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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How to feed your family for $100/week

I have been wanting to do a segment for a while on how to eat well within a budget. Every week, I scan the flyers, see what’s on sale, and plan around that for each week’s menu plan. When something I use often is on sale, and the sale is particularly good (good=only on sale once every few months at…

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Where to go Apple Picking in Mississauga

  It must be getting close to fall. While in the garage the other day, I saw the scarecrow decoration, and wondered if it was too soon to put it up. We decided to go apple picking today – I have missed it the last few years for one reason or another, and decided this year we were going to…

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Crumpets – The Joy of Cooking

I was searching through my favorite cookbook of all time – The Joy of Cooking – and came across this recipe for Crumpets. I havent had a crumpet in ages – when I flipped through the book, I was looking for a bread recipe I could make without having to turn on the oven during our heat wave. It looked…

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Homemade PlayDoh

This is a timeless classic! I remember this activity from when we were kids. We didn’t use PlayDoh then (it existed, but I don’t remember us buying it). I do remember my mom making her own, and that’s what we would use. It was a salty, pliable dough, and we would have to remember to wrap it up in plastic…

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‘Food Prep Day’ – aka Sundays

Sundays are my Food Prep Day, and this is key for me in getting organized for the week. I use this day to get the fridge cleaned and sorted out for the week, wash and cut up fruits and veggies, and prep some simple staples to make the rest of the week easier. I get out the iPad, put on…

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Reta Thompson’s English Muffins

My mother has been saving interesting recipes for years. Many are from back in the day when they used to publish reader’s recipes in The Star, and thousands of home cooks would try them out. We recently went through one of her books, and one of the recipes we found was “Reta Thompson’s English Muffins”. I dont know which year this is…

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English Toffee

I came across this in my bookcase the other day – it is recipe booklet on how to use Eagle Sweetened Condensed Milk. I love these little booklets – some of them are really interesting, and now that we are in the age of the internet, you just dont see things like this anymore.  It doesnt have a date on…

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Bernardin Fiesta Salsa Mix

Since I couldn’t find my tried and true Salsa recipe, I decided to try the Fiesta Salsa Mix by Bernardin, based on the fact that the reviews were good, and everyone really seemed to like it. Plus, I had to use up the last of the massive amount of tomatoes I bought last weekend anyway.  Here is a step by…

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