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 … 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.  The white stuff is piling high. I’m thinking longingly back to last year when we hardly had … Continue reading

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