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You don’t need a fiddle, but maybe a fork…

Update to yesterdays zucchini dilemma…

I googled to see if there was another way to cook zucchini that we have not tried.  I stumbled across a video where the person posting the recipe said… “I have more zucchini than I know what to do with, So much that I fed it to the cows.”(we don’t have cows, so that is not an option for us…. just saying) When I found this recipe I loved it, sorry cows all the zucchini is mine now.”

Ok, so not having cows I still wanted to try this recipe, but I always change recipes so I will tell you what I did.

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It is not Ham

It is not Ham

Back Bacon

Peameal bacon

Canadian Bacon

Three different things?


But it seems that many buy or eat what they call Canadian bacon, and it is not. It is some strange ham that is usually dry and they are missing out on something tasty. ♫


This is not Canadian Bacon, stop blaming us for it.

This is Ham.

So what is Canadian peameal back bacon?

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Cooking for Two…. Hamburger patties, mashed potatoes & gravy

Another comfort food dinner. We really like this one too and it is super quick to cook. The flavour can be changed up a lot in the hamburger patties also.

Cooking with recipes is the way to start cooking, we should feel free to experiment though. A recipe may call for onions but perhaps we don’t like them.  So we see a recipe for something that we think we may like, but it has onions so we don’t try it. With most recipes we can leave some items out or change them and it will still work out, or maybe be even be better. 


We can be tricky too, veggies are not always loved by finicky eaters. even dads sometimes will shake their head and say they are not a rabbit…. 

but we can sneak the goodness of veggies into some foods and increase the taste, but don’t tell the finicky eaters this, or they will say they won’t try it.

Blenders are great for adding secret flavour and sneaking in some nutrition. 

so, on with the recipe. woooot.

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Cooking for two… Stewed meat on mashed potatoes


Just for fun I am starting something new, cooking for two. Recipes can be changed to allow for extra table sitters, but I have my reasons for two only.

I started something a year or so ago, getting someone interested in cooking with her mom, we were a bit tricky, her mom and I, but everyone seemed to benefit from this. An interest in cooking was achieved. There were quality interactions between Mother and daughter, and the food was yummy and creative. I know this because her Mom told me how good it was. The interest in cooking was also created, and this I know too, because her daughter told me she liked doing it as well… I hope to make that interest grow more, hence this new possible series of posts. Cooking for Two.

There are times that you decide that you want to cook, but the pantry is a bit skimpy and the freezer is almost empty.

Comfort food is uncomplicated food and lends itself well to cooking on a budget or with an almost empty stock of food. For those days you haven’t made it to the grocery store yet… or Dad hasn’t gone shopping.


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mmmm easy Spaghetti

Tis closing in on the end of the season for our cottage weekends. (insert very sad face here)

So we don’t bring as much food up to the cottage, instead plan on using what is there so we don’t have as much to bring home when we close.

We keep jars of spaghetti sauce there along with pasta. For those times that we have drop ins and what ever meal we had planned would not feed them. Yes I know the jars of sauce are sort of plain… and I heard you gasp.  

but wait… I have more. lol. 

We used one of those jars this past weekend. Knowing we were going to use it.. I had a bag of additions. 

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Shepherd’s pie… or Cottage pie

Actually cottage pie as true shepherd’s pie is made with lamb or mutton. (which is older lamb.. or sheep, lamb is like veal is with beef, under one year old)

So this recipe is what would be called cottage pie, but we don’t have ground lamb, or I haven’t seen it, so we use ground beef and call it shepherd’s pie.. so the bottom line is, if you make it, you can call it any darn thing you want. *stomps my foot*

It is Shepherd’s pie. lol.

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The perfect Hamburger

ooooooh, that is an ambitious title. 


We are having an “at home” weekend to catch up on things. So we had one of our fun Friday dinners, where we all add things.

Ok, so from the title I gather you have deduced what we cooked… 


They were very yummy too.  eeeeeps that wasn’t what we made though… omg that is big. lol… phone 911

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