I came across this name and it made me curious. Not only why that particular name, but...
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A Dozen Valentine Activities to Make and Do With Your Children

Even though my children don't understand Valentine's Day, they still like to enter into the spirit of things by sending Daddy an anonymous card, or even asking why Daddy hasn't sent Mummy a card! Here are a dozen simple craft and cooking activities that you could make in the lead up to the 14th February,...
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Easiest, Richest Mocha Buttercream Frosting Recipe

This incredibly delicious mocha buttercream frosting makes an ideal companion to chocolate cake or cupcakes. It should be enough to frost and fill a 9-inch, 2-layer cake. You may also enjoy it on chocolate brownies. There are many buttercream frosting recipes, but we like this one that includes egg yolks because of the richer flavor....
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Making and Freezing Stuffed Green Peppers

We grow a lot of green peppers in our garden every summer season. They are inexpensive and you only need a few plants. When I make stuffed peppers, I like to make them in big batches as they freeze well for future meals. Here is my favorite recipe that I make for my family. Read more

5 Quick and Easy Snacks for Game Night

Whether it's football season and your husband invited his buddies over or you simply want to spend watching your favorite sport on TV with friends or family, it's a time that calls for good snacks -something not too light or too heavy. Win or lose, here are easy to make snack recipes that are all...
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