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Bruschetta Minute Steaks – Weeknight Dinner #Recipe

Easy Weeknight Dinner

bruschetta minute steaks

I love minute steaks, but I have a really hard time finding them. I used to find them years ago at Safeway every time I went grocery shopping, but I have not seen them in a really long time.

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My Sick-Kit: 10 Things I need when I’m Sick + A Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

10 Things I need when I’m Sick

+ A Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

sick kit

I never really noticed before, but I apparently have a “Sick-Kit” of must-have items to help me feel better. Chris went to Walmart to grab me a few care items, and it was when I was putting together a list of things I like to have when I’m sick I realized I’ve been using the same cold & flu remedies for as long as I can remember.

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Pulled Chicken with Red Sauce

Pulled Chicken with Red Sauce Recipe
A fun take on Pulled Pork

Pulled Chicken with Red Sauce

You’ve heard of pulled pork, right? Well, this meal is just a variation. The dish is very simple and easy to make. Little ingredients are needed and can be made with items that you probably already have on hand. It’s one of my go to meals when old mother hubbard’s cupboards are a little bare just before grocery shopping day!

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Un-Stir Fry with Sweet + Sour Sauce

Un-Stir Fry with Sweet + Sour Sauce Recipe
The Two in One Meal on a Budget

Stir Fry with Sweet + Sour Sauce

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Sweet & Savoury Shepherd’s Pie

Sweet & Savoury Shepherd’s Pie

An Armstrong Test Kitchen Challenge

Serves 4

Sweet & Savoury Shepherd's Pie

Sweet & Savoury Shepherd’s Pie

I created this Shepherd’s Pie recipe as an entry into the Armstrong Cheese Test Kitchen Challenge. As part of the contest, I was given 4 ingredients that I had to use in a single recipe: Armstrong Medium Cheddar, Apples, Yams (Sweet Potatoes), and Bacon.

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Sweet Potato Pie with Cranberry Apple Reduction

Sweet Potato Pie with Cranberry Apple Reduction Recipe

Sweet Potato Pie with Cranberry and Apple Reduction-Compote

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Easy Fried Rice #recipe

Quick and Easy Fried Rice

Serves 4 (as a side dish) or 2 (as a main dish)

Quick and Easy Fried Rice

I love rice, and I love how versatile rice is, but plain rice can get really boring really fast. One rice dish I never get sick of is fried rice, and luckily its a quick and easy side dish to prepare! As an added bonus, this rice dish can be made for only a couple of dollars. Fried Rice isn’t just for Chinese food anymore.

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SMURFS: The Lost Village – A Smurf Family Movie Night + Recipe


A Whole New World Awaits

A Smurfs Family Movie Night Moment

Smurfs The Lost Village

SMURFS: The Lost Village
In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette  and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!

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Budget Meals: 15 Meals that are Easy on the Wallet

Meals On A Budget – 15 Meal Ideas For $15 Or Less

Budget Meal Ideas

When I do my meal planning, I try to include as many Budget meals that are $15 or less as I can. This helps me keep within my grocery budget (which is always stretched pretty thin) and allows us to have some splurge dinners as well.

There are lots of meals that are considered budget meals, complete meals that can be prepared for $10 or less for a meal that serves 4. Since I have a larger than average family, I’m happy if I can prepare a complete meal for under $15. If I can prepare one for under $10 I’m thrilled (insert happy dance here). Since I have young kids, I also lean towards FUN dinners, and these are the ones that are family favourites.

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Crock Pot Savory Pork Tenderloin Stew

Crock Pot Savory Pork Tenderloin Stew is a winter mealtime staple in my household. Actually, any stew is for that matter. We just love stew – period! There is nothing like biting into delicious vegetables, tender meat and hot savory gravy on a cold, damp and dreary day! I do not have a recipe in the typical sense as I create the dish as I go but for you, my dear readers, I have thought about every step that I took and ingredient that I added and created this recipe for you. Enjoy!

Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin Stew

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