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August 6, 2017

 If you are looking to make an appetizer for your next party, you might want to make these little golden puffs of goodness...made with a simple choux pastry, potato, cheese and white Canadian Mushrooms they are sure to make you belle of the ball not to mention "hostess with the mostess" (sorry, I was just itching to say that...I haven't used that term since 1982!)

In honour of Canada's 150th. birthday, Mushrooms.ca has inv...

April 2, 2017

 Have you ever gone to a "certain" Tex/Mex restaurant and gorged yourself silly on the salsa and chips they bring 'round to your table? If we are speaking truths here, I must confess that I have but there is something special about the fresh flavours of that salsa that will bring out the glutton in me every time!

I decided to make my own version of this restaurant style salsa so that I could indulge anytime I wan...

March 16, 2017

 More often than not, you will find my family rooting around in the woods, hiking with a camera in tow or paddling down a river somewhere taking in the beautiful scenery and local wildlife...but, before I step one toenail out the door, you will find me in the kitchen packing a bag full of snacks! 

 These protein bites are perfect to take along on any excursion because they are not only delicious and taste like cookie...

 Many years ago, my cousin Janice gave me her recipe for this taco dip that she would make for her New Year's Day family get together...It's a wonderful combination of meat, cheese, vegetables and a tangy zip of Mexican spices! Since it's "Family Day", I thought this would be a perfect treat to serve my peeps while we gear up for a cozy night in!

 To make this hearty, layered dip (which really is a meal in itself), you wil...

February 3, 2016

 Full of orchard fruit, nuts and honey, this crunchy homemade cereal is a great way to start to your day, excellent with yogurt or handy as a healthy snack when you're flying out the door, shirt untucked and your stomach growling...my stomach is always growling so I like to make this often!

 You will need: Old fashioned large flake rolled oats (not the minute or quick oats), Rice Krispies, coconut oil (or the oil...

December 30, 2015

 New Year's Eve, to me,  is another great excuse to make and consume a variety of rich foods that you would normally try to stay away from...but since it's the season, I figure it really is my duty to spread the word about such delicasies like this creamy spinach and artichoke dip, topped with bubbling, melted cheese and served with lightly salted, toasted flatbread crisps...you can excercise later!

 To...

September 9, 2015

 When I was little, "Fruit Roll-Ups" had just come on the market...I first saw them on a t.v. commercial in between Scooby-doo and the Brady Bunch, taunting me with their bright colours and the sugar laden, chewy texture...I needed them...I wanted them even more!!

I begged my Mom to get them for me, promising that I would clean my room, dust the furniture, collect more wood than my brother...if only she wou...

August 29, 2015

  Since there are only a couple weekends left in the summer, now is the time to kick up your heels and have a "shindig" to squeeze in every last bit of fun that you can!

This guacamole dip is full of tasty goodness and sure to please your peeps...if they like guacamole that is...if not, I may have ruined your party!

 You will need 2 ripe avocados, 2 cloves of garlic, a small bunch of fresh cilantro, 2 limes,...

August 26, 2015

 When I set out to come up with a recipe for protein bars, I wanted something that wasn't too sweet and had lots of "stuff" in them to satisfy a sudden hunger attack. These chewy bars are also convenient to carry with you hunting, hiking or for that snack you crack into as you pull out of the driveway on a road trip!  My husband came up with the "Extra Mile" name but to tell you the truth, I would be happy if I could even ta...

July 26, 2015

Summer is a time for holidays, swimming, hot days and cool treats...these frozen pops are not only healthy and refreshing but they taste great too! Let's face it, no parent really wants the hair raising chore of dealing with children hopped up on sugary snacks!

 You will need a banana, fresh or frozen strawberries and cranberries, plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt (or your favourite kind), liquid honey, orange juic...

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