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Lemon Chicken Soup with Orzo – 30 minute meals

mommydo.com || lemon chicken soup with orzo and spinach

It’s soup season! Which means it’s the best time of the year. This Lemon Chicken soup with orzo comes together fast with rotisserie chicken and broth you have on hand (either homemade or store bought).  So, not only is it easy, but it’s also really, really delicious. Like, it’s I’ve never seen anyone eat as much soup good. And it’s there wasn’t any leftover for lunch good. I’m a big soup person if you can’t tell… In fact, it’s probably my favourite food. I like soup for lunch, for dinner and for a late night snack. That means whenever I…

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Mommydo How-To: Maple Bacon Sriracha Popcorn

Super Bowl Sunday Maple Bacon Sriracha Popcorn It’s Superbowl Sunday which means it’s time for some super snacks. Popcorn has been my favourite snack for pretty much my whole life. And I’m always looking for ways to kick it up a notch. What better way than adding a maple bacon twist? I brought the sweet, spicy and salty together in this easy, yummy, maple bacon filled, forget-about-your-diet take on popcorn. It’s surprisingly simple to make. You need bacon, popcorn kernels, maple syrup, Sriracha sauce and a little coarse salt. Have a look! [wpvideo QjPSqQtb]   melanie

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Opa! Lactose-Free Tzatziki Recipe

Lactose-Free Tzatziki Recipe So being lactose intolerant doesn’t just mean no milk or cheese – it pretty much puts an end to anything creamy and delicious until you can find a decent work around. One that has eluded me for years is creating a simple lactose-free tzatziki. I don’t really have time to cheese-cloth drain anything to the right consistency and with no lactose free Greek yogourt available in Canada I was out of luck until… Lactose-free greek yogourt has arrived Finally, Liberté launched Lactose Free Greek Yogourt! I grabbed some on Friday night and yesterday was the first time…

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When the going gets busy, the busy get slow-cookin’

mommydo.com | Melt-in-your-mouth slow cooker ribs | quick and easy and delicious ribs you make in your crockpot

I’ve been crazy busy these past few *gulp* months. I even broke my own smug ‘takeout only once every 2 weeks rule’ last week and had takeout (or takeout leftovers) EVERY NIGHT. So yesterday I hauled out the slow cooker to help pull me out of my ‘too busy to cook, to smug to eat any more takeout’ blues and try the recipe that produced these succulent beauties… Ribs? In a slow cooker? Oh yes I did. The meat was from our local shop Rowe Farms (so good) and the recipe from Food Network magazine. Easy. Seen here with oven…

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Drunken Italian Noodles and a Green Thumb

Mommydo.com | Drunken Italian Noodles |Easy pasta recipe that's perfect for entertaining | uses fresh ingredients | 30 min or less

I just realized I haven’t posted about these noodles. Wha? I can’t believe you could have been eating these for months and instead I’ve been keeping this AMAZING recipe to myself. I feel like a bit of a jerk about that. How good are they? I now have a plant – AN ACTUAL PLANT – so I always have fresh basil to make this specific recipe. So, so good. I’m pulling the recipe from here at The Cozy Apron. If you try them and like them as much as I do – (you know, ‘go out and get the only…

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Meal Plan Follow-Up: Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Tacos

On Sunday, I talked about my new commitment to meal planning. I mentioned this weeks plan had me making Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Tacos from this recipe from Dinner With Julie. Let me tell you, it is both easy and delicious. The meat is so tender and so tasty. Husband couldn’t believe it was a 5-ingredient dish! Took me maybe 10 minutes to get it ready – and that includes pulling the recipe up online and digging out the slow cooker. We made soft-shelled tacos with avocado, cheese (lactose-free for me), salsa and fresh tomato. It’s only as I type…

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What makes you feel like a winner?

For me, these days, it’s trying a new recipe and having it turn out to be as good as the picture looks. For one lucky blog commenter, it’s winning the stamp of their choice! For a little more on the stamp winner, scroll to the bottom of the post. This weekend I tried 2 recipes from Pinterest and BOTH were great. There’s no point in showing my photos since the original posters’ look far more appetizing. I have to say both of these will be part of the regular rotation around here. They def get the MOMMYDO two thumbs up….

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There’s nothing like Ray’s Simple Tomato Soup

There’s nothing like the first whiff of the holiday season to make you miss the ones you’ve lost. And the food they made. Like my dad Ray’s Simple Tomato soup. Today is Starbucks Red Cup day – for me, that’s when the countdown to the holiday season starts in earnest. And, of course, there’s no time I miss my Dad more. This will be the 14th Christmas without him. It’s true what they say, times does heal all wounds. At the same time, it makes the memories richer. Like my memory of a pot of hot soup on the first…

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Leftover Makeover: Chicken Tac-over

So you know that feeling when you’re staring down a tupperware full of leftovers and you decide you just can’t eat that again. I hate that feeling. So I’ve come up with a new post category. Leftover Makeovers. I’m pretty pleased with myself and my ability to take leftovers and turn them into something else. Take today’s ‘creation’. Start with: Leftover grocery store roast chicken Leftover white rice Veggies originally bought for a stir fry but not finished ADD: cheese, avocado, salsa, frozen corn, sour cream and wraps (purchased for pulled pork tacos but never used as the pork was…

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30 Garlic Brisket

I was planning on making my bestie’s Roast Beef Dip sandwiches and called to ask for the 100th time what cut of beef she uses. She told me (eye of round) but then mentioned I should forget about beef dip and make brisket. 30 garlic cloves in one slow cooker brisket. As she is a far better cook than I, rarely do I not heed her advice. So off to get brisket I went. Of course, I used the trusty interweb to find a recipe. And it was DELICIOUS! I found this Better Homes and Gardens recipe on google and…

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