10 ‘Better than Take-out’ Home-Cooked Meals

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Here’s 10 great family meals that taste even better when you make them at home!

Thinking of ordering take-out? Pizza? Burgers? Chinese or Indian? How about making delicious (and healthy) take-out meals at home?

Here’s 10 of my favourite BETTER THAN TAKE-OUT meals that are good for you and taste even better when you make them at home…

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The Ultimate Cake Quest – Part 2 Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

MY YEAR-LONG QUEST CONTINUES AS WE TRY TO FIND THE PERFECT NO-FAIL CHOCOLATE CAKE RECIPE When I started my quest for the ultimate go-to chocolate cake, I began last month with a Simple Deluxe Cake Mix. I asked all of you the get back to me with your recommendations and a mayonnaise cake was a favourite of many of you. It’s…

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ReInvented Reuben Sandwich

Do you dream about food all the time, like me? If you said yes, then this ReInvented Reuben Sandwich is a dream come true! I really really love a great sandwich. Who doesn’t love the versatility… tons of different fillings, wrapped in tons of different breads… infinite possibilities! The Reuben sandwich, traditionally corn beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut…

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Savoury Cornbread Muffins

Muffins for dinner? These Savoury Cornbread Muffins are the perfect compliment to game-day chili! It’s a great time to be a sports fan right now – baseball season is underway, basketball and hockey playoffs are on – it’s crazy! Even though I’m trying to start thinking about lighter, fresher meals for spring, watching sports just screams… chili. How about…

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Sweet & Spicy Udon Noodle Bowl + 10 Simple Recipes for Spring

10 lighter spring recipes including Sweet & Spicy Udon Noodle Bowl Hey people, it’s time to get out of that winter rut, come out from under that cozy blanket… spring is finally here!! Let’s put aside the hearty comfort foods for a while and try some simple, fresh recipes to kick-start the spring season. Here in Toronto the local fruits…

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Stuffed Brownies

Brownies just got even better… is that even possible? This basic brownie recipe is the bomb. It doesn’t get any better as far as I’m concerned. Moist, but not too gooey. Tender, but not like cake. Chocolatey, but not as dense as fudge. And best of all, these Stuffed Brownies have a surprise in every bite

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Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken

Simple ingredients come together in this family-favourite that’s got some kick! Let’s start off April with one last recipe from my slow cooker. I have gotten a ton of use out of this handy kitchen gadget over the winter months exploring Chinese take-out at home. It’s time to add to the list: Moo Shu Pork, General Tso’s…

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Tropical Quinoa Porridge

Craving a taste of the tropics? Start the day with a healthy porridge that will take you on vacation… Where the heck is spring? I don’t know what’s going on where you are, but as I work on this post it’s snowing outside my window … and it’s April? It makes me think about warm climates,…

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Chicken Marbella

Mediterranean chicken thighs with prunes, olives and capers… what’s not to love? What would we do without chicken? It’s a staple, a go-to, infinitely versatile, universally-loved, easy to dress-up or dress-down… I could go on and on. Oh yeh…  and it’s always in my fridge. I went through a boneless chicken breast phase that lasted for over…

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