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Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries always remind me of eating out in the summer on a patio. But since that wasn’t a great (or possible) option in a lot of places this year, homemade was the best way to go. We also had great success this year…

Peppermint S’mores Jars

Peppermint S’mores Jars

S’mores are the classic summertime campfire treat, but don’t you sometimes want them when it’s cold? I know I do! Something about the gooey, warming, comfort of s’mores actually makes them a pretty great autumn treat. The trouble in Canada is that autumn campfires aren’t…

Homemade Fig Newton Cookies

Homemade Fig Newton Cookies

Fig Newton cookies are, in my humble opinion, a very underrated cookie. We didn’t buy them often when I was young, since other cookies were more popular in our house. But when we did get them, it was a happy day! I have always loved…

Sourdough Sandwich Bread

Sourdough Sandwich Bread

Having a good sandwich bread in your repertoire of recipes is always a good call. Although classic rustic sourdoughs, and other crusty breads are amazing, they aren’t always what you want. For sandwiches, grilled cheese, and simple French toast, a dense and chewy sourdough sandwich…

Canning Beans at Home

Canning Beans at Home

Beans canned at home is one of the newest additions to our homestead pantry, and it’s a great one! Most folks are aware that buying dry beans is a big money saver from buying canned beans. But for busy nights or last minute meals they…

Meatballs in Red Pepper Sauce

Meatballs in Red Pepper Sauce

Meatballs are a favourite around here, but we don’t actually make them that often. So when we do, it’s important that they’re yummy. After all, as a favourite, we have high expectations! On busy weeknights, when both of us have come home from long shifts,…

Simple Pickled Onions

Simple Pickled Onions

Pickling onions was one of the first things I ever tried in the preserving world. And the result obviously led me to a super fun world of canning! This very simple recipe will leave you with a few jars of yummy pickled onions, that are…

Chocolate Biscotti

Chocolate Biscotti

In cold weather, you deserve a hot drink and a tasty treat. As a creator of tasty treats, I am an authority on who deserves treats, and it’s definitely you. Also, why not feel a wee bit fancy with your treat? Biscotti is a wee…

Autumn Coleslaw

Autumn Coleslaw

The Autumn might be cold, but it’s also colourful. Which means we should all add to that colourfulness with bright and zesty food! Right? Yes. Coleslaw is always pretty wonderful, either as a side dish or a main course. And what makes it even more…

Thanksgiving Menu for Two

Thanksgiving Menu for Two

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! With so many people stuck at home this year, unable to gather in large groups, lots of folks are looking for two person meal ideas. It can seem daunting to cook a full thanksgiving dinner for only two people. Since we’ll be…