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Y is for Yam Casserole (Blogging Through the Alphabet)

We are definitely a Disney family. All of our friends know it and like to send us ideas for holiday decorating to fit with the theme. With this in mind, our middle daughter, V2, downloaded a pattern for a terrific Classic Mickey pumpkin that she carved with the boys for Halloween. As readers of this series will know, I’ve used…

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X is for Xmas Fruit Cake {Blogging Through the Alphabet}

When I decided to use recipes to blog through the alphabet I kept getting stuck on the letter x. There are just not many recipes that begin with this letter but then one afternoon I was doing some planning for our Christmas trip to Louisiana and it came to me…Xmas is a somewhat common abbreviation for Christmas. (One that I…

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W is for Wiggly Worms in Dirt {Blogging Through the Alphabet}

For the past couple of weeks, our littlest grandson has been showing a great interest in helping out in the kitchen. Of course, at 18 months this means eating the ingredients and getting his hands messy for the most part but I thought I would find another recipe that he could sink his teeth (and chubby little hands) into. What…

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V is for Vicky’s Favorite Spaghetti Pie {Blogging Through the Alphabet}

When our girls were young I was always looking for recipes that were family friendly and easy on the budget. Being easy to prepare ahead of time was a plus as was using up leftovers in a creative way. For our family, Spaghetti Pie hit all of the marks. I have never been able to judge how much pasta to…

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U is for Ursula’s Octopus Cupcakes {Blogging Through the Alphabet}

With it being October all thoughts are turning to Thanksgiving and Halloween. With this in mind, my recipes have taken that turn as well. Here is a fun little recipe I found on the Disney Family website. (I made a few little changes.) Ursula’s Octopus Cupcakes Ingredients Cupcakes (we used premade ones from our local Walmart, this works especially well…

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T is for Turkey and Giving Thanks {Blogging Through the Alphabet}

OK, a couple of things about this post, I’m very late posting it and it’s about one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. If you are Canadian this will seem timely since we celebrate Thanksgiving on the first Monday in October each year (this often coincides with my birthday weekend so that may be part of the favorite holiday thing for…

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S is for Shortbread {Blogging Through the Alphabet}

We’ve been traveling again this week and I am super late with my Blogging Through the Alphabet post! My #3 daughter helped me out by baking some shortbread cookies and sending me the picture. I can just taste them now, buttery, melting on my tongue and flavored with almond extract. She loves this recipe from the Fleishmann’s Cornstarch website makegood.ca.…

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R is for Rocky Roads Travel Mix {Blogging Through the Alphabet}

There is nothing like cruising down the road with the windows rolled down and a warm breeze blowing through your hair. Your favorite tunes playing on the radio and the sunshine warming your arm as it lays along your driver’s door…wait…what warm breezes? Fall is totally creeping into the air and the tunes coming from the radio are likely whatever…

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Q is for Quick and Easy Quesadilla {Blogging Through the Alphabet}

If there is one thing our grandson loves it’s a yummy quesadilla so I had no doubt this would be my recipe for the letter Q. We all love Mexican food so when EJ moved up from eating baby food and was looking for something on the menu at our favorite restaurant, a cheese quesadilla was the sensible choice. A…

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P is for Pasta Salad

Summer seems to have passed by so quickly this year, it’s hard to believe we are heading into the Labour Day long weekend already! In honour of this last barbecue season of summer I thought I’d share my daughter’s favorite pasta salad. She got the recipe several years ago from a friend in Nova Scotia and has added her own…

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