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Add Versatility to Your Spring Meals with Canadian Turkey! #TurkeyEveryDay #Recipe #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/07

| March 7, 2017 | 162 Comments
Add Versatility to Your Spring Meals with Canadian Turkey! #TurkeyEveryDay #Recipe #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/07

  Add Versatility to Your Spring Meals with Canadian Turkey With spring just around the corner, the change to this season of renewal often inspires us to want to create fresh dishes for our families. This is especially the case when it comes to preparing festive meals for occasions such as Easter and March Break. […]

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Caprese Chicken Cast Iron Meal Recipe

| December 30, 2016 | 16 Comments
Caprese Chicken Cast Iron Meal Recipe

Caprese Chicken Cast Iron Meal When dinner time comes around, the last thing any parent wants to be doing is standing over a hot stove. We would rather get dinner done and spend quality time with the children. A few nights ago, listening to the pitter-patter of the kids playing in the other room, I […]

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Savour the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! #FestiveCdnTurkey #Recipe #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/03

| November 12, 2016 | 172 Comments
Savour the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! #FestiveCdnTurkey #Recipe #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/03

Savour the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! The holiday season is on its way! The countdown effectively on and it is time to start planning for this special time of the year.  Some of these items may be on your holiday checklists: Home decorations Tree trimming Gift buying and wrapping Party planning Whether it is a […]

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3 Steps to Enjoy Fall Flavours with Barilla® Pronto™ Pasta! #Recipe #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/11

| October 10, 2016 | 102 Comments
3 Steps to Enjoy Fall Flavours with Barilla® Pronto™ Pasta! #Recipe #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/11

Fall has arrived. With this change in season comes new fruits and veggies to enjoy in warm and cozy dishes. Apples and pumpkins are among some of the produce for people to create fantastic fall favourites such as pies crumbles and soups. Barilla® wants Canadian families to enjoy delicious dishes that will bring a fresh […]

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Make Canadian Turkey the Centerpiece of Your Thanksgiving Celebrations! #CDNTradition #Giveaway CAN 10/07

| September 15, 2016 | 132 Comments
Make Canadian Turkey the Centerpiece of Your Thanksgiving Celebrations! #CDNTradition #Giveaway CAN 10/07

The fall season is upon us! The days are a little cooler, and the trees are beginning to change colours all around us. These are just two of the tell-tale signs that Thanksgiving is on its way! It is one of the holidays many Canadians look forward to, whether it is celebrated with a large […]

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Get Healthy Eating Advice from a Loblaws Dietitian!

| July 18, 2016 | 13 Comments
Get Healthy Eating Advice from a Loblaws Dietitian!

Eating healthier is a goal many Canadians, like me, are trying to achieve. The problem: there is so much information being given about what you should and should not be eating that it can become confusing and frustrating to figure out what advice to follow. I was really happy when I was asked to see […]

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A Family Pleasing Pizza Pot Pie Recipe

A Family Pleasing Pizza Pot Pie Recipe

  SO lets face it, sometimes cooking is a giant pain in the butt! Really, why can’t we all just be filthy Rich and have personal chefs? Stop dreaming Courtney, let’s be real. Coming up with new and exciting meals will have anyones head spinning( maybe just mine) It’s hard  finding anything lately that my threenager […]

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Canadian Turkey: Not Only Served On Holidays ~ Recipe & Giveaway CAN 07/25

| June 21, 2016 | 176 Comments
Canadian Turkey: Not Only Served On Holidays ~ Recipe & Giveaway CAN 07/25

When I hear of a meal consisting of turkey, I automatically think about serving it at Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Easter. Honestly, I don’t know why, it’s not as if a turkey is only available in the supermarkets during those months! It’s time I change my my way of thinking about when to cook and eat a […]

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TAKE THAT! Hidden Veggies in the Butternut Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe

TAKE THAT!  Hidden Veggies in the Butternut Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe

  So if your children are anything like mine, the minute they even remotely see anything that resembles a vegetable, or something that is actually good for them, it’s gotta go!  Marshall do you like broccoli? I see on Facebook all the time, all these post about  people’s children munching on kale for snacks and what […]

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10 Signature Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for Grownups

| April 29, 2016 | 15 Comments
10 Signature Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for Grownups

10 Signature Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for Grownups I was looking for some new recipe ideas for grilled cheese and came across 10 delicious suggestions for adults. Definitely not your average grilled cheese with process cheese and white bread that I grill for my kids. Hoping you will enjoy the variety I choose for you! 1.Spinach and […]

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Healthy Eating with Meghan Telpner’s The UnDiet Cookbook {A Review and Recipe}

| February 18, 2016 | 7 Comments
Healthy Eating with Meghan Telpner’s The UnDiet Cookbook {A Review and Recipe}

Once in a while a cookbook comes a long that offers you a fresh perspective on healthy eating. A perspective that doesn’t make you roll your eyes or feel overwhelmed, but instead makes you realize that a healthy lifestyle can be simple, can make you feel good, and does not have to mean shopping for […]

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10 Delicious Fettuccine Alfredo Recipes

| October 30, 2015 | 8 Comments
10 Delicious Fettuccine Alfredo Recipes

Mama mia! These mouthwatering fettuccine Alfredo recipes are perfect for a family dinner or gathering.  I just love fettuccine with shrimps or grilled chicken. What is your favourite meat to add with your fettuccine Alfredo?   10 Delicious Fettuccine Alfredo Recipes Fettuccine Alfredo with Asparagus and Sundried Tomatoes | Hello Little Home Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo | […]

