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Category: Recipes (Page 2 of 5)

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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Hearty Beef Barley & Mushroom Soup

Today was a SOUP day!

Beef Barley Mushroom Soup Not only is soup a great budget meal, its comfort food. It can warm you up on a cold day, and soothe you when you’re not feeling well. I pretty much use any excuse I can think of to make soup during the fall and winter months.

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Give The Gift Of Meal Planning With Mealgarden *2* Winners


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What is Meal Garden?

Meal Garden is a new online tool to help you manage your diet.

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Gingerbread Recipe and Cookie Round Up


I am not much of a baker. I mean, I can do it, but I don’t really enjoy the process. No matter how hard I try, my cakes, cupcakes and cookies never look picture perfect. That said, when I find a recipe that is easy to make AND tastes delicious, I hang on to it.

I’m not sure where I got my Gingerbread Cookie recipe from originally, but I’ve had it for years and it makes the BEST Gingerbread Cookies. One batch is never enough in my house, and I normally end up having to make more cookies on Christmas Eve so that there are some for Santa.

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