10 BBQ/Potluck Recipes For You To Enjoy

 

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Warmer weather usually means more potlucks and BBQ dinners. I love having potluck dinners because it allows us to try a new dish we may have not had before. It also means less time having to cook a big meal for everyone.  Sometimes it is easy to get stuck in a rut making the same meals for every dinner. Here is a great list of 10 BBQ/Potluck recipes for you to enjoy.

Harissa Potato Salad || Strength and Sunshine

Harissa-Potato-Salad Recipe #Recipe #Foodie

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Fill a Child’s Tummy for a Toonie #Toonies4Tummies

 

 

Growing up in a big family, we often had to be tight with food. My parents did their best but there were times when there wasn’t enough food in the house to help us to have good nutritional meals.

I often found myself not able to concentrate on school work in the morning because I would be counting down the time for lunch when I could run home and eat because I often didn’t have breakfast.

Now what if I could tell you that if you skip one morning coffee on the way to work, or didn’t buy that bag of chips, you could pay for a nutritional meal for a child?

Really it is that simple. A Toonie. 

Fill a Child's Tummy for a Toonie #Toonies4Tummies

I am happy to assist The Grocery Foundation with getting the word out about the Toonies for Tummies program. This is a program that is near and dear to my heart.

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15 Recipes For Children’s Parties

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Recipes for School Party Snacks or Birthday Party Snacks

I know many of us like to make treats for school to have the kids share with their classes or have snacks ready for a child’s party.

I love having snacks ready for when the kids have their friends over for a day in the pool.

Here are 15 recipes for snacks for your children (and you) to enjoy. A few are gluten-free, vegan and nut-free.

Monster Cupcakes || Wanna Bite

monster cupcakes recipe

Butterfly Snackbags || Honey and Lime

butterfly snack bags

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Low Sodium Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe

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I am trying to stick to healthier meals for myself and my family. So I am trying to make more of my meals from scratch and getting back to the basics of cooking. It is so easy to pour a can of soup and heat it up but this way we can enjoy a meal without all the extra sodium that we don’t need.

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This Low Sodium Cheesy Potato Soup recipe is great to make up right now while the vegetables are in season so it cuts down your cost and you can make a big batch of it to enjoy over the winter months. During the winter, I make up this recipe when the vegetables it calls for goes on sale and then freeze it so we have it available.

It is also a great recipe for those that need to cut down their sodium in their diet. I still use this even though since the transplant I don’t have to cut down my sodium but I choose to cut it down for my family.

 

 

Low Sodium Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped, or 2 teaspoon onion powder (I left onion out because I dont like onions with potatoes)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6-8 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (If you use mild or marble you will want to double up on the amount)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized pot, place a couple of drops of olive oil with onion, and garlic. Cook until browning.. Add the potatoes, carrots, basil, parsley and broth.
  2. Bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Combine milk and flour in a blender. Blend until smooth Gradually pour the mixture into the soup, stirring constantly.
  3. Cook and stir until soup is thickened and starting to boil. Add cheeses and continue cooking until cheese is melted (another minute or so). Add salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with additional cheese if desired.
  4. Note: Don't cook the potatoes too long or they will get too soft for the soup. Add chives and cheese if you want.
  5. This can also be frozen for freezer meals.
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Sugar Swirl Cookies

 

Sugar Swirl Cookies

I enjoy baking for my family and friends. It is handy to have something in the freezer to pull out if you have company.  New recipes are fun to try! And I love cookies much as the next person.

My friend at A Bride on a Budget has a great recipe for Sugar Swirl Cookies.  This simple recipe would be fun for you to make by yourself or with your children.

Doing a cookie swap? Your friends would love this cookie for the swap and they won’t take you hours to make. Be sure to make some extras for yourself because you will regret it if you don’t.

So get your mixer out and start having fun with this recipe. Change up the colours and make them to suit any season of the year.

Finally, don’t forget to click on the link to get the Sugar Swirl Cookies recipe.

Get the Sugar Swirl Cookies recipe here. 

 

Snickerdoodles Recipe

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Snickerdoodles Recipe

Right now is the season of baking in my house. I love to make sure we have homemade baked goods over the holiday season. Over the next week, I will be baking up a storm.

One recipe that is a family favourite is Snickerdoodles. This recipe is very easy to make and makes about 36 cookies a batch. So double up it and you have more than enough to send in holiday tins for your neighbours or loved ones.

Snickerdoodles Recipe

I plan on making another batch up before Christmas is here. You can stick these in freezer bags in your freezer until you want to bring them out for your family and friends.

Hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as we do. Let me know in the comments below what you think of this recipe.

Snickerdoodles Recipe
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (I make this heaping teaspoon so that it adds more cinnamon flavour to the cookies.)

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl beat butter with mixer for 30 seconds. Add 1 cup of sugar, baking soda and cream of tartar. Mix until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined with mixture. Mix in flour until it gets thick. Then pour in remaining flour and stir it in with a spoon. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375oF. Combine the 2 tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  3. When dough is ready shape dough into 1 -inch balls using a scoop. Roll balls in sugar mixture to coat the whole ball. Place 2 inches apart on wax paper on a cookie sheet. Bake 11 minutes or until edges are golden. Transfer to wire rack to cool.
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The Big List of 40 Ground Beef Recipes

 

The Big List of 40 Ground Beef Recipes

The Big List of 40 Ground Beef Recipes came about because I hate making the same meals all the time. I love trying new recipes to make for meals. I have found many new recipes online before that became instant favourites for my family.

This The Big List of 40 Ground Beef Recipes is from various bloggers for you to enjoy.

Be sure to bookmark this page so you have it for future reference.

What is your favourite ground beef recipes?

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Recipes from Friends – Homemade French Bread

 

French Bread Recipe - Recipe from Friends #Recipes #Foodie #Bread #Baking #Foodblog

I have been wanting to make homemade bread lately. We eat a lot of bread in our house, so I want to be able to try making it at home for us to enjoy fresh out of the oven.

This Homemade French Bread recipe from Tales of a Ranting Ginger is a great start.

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