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Beet Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing

Beet Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing is a lovely use of your fresh beet bounty this summer. For the fresh garden beets that are the star in this recipe, I give thanks to my mother in-law, who at 76 still maintains a huge yard and garden. It was from her...
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Rusty Chicken

What’s your favourite recipe from another foodie? I have many that have become tried and true that I go to again and again. It’s rather difficult to pick one favourite because they’re all great in their own way. Since it’s summer and prime grilling season my pick is...

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Spicy Grilled Vodka Shrimp

Wanna set your food on fire??  Here’s your chance with Spicy Grilled Vodka Shrimp.  It's so much fun to cook and share.  These shrimp are spicy but not extreme, just a perfect spicy bite really.  They get a little heat not only from the chili flakes, but jalapeño and...

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Balsamic Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream

No ice cream maker? No problem! This lovely Balsamic Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream is no churn, yet creamy and sweet with tart raspberry veins running through it. It’s a no fuss way to enjoy a scoop of cool indulgence this summer. I myself do not own an ice cream maker!...

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Smoky Paprika Caper Compound Butter

How do you like your steak?  For me, it's medium rare with a good sear, which leaves the meat nicely warmed yet plenty pink and juicy.  Top it with Smoky Paprika Caper Compound Butter and I’m in carnivore heaven. Adorning steak with compound butter is certainly not a...

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Strawberry Sangria

What’s a long weekend to you? Is it quality time with family and friends, enjoying a potluck meal, backyard BBQ or fire pit. Is it about getting away to nature to camp, hike and sightsee? Maybe it’s about catching up on errands and neglected household tasks. For me...

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Fennel and Shrimp Potato Salad

Picnic and BBQ season is almost upon us. Don’t bring just any ordinary potato salad to the party! Show up with creamy Fennel and Shrimp Potato Salad instead. Cool, crisp fennel meets up with plump little shrimp in a creamy dressing that’s freshened up with fennel...

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Tequila Pineapple Punch

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Tequila Pineapple Punch. A fruity drink made from fresh pineapple and spiked with tequila and white wine. Refreshing and fun to drink because of its fruity nature and because it’s made with all fresh fruits, it’s not too sweet. A great...

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Wilted Spinach Tomato Salad

Wilted Spinach Tomato Salad gives you fresh spinach at its finest, warmed ever so slightly with hot bacon but still light and bright.  Zingy with mustard dressing and satisfying with croutons and cheese.  Fantastic as it is, but add your favourite grilled chicken or...

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