Honey Dijon Beet and Egg Salad

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  It's harvest time here on the farm. Combines were lined up for a sleepover at the edge of our yard site after a long day of work. The drivers had very quickly rolled the fields, harvesting the ripe lentil crop. We were equally as busy … [Read more...]

Herb and Cheddar Biscuits

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It's a rainy day here on the farm. I'm not complaining. We've been suffering through a bit of a drought here on the prairies and any sign of a decent rain is reason to celebrate. With rain comes comfort food, at least for me. These Herb and Cheddar … [Read more...]

Blueberry Fontaine Beverage

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  We've had a long, hot and dry summer here on the prairies of Saskatchewan. The heat has us reeling for cold air, easy meals and refreshing drinks. My kids like to share in the summer treats and when we want a little flare to our beverage … [Read more...]

Blooming Onion Chipotle Wedges #FreshBBQ

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  The summer is all about feeling the warm sunshine on your face, spending time with family and friends and indulging in some of our favourite backyard barbecue tasty eats. I don't know about you but when it's hot and sticky the last thing I … [Read more...]

Copycat Bonanza Chicken Monterey

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My first job was as a Bonanza Restaurant drink girl, other than a newspaper route and babysitting. I spent many times after shift enjoying the salad bar and my favourite Chicken Monterey. I remember my job interview, I was so nervous but I landed the … [Read more...]

Best Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

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After a few hot days here on the farm, the weather has turned windy and cold with promises of rain. We really need the rain this year but with the cooler damp weather we're inside more and craving comfort food. Baked Ham and Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes … [Read more...]

Saskatoon Berry Pie

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    As a kid we spent a lot of time at the lake. Lazy summer days full of swimming, bonfires and hiking in the hills are my fondest memories of my childhood. Come July we would hike our way to the wild Saskatoon berry trees to … [Read more...]

Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp

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  This long weekend the family and I seeded our garden. Having freshly grown vegetables and fruit nurtured by your own hard work and sweat has meaning beyond words. It not only gives us the ability to feed our kids quality foods but make … [Read more...]

Campfire Recipes: Egg & Nutella S’mores

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  This weekend marks the first camping weekend where Parks Canada opens up and campers alike swarm to get their tents up and campfires stoked for memories to be made. My family loves to go camping; there hasn't been a summer in many years … [Read more...]

Homemade Granola with Raw Honey

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  Our family eats a lot of granola. It wasn't until recently when a friend of mine helped me make granola in my kitchen that I realized how easy it really was. I love that I can add only the best ingredients to my granola and avoid all the added … [Read more...]

Broccoli Salad with Bacon

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With St. Patricks Day coming up I try to have  green themed food. Most green themed food I find is full of sugar and food colouring so I wanted to share a healthier version of green food. Family gatherings call for family favourite recipes like this … [Read more...]

Strawberry Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather

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  Like most kids, my kids love fruit rollups. What I don't like is the added sugars and unnatural colours that come along with pre-packaged treats. Fruit leather is actually very easy to make and you don't need a dehydrator to make it, although if … [Read more...]

Creamy Shipwreck Casserole

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My parents were shift-workers, my father a Fire Commander at the local Fire Hall and my mother as a Licensed Practical Nurse. There were many times my parents were passing in the wind, missing holidays and working many nights. Easy meals became a … [Read more...]

Cherry & Honey Bundt Cake

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Christmas is right around the corner and the This Lil Piglet household has been busily wrapping gifts and baking tasty treats for family and friends. Traditionally we stick to the usual dishes for the big day but I try to have a few extra desserts … [Read more...]

10 Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes

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Each year no matter how long my kids are out trick-or-treating, they seem to get an over abundance of candy. We don't usually go much farther than the relatives because, to be honest, there is already far too much candy by that point.  Add that to … [Read more...]