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20 March, 2022

Taco Beef Pasta

Taco Beef Pasta
Comments : 1 Posted in : Cooking on by : Sheila
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Let’s be real – this is basically Taco Hamburger Helper, but I have no idea how Betty Crocker feels about their name being used for food that isn’t their food….ain’t nobody got money for a lawsuit! This came about because I had emptied my freezer out and taken the proceeds to my ex. While there,
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21 February, 2022

Chicken Pitas

Chicken Pitas
Comments : 1 Posted in : air fryer, BBQ, Cooking, pressure cooker, Roasting on by : Sheila
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This week’s menu plan was actually mostly dinners we always have. It was also a huge fail in that I forgot to take pictures of most things. Arghh! I did make panini bread, which I’ve never done before, but everything else except the chicken gyros has been done before. Then, turns out, I didn’t really
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15 December, 2021

Hamburger “Helper”

Hamburger “Helper”
Comments : 1 Posted in : Cooking on by : Sheila
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Once upon a when-my-kids-were-little, I would ask the question, “what do you guys want for supper”, and a little voice would answer (generally the mancub), far more often than I appreciated, “Hamburger Helper”. Sorry, Betty Crocker, but I hate that stuff. It’s bland and the sauce is plastic-y and no amount of dressing it up
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26 October, 2021

Brie & Bacon Stuffed Burgers

Brie & Bacon Stuffed Burgers
Comments : 1 Posted in : Griddle on by : Sheila
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Let me preface this with get the cheese cold, or just mix the cheese and bacon into the meat, unless someone has a suggestion as to how to keep the cheese in the burger. I made a cranberry habanero topped brie around Canadian Thanksgiving and still had about half of a brie round left. Couldn’t
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6 October, 2021

Salisbury Steak

Salisbury Steak
Posted in : Cooking on by : Sheila
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No, there’s no actual steak….it’s basically a burger with no bun but plenty of gravy. Doesn’t matter to me, though, it tastes really good and that’s what I want from my food. Flavour! This is a comfort meal component for me. It’s a hot meal on a chilly evening. It’s simple ingredients. It’s inexpensive ingredients.
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9 September, 2021

Beef Pie

Beef Pie
Posted in : Baking, Cooking on by : Sheila
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Funny story – I actually wanted noodles for supper tonight…..and somehow I ended up at beef pie. The internet is a wondrous thing. You start somewhere, looking for inspiration and end up a million pages away. Anyway, this can be made with a pie crust to completely enclose it, just a top pie crust or
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24 August, 2021

Hamburger Soup

Hamburger Soup
Posted in : Cooking, Soup on by : Sheila
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Mid August has descended upon Calgary, and so has cooler weather. It was a whopping 9C today. 34C a week or so ago, and 9C today. I was messaging with someone today and they mentioned that there was snow in Alberta last week – wasn’t sure where, exactly, but the rumour is out there. Given
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17 August, 2021

Meatloaf

Meatloaf
Posted in : Cooking on by : Sheila
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My mom makes pretty darn good meatloaf, and I don’t just say that because I have to. My former mother-in-law made decent meatloaf – although she tossed in a can of Campbell’s vegetable soup and the first time I ever had it, I freaked out a bit when I looked down for my next bite
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3 August, 2021

Green Mexican Sauce Burgers

Green Mexican Sauce Burgers
Posted in : Cooking on by : Sheila
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This Green Mexican sauce showed up at my house one day and sat for a few weeks. I would see it in the cupboard and think, “I should make a burrito bowl or something with that”….and then I would forget about it again. Another couple days would go by, I’d see it again, and go
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21 July, 2021

Cheeseburger Salad

Cheeseburger Salad
Posted in : Light Meal, salad on by : Sheila
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It sounds weird, I know, but it’s really good. It’s supposed to be called a Big Mac salad, but I feel Big Mac has some very definite non-healthy feelings attached to the name. I occasionally indulge in the Mac of the Big size, and I have no guilt about it. They’re awesome. An indulgence, but
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