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Apple Rhubarb Loaf

Apple Rhubarb Loaf is the perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of tea (or coffee, but my favourite is tea). It is slightly sweet and earthy to give it that comfort food flavour.

Apple Rhubarb Loaf is the perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of tea (or coffee, but my favourite is tea). It is slightly sweet and earthy to give it that comfort food flavour.

So yesterday Amanda’s Daily Dish hit 100 likes on Facebook…yay! I am so excited that so many of you have liked my page enough to follow along with me on Facebook. I’ve got so many recipes and ideas that I want to share. Even my little guys are starting to get into it and are making suggestions as to what I should include on the blog. Such helpful little guys they are.

Jeff (my husband) was also a help when he came home from work the other day with a big bag of rhubarb. A client of his had given it to him and I was so excited because when we lived in our first home we had a big rhubarb patch and I would bake tons of goodies with rhubarb. I never replanted one once we moved and I’ve really missed it since then. 

I also had a big bag of apples on hand so that’s how this recipe was created. Apples and rhubarb sounded like it would be a nice match so away we went. The result was a delicious loaf full of fruit (is rhubarb even a fruit? I think maybe it would be a plant? I never thought of that before).

I’m enjoying a piece with my cup of tea while I finish this post up. It is so yummy. Here’s the recipe…

Apple Rhubarb Loaf is the perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of tea (or coffee, but my favourite is tea). It is slightly sweet and earthy to give it that comfort food flavour.

 

Apple Rhubarb Loaf is the perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of tea (or coffee, but my favourite is tea). It is slightly sweet and earthy to give it that comfort food flavour.

I used sour cream in this recipe for the moisture. It gave the loaf a nice flavour and texture.

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Apple Rhubarb Loaf is the perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of tea (or coffee, but my favourite is tea). It is slightly sweet and earthy to give it that comfort food flavour.

Look at those chubby little fingers. Chandon (my 3 year old little guy) really wanted to help.

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Apple Rhubarb Loaf is the perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of tea (or coffee, but my favourite is tea). It is slightly sweet and earthy to give it that comfort food flavour.

Enjoy! and Happy Long Weekend

 

Apple Rhubarb Loaf
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Ingredients
  1. 3 eggs
  2. 1 cup brown sugar
  3. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  4. 1 cup sour cream
  5. 2 tsp vanilla
  6. 3 cups flour
  7. 1 tsp salt
  8. 1 tsp baking soda
  9. 1 tsp cinnamon
  10. 2 cups diced apple
  11. 2 cups diced rhubarb
Instructions
  1. Beat eggs, sugar and sour cream. Add vanilla and mix. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined. Do not over mix. Add apple and rhubarb until combined.
  2. Pour into floured loaf pans and bake for 60 minutes at 350 degrees F. Check with a toothpick for readiness.
Notes
  1. You can bake this in 2 smaller loaf pans or 1 larger loaf pan. The larger will take a little longer to bake.
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Bruschetta Brie Pasta

Bruschetta Brie Pasta has the perfect blend of tomatoes, garlic, and brie. A perfect summertime pasta dish.

Bruschetta Brie Pasta
Bruschetta Brie Pasta is full if flavour and colour

 

The summer has been busy for us so far. Not busy is a bad way, but busy in a good way. We are either having playdates, or heading out to do something, visiting friends, going for BBQ’s etc, etc. This past weekend we visited a friends’ cottage about an hour ad a half from our town. The boys had so much fun. They went out on the lake on a paddle boat, went tubing, ran around the outdoors, chased snakes around (yuk!), and just had an all around great time. 

While we were having snacks something scary happened though. I was sitting outside on the patio with the other adults, the kids came around to grab a bite to eat. Suddenly my little guy Emmett who is 5 starts tugging on my arm and he has tears in his eyes, but couldn’t speak. I wasn’t sure what was happening at first so I asked him if he was choking and he nodded…He was Choking!! I jumped out of my seat and quickly gave him the Heimlich maneuver. He coughed and cleared out the watermelon and nachos that he was choking on. 

Luckily a nurse friend was there too, because I almost blanked out on what to do. 

We were over an hour away from any kind of medical help. This sure was a reminder to everyone to brush up on their cpr/first aid training.

If you haven’t had any training or have a foggy memory of it, you should really brush up on it. You never know when something can happen. It was so scary, but luckily all turned out well.

Anyhow, I have got a great summery recipe for you guys today.

Cooking dinner in the summer can sometimes be such a pain. Especially when it’s nice out and you’re enjoying the day outdoors. 

That’s why I think you guys are going to love this recipe. It’s actually super quick and easy, but it presents so well. It looks like a gourmet meal, but it doesn’t take much longer than a box of mac and cheese to make.

I personally like white wine, so I think that a chilled summery white wine would be perfect with this meal. I’m kind of regretting not thinking of that last night. Bummer. Oh well, next time.

