Roasted Garlic Olive Oil

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Happy Friday friends!  Hey, did you know that tomorrow is National Garlic Day?  Who knew...well now we do.  Honestly if it weren't for #FridayRecipeClub how would we know these things?!  It's kind of fascinating really...I mean who makes these food days official anyway? Ah well, no matter...I do love garlic though.  You?  I mean the way it smells when it's being cooked...it's truly one of my most favourite smells.  So for todays recipe I made Roasted Garlic Olive Oil, and let me tell you about … [Read more...]

Hot Cross Scones

Hot Cross Scones {A Pretty Life}

Since Easter is just a few days away, I thought I'd share an easy  and festive recipe with you!  One that you can whip up quickly for your Easter brunch! { Hot Cross Scones } I don't know about you, but we love hot cross buns.  They're really the best aren't they?  I love them so much I was trying to think of other ways to enjoy the flavour.  Then I thought, what about scones?  So I did some digging and found a recipe for inspiration and came up with this delicious twist...Hot Cross Scones … [Read more...]

Lemon Cream Fruit Tart with a Shortbread Cookie Crust

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 So in yesterdays blog post I raved about how much I loved my new KitchenAid® 13-cup Food Processor with ExactSlice™ System, and then I teased you with this picture of what I made with it.  That wasn't very nice of me was it?  ;) Well don't worry...you're in luck!  I'm sharing my recipe with you today, and just in time for Easter...this Lemon Cream Fruit Tart with a Shortbread Cookie Crust would make the perfect Easter dessert!  Don't be intimidated - tarts are way easier than they look! The … [Read more...]

Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Baked Penne

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 Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Baked Penne.  Just think about that for a second...yummmm...noodles, jalapenos and cheeeeeese.  You don't want to miss this recipe, it's what's for dinner! Our family loves macaroni & cheese in any way, shape or form.  So when I saw that Kraft has a new addition that combines the convenience and softness of their shredded cheese, with the creaminess of their Philadelphia cream cheese to create Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia, I just knew I had to … [Read more...]

Hawaiian Grilled Cheese

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Hi!  Welcome back to another scrumptious Friday!  Did you know that it's National Grilled Cheese Day tomorrow?  Yes there's such a thing.  Thank goodness for the internet or we'd never know about these things!  ;) And we all have had a grilled cheese in some way, shape or form...and the more grilled cheese I have, the more I realize I like them fancy like this one I posted last year.  Who knew? So when I was thinking of what kind of grilled cheese to make for today, my husband told me about … [Read more...]

Dill Scalloped Potatoes

Dill Scalloped Potatoes {A Pretty Life}

Can we just talk about these potatoes?  They're not just another scalloped potato recipe.  Nope.  These are the best darn scalloped potatoes you will ever eat. It's the dill.  There is nothing better than dill and cream and cheese all mixed together.  Put some potatoes and more cheese into the mix and you have Dill Scalloped Potatoes.  And they will knock your socks off. These have fast become a family and friend favourite.  They make regular appearances at ham dinners, my friend Paula has … [Read more...]

Peanut Brittle & Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I do declare it's a cookie kind of day.  Because well, I just really love cookies.  All kinds. So guess what?  I made you some (well I made them a while back for my post over here, but I still made them for y'all).  And these are not just any cookies.  These Peanut Brittle & Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies are chock full of chocolate and peanut butter chips, peanut brittle, and salted pretzels.  Wowie zowie. These cookies are chocolate-y, peanut-y, sweet, crunchy and a little bit salty … [Read more...]

Baked Cheesy Tomato Caprese Dip

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Yay it's Friday!  And that means it's time for our #FridayRecipeClub!  This week our theme is tomatoes...did you know that it's National Fresh Tomato Day on April 6?  Well now you do.  And that deserves some dip don't you think?  ;) This is the worlds easiest dip right here.  That's right. This Baked Cheesy Tomato Caprese Dip is a 10 minute, 5 ingredient dip.  You barely have time to cut the bread for it by the time it's done.  And let me tell you, it will disappear in less time than it took … [Read more...]

Cheesy Grilled Chicken Flatbread

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 This post is part of the YummyMummyClub.ca and Kraft Cheesefest #KraftCheesefest sponsored program. I just really love cheese. ;) - - - - - - - - - - Mmmm this Cheesy Grilled Chicken Flatbread...it was SO good!  I made this for one of our Friday night dinners, and it was a huge hit with my family.  This flatbread is loaded with flavour from all the delicious toppings.  And it's cheesy.  Ooey gooey  deliciously cheesy.  Really, is there anything better than a cheesy pizza? This delicious … [Read more...]

S’more Squares

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Hello!  I hope things are going well with you all...right now my kids are on spring break and we're enjoying keeping things fairly quiet and simple around here.  Sorting through old clothes, doing a little spring wardrobe shopping, watching movies and enjoying some fun treats!  All the things that make for a fun break for the kids.  I enjoy this time home with them, it's hard some moments trust me, but overall I love having them home...one day they won't want to be around much.  Sniff. So to … [Read more...]