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Weeknight Easy Turkey Chili

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Why is it called Weeknight Easy Turkey Chili? I classify recipes three ways: Weekend. Weekend Easy and Weeknight Easy. Weekend recipes tend to only be made on Saturdays and Sundays. And then, weekend easy recipes are involved for weeknights, but they still make their way in rotation. But weeknight easy recipes are the ones we eat all the time. These recipes need to be quick. They must be made with ingredients usually have on hand. And they need to be good. Preferably really good. This Weeknight Easy Turkey Chili is all three. It doesn’t matter if you swap an ingredient, add a…

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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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A fan of the plan. The meal plan that is…

Do you plan your meals for the week? There was a time when I shopped almost daily, made what I felt like, ate out on a whim and watched groceries wither and die in the fridge. Nowadays, I find having one less thing to worry about each day is really worth the time spent on Sundays making a plan for the week and shopping all at once. It very much helps to ensure have healthy, hot food on the table each night. I generally plan for each meal to last two nights – either as the same meal or using…

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I would give anything for Pulled Pork right now.

If you’ve ever said this…and what you meant was “I’d give almost $20 to have someone else to all the work so I could just brown some pork, plunk it in my slow cooker, pour some of the most delicious pulled pork sauce $15.99 plus tax can buy over top and have delicious pulled-pork-without-the-work for dinner, this is your post. Next time you’re at the mall, go to Williams Sonoma. Buy this sauce for $15.99. Bring it home. Brown a 2kg pork butt/shoulder. Put it in your slow cooker. Pour the sauce on. Wait what seems like a really long…

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The things we do for love + Random Act

I puréed meat. Enough said. Last go round, I, like most baby food makers I know, waited to introduce meat until the boy could eat little chunks on his own. This time around, she needs the iron and she can’t handle the little chunks yet so I had two choices, buy jarred baby meat or make my own. And as grossed out as I was by making meat mush, for reasons I can’t explain, the jars grossed me out more. I commented on the gross-out factor at Obi’s developmental play group before the holidays and got some tips from a…

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The 12 Treats of Christmas: #8 Peanut Butter Marshmallow Butterscotch Squares

These things need a shorter name. They’re quick to make and don’t hang around long at all. The length of their name is kind of misleading. Though, it does spell out pretty clearly what these guys are. They could also simply call them ‘delicious squares’ and have the same end result. They remind me of my friend Marilyn’s mom, who used to bake these and keep them in the downstairs freezer… the perfect spot for sneaking from. Recipe 1 Cup creamy peanut butter 1/2 Cup butter 2 (6 oz) packages butterscotch chips 1 large package miniature coloured marshmallows Put the…

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The 12 Treats of Christmas: #7 Candy Bar Brownies

Chocolate. Peanut butter. These are my favourite brownies in the world. They don’t have any candy bars in them, but taste very much like a frosted candy bar filling. I had other photos, but this one pretty much sums up my feeling on these. Recipe – I’d love to give credit for these, but my recipe photocopy has been hanging around since about 1999 and has no indication of where it’s from. 1 1/4 Cups finely crushed graham crackers (about 18 crackers) 1/4 Cup sugar 1/4 Cup finely chopped dry-roasted peanuts 1/2 Cup butter (no substitutes) melted 1/4 Cup butter…

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The 12 Treats of Christmas: #6 – Easy Holiday Festive Fudge

Shhh, this is ‘my’ secret fudge recipe. The biggest secret is how little time it takes to make something this delicious. Confession: Though I usually make this with walnuts as per the directions, this year, in an effort to make more ‘nut-free’ goodies, I swapped the walnuts for Chippits Holiday Chips. Pretty good! And very festive. Recipe: (This is a Kraft recipe – One-Bowl Festive Fudge – from the 90’s, but I can’t find it exactly online. There are others that are close…) 10 squares Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate 1 can (330 ml) sweetened condensed milk 1 chopped pecans or walnuts…

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The 12 Treats of Christmas: Santa Magic Bars

Magic Bars are an oldie but a goodie. These combine tart cranberries, sweet coconut, gooey marshmallows and crunchy nuts. Delicious and so easy, Magic Bars are a great choice for baking with kids. You can find the recipe online here. Prep Time: 10 minutes plus baking time Preheat To: 350ºF (180ºC)* Serving: 24 bars Ingredients: 2 cups (500 mL) graham wafer crumbs 3/4 cup (175 mL) butter, melted 1 can (300 mL) Regular or Low Fat Eagle Brand® sweetened condensed milk 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped pecans 3/4 cup (175 mL) white, semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips 1 cup (250…

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