Try out the recipe below. I promise you’ll love it.

Brie bruschetta pasta

 

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I love fresh heirloom tomatoes. They are so colourful and bright. 

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The brie cheese starting to melt on the pasta looks so good. Actually, it was so good. This pasta is a must try.

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Bruschetta Brie Pasta
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Ingredients
  1. 6 basil leaves thinly sliced
  2. 4 garlic cloves
  3. 3 cups heirloom cherry tomatoes cut in half
  4. 1/8 tsp sea salt
  5. 1/4 cup olive oil
  6. 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  7. 1 package spaghettini pasta
  8. 1 small wheel of brie cheese
Instructions
  1. Place brie in freezer for 15 minutes, this will make it easier to cut.
  2. Mix the basil, garlic, tomatoes, sea salt, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Set aside
  3. Boil pasta according to package then drain
  4. Cut off rind on the brie and cut into cubes
  5. Place hot pasta in a bowl, top with bruschetta mixture, then top with brie.
  6. The brie will melt quickly on hot pasta to serve immediately.
  7. Enjoy!
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World’s Best Crepes

Crepes are the perfect breakfast for a lazy weekend morning.

Breakfast Crepes

 

I’ve been working on this little blog of mine like crazy. Trying to figure out all sorts of design and layout styles. I am no website developer so this has been a real learning experience for me. But it feels so good to finally figure out how to do something after you’ve been trying for hours. I never realized how much support there is out there in the food blogging community. Food bloggers really try and help each other out, which is so wonderful. Because this little blog is my corner away from all the craziness of life.

Sometimes it’s nice to just do something for yourself that you truly enjoy. For me that’s cooking and sharing my recipes…..and shopping 🙂

After years of modifying my recipe I have finally done it. I finally came across what I think is the best version of crepes I have ever made and I am going to share my recipe with you all. I made this recipe this past weekend and wasn’t planning on posting it, but once I sat down to have breakfast I knew I had to.

There are probably at least a hundred different ways crepes can be served. With maple syrup and butter, with powdered sugar, jam, fresh fruit, whipped cream, and even cream cheese. My personal favourite is the traditional maple syrup and butter.

So here it is, after a whole whack of adjustments the final copy….

 

 

World's Best Crepes
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Ingredients
  1. 3 eggs
  2. 3/4 cup milk
  3. 1 1/2 cup water
  4. 1/4 tsp salt
  5. 1 tbsp sugar
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 1 1/2 cups flour
  8. butter for the pan
Instructions
  1. Whisk together first 6 ingredients until combined
  2. Add the flour and whisk until smooth
  3. Heat a small not stick pan to med-high heat
  4. Add butter to coat
  5. Pour 1/2 cup of batter on to middle of pan and work the batter around to spread it out on the pan
  6. Cook until the top is dry then flip over and cook for about 15 seconds more
  7. Remove from heat and start stacking them on a plate as you cook them
  8. Keep covered with a piece of tin foil until ready to use
  9. Serve with your choice of maple syrup, powdered sugar, fruit, and whipped cream.
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Easy Chicken A La King

This Chicken a La King recipe is great for a quick and easy dinner the whole family will love

Chicken a la king

Have any of you come across those “Tiny Kitchen” videos where they make recipes except in tiny version?

So not practical , but why do I love to watch them? They are just so cute…. aaaaand make enough food for maybe an ant to eat. The stove is tiny, the pot is tiny, the plate is tiny, and the spoon is tiny. The food is basically cooked over a candle lit mini stove. Nonetheless I’m guilty, I love watching Tiny Kitchen cooking videos.

In my house we need ginormous size kitchen videos. Feeding  five hungry guys is no easy job. Someone is always hungry. It’s exhausting. That’s why finding recipes that I can make in a jiffy and that everyone will love is like pure gold to me. This Chicken a La King recipe is exactly that.

My mom has been making this recipe for as long as I can remember. It’s the quick and easy, I’ve got four hungry kids staring at me version. My kiddos gobble this stuff right up and there are never any leftovers. You’ll want to keep this recipe in your back pocket for those quick weeknight meals.

 
Chicken a la king

 

Chicken a la king

 

Chicken a la king

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Easy Chicken a La King
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Ingredients
  1. 4 small chicken breasts
  2. Dash of oil
  3. 1/4 cup butter
  4. 1/2 cup flour
  5. 4 cups milk
  6. 1/2 tsp salt
  7. pepper to taste
  8. 3 cups peas
Instructions
  1. Dice chicken breast and saute in a pan with a dash of oil
  2. season with salt and pepper and remove from heat
  3. In a separate sauce pan melt butter and whisk in flour, cook on med-high for 1 minute
  4. Slowly add milk while whisking for 3 minutes until thickened
  5. Add salt and pepper and turn on low heat
  6. Add peas and cook on low for 5 minutes
  7. Serve on top of buttered toast
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