MSG – is it in everything?

I have been trying to eliminate MSG from my diet recently as a pilot project. When I started this journey, I wasnt prepared for how many things I eat everyday that have MSG, or a form of MSG in it. I did some research, and found that it can go by many different names (over 40), and can even be…

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Roasted Chick Peas

Roasted Chick Peas I recently came across a recipe for Roasted Chick Peas. They didnt seem that interesting at first, but the idea started growing on me, and I decided to give them a try. A lot of the recipes for them have mixed reviews, so I combined a couple of different ones and came up with this. They were…

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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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Homemade Potato Chips

I have been thinking about making Homemade Potato Chips for a long time, but didnt have a slicer that could cut them thin enough. I recently bought a mandolin to replace my broken fry maker, and thought I would try out these chips and see if they lived up to the hype. I researched mandolins before deciding to go that route.…

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Greta’s Cookies

This is a recipe that my mother gave me a long time ago – probably close to 20 years ago. It’s one I remember from my childhood, and a really easy cookie that you can put together with ingredients you will almost always have in the house. It’s true comfort food.

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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