Pesto Turkey and Pasta Recipe

Pesto Turkey and Pasta


What You Will Need:

–   3 cups of bow-tie pasta

–   2 cups of cooked, cubed turkey

–   ½ cup of basil pesto

–   ½ cup of chopped red bell peppers

–   ¼ cup of sliced up black olives


What You Will Need to do:

1.   Cook pasta as indicated on package.

2.   Once cooked, drain and pasta.  Add the remaining ingredients of the recipe.  Stir for a few minutes and stir.

Molten Spiced Chocolate Cakes Recipe



Here’s a great treat that I doubt you’ll get any complaints from:

What You Will Need:

–   ½ cup of semisweet baking chocolate

–   ½ cup of butter

–   1 Tbsp of red wine

–   1 tsp of vanilla extract

–   1 cup of sugar

–   2 eggs

–   1 egg yolk

–   6 Tbsp of flour

–   ¼ tsp of ginger

–   ¼ tsp of cinnamon

–   1/8 tsp of ground cloves


What You Will Need to do:

1.    Preheat your oven to 425°F.

2.   Butter four (roughly 6oz) custard cups.

3.   In a microwaveable bowl, microwave the butter and chocolate until everything is melted.

4.   Now stir in the wine, vanilla and sugar into bowl.

5.   Next, stir in eggs and yolk.

6.   Followed by stirring in the flour, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.

7.   Pour the batter equally into the custard cups.

8.   Bake for about 15 minutes.

9.   Let sit for about a minute and then carefully cut out of container with a cup.

10.   Sprinkle on top with some sugar on top and enjoy!


Fried Mozzarella Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

What You Will Need to do:
  1. In a bowl, whisk together 1 egg and 2 Tbsp of milk.  
  2. In a separate bowl, mix 1/4 cup of flour and 2 Tbsp of grated Parmesan cheese. 
  3. Grab two slices of white bread.  
  4. Place two pieces of mozzarella on the bread.
  5. Dip the bread/mozzarella in the flour mixture and then into the egg mixture. 
  6. Cook like you would normally make a grilled cheese sandwich however flip only once.  Cook until the sandwich is golden.

Frugal Tip ~ Always Have Lemon or Lime Zest on Hand

Don’t worry next time you require lemon or lime zest for a recipe.  Plan ahead by squeezing some lemons and limes into ice cube trays.  Once they are frozen, pop them out and put them into a freezer bag for easy access any time.

Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe

Make-Ahead Turkey Tetrazzini

Here is a great way to use up that leftover turkey that you may have

What You Will Need: 

–   1 cup of uncooked spaghetti

–   ¼ cup of butter

–   2 cups of mushrooms (can be fresh or canned)

–   3 Tbsp of flour

–   2 cups of chicken broth

–   ¾ cup of half and half

–   ¼ cup of parsley

–   1/8 tsp of nutmeg

–   ¼ tsp of pepper

–   1 tsp of salt

–   3 cups of cooked, cubed turkey

–   ½ cup of grated parmesan cheese


What You Will Need to do:

1.   Cook the spaghetti as directed on the package.

2.   Preheat your oven to 350°F.

3.   While you’re waiting for the spaghetti to cook, melt the butter in a large pot.

4.   Add the mushrooms to the butter and cook until the mushrooms have become tender.

5.   Now reduce the heat and stir in the flour.

6.   Next, stir in the parsley, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

7.   Add the cooked spaghetti and the turkey and mix until everything is covered.

8.   Pour all the ingredients from the pot into a 13×9” baking dish.

9.   Spread the cheese over top and cover baking dish.

10.    Bake for about 45 minutes.

11.   Take the cover off the baking dish and bake for another 10 minutes.




Frugal Tip ~ Remove Perspiration Stains

No matter what I do, it seemed impossible to get rid of those yellow perspiration stains on shirts.  Now all I do is dissolve 4 Tbsp of salt in about 2 cups of hot water.  Take a cloth or sponge and work the solution into the fabric.  I’m sure you will be pleased with the results.

