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Saskatoon Berry Muffins

When you were growing up, did you have a favourite afterschool snack?  I don’t remember what I had when I was at home, but I do remember what my grandma usually made for me when I was at her house–Saskatoon Berry Muffins.

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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing

I’ll admit it, I’m pretty basic.  I love everything pumpkin spice and I’m not afraid to say so.  Weekends in October pretty much require that you consume as much of the stuff as possible. In that spirit, I give you the recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese

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How to Can and Freeze Tomatoes when you have No Time

Every May I emerge from winter ready to conquer the world and plant an enormous garden, which may have included 27 tomato plants.  Every September I end up silently cursing my optimism. I love canning and freezing tomatoes, but I find that tomato season in my zone 3 Saskatchewan garden

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Deliciously Addicting Lemon Poppyseed Zucchini Muffins

This post contains affiliate links.  If you purchase anything, I earn a small commission at no extra charge to you.  Thanks for your support! If you are the owner of a zucchini plant gone wild, you know the struggle–what on earth do you make with zucchini that you haven’t already made

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6 Creative Uses for Leftover Eggnog

The presents have been opened, the feasts have been feasted, and all you’re left with is. . . eggnog. Let’s face it, you’re not really in the mood to drink it as-is anymore.  Here’s 6 ideas to use up that last carton.

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Spaghetti Squash Macaroni and Cheese

The Hermit makes the best macaroni and cheese sauce I have ever tasted.  I was first introduced to it’s gloriousness when we started dating.  It quickly put the macaroni-and-cheese-made-with-cheese-whiz of my childhood to shame. (Sorry Mom!!) Over the years I’ve eaten more than my fair share. As much as I

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Pumpkin & Succulent Autumn Centrepiece

I was going to my family Thanksgiving dinner and was looking for something quick and easy to give the hostess, especially since I didn’t have to bring any food.  Did I think ahead and get something on my last shopping trip? Of course not. Thankfully I was inspired by my

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How to Organize an Apple Pie Making Day

My childhood memories of both of my grandmas revolve heavily around apple pie.  Both of them always had tons of pies stored in their freezer, ready to whip out at a moments notice for company, or to send to a friend in need of encouragement. I’ve only managed this feat

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Garden Fresh Roasted Tomato Sauce

Can I tell you a secret? I don’t like tomatoes. But I really wish I did.  I long to love a toasted tomato sandwich on homemade bread with a vine-ripened, garden fresh tomato.  For some crazy reason, uncooked tomatoes taste like dirt to me. *scratches head and thinks to self*

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Kristen

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Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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