Bacon & Pear Slow Cooker Stuffing

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Fall pears are the star of this delicious stuffing made in your slow cooker

Thank goodness for a slow cooker. You have to love a device that cooks a delicious side dish quietly on the countertop all day while you are running around making all the other stuff. Then as a bonus, it keeps it warm while all my guests get ready to settle down to eat… I’m hugging my slow cooker right now…

Everyone has a recipe for dressing or stuffing. Some like a “stuffing” that’s pressed into the cavity of the bird and cooks away, absorbing all the moist juices of the bird. Others believe it should be a “dressing” that is cooked separately and tends to be a bit more fluffy or crispy. I like a bit of both. I like to make dressing outside the bird (as my mom did), but I like it to be really moist and flavourful…

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Creamy Asparagus Soup (with no cream)

Warm soup is the perfect introduction to any special holiday meal As you begin to plan your Thanksgiving dinner this year, why not think about starting it off with something delicious, but not too heavy… there’s a long way to go! What’s a better start to a holiday meal than soup? Everyone loves it, and why not, it’s warm, tasty and this Creamy Asparagus Soup is…

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Pumpkin & Chocolate Layer Cake with Whipped Brown Sugar Frosting

Two different cakes come together to make a beautiful autumn treat It was my wedding anniversary last week… congrats to us! I wanted to make a special cake that brought together my favourite – chocolate, and one of my hubbie’s favourites – pumpkin. Are they too different? Will they taste weird together? Not at all. Just…

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20 Minute Bean, Tomato and Spinach Soup

Sometimes things just have to be simple. When life gets really busy, sometimes you need a simple and nutritious meal that is hearty, tasty and most of all uses ingredients you already have in the pantry. That’s where this 20 Minute Bean, Tomato and Spinach Soup comes in. It’s 7:00 p.m., I need dinner fast. We’ve all been there. You…

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Homemade Gluten-free Beef-a-roni

A healthy take on a favourite weeknight comfort food that the kids (and mom) will gobble up! Well it’s the second day of Fall and there’s a bit of a chill in the evening air. It’s time to start thinking about casseroles, hearty stews, and simple comfort foods that warm you up from the inside out. As…

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Pumpkin Zucchini Loaf with Streusel Topping_7

Pumpkin Zucchini Loaf with Streusel Topping

Crazy about pumpkins? Then let’s kick off this season with a deliciously moist loaf! October is usually “crazy” for pumpkins. But this year, is it just me, or have we started our pumpkin obsession early? I must admit I really love anything pumpkin. This year I’m going to try it in lots of recipes to add moisture,…

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Sweet and Salty Granola Bars (Nature Valley copycat)

This recipe is a perfect mix of salty nuts with a sweet twist of honey and chocolate. Yum! WARNING YOU NOW – these are really addictive. I’ve been making batches of these for months… they are so good, I just can’t stop! When I started working on this recipe I used the Sweet & Salty granola bars…

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Eat In Eat Out Magazine – Autumn 2015

THE AUTUMN ISSUE IS ONLINE AND IT’S ALL ABOUT FAMILY! Welcome back! Did you have a good summer? Have you started to settle back into school, work or just the routines of a busy life yet? You’re probably looking for ways to serve the family a home-cooked meal, but you need it fast. How about 30 minutes?…

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Roasted Plum Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans

Hold on to the last bits of summer, by enjoying local plums while you still can. O.K. this salad is to die for, so delicious and the best kind of nutritious… the kind that feels more like a decadent indulgence. I know what you’re thinking… “It’s too many steps”, “It’s too complicated” and “I’m way to busy”….

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