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Simple, Garden Tomato Bisque

Throughout the growing season, when the air is warm and fragrant and birds are abundant at the feeders, I am forever picking tomatoes from our vines. All different, heritage varieties grow in our humble vegetable patch, which with the help of the bees and other insects, tend to cross-pollinate. I don't mind that at all.… Continue reading Simple, Garden Tomato Bisque

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One Pan, Hearty Chicken and Potatoes

This is a fantastic recipe for those nights when you need to get a hearty and delicious meal on the table fast. One pan, six ingredients and your appetite. That's it! Ingredients: 4-6 bone-in pieces of chicken (with or without the skin) 6-8 red potatoes, cut into wedges 1/4 cup of your favourite Italian dressing… Continue reading One Pan, Hearty Chicken and Potatoes

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Nostalgic Chicken Enchiladas

Being raised just north of the Mexican border, I've enjoyed quite a bit of  'south of the border' cuisine. Ingredients for tasty, Hispanic recipes are abundant in that region, but up here in the true north, maybe not so much. I'm just a little farther away now. Haha So, what do I do to satisfy… Continue reading Nostalgic Chicken Enchiladas

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The Autumn Infused Latte

As I stand here at my kitchen window, watching the autumn rain turn the yellowing leaves to a shimmering gold, I feel the urge to enjoy a hot, steaming cup of something. We all know that our favorite coffee house has some of the best seasonal coffee drinks around. But, here in Winnipeg, I still… Continue reading The Autumn Infused Latte

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A Little Epicurean Traveling

This week at The Olenick House, we felt in the mood for some real comfort food dishes by doing a little epicurean traveling right in our own kitchen. We started with a variation of an American southern classic. Seasoned, grilled chicken thighs over sour cream mashed potatoes with homemade sausage gravy. Boy, did that hit… Continue reading A Little Epicurean Traveling

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Bonne Bouche Blueberry Muffins with a Streusel Crown

These muffins are perfect for a Sunday brunch with family and or to share with co-workers as a Monday morning treat. Prepare your ingredients: Muffins 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 3/4 cup splenda or stevia 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract or 1/2" piece of vanilla bean, scraped 2 cups wheat flour 2 tsp… Continue reading Bonne Bouche Blueberry Muffins with a Streusel Crown

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Ambrosia Creme Cranberry Scones

These delicious treats are perfect for an afternoon tea on Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or any day. Prepare your ingredients: Scones 2 tbsp freshly squeezed or bottled lemon juice 1 cup cream or half and half 2 3/4 cups unbleached white flour 1/2 cup splenda or stevia 1 tbsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4… Continue reading Ambrosia Creme Cranberry Scones

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Fengli Chicken with Arborio Rice

Are you ready to make a simple 12-step, Chinese inspired recipe that will wow your family's taste buds? Here we go... Prepare your ingredients: Chicken 1 lb of boneless chicken thighs, cubed 1 tsp salt 2 tbsp olive oil Sauce 1/2 cup splenda brown sugar 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch 1/2 cup pineapple juice 1/3 cup apple cider… Continue reading Fengli Chicken with Arborio Rice

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Cream of Ridiculously Healthy Soup with Brie Croutons

Warm and hearty soups during the cold, winter months are some of our favorite meals to make together. Especially when they are accompanied by a loaf of fresh, crusty bread, hot out of the oven.  To balance out the caloric heaviness of this time of year, Darren and I thought the following recipe would be perfect… Continue reading Cream of Ridiculously Healthy Soup with Brie Croutons