Turkey Apple Cheddar Sandwich Recipe

Looking for different ways to use up your leftover turkey?  This is a delicious sandwich idea which is listed below:

What You Will Need:

–   2 tsp of mayonnaise

–   2 slices of bread of your choice

–   2 tsp of mustard

–   4 pieces of turkey

–   1 slice of cheddar cheese

–   4 thin slices of apple

–   2 pieces of lettuce


What You Will Need to do:

1.   Toast bread, if preferred or just leave as is, if not.

2.   Spread the mayonnaise on one piece of bread.

3.   Then on the other piece of bread, spread the mustard.

4.   Now layer the turkey, apples, cheddar and lettuce on top of each other.


Cheesecake Brownies Recipe


Andreas Trauttmansdorff

Here’s a recipe that I’m sure any chocolate and cheesecake lover would drool over.  Please note that I found this recipe at the Chatelaine but I made some personal changes:

What You Will Need:

–   250g (1 block) of cream cheese

–   1 1 /4 cups of sugar

–   2 tsp of vanilla

–   3 eggs

–   2/3 cup of flour

–   ½ cup of butter

–   ½ tsp of baking powder

–   ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder

–   4 Tbsp of milk

–   ¼ tsp of salt

–   ½ cup of chocolate chips


What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 325°F. 

2.   Coat an 8” baking dish with cooking oil.

3.   Cut the cream cheese into cubs.  Mix in a food processor until the cream cheese becomes smooth.

4.   Add ¼ cu p of sugar, 1 egg and 1 tsp of vanilla and continue to mix in the bowl.

5.   Place the butter in a separate bowl.  Microwave until the butter has melted. 

6.   With a fork, mix in the sugar with flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt with the butter.

7.   In a medium-size bowl, whisk remaining 2 eggs with butter, 3 Tbsp milk and remaining tsp vanilla until evenly blended.

8.   Stir egg mixture into flour mixture until evenly mixed.  Remove 1/2 cup batter to a small bowl and stir in remaining 1 Tbsp milk.  Set aside.

9.   Stir chocolate chips into batter in large bowl.

10.   Turn chocolate-chip batter into baking dish and smooth surface.

11.   Turn cream cheese mixture overtop and smooth surface.  Spoon large dollops of reserved chocolate batter overtop.

12.   Using a knife tip, swirl brownie mixture through cheesecake a few times, creating a wavy pattern.

13.   Bake in centre of oven until edges pull away from sides of pan and moist crumbs cling to a toothpick when inserted into centre, 35 to 40 minutes. 

Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

Holiday Ornament Cake Pops Recipe

 Holiday Ornament Cake Pops

I think this idea is perfect which I would at the Canada Living website.  The instructions are below; however, I have made a few personal adjustments.

What You Will Need:

–   5 ½ cups of vanilla wafers

–   1/3 cup of sugar

–   2 Tbsp of coloured corn syrup

–   ½ cup of apple juice

–   1 ¼ cups of white chocolate coating wafers

–   1 ¼ cups of green chocolate coating wafers

–   1 ¼ cups of red chocolate coating wafers

–   assorted sugars

–   silver dragee

–   16 lollipop sticks

What You Will Need to do:

1.    In food processor, pulse wafers with sugar until in fine crumbs.  Transfer to bowl. Stir in apple juice and corn syrup.  Shape by 2 tbsp into 16 balls, washing and drying hands when beginning to stick.  Refrigerate on parchment paper–lined plate for 30 minutes.

2.   In microwaveable bowl, microwave white coating wafers on medium-high, in 10 seconds intervals and stirring each time, until smooth.  This should take less than a minute.

3.   Dip end of each lollipop stick into melted wafers; insert halfway into cake ball.  Stand in foam block or cake pop stand.  If cake pops soften, refrigerate for 15 minutes.

4.    In separate microwaveable bowls, melt green and red coating wafers.  Dip cake pops into desired colours to coat, letting excess drip back into bowl. Sprinkle with decorations, if desired.

5.   Refrigerate the lollipops now until set, about 30 minutes.

6.  Pipe remaining chocolate onto pops if desired; dip into sprinkles, dragées, coarse sugar  or however you’d like to decorate them.

DIY / Frugal Tip ~ Homemade Diaper Rash Treatment


If your little one has diaper rash, an easy remedy to relieve the irritation is to put 2 tablespoons of baking soda into your baby’s bath water.

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