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November 2018 Reader Appreciation Winner

Thank you to everyone that follows my blog and entered my November Reader Appreciation Drawing! I'll post December's drawing soon. The lucky winner for this month is Tamie F! Congratulations! I'll send you an email so you can give me your mailing address and I can send this cool little set of essential oil bottles… Continue reading November 2018 Reader Appreciation Winner


Paprika Chicken and Potatoes 

Another awesome recipe from my friend up North. The flavors are amazing! Quick and easy for a hearty meal!

Oh Yes, They Did

Last night for dinner I made Paprika Chicken and decided to throw in some potatoes, onions and the last of the tomatoes from my garden.



Here are my ingredients.

I made a “sauce” with the lemon juice, dijon mustard, paprika and 2 tbsp.  of olive oil.

I put the chicken in a large baggie and poured the sauce in, shaking the bag to coat it evenly and leaving it to marinate while I prepared the vegetables.

I diced my potatoes to about one inch pieces, then the onion and then I halved the tomatoes.

I place them in a bag, added the remaining olive oil, minced garlic, second amount of paprika and thyme and shook the bag to coat all of it.


I placed the chicken breasts in my prepared pan….


Placed the vegetables all around them and sprinkled the remaining thyme over top of all of it.


I cooked…

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7 Life Lessons I Learned From Working in a Bakery

I read this post by one of my favorite bloggers this morning, and just knew I had to share it! I hope you enjoy it as well! Be sure to pop over and read her wonderful blog.

My Food Farmacy

My sophomore and junior years of college, I worked in a bakery on campus with one of the chefs from our Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Chef Todd. Throughout those 2 years, I learned a lot about baking. But I also learned a little bit about life too. Here are some of the valuable life lessons I learned from working in a bakery.

1. It’s Ok To Make Mistakes

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I walked into my first day of work at the bakery hardly having baked a thing in my life, and certainly never baking for so many people at once. Needless to say, I made some mistakes here and there. Chef Todd was always so patient with me, and never once did he get mad at me. There was one time that we had worked all morning on one tray of pastries. And in the afternoon, when…

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Pumpkin Caramel Self-Saucing Pudding

I saw this recipe from one of my blogging buddies and just knew I had to share it! Just look at that ooey-gooey cake that makes it’s own sauce and topped with a scoop of ice cream. Oh, my! I’m drooling here….

Everyday Cheer

If you are a fan of self-saucing puddings (desserts that form a sauce under a cake) and you love pumpkin, here is your new favourite dessert! This became a family favourite immediately.

Combine the dry ingredients listed below and stir them together.
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. salt

Mix together:
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix the pumpkin mixture into the dry ingredients. It will look like you don’t have enough liquid, but stick with it, you do. Mix only until combined. Spread this stiff batter into a greased 9″ round casserole. I imagine you can use other shapes too, but make sure your dish is 3-4 inches tall.

Sauce Starter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 cups quite…

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