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Fengli Chicken with Arborio Rice

... With a few choice ingredients, your end-of-the-day routine can take you a world away. A few minutes of combining these ingredients and you are transported to a place of culinary bliss. Enjoy the journey with this simple yet flavourful recipe. Ingredients Chicken 1 lb of boneless chicken thighs, cubed1 tsp salt2 tbsp olive oil… Continue reading Fengli Chicken with Arborio Rice

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Cream of Ridiculously Healthy Soup with Brie Croutons

... Basket full of fresh vegetables in the backyard garden. 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. (This recipe is just as comforting and delicious in the… Continue reading Cream of Ridiculously Healthy Soup with Brie Croutons

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A Very Berry Summer Salad

... Berrys of any kind are the epitome of Summer and picking them fresh from the fields is a favourite activity with family and friends, in the early morning hours of a hot, Southern Manitoba day. The sweetness of berries can be a perfect complement to more savory ingredients as in this very berry summer… Continue reading A Very Berry Summer Salad

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Crispy Baked Bunuelos

... These crispy, baked buneulos are a great alternative to the fried version and are definitely a favourite in our house. Instead of regular brown sugar, a brown sugar substitute, like Splenda, works perfectly for those with sugar sensitivities. Ingredients 1 package of 8" wheat or white flour tortillas 3 tbsp melted butter (for brushing)… Continue reading Crispy Baked Bunuelos

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Garden-Fresh Vegetable and Chicken Pasta

... July is the time, at The Olenick House, when the harvesting of fresh veggies begins, which makes for some delicious recipes for Darren and I to enjoy together at the end of a long, hot Summer's day. One such recipe is this hearty and healthy pasta dish chock full of protein and vitamin-rich veggies.… Continue reading Garden-Fresh Vegetable and Chicken Pasta

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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… 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 Italian dressing 1/2 cup… Continue reading One Pan, Hearty Chicken and Potatoes

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Nostalgic Chicken Enchiladas

... Having been raised just north of the Mexican border, I've enjoyed quite a bit of  'south of the border' cuisine. Ingredients for authentic, 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… 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 houses have some of the best seasonal coffee drinks around. But, here in Winnipeg, I… Continue reading The Autumn Infused Latte

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Bonne Bouche Blueberry Muffins with a Streusel Crown

... When blueberry season is in full swing, this recipe is the perfect compliment to Sunday brunch, as a tea time treat or to pack in a lunch. Whenever you choose to enjoy them, a classic flavor of Summer will always be close at hand. Ingredients Muffins 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 3/4 cup… 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. Ingredients Scones 2 tbsp freshly squeezed or bottled lemon juice1 cup cream or half and half2 3/4 cups unbleached white flour1/2 cup sugar or sugar substitute1 tbsp baking powder1/4 tsp baking soda1/4 tsp salt1/2 cup butter or margarine,… Continue reading Ambrosia Creme Cranberry Scones