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

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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

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Butterfly Snackbags || Honey and Lime

butterfly snack bags

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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.

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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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  • 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.)


  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


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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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Sweet and Saucy Chicken Sausage Sliders


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Looking for a fun finger food for the family?

These Sweet and Saucy Chicken Sliders from Parenting Healthy, is a great recipe for you to enjoy.

I love finding fun finger foods for the kids to enjoy. With Mike on the road trucking, most nights my kids don’t want a big meal. So I try to make something fun that they will enjoy.

Make a salad with this recipe, and you have everything you need to make a easy meal for the family.

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Spaghetti Bake Recipe


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Spaghetti Bake Recipe


I once had a Australian friend tell me she was having over a few people for dinner and had no idea what to make them.

I gave her this Spaghetti Bake recipe and she made two of them up for her friends. She loved it.

I do this recipe often for freezer cooking because I can make 2 or 3 of these at once and it doesn’t break the bank. It also freezes well.


Spaghetti Bake Recipe
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  • 1lb Ground Beef/Turkey or Chicken
  • 2 Jars of Spaghetti Sauce
  • 2 Sweet Pepper (diced)
  • 2 Tomato optional or use a can of diced tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 can or fresh mushrooms optional (sliced)
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I use marble)
  • 1 package of spaghetti noodles (I use whole wheat or vegetable noodles.)


  1. Cook meat in frying pan until brown on medium heat.
  2. add any seasoning (I add onion powder, parsley and Mrs. Dash Taco Seasoning)
  3. place vegetables in with the ground beef once it is browned.
  4. cook for a few minutes on medium heat.
  5. Add spaghetti sauce
  6. heat sauce with ground beef and vegetables for 5 mins
  7. In a big pot boil water for spaghetti noodles
  8. Add noodles once water is boiled
  9. Cook for 10 mins
  10. Drain water from pot
  11. Take a roasting pan and place sauce mixture at bottom. (small layer)
  12. Add noodles to top of mixture
  13. Place rest of sauce on top
  14. Add Shredded cheese (covering meat mixture)
  15. Heat at 350 o F for 15 mins or until cheese is melted
  16. *** If you are using for freezer meal. Don't cook in oven until you are using it for a meal. Just wrap pan in aluminum foil. Mark the top so you know when and what it is and then place in fridge to cool down before placing in freezer. You will need to cook it without the cheese. Then add the cheese the last 10 minutes. Cook at 350oF for 35 minutes. (stir a few times to make sure it is thawed.) then add cheese.

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