Basic Spaghetti Bolognese

basic spaghetti bolognese

Last week after school Max asked if he could help me make supper. My immediate reaction was to hold back a sigh and wonder how to let him down easy. My hubby had been away on a business trip for most of the week and I was trying to get everything ready for them, and myself, as… 

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Quick Classic Tomato Soup

Quick Classic Tomato Soup

On a dreary day there’s nothing quite as comforting as a bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. I’m not sure what it is about it, but it just hits the spot. It must be some lurking childhood memory that brings up those cozy feelings as soon as my spoon dips into the vibrant red… 

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Classic Bacon Cheeseburgers (& my favourite burger patties)

Classic Bacon Cheeseburger

I haven’t shared many burger recipes on here, even though they are almost a weekly occurrence over here in the summer. There is a reason, albeit a pretty lame one. I’ve tried making burgers with all the mix-ins but over and over again our favourite patty has always been the simplest of patties and our favourite… 

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B.E.L.T. Salad with Quick Bagel Croutons and Parmesan Vinaigrette

BELT Salad with Bagel Croutons and Parmesan Vinaigrette

On Father’s Day we made a ton of sweets. All of James’ favourites to show him how thankful we are for what a good Daddy he is. With all of that sweetness going down we really needed a healthy meal in the middle of the day to offset things a bit. So, I dreamt up… 

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Southwestern Chickpea Salad with BBQ Dressing

BBQ Chickpea Salad

I’m about to share one of my most crave worthy salads of all time. Are you ready? In my house it’s no secret that Mom’s favourite food consists of Mexican/Tex Mex/Southwestern flavours. So this salad is just bound to be a favourite. It starts off with some chopped romaine and southwestern-style veggies – bell peppers, tomatoes, avocado, and… 

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Crispy Chicken Mango Salad with Goat Cheese & Honey-Mustard Poppy Seed Dressing

Crispy Chicken Mango Salad with Goat Cheese and Honey-Mustard Poppy Seed Dressing

The kids and I love having salads for lunch during the week. When we’re driving home from picking Max up from Kindergarten and they find out we’re having salad for lunch, cheers erupt from the back seat. I usually just make up a salad with whatever protein, veg, and dressing we have on hand. But,… 

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White Bean and Sausage Ragout with Kale & Zucchini

White Bean and Sausage Ragout

This is the season for comfort food on the lighter side. It’s not quite warm enough for salads and barbecues every day but we’re getting tired of the heavy foods that have kept us nourished all winter. This is the perfect recipe to bridge the gap. It’s nourishing and warm while still being light, in… 

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