Archive of ‘Dinner’ category

Our Christmas menu (with recipe links)

We’re doing early Christmas with my husband’s family this weekend, so I’m in full-on Christmas dinner prep mode today. I thought I’d share the recipes that we’re using this year; many are tried and true but there are a few new ones that I’m sneaking in. As far as we’re concerned, the only way to do a turkey is using my Aunt Jina’s brine recipe. We did a different turkey last year (I think it was a recipe from Gordon Ramsay) and while it was good, it was a lot more work with no additional payoff, Read more […]

What’s for dinner – Food Network Stars edition

We watch a lot of Food Network. It’s always safe to have one when the kids are around and it frequently inspires a dinner menu. Here are a few of our recent favourites: We were watching Pioneer Woman the other night – it’s Ashlyn’s favourite show because it’s on a farm and she has a lot of kids – and Ree made salisbury steak which I’ve never had before. Silly me, I actually thought that it was steak, not ground beef! I was skeptical but it was delicious, especially with the cornbread muffins Read more […]

Delicious Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

I posted on my personal Facebook page a few weeks ago that my house smelled amazing thanks to the pulled pork that I had in my slow cooker and after some friends asked for the recipe, I said that I’d blog it. It’s one of those recipes that was photocopied from a photocopy and is stained and a little crumpled from all of the use that it gets so I had to do a bit of searching to figure out where it came from. Turns out it was included in a book called “The 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes” by Judith Finlayson. Two Read more […]

What’s for dinner – Slow cooker beef dip

I can’t explain it, but I think food is just better if you can dip it.  Veggies, chips, even sandwiches are tastier if there’s something yummy to dunk them in.  I’ve had a recipe for a beef dip that you make in the slow cooker in my recipe book forever and yet somehow I had never made it before.  I recently rediscovered it and decided to give it a try; it involves beer (which we don’t drink, we’re wine people) but it has a very nice flavour and doesn’t taste like beer at all.  It was a winner, Read more […]

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