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creamy shrimp & pasta

I had a hankering for a creamy pasta dish.  Shrimp was a cherry on top.  I’m all about seafood when it’s available.  I found this recipe on Pinterest that fit the bill perfectly.  I love the intense flavour of sun-dried tomatoes and the sharpness of the “king of cheeses,” parmesan.  Garlic, in our house, is…… Continue reading creamy shrimp & pasta

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time with our girl and makin’ sushi

We enjoyed a wonderful week with our Alberta girl!  Not a lot is going on around here yet, so we mostly just chatted as we hung out, played games, watched movies and did a little sight-seeing.  We each had a ‘date’ with her.  We did have a few nice days to walk the beach, too.…… Continue reading time with our girl and makin’ sushi

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donair…cheater-style

Are you wondering what exactly constitutes a donair?  According to donair.org (yes, believe it or not, that’s a thing), donairs are also known as “doners”, “gyros”, “doner kebabs”, and “donners”.  Whatever you may call them, they are traditionally either Greek or Turkish in origin. We were introduced to the donair pizza on our first trip…… Continue reading donair…cheater-style

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tastes like chicken ~ easy baked chicken parmesan

The leftovers from our giant Costco package of skinless, boneless chicken (see this post) went to the following night’s dinner–chicken parm.  This is one of my faves.  In the interest of trying to make it a little healthier, I bake it.  It still comes out crispy on the outside and juicy inside, without the added…… Continue reading tastes like chicken ~ easy baked chicken parmesan

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makin’ fatayer

What, you may ask, is a fatayer (or fatayir)??? We first had fatayers in a little restaurant run by a Syrian woman while traveling.  The place was rather obscure from the outside, but trip advisor gave it a good rating, so we were game to give it a go.  We would much rather try something…… Continue reading makin’ fatayer

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tastes like chicken ~ crockpot tikka masala

My Love recently had some meetings in the ‘big city’ so ya know what that means?  Costco run!  I do miss me my Costco.  It’s so wonderful to be stocked up on some of the Costco essentials…coffee, cocoa, olive oil, and veggie straws among a myriad of other goodies. My Love is a man.  He…… Continue reading tastes like chicken ~ crockpot tikka masala

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soup’s on ~ ham and bean soup

It seems we’ve been eating a lot of ham and a lot of chicken.  You know how it is…something goes on sale and you stock up. We often have guests after church on Sundays, and I like to make something easy, something that doesn’t require much effort.  Ham is always a good go-to.  Plus, I…… Continue reading soup’s on ~ ham and bean soup

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mac ‘n’ cheese

This past Sunday, we cooked up another ham from our Christmas-sale freezer stash. Hams are great when you’re penny pinchin’.  They often feed a crowd then keep on giving with leftovers.  We shared our ham dinner with a lovely couple from church, then enjoyed some ham sandwiches for lunch the following day, and there was still…… Continue reading mac ‘n’ cheese

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baked beans

We recently shared our dinner table with a lovely couple.  We feasted on ham, baked potatoes, roasted carrots, a garden salad, and biscuits. As time permits, I like to make stock, soup, etcetera from bones.  When I thought about the potential of that old ham bone, I immediately decided on beans.  How would I meld ham and beans together…… Continue reading baked beans

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soup’s on ~ lentil soup with kale

We travelled some snowy highways to get home after Christmas, but we were welcomed back with a stunning sunset and no snow to speak of. However, this is the east coast, and I’ve learned I should not get too comfortable with any particular kind of weather–it’s apt to change at a moment’s notice.  We weren’t…… Continue reading soup’s on ~ lentil soup with kale