Cabbage Roll Soup

Who doesn’t love cabbage rolls? Yum!!! But who loves the work it takes to make them? While very worth the effort, sometimes you just want the taste of homemade (not frozen) cabbage rolls without the work. This soup gives you that and is perfect for some of the rotten winter weather we have been having! Dillon even liked it and he swears up and down that he doesn’t like cooked cabbage! Who doesn’t like cooked cabbage? That’s just wrong!!! To me there is nothing like the smell (and of course the taste) of just boiled cabbage, with a little bit of butter and salt…double yum!

This soup is very easy to make and with a little preparation you can have the delicious taste of cabbage rolls in a soup!

(We were into our bowls of soup so fast I didn’t even get a “nice” picture of a bowl of soup to add to my post lol!!!)

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Cinnamon Chocolate Pudding Cake

Yesterday I spent trying to catch up on 3 weeks of minimal cleaning ☹. Ask me how much fun that was, or how much my head liked it lol… but the house is now clean again which means I can play again!!!

For now I thought I would share/repost one of our favourite fall/winter “comfort” desserts! 😊

I make this dessert a lot in the winter. It is warm, chocolatey, gooey and just an all round delicious dessert. I know it isn’t winter yet but it is fairly cool our right now so it seemed as good a time as any to make it again!

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Cheese Quick Bread

Not a Christmas craft sale post lol… at least today!

With being so busy preparing for the craft sale, I haven’t had a lot of time to make bread or anything like that. When I was starting to prepare dinner last night I realized I didn’t have any bread to have with dinner. That reminded me about a quick cheese bread I like to make.

Big secret here lol….do you know what the secret ingredient is in this bread that just makes it taste better? It’s mustard!!! I add about 2 tbsp. to the batter when I add the wet ingredients!

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Here are my ingredients. The only thing is that for some reason I put baking soda in the picture instead of the baking powder… strange… I am again going to blame it on exhaustion lol… thankfully I noticed before I made the batter!

I didn’t take as many pictures as I usually do. Probably because I was trying to do 2 things at once and it messed me up.

The first thing to do is to put the cup of milk in the microwave with the 2 tbsp. of butter/margarine for about 1 minute, to warm up the milk a bit and melt the butter.

While the milk was heating I whisked together the flour, baking powder, salt, grated cheese garlic powder in the bowl of my stand mixer.

I added the milk mixture, the egg and the mustard.

Then mixed it until it was just combined, finishing off by mixing it with my spatula.

I spread the mixture into my parchment paper lined loaf pan,,,

And baked it at 350 degrees for about 1 hour, until the top was nicely browned and it was cooked through.

I let it stand in the pan for about 5 minutes (not as long as I should have) before slicing it for dinner.


Cheese Quick Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 cups grated cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. yellow mustard

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In bowl of stand mixer whisk together the flour, sugar,garlic powder,salt and grated cheese.
  3. In measuring cup, add one cup of milk and the butter/margarine.
  4. Microwave milk on high heat for about one minute, until the butter starts to melt and the milk is warm.
  5. Add milk mixture, egg and mustard to bowl of dry ingredients.
  6. Mix until it is just blended then finish off with a few stirs of the spatula.
  7. Pour into prepared loaf pan.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour, until it is cooked through and nicely browned on top.
  9. Allow to sit about 10 minutes before slicing.

Christmas Leftover Poutine 

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I thought I would repost this recipe/directions to make Poutine with leftover turkey and the fixings.  It is a great Boxing Day meal and is very easy to make.  It is also a great way to use up any leftovers you might have !

Sandie

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Pumpkin Pie

I knew I was going to be out of town today but didn’t get anything ready to post, so I thought I would reshare my pumpkin pie recipe. It seems fitting since it is our Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend !

I did a lot of cooking yesterday and hopefully I will get it all posted before Thanksgiving actually arrives.

I made two pumpkin pies to have with dessert. We are going to have that and the other half of the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake I made last week and froze.

I know it seems easy to just buy a can of prepared pumpkin pie filling but it really isn’t that much more difficult to mix it up yourself with a can of pumpkin puree. I have been making this same recipe for probably almost 30 years now… and yes, that was hard to admit to… and other than the one time I forgot to add the sugar lol, it has always tasted great.

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Homemade Tomato Soup

Not only homemade… but made with tomatoes from my garden!!!

A family member isn’t feeling up to par, so I thought I would make a few different kinds of soup for them. I don’t know about anyone else, but hot, homemade soup always makes me feel better. There are some soups that are always my go to when feeling under the weather, but I think any soup that someone else makes for you is definitely going to hit the spot!

(Sorry about the picture… because I was making it for someone else, and freezing it, the picture isn’t the greatest!)

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Busy Day Soup via www.sipalaw.net

I saw the recipe for this soup when I was looking on Pinterest, procrastinating about finishing washing the walls.

It looked so good that I wanted to share the recipe with everyone!

The recipe can be found at: https://www.sipalaw.net/2019/07/busy-day-soup.html

Doesn’t this look delicious? Definitely something I plan to add to our fall/winter soup rotation!

Sandie