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Broccoli Apple Salad

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the broccoli & cauliflower salad that sometimes has bacon or raisins in it. This recipe for Broccoli Apple Salad is similar to those recipes, but I think it is bumped up a notch. The dressing is cooked, but don’t let that stop you from making it. It is a […]

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Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder

This soup is so easy to make, but has such a great flavour. We all really liked this soup, right down to the 3 year old. My husband even asked that this recipe be put into regular rotation. It’s a nice change from the Veggie Chowder that I usually make.  

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Easy and Delicious Homemade Dill Dip

This is one of my favorite dips to make from scratch. Why buy a packet of seasonings, not knowing what is in there, when you can easily whip up this dip in a matter of minutes. It is great with a variety of dipping veggies, or with a good thick ripple chip. It will also […]

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Fresh Tomato Soup

We’ve now pulled the tomato plants in the garden. Frost set in last night, and we didn’t want to bother with covering them to prevent them from freezing. But, we did get our fair share of tomatoes from them before pulling them. This recipe is one of the examples of what we’ve done with them. […]

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Avocado, Tomato and Mango Salsa

This fresh salsa is so delicious, and so simple to make too. I’ve made it 4 times already, and loved it each and every time! The mango adds a nice sweet element, that offsets the heat of the jalapeno pepper perfectly. The lime juice in the dressing adds a nice tang as well. All in […]

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Potato, Broccoli and Cheese Soup

  Well, today was the day! Back to school. My son & I walked my big girl to school for her first day as a 1st Grader. She was excited to go to school, I wasn’t as thrilled. I’ll miss having her at home, and I know that from now on, she will be in […]

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Black Bean and Corn Salad

I have been playing around with different salads this summer. They are great because they can be made ahead, which makes them great to take to a barbecue or even camping. I’ve never really had a black bean salad before, but decided to give it a try this summer. I tried one recipe, and was […]

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Blueberry Chicken Salad

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Salads that can be thrown together, using whatever you have in the fridge or garden at the time, are the PERFECT summertime meal! this salad will make a great lunch or light supper. The combination of chicken with the celery, pepper, blueberries and lemon yogurt were […]

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Sweet Spinach Salad

It’s summer here. In summer it’s great to be able to throw together a salad, top it with some grilled meat & have that as your main course. They are great because they can be made ahead and transported to picnics or barbecues too. There is so much fresh fruit & vegetables available right now, […]

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