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Broccoli Salad

I am kind of on a salad kick right now.  With summer here it just feels right to be making bright and lively salads.  This one is one of my favourites, and the concept of this salad was given to me by my mom, when I was younger (a lot younger).

I have been making broccoli salad for years.  As I mentioned, my mom first introduced me to this delicious salad, but over time I have made modifications to the original recipe that she shared with me. (No real surprise with this statement!)

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Posted by on August 13, 2012 in Bacon, Entrée, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegetables

 

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Stuffed Tomatoes

Here is another creation inspired by the local Farmers Market. I can’t help but be excited when I see farm fresh field tomatoes. They are so flavourful and delicious. I really could eat them just like an apple, but I think that might get a bit messy 🙂

Jamie and I had purchased some beautiful looking tomatoes and we were looking for another way to use them. Then Jamie came up with the amazing idea of stuffing the tomatoes! I have never done that before. I have heard of stuffed peppers, but never a stuffed tomato. I wasn’t sure if the delicate flesh of the tomato would stand up to being hollowed out, stuffed and baked, but I was willing to try it out.

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Posted by on August 10, 2012 in Bacon, Breakfast, Entrée, Side Dishes, Vegetables

 

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Maple Bacon Crème Brulée

OK, you all know how much I love bacon. It is true; in fact, I think I might be addicted. You know you have a problem when your friends and co-workers comment that your recent blog entries have been lacking that element of bacon. Well, hopefully this post will right the wrong that I have been avoiding my bacon quota 🙂

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Posted by on May 14, 2012 in Bacon, Baking, Candy, Desserts

 

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Beef Wellington with Mushroom Pâté

If you have been following along on my blogging journey, you have likely picked up on the fact that one of our favourite restaurants is The Keg. We really enjoy their steaks, they are always perfect, and not having a BBQ is a great excuse to go out for a delicious steak dinner.

One weekend, we decided to try to do steaks in the apartment. Now, we could have used our grill pan, but we wanted to try something different. So, to the internet I went, looking for steak dinner ideas. When I saw Beef Wellington turn up in my search results, I saw this as a real possibility.

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Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Bacon, Beef, Entrée

 

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Cauliflower Broccoli Bacon Cheese Balls

I have mentioned on previous occasions that we eat a lot of vegetables.  Quite often we take raw veggies in our lunch, but by the weekend, the thought of eating another piece of cauliflower or broccoli is not that appealing. (*Note – The exception to this statement is the awesomeness of Cauliflower Pizza) 🙂

Since we are overly familiar with the cauliflower pizza, I wanted to figure out another way to incorporate vegetables into our weekend fare.  As I was sitting on the couch, scouring through cookbooks and cooking magazines, it came to me!  It was like an epiphany struck me through the open blinds of the living room window. Cauliflower Broccoli Balls!  This was going to be amazing.

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Posted by on April 2, 2012 in Appetizer, Bacon, Side Dishes, Vegetables

 

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Ham-Burr-ger Helper

The role of today’s guest food blogger is played by Connie’s husband, Jamie.

Shortly after Connie launched A Ruby Reduction, I briefly entertained the thought of creating a companion blog focused entirely on the hamburger.

It seemed like a splendid idea at first … until I began to realize that in order to maintain such a site, I’d have to eat an (almost) ungodly number of burgers (and buns) on a regular basis.

Hey, I love hamburgers, but a man’s got his limits.

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Bacon Wrapped Almond Stuffed Dates

These are little bites of heaven, and I thought that they would be the perfect recipe to share leading up to Valentine’s Day.  You may be asking yourself why, and the answer is simple, I love bacon, so this is kind of like a Valentine’s treat for myself 🙂

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Posted by on February 10, 2012 in Appetizer, Bacon, Pork, Side Dishes

 

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Spinach Bacon Cheese Balls

A few weeks ago we were over at Kim and Ryan’s for an amazing dinner.  Kim surprised Jamie with an über delicious Triple BerryCrumble for his birthday.  As part of the menu for the evening, Kim made these delicious Spinach Balls.  They were very tasty and we ate them all before dinner was served.

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Posted by on January 30, 2012 in Appetizer, Bacon, Side Dishes, Vegetables

 

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Chicken and Kidney Bean Soup

I mentioned before that soup is great because it can be made with basically anything from your pantry.  Well, this soup was supposed to be Minestrone but as I started gathering up all the ingredients, I realized that I was missing some key ingredients.  I had no spinach, no pasta and no navy beans.  So, as I rummaged around in the cupboard and freezer I grabbed some items and thought to myself, that I would make a mystery soup!

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Posted by on December 19, 2011 in Bacon, Chicken, Entrée, Soup, Vegetables

 

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Butternut Squash Soup

I was browsing around on Strawberry Ginger’s blog and stumbled across her recipe for Root Vegetable & Apple Soup.  My first reaction was Yummy!  Then I got thinking about making my own version of a Butternut Squash Soup.

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Posted by on December 5, 2011 in Bacon, Entrée, Soup, Vegetables

 

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