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Food, Leftover Makeovers, Parenting, Why Is It Never Takeout Day?

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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Quick Eats – Easy Skillet Lasagna Veloce

A big theme in our kitchen these days is fast food. Not like ‘can I have some fries with that’ fast food. More ‘I want to cook good eats without spending my day in the kitchen’ fast. So I found a recipe on Pinterest that inspired this skillet Lasagna creation : Lasagna Veloce This one pan Lasagna is made on the stove top in a skillet in about 30 min if you have some sauce handy. So easy. Take some thin meat sauce and spread it in the bottom of a skillet. (I made from scratch but you can always…

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Owl be damned, that’s one sharp logo

As you’ve likely noticed, things got a little better looking around here. My lovely brother-in-law created a little guy for the top of my page. I really like him and hope you do too (my new owl, that is, not my brother-in-law…who I do like very much but don’t necessarily expect you to like, you know, without having met him). I’ve also created a facebook page! Whoa, that’s alot of change for 1 day. If you’re so inclined, head over to that LIKE button —–>> and catch all the Mommydo mumblings. What else happened this weekend? Which became: Which led…

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Awesome has three sides

Especially when all three are pumpkin perfection with 2 kinds of glaze. Oh yes, thanks to Joanne at Inspired Taste I baked up a batch of pretty-close-to-the-mark Starbucks(like) pumpkin scones. Which are my favourite thing to eat. So good. If you want the recipe, you should pop over and visit them. It will be TOTALLY worth it. Oh yeah, and in case you are one of those people who needs to eat dinner before downing a plate of scones, this Chili-Rub pork recipe from Martha Stewart is lovely. Ours looked like this. Bad lighting, but good, good food. melanie

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When bad things happen to good cake.

After posting that I wanted to make something the other day, I decided I needed to start small. I love to bake, needed to entertain the boy and had a fancy cake mix I’d bought on sale at Williams Sonoma. Super! We were gonna make cupcakes but couldn’t find the damned liners, so settled on a 2 layer, 8 and 9 inch cake. Like I said, the mix was snazzy, with confetti in the cake. Perfect for the boy. So we baked it up. Mostly I baked and he whined about when he could eat it. FINALLY it was ready…

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You say Rocket, I say Arugula

I’ve been eating a lot of Arugula lately. For some reason the peppery goodness has moved to the top of the list of (healthy) things I like to eat. I qualify healthy because in a fight to the death in my kitchen, a cupcake will always triumph. Anyhoo, one fabtab way I’ve been cashing in on my Arugula craving is with this pasta dish. It’s fast to make, super delish, and has goat cheese – bonus! You’ll find the recipe from Chatelaine Magazine here, or follow along below. Spicy spaghettini with goat cheese, tomato and artichoke Ingredients 1/2 375 g…

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Feeling Smoothie – My frozen discovery

I’ve been feeling pretty run down. Having a baby that doesn’t sleep, a 3.5 year old, a business, an on-going battle with all the crap in this house. SO I thought maybe adding a boost of nutrition would help turn this frown upside down. Now I need to make an embarrassing admission. I do love a smoothy and I have a superfab blender. But I never make them because we never have ice in the freezer. Currently the reason is bags and bags of expressed milk. Anyhoo. I thought, no ice, no smoothy. But, I am apparently the only one…

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Here’s the Rub: BBQ Rotisserie Chicken Recipe

Literally, here is the rub that made this crazy delicious chicken crazy delish. Seriously, like Busy Mommy says, it’s like grocery store rotisserie chicken only better. And cheaper. And you get to have the smug satisfaction of making something that nobody every makes because it’s just so easy to buy AND making more delicious.   We had these bean and bacon bundles on the side. Green beens. Wrap in bacon. Drizzle a little EVOO and some salt and pepper and these yummy little bundles are good to go onto the grill. So good! So, so good. melanie

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BBQ Ribs: Cookin’ like a golden girl

Mommydo BBQ Ribs recipe

Ok, not quite. But here in Canada, there are a couple of magazines that used to seem like ‘old lady magazines’ to me. Well either I am an old lady or they’ve done some work on catching the mom-with-kids set because they are now my fav’s! One in particular, Chatelaine, set the stage, or the table I suppose, for some delicious eats this weekend. First, we made some ribs – from scratch (well, not the actual meat part) and then we made a magazine recipe/my own imagining warm potato and asparagus salad that was delish. I have mentioned already that…

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