Spicy Buffalo Ranch Chicken Meatballs

When I gave these to Chris for dinner the other night (Dillon is on an afternoon shift right now), I thought that this time I overdid it with the spicy part lol. It took 2 glasses of milk and a runny nose, but he did eat them all and enjoy them lol!

This is an easy recipe to make and if you do as I did and double it, it’s an extra “Freezer Meal” for another day This is the time of year that I try to make double of whatever I am making to freeze for the busy month of December when cooking time is at a minimum, ensuring I not only get the Christmas stuff done I want to but that everyone is also being fed good homemade meals with little effort on my part!

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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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Lemon Loaf Cake – Update

I wanted to do an update on this post. I liked the texture of this loaf cake, and how fresh it stayed in both flavour and texture that I decided to try it with another cake mix/pudding combination.

This time I used a white cake mix and vanilla pudding. I also had about a cup of chocolate chips left in the cupboard so I threw them in too.

While the taste and texture was still awesome and chocolate chips do taste really good in it, the chocolate chips all sunk to the bottom of the loaf. I know that doesn’t affect the taste at all but I think next time it would probably work better if I added the chocolate chips or anything else I might want to add to the dry ingredients to see if they “stay” where they are supposed to be…. scattered throughout the loaf. Still a great taste and texture, just sunken chocolate chips lol!

Next I’m thinking maybe a nice spice cake mix and butterscotch pudding lol???

Sandie


Last week I finally tried one of those cake mix/pudding recipes… you know the ones that say only 5 ingredients too make?

I really didn’t expect it to work out very well because I tried the same sort of thing with cake mix donuts a few weeks back. That was an epic fail! When I tried to get them out of the pan they just crumbled.

Why I thought it would be a good idea to give it another go is beyond me, but thankfully this time it was an epic win!

The loaf cake turns out so moist and flavorful, and it almost has a pound cake texture. I will definitely try it again!

Sandie

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Date & Nut Loaf

For as far back as I can remember, this has been one of Dillon’s favourites. He always swore up and down he didn’t like anything with nuts in it, but he loves this loaf cake.

His grandmother used to make loaf after loaf of this each Christmas. I don’t make anywhere near that many loaves and I don’t think it should be relegated to just being eaten at Christmas…. so I make it all year round!

Sandie

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Marble Cheesecake (Baked)

We were having company on Sunday, a nice visit with my brother-in-law and nephew. I made a huge pan of lasagna, French bread, Caesar salad and then this cheesecake for dessert. You can never go wrong with cheesecake… am I right lol?

Cheesecake is a favourite around here… this one being about 2nd or 3rd on the list of favourites! It is easy to make and well worth the time it takes to make it… which really isn’t that bad either!

The cheesecake was delicious even though it cracked a bit through the middle. It certainly didn’t affect the taste… just the aesthetics of the cheesecake. Since no one was grading me on the appearance of it, it was a great success for dessert.

Sandie

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Morning Glory Muffins

These are one of Chris’ favourite type of muffin. They are packed full of goodness, fresh carrot, freshly grated apple dates, coconut, apple sauce, walnuts…. just a bunch of yum lol!

It takes a little bit of extra time because you have to grate the carrots and apples, and chop the walnuts, but it is well worth the little bit of time!

Sandie

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