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Birthday Parties, I made it from Pinterest, Parenting

I learned something about my little guy.

The boy isn’t a big party guy, despite my pulling out all the stops this past weekend. Like, spent the whole party saying “I want to go home!” I’m working on a post about the party, my new lens and other goodness, but in the meantime, that there is the grumpy guest of honour. I got this superfab idea and template for the sign here at 733blog.com. melanie

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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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Do you have a bread machine?

If you do, you need this book: The Artisan Bread Machine by Judith Fertig It is DEF a MOMMYDO favourite. If you have the machine, but not the book, try this simple but delicious white bread recipe from page 24. Blue Ribbon Bread Machine Bread – 2LB loaf 8tsp granulated sugar 1 1/2tsp instant or bread machine yeast 1 1/3 cups water 1/3 cup vegetable oil 4 cups flour 2 tsp salt 1. Add sugar, yeast and water to the bread pan. Let stand for 10 minutes or until yeast starts to bubble. 2. Add oil. Spoon flour on top…

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Food, Holidays

Thanksgiving – the one where we stabbed the turkey.

Well, stabbed it with a rotisserie stick. I’m gonna call it Dizzy Turkey. And I’m also going to call it delicious. I’m thankful that we had the brilliant idea to stick the bird on the grill. I’m also thankful that there wasn’t much fanfare this year. There was food…lots of food…Dizzy Turkey, my Dad’s Secret Stuffing (oven style as many sources recommend not stuffing a rotisserie turkey), mashed potatoes, candied yams, squash, ginger-maple roasted parsnips and carrots, broccoli, homemade bread machine bread, gravy and even homeade cranberry sauce. Oh, and pumpkin pie, fresh baked by my¬† mom. A right feast….

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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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Baking, Food, I made it from Pinterest

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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Even basketcases gotta eat: Easy and delicious Pasta With Turkey Meatballs

For Father’s Day I made an easy and delicious pasta dish we’ve really come to enjoy around here. My photos of it were terrible and it really is delicious so here’s the image from The Food Network that seduced me into making it. Pasta With Turkey Meatballs You can find the recipe here. Or, if you’re too lazy to click, follow along below. Totally delish and quick. Excellent when you have alot on your mind. I used frozen meatballs myself. What? I just said I was lazy. IngredientsKosher salt 12 ounces orecchiette pasta 2 bunches broccolini, cut into bite-size pieces…

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