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Baking, Food, Holidays

The 12 Treats of Christmas: Whipped Shortbread

Are you ready to get baking? I’m digging deep into my legendary Christmas Baking Binder to bring you my top 12 Treats. Cookies, bars, brownies, bark, fudge and candy. We’re gonna make a little of everything. In my younger days I would make 30 types of treats and give goodie baskets to a rather long list of hungry and happy recipients. Sweet! Now that time is short, I’ve cut it down to my top 12, and bake mostly for family. After all this baking, I’ve learned a thing or two. Before we begin, here are 10 things you should keep…

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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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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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Pinspired – Halloween Edition (and GIVEAWAY reminder)

I went looking for food ideas for Halloween. I pinned them. Then, instead of forgetting all about them and opening some chips and goldfish crackers, I tried them. Two worked great. One, not so much. (Um, mostly because I didn’t follow the directions…) They Do: Yummy Mummies: MommyDo: REALLY Yummy Mummies: They Do: Scary Ghost Pizza: MommyDo: Scary-How-These-Don’t-Look-Like-Ghosts Pizza: They Do: Halloween Puppy Chow Mommy Do: Halloween Puppies-are-a-Mom’s-Best-Friend Chow So three recipes. The first, Mummy Dogs is pinned all over the place but can be found here on the Pillsbury site. The secret to the mummy wraps is Pillsbury Crescent Roll…

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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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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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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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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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