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OLIVIA’S MAKE AHEAD PASTA BAKE

OLIVIA’S MAKE AHEAD PASTA BAKE

As promised, here is a very tasty casserole-type dish recipe  sent in by one of my Galley Peeps, Olivia.  It uses one can of commercial condensed soup or why not try my homemade version (GALLEY CREAM OF ‘WHATEVER’ SOUP ). One bowl and a baking dish is all you need and what makes it super easy is no boiling the pasta ahead of time.  You put the prepared casserole to bed in the refrigerator today and tomorrow you bake it…

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BRIT’S COCONUT DREAM CAKE

BRIT’S COCONUT DREAM CAKE

This cake is so rich. So sweet.  So very share-worthy. So what would possess me to make a whole cake when the very last thing I can do during this COVID crisis is share, I had to ask myself?  Oh well!  The next best thing I can do is eat the whole thing and share it’s yumminess with all of you virtually. I made a couple of substitutions to Brit’s original recipe. Coconut oil stood in for neutral cooking oil…

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FLORA’S FLOUR TORTILLAS

FLORA’S FLOUR TORTILLAS

Several weeks ago before we had to be concerned about going out, I met up with an old friend. We shopped.  We talked. We sipped and dined.  The reason I’m bringing this up is what I ordered when we dined.  A simple chicken caesar wrap.  I came home thinking about that wrap, it was that good.  The tender morsels of chicken. The crispy lettuce and bits of bacon. The creamy tangy garlicky dressing.  The crunchy bits of croutons. The soft…

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SHELLEY’S AMAZING BAGELS

SHELLEY’S AMAZING BAGELS

A friend sent me this recipe and honestly, I can’t get enough of them, and I can’t for the life of me imagine why I would ever buy bagels again. Far too easy…and by that I mean really easy.  I clocked myself from ingredient mixing to snapping photos. Thirty minutes folks. THIRTY! And that included twenty minute oven time. My only complaint is that the recipe makes just four…but that’s simply nit picking isn’t it?  The beauty of them too is…

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MELINA’S HALUSKI

MELINA’S HALUSKI

When I received this recipe from Melina, I immediately thought comfort food.  It’s simple in ingredients and preparation and reminds me of something a Gramma would make.  And sure enough she mentioned it was a favourite recipe handed down from her Eastern-European Gramma to her Momma to her, a dish she falls back on time and time again.  Oh the memories that must evoke! So here I am at the beginning of spring, making what I would normally call a…

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LOU’S ROASTED CAULIFLOWER with MUSHROOM SAUCE

LOU’S ROASTED CAULIFLOWER with MUSHROOM SAUCE

I’m getting all fancy with my veggies in the galley today.  Not time consuming fancy.  Nor am I using weird and wonderful ingredients.  But by the time I finished making, then consuming this ultra-delicious dish, it felt very fancified.  I even poured us a glass of crisp white wine to go with to feel extra fancy pants fancy. A lowly head of cauliflower, a package of mushrooms were the main ingredients.  The most ‘exotic’ ingredient was miso paste which you…

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LYNN’S BAKED LEBANESE KIBBE

LYNN’S BAKED LEBANESE KIBBE

Taking a break from bomb making this week (last posts here in case you missed them: JOAN’S TACO BOMBS, and BREAKFAST BOMBS ), I dove right into this delicious looking recipe for kibbe sent in by one of my Galley Peeps.  A type of meatloaf with  Middle Eastern flavours.  Wonderfully seasoned, oh so good and relatively simple to throw together.  I considered using other ground meat like chicken or turkey, beef or pork, which I’m sure would have been good but…

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JOAN’S TACO BOMBS

JOAN’S TACO BOMBS

I’m having a bucket load of fun in the galley today.  Rockin’ to my tunes and making some boomin’ good Taco Bombs. I also joined the gym today.  Commitment isn’t one of my strengths but a friend cornered me and didn’t give me a lot of room to wiggle out of it.  It was SO early…and SO dark…and SO cold…but I must admit, after an hour of movement..I wouldn’t exactly call it a workout…I feel pretty darned good.  And the…

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LIZ’S EGGLESS EGG SALAD

LIZ’S EGGLESS EGG SALAD

Since we have embarked on our meatless/vegan-ish journey and since putting my request out there for my readers to send in their favourite recipes to challenge me in my little galley, I have received almost exclusively vegan recipes.  It would seem that a good number of you are pursuing life with the same mind set as we are…that is…reducing animal protein, eating less meat, while doing our part for the planet. This is really a good thing, so thank you…

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JUDITH’S AUSSIE BITES (with product review)

JUDITH’S AUSSIE BITES (with product review)

This feels like a celebration and I have been saving today’s post for just this special occasion.  Omnia…you know those genius stove top oven folks?…well, they sent me one of their new products to try out.  The Muffin Ring…I’ve just finished using it for the first time and I absolutely LOVE it! The design is really very smart.  Silicone construction, which makes clean up a breeze, and the six muffin wells collapse which allow for easy storage inside the baking…

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