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Save Time With Michael Smith’s Make Ahead Meals ~ A Review and A Beefy Barley Kale Stew Recipe

| October 1, 2015 | 6 Comments
Save Time With Michael Smith’s Make Ahead Meals ~ A Review and A Beefy Barley Kale Stew Recipe

It’s been almost a year since I reviewed Michael Smith’s cookbook, Family Meals and I can honestly say that I refer to that cookbook regularly. I can also say that I was very excited to hear Michael Smith was publishing another cookbook, this time called Make Ahead Meals: Over 100 Easy Time-Saving Recipes. This cookbook […]

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French Canadian Tourtière (Meat Pies) and Pets-de-Soeur Recipes

| December 19, 2014 | 36 Comments
French Canadian Tourtière (Meat Pies) and Pets-de-Soeur Recipes

The Tourtière is a French Canadian recipe that is traditionally cooked during the holidays, but it’s so delicious that you will make it all year long. With the leftover crust pasty, why not make succulent Pets-de-Soeur for dessert. Two other favourite French Canadian meals that I serve over the holidays are the French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball […]

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French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball Stew) Recipe

| December 19, 2014 | 24 Comments
French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball Stew) Recipe

  A French Canadian traditional meal that you definitely have to prepare for Christmas! It will leave your tummy full and your house smelling wonderfully spiced! Enjoy! French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball Stew)  Ingredients 1 lbs of ground pork 1/2 lbs of ground beef 1/4 lbs of salted pork 1 small onion, minced 2 tbs of […]

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French Canadian “Ragoût de Pattes de Cochon” (Stewed Pig’s Feet) Recipe

| December 19, 2014 | 25 Comments
French Canadian “Ragoût de Pattes de Cochon” (Stewed Pig’s Feet) Recipe

A classic French Canadian meal to be served with the turkey for Christmas dinner, the “Ragoût de Pattes de Cochon” (Stewed Pig’s Feet). It is definitely a favourite meal at our house. The meat is so tender that it melts in your mouth! Take the pork’s feet and cut the skin from top to bottom with […]

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Healthier Version of Mom’s Famous Chilli! #Recipe

Healthier Version of Mom’s Famous Chilli! #Recipe

So lately I’ve been on a cooking spree, I think I caught a cooking bug or something. Hey it’s been working out great and tasting even better, so I’ll just keep sharing! Don’t forget to let me know what you think! For this recipe, I thought I’d make up a giant pot of chilli. Who […]

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Eating Your Greens and a Meatless Recipe

| August 29, 2014 | 15 Comments
Eating Your Greens and a Meatless Recipe

I’m always stressing the importance of eating more veggies to my clients. Instead of thinking of dieting or taking foods out, why not focus on adding good foods in? With enough adding of the good stuff, you eventually crowd out the bad stuff. Working up to four cups of greens daily is a great goal […]

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Sweet & Sour Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe

| August 11, 2014 | 35 Comments
Sweet & Sour Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe

Do you enjoy eating Chinese food at a restaurant and would like to make your favourite meal at home? I sure do! I decided to prepare a Sweet and Chicken Stir-Fry without the pineapples, since they are not a family favourites (I love them); however, I did add the pineapples in the notes of the recipe if you would […]

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Creamy and Comforting: Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

| July 18, 2014 | 19 Comments
Creamy and Comforting: Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Even in the heat of summer, there come days that call for a big glass of wine and some comfort food – and I had one last Friday. I can’t pinpoint what the problem was, exactly, but I spent my entire afternoon dreaming about curling up with a delicious bowl of homemade macaroni and cheese. This […]

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Chicken Quesadillas Grilled on the BBQ and Homemade Guacamole #Recipes

| June 16, 2014 | 67 Comments
Chicken Quesadillas Grilled on the BBQ and Homemade Guacamole #Recipes

Finally the warm weather is here to stay, and now it’s the time for some BBQ fun and summer activities! We are very lucky to live on an acre lot in rural Ottawa. Therefore, we have so much open space to play sports and games with the kids. Our favourite summer activities as a family […]

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Honey Garlic Chicken #Recipe

| June 13, 2014 | 30 Comments
Honey Garlic Chicken #Recipe

I am always looking for meal ideas that will appeal to my kids. Since we are now experiencing warmer days, I tend not to cook so much using the oven, therefore cook on the BBQ or use a frying pan to make our dinners. This recipe is so easy to prepare and tastes delicious. While you wait for the chicken to […]

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Meatless Monday: What’s for Dinner?

| May 5, 2014 | 16 Comments
Meatless Monday: What’s for Dinner?

My clients are often asking for suggestions when it comes to meatless dinner options the whole family will love.  It just seems like we get stumped when it comes to finding recipes that don’t fit the meat/potato/veggie profile. There was a time years ago when I competed in fitness competitions and I ate a lot […]

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Ottawa Chef Maria Garza Shares a Zesty Tuna, Lemon and Caper Linguine Recipe to Proceed Food Banks!

| April 29, 2014 | 12 Comments
Ottawa Chef Maria Garza Shares a Zesty Tuna, Lemon and Caper Linguine Recipe  to Proceed Food Banks!

Food banks across the country struggle in the summer, their slowest donation time of the year, so 15 of Canada’s leading chefs have come together to help give them a boost. Part of a campaign spearheaded by Catelli® pasta, the chefs have contributed to a unique cookbook, called Catelli® Pasta Plus Five: Five-ingredient summer pasta dishes by some […]

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