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Lemon Meringue Pie

lemon meringue pie

lemon meringue pie

Some recipes are classics. Lemon Meringue Pie is one of those.

My husband roasted a baron of beef roast for supper, and I wanted a nice dessert to go with it. I haven’t made this for quite a few years,  but I was very pleased with the way it turned out (so was he).

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Easy Chicken Enchiladas

easy chicken enchiladas

I had some leftover chicken that I wanted to use up the other night. I wasn’t in the mood for cold chicken and salad. Didn’t feel like making biscuits and chicken a la king. I wanted something different…and I had corn tortillas sitting around. I asked my husband if chicken enchiladas would suit, and he said yes.

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Wonton Soup

wonton soup

Steve and I both enjoy this easy wonton soup. I cheat and use pre-made wrappers, and it takes about half an hour to prepare the filling and stuff the wrappers. Actual cooking time is very short.

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Seven Fast Dinner Ideas for Singles

One of the reasons I started this blog was when I read an article in the Globe and Mail about a young woman of 20 who was babysitting some children overnight. Their parents had asked her to make them Kraft Dinner for their supper, and she couldn’t even manage it…she didn’t drain the pasta, resulting in a watery pasta soup. Her own parents said they had never taught her to cook. It made me think about the number of young people who do not or cannot cook, and I wanted to help them. So this is 7 simple supper suggestions for young people who are in a hurry and don’t want fast food (or Kraft Dinner).  All should take about 20 minutes or less.

Pita Pizza

pita pizza

  • 8″ pita bread
  • 2-3 tablespoons tomato or pizza sauce
  • whatever you like for topping (I like artichokes, spinach, tomatoes and feta cheese. My daughter likes ham, mozzarella and pineapple)

Bake at 400F for 10 minutes. Check. If cheese has melted, it’s ready. If you want it browned, put it under the broiler for a minute.

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Pumpkin Madness

carved  pumpkin

It’s Hallowe’en. I live on Saanich Peninsula, where the farms grow many pumpkins. Today I set out to buy a pumpkin to carve and as a by-product, eat:)

It was crazy. Everywhere I went, they were sold out of pumpkins. I was beginning to despair when I asked the produce manager at the Co-op if he had any pumpkins. He said he was sold out, but that he had obtained a large pile yesterday from Mars Farms, just down the road. I tootled off, and picked up this fine specimen.


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Pickled Eggs

pickled eggs

If you know someone who likes pickled eggs, they are very easy to make.

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My husband loves them, so I make them periodically.

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Chicken and Mushroom Pasta

chicken and mushroom pasta

Chicken and mushroom pasta is one of my favourite meals. I haven’t had it for a while, due to my lactose intolerance. However, since I discovered Natrel lactose-free whipping cream, I have been lusting after it, and tonight I decided to go for it. I had intended to make chicken curry for supper, but my husband wasn’t in the mood for curry., so…

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Meals With Ground Beef- Meatloaf

meat loaf

Another of those meals with ground beef, meatloaf is easy to make and easy to vary to suit different tastes. It is very quickly put together, and cooks in about 45 minutes.

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I love my French butter bell

French Butter Bell

This morning, when I sauntered into the kitchen, thinking of buttered toast and jam, with a lovely cup of tea, I had cause to think grateful thoughts of my butter bell. My kitchen is so hot that the coconut oil has liquified, and just standing in it makes me feel like I’m melting into a puddle. If had tried to keep my butter in a butter dish, it too would have melted into a puddle. The other option would be to keep it in the fridge so that it was rock-hard. Neither option really appeals to me, and when I reach for the butter bell, with it’s nice, soft, spreadable butter, I realize how happy I am to have this useful bit of crockery in my kitchen.

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Why meals in a hurry?

Why did I decide to start a website with quick meals for people who are in a hurry? Why am I blogging about food?


I’ve thought about this for a few years, and every time I decide there are already a lot of sites to help with this, I meet someone or read about someone who just cannot seem to manage it.

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