08
Apr

A Sweet Birdie Snack

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This sweet little birdie snack was created by me for CBC Parents. It was really fun to make, and the kids had even more fun eating it! Check it out on their website and find out how I made it!

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06
Apr

Campbell’s Creamy Perogie Dinner

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I’m going to be completely honest with you guys. When I decided to make this Creamy Perogie Dinner, I wasn’t entirely sure what I was going to think of it. I love perogies, but the addition of cream of celery soup and salsa seemed a bit odd to me. I’m always willing to try new things though – at least once anyway, so I figured I would give this recipe a try. I made this for the family this past Friday. It was a holiday, I was off work, and the kids were off school. We were busy prepping for Easter and having fun and the last thing I wanted to do was spend all day in the kitchen making dinner too. It was the perfect night to make this recipe. Not only is it super simple to throw together, but it comes together quickly too. Campbell’s recipes are known to be “Simple to Make, Easy to Love” and this was no exception. I need to tell you guys, this dinner was surprisingly delicious. Even my pickiest little eater, Cam, practically licked his plate clean. It’s definitely not your typical perogie dinner, but it adds a new twist to a family favourite and we’ll definitely be making it again. Here’s the recipe…

Ingredients

5 slices bacon, diced into small pieces
1 onion, finely diced
1 tbsp (15 mL) garlic, minced
1 tsp (5 mL) ground black pepper
1 box (907 g) frozen perogies
1 can (284 mL) CAMPBELL’S® Condensed Low Fat Cream of Celery Soup
½ cup (125 mL) CAMPBELL’S® No Salt Added Ready to Use Chicken Broth
1 cup (250 mL) salsa
2 cups (500 mL) baby spinach, loosely chopped
½ cup (125 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup (125mL) sour cream (garnish)

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Directions

1. Cook bacon until crisp at medium heat in large skillet. Drain bacon on paper towel; remove all but 1 tbsp (15 mL) fat from skillet.

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2. Add onion, garlic and black pepper to skillet; cook and stir until onions are translucent – about 3 minutes. Return bacon to pan.

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3. Add perogies to skillet and cook until browned on each side, about 10 minutes.

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4. Add the soup, broth and salsa and stir to combine and let simmer for 10 minutes

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5. Add the spinach and Parmesan cheese and cover skillet with lid. Turn heat off and let sit for a couple of minutes to allow spinach to wilt slightly then mix.

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6. Garnish with sour cream and serve immediately.

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Are you looking for easy access to easy and amazing-tasting meals? Look no further! Campbell’s offers a Meal Mail Newsletter. You can sign up and get recipes delivered to your inbox every month. It’s that simple!

“Disclosure: I am part of the Campbell Company of Canada Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

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05
Apr

Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter from my little family of thumbprint chickies to yours! I swiped this little picture from instagram to share with you guys here. You can find us on instagram HERE. This is where I post most of my everyday stuff. Come join in on the fun!

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Happy Easter!!

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03
Apr

Frigidaire Gallery Custom-Flex Refrigerator and it’s Awesome Features!

I told you guys in this post that I was lucky enough to be chosen to “test-drive” this awesome new refrigerator and I jumped at the chance. I’ve had it for over a month now and I am just loving all the amazing features it has to offer. Some of the shortfalls of my previous fridge are answered in this new fridge. It’s practical features are helping me be more organized in the kitchen – which is HUGE for a busy family.

Let’s talk about some of these new features that I am loving….

1) Smudge-Proof Stainless Steel. If you have kids, this is HUGE. And this is by far, hands down, my most favourite feature of this new fridge!!

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Do you see any fingerprints on this fridge door?? Neither do I. Amazing. I don’t know how they do it, but my kiddos and their sticky fingers have met their match. My previous fridge, although stainless steel too, was definitely NOT smudge proof. I just couldn’t keep it clean for the life of me. My prayers have now been answered. Hallelujah! This stainless steel has a protective coating that virtually eliminates fingerprints and smudges and helps keep your kitchen looking effortlessly beautiful. Gotta love that.

2) Store-More Drawer.

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I am just loving this store-more drawer. In my previous fridge, this drawer was less than half this size. It was smaller and deeper and I was always forgetting what I had in there. This long drawer is absolutely perfect because you can see everything you have at one glance. No more mouldy cheese hiding in the back of the drawer! This is huge! The kids love it too because they can easily see what snacks are in there and just grab and go. It’s perfect.

3) Superior LED lighting and 4) Space-Saving Ready-Select Side Controls

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First off, I love the Space-Saving Ready-Select Side controls. They are so easy to access and allows me to change the temperature easily and efficiently. The Superior LED lighting is a great bonus over the old burnt-old standard lightbulb in my old refrigerator. I can actually see my food again! It uses less energy and it looks great too! And let’s not forget about the “door ajar” alarm. Did your kids grab and snack and forget to close the door? This fridge has an alarm to remind you that the door is not closed. What a brilliant feature that we have already needed to use several times since we’ve had it. Makes me wonder how many times my previous fridge’s door was opened and I had no idea!

5) Store-More Slide-Under Flip-Up Shelf

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You see that separation in the glass there in the picture?! That’s the Store-More Slide-Under Flip-Up shelf. It’s a mouthful, but it sure can do a lot. Got something large to store in your fridge – like a super tall bottle, or how about a cake on a stand? Most refrigerators cannot accommodate those things and can make entertaining a nightmare. This innovative feature allows that piece of glass to either slide under the top piece so that you can store those large items, or you can flip it up completely and get that shelf out of the way. It’s an entertainers dream come true.

Here’s a summary of these awesome features:

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For more information on the Frigidaire Gallery Custom-Flex Refrigerator, click HERE.

“Disclosure: I am part of the Frigidaire® Canada Ambassador program with Influence Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

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