Old Fashioned Glazed Strawberry Pie

I recently made this pie – Strawberries were on sale for $1.67 for organic (which is an unheard of price!) so I stocked up and bought 4 pints. My mom used to make this pie when we were young, and I loved it. So I decided to try it for the first time. It turned out great! You can use…

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How to transform leftover mashed potatoes

Anytime I make mashed potatoes, I always make a few extra so that I can use them for this recipe. Having grown up with perogies, these potato cakes are especially good with sour cream and chopped green onions. It’s a great way to use up your leftovers, and they are usually a big hit with kids. First, heat up a…

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Freezer Cooking – Homemade French Fries

I love freezer cooking. This is the time of year when we are lucky enough to have a bounty of fruits and vegetables all around us. I can’t wait to can, freeze, and preserve it all. New potatoes have just come into season – here is a way you can save time, money and effort by making up a batch…

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Allergy Friendly – Hash Brown Potatoes

Who doesn’t love hash browns? We used to love the occasional trip to McDonalds for breakfast (including their hash browns!) but since they are no longer nut free, we have found another way to make great allergy friendly hash browns at home. These are free from most major allergens, depending on the oil and seasonings you use.

Halloween Chocolates – Allergy Friendly

With Halloween right around the corner, we have started to make some treats. It’s tough to buy chocolate novelties at the store with food allergies, as many have the ‘may contain…’ label, so we just normally make our own. These chocolates are tree nut, peanut, egg and sesame friendly. Hershey is really great about allergens – I have called them…

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Salad in a Jar

On Sundays, I do all my food preparation for the week. I clean out the fridge, move food into the ‘stock’ bag for the freezer (any unused chicken, or wilted veggies fall into this category). I also think about what we will be taking for lunch throughout the week. I love salads, but hate all the work in making them…

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The frugal way to make bone broth

A few years ago, this thing called “Bone Broth” started to become all the rage – people were going on about it being a super food, with it’s healing properties etc etc. The person who came up with this term deserves a marketing award – they took something that people have been doing for hundreds of years, re-marketed it, and…

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