Monthly Archives: November 2012

Garbanzo Goulash Pot Pies (or Goulash and Biscuits)

  I love things made in individual little pots and dishes. Maybe it’s in response to growing up in a large farm family, where food was always presented in massive pots or serving dishes for help-yourself service at the table. … Continue reading

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Golden Vanilla Rice Pilaf

Looking for an elegant side dish for entertaining? This one is a hit. Light, sophisticated . . . the perfect partner to chicken, fish, or any main dish, really. Its subtle but surprising flavour comes from the vanilla, which melds … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Rice Krispie Squares (with a Decadent Cinnamon Ganache Option)

Nothing is more quintessentially North American to me than a plate of Rice Krispie squares and a glass of milk – a simple and beloved treat that, in my childhood, appeared at every potluck, or birthday party or gathering involving … Continue reading

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Apple Cider Vinaigrette – Family Favorite Salad Dressing

  Every now and then I buy a bottle of commercial salad dressing, thinking how quick and handy it will be, and it invariably gets old and rancid in the back of the refrigerator. It’s usually too sweet – we … Continue reading

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A Trio of Warm Milks to Curl up With – Winter is Here!

We are ‘hunkered down’ here in northern Alberta. Winds are howling, snow is blowing, roads are treacherous and school buses were cancelled yesterday. ┬áThe white stuff is piling high. I’m thinking longingly back to last year when we hardly had … Continue reading

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