Archives for April 2011

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Living Green, One Tip at a Time - #7 - Recycle  (part 2) Recycled Content: Ask your local retailers to stock more products made from recycled materials and buy products made from the highest recycled content whenever possible.Green Paper: In general, try to buy products/containers made from recycled material as often as possible to support the recycled product market. When purchasing paper products (toilet paper, etc,), look for paper that has been recycled using a … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – Z

Awhh...the end of the challenge, it's been a lot of fun reviewing my recipes and meeting many, many new friends.  I'm sure everyone had a great time. I know I did, and in a month or two, I'll be looking forward to next years challenge..hahaha :)  “Z”Hope you enjoy this last recipe, it's an excellent bread to have in your repertoire.Zucchini Bread 2 eggs1/2 cup vegetable oil1 cup white sugar1 cup grated, unpeeled zucchini1 tsp. vanilla2 cups all purpose … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – Y

Even though I live in Canada, this is a Sunday dinner tradition!!  “Y” Yankee Pot Roast4 Tbsp. olive oil3 onions, quartered and seperated3 to 4 pound top or bottom round beef roastFlour for dredging 8 carrots, peeled and cut in large pieces3 ribs celery, cut in thirds5 or 6 sprigs fresh thyme 2 1/2 cups beef stock1 1/2 cups red winesalt & freshly ground pepper2 tablespoons room temperature butter2 rounded tablespoons flour In a large, heavy dutch … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – X

I never shorten the word "'Christmas" in this fashion, however, finding a recipe that starts with an "X" was really tough.  Please excuse this one indiscretion, I won't do it again!!  “X”You prepare this the night before, and we always have it for breakfast on Christmas have to try it!!  Serve it with fresh cut up fruit, hot cinnamon rolls, coffee and cranberry mimosas.Xmas Morning "Husband" Saver  3 cups milk6 eggs1/2 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. … [Read more...]

Taking "Ten Amazing Foods" one step further!!

I'm on a bit of a recipe kick right now, so for ten Wednesdays I'll give you a healthy recipe,  one for each of the "10 Amazing Foods" from the March 30th post - The fourth on my list of amazing foods is broccoli and the recipe to go with it is a favourite at our house: Broccoli Salad 5 cups bite sized pieces of broccoli florets 1/2 cup chopped red onion 1 cup raisins 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup grated sharp … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – W

I have been making these delicious meatballs for many years...they take a little bit of effort but the reward is worth it!!   “W” Waikiki Meatballs1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef2/3 cup soda cracker crumbs1/3 cup finely chopped onion1 egg1 1/2 tsp. salt1/8 tsp. ginger1/4 cup milk1 tbsp. olive oil2 Tbsp. cornstarch1/3 cup packed brown sugar1 can pineapple tidbits (14 ounces), drained (reserve syrup)1/3 cup vinegar1 Tbsp. soy sauce1 chopped green pepperMix together first 7 ingredients and … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – V

This is a perfect casserole for those special occasions!!  “V” Vegetable Scallop Casserole1 pound fresh scallops1/2 cup butter2 cups sliced mushrooms1 cup chopped celery3/4 cup chopped onion1/2 cup chopped sweet green pepper1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper1/4 cup all purpose flour1 1/2 cups milk1 cup grated Swiss cheesesalt & freshly ground black pepperTopping:1 cup fresh bread crumbs1/2 cup chopped almonds or cashews2 Tbsp. melted butterSeperate scallops, rinse and remove … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – U

When you have a craving for an extra special treat, mix up a batch of this yummy fudge!!     “U” Ultimate Fudge2 Tbsp. butter2/3 cup evaporated milk1 1/2 cups sugar1/4 tsp. salt2 cups mini marshmallows1 pkg. butterscotch chips1 cup peanut butter1 tsp vanillaGrease a 9 inch square pan.  In medium sized saucepan, combine butter, evaporated milk, sugar and salt.  Over medium heat, bring to full boil, stirring constantly.  Boil and stir for 5 … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – Recycle

Living Green, One Tip at a Time - # 7-  Recycle  (part 1) Recycle Bins: Create designated holding "bins" for each type of recycled product and place in convenient locations in your home/garage Recycling Fact Sheet: Create a local recycling fact sheet for yourself and interested neighbors. The local Yellow Pages, Internet Consumer Recycling Guide and Recycling Resources are great resources. Find out where you can recycle: glass paper products plastic grocery bags (better … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – T

Although not to everyone's taste, it's my favourite pudding.  I love it cold but you can also serve it hot.  “T” Tapioca Pudding3 cups whole milk1/2 cup quick-cooking tapioca  (if you prefer traditional pearl tapioca, soak per pkg. directions)1/2 cup white sugar1/4 teaspoon salt2 eggs, beaten1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1 tsp lemon zest (optional)Stir together the milk, tapioca, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring … [Read more...]

Let’s give it up for Earth Day!!

If we all work together, we can save this planet, not only for ourselves, but for our future generations.  Check out this great website and lets all do whatever we can!! … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – S

These muffins are delicious and so convenient.  I make a batch several times a year, in fact,  I just made a batch last week.  Just store the batter  in the refridgerator (for up to 6 weeks) and you can bake fresh muffins every day!  “S” Six Week Bran Muffins3 cups bran flakes cereal  (I sometimes use raisin bran and omit the 2 cups raisins)3 cups all-bran cereal 2 cups boiling water1 cup softened butter1 & 1/2 cups granulated sugar1 & 1/2 cups … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – R

To me, Spring isn't Spring without this is a timely recipe.  Perfect alone or served with a big scoop of good quality vanilla ice-cream...yum!!!  “R” Rhubarb CrispFilling -6 cups rhubarb, trimmed and cut in 1 inch pieces3/4 cup white sugar1/4 cup flour1/2 tsp. cinnamonTopping -1 cup flour3/4 cup packed brown sugar3/4 cup oatmeal (not instant)1/3 cup softened butterIn large bowl, toss together filling ingredients.Pour in to lightly greased 8-inch square … [Read more...]

Taking "Ten Amazing Foods" one step further!!

I'm on a bit of a recipe kick right now, so for ten Wednesdays I'll give you a healthy recipe,  one for each of the "10 Amazing Foods" from the March 30th post. The third on my list of amazing foods is tomatoes and the recipe to go with it is my daughter's favourite: Caprese Salad - An assortment of fresh tomatoes, cut into 1/4 inch slices - Fresh mozzarella cheese, (preferably Buffalo mozzarella), drained and … [Read more...]