Pesto – Using Fresh Basil from the Garden

When you have fresh basil in the garden, you want to make the most of it and use it up. While I do use it fresh in pasta sauces, stews, and soups, this year I wanted to try something different. Something flavourful that we have never tried before. I began looking for ideas and recipes to use it in. Since I have never tried Pesto, that was going to be my choice to use up some of my basil. The day I decided to try it out, I realized I didn’t … Continue reading

Quick and Easy Stove Top Meals for Picky Eaters

stove top meals

Over the past 6 days, we have only been able to cook with our stove top or small kitchen appliances. When we went grocery shopping, we picked up a variety of items for the week. When you have a picky eater, it is sometimes hard to find quick and easy stove top meals. I found out my oven wasn’t working when I turned the oven on to heat it up for a pizza. After about 20 minutes, I hadn’t heard the beep letting me know the oven was ready. I went … Continue reading

Berry Explosion Muffins

Berry Explosion Muffins

There is always a debate in my house on which flavour of muffins I should make. I always want blueberry and my daughter wants chocolate chip. Although she does like blueberries, she just doesn’t like them in muffins. I wanted to use the frozen berries up in the freezer before I buy more since they just happen to be on sale this week. In my freezer, I had a few blueberries and half a bag of mixed berries, including blueberries. I decided to use just the cherries and blueberries to make … Continue reading

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chocolate chip cookies

What is better than a regular chocolate chip cookie? That’s right, double chocolate chip cookies. Cookies in my house don’t usually last that long. My hubby loves cookies and can eat a whole bag at one sitting. I like to make mine last, so homemade cookies are a cheaper option. Print Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies Course Snack Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 25 minutes Servings 36 cookies Author Mama Bear6910 Ingredients 2 1/4 cups flour 1/2 tsp Baking Soda 1 cup … Continue reading

Mama Bear’s Beefy Stew – StoveTop

Mama Bear's Beefy Stew

Winter is here and so are those long cold days that come with it. During the winter time, I like to prepare meals ahead of time and freeze for those cold snowy days. Beef Stew is one of them. There are so many different recipes I have found for making my Beefy Stew, here is my way of preparing a delicious comforting meal. Print Mama Bear’s Beefy Stew Ingredients 1 pkg Stewing beef 6-8 potatoes – diced 1-1/2 cups flour 1 box beef stock 1 onion – chopped 1-2 tbsp … Continue reading

Turkey Pie

Turkey pie

When I buy a turkey, I usually buy a big one. This way there is enough leftovers for a few freezer meals. There are so many different recipes for leftover turkey. We like to make a variety of meals with our turkey leftovers. One of our favourite meals is turkey pie. I use this recipe for a variety of meals including turkey soup and turkey ala king. Print Turkey Pie Turkey Pie made with leftover turkey Cuisine Savoury Servings 4 Ingredients 2-3 Cups Turkey chopped 2 Pie Shells Frozen 2 cups chicken … Continue reading