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Monday, December 29, 2014

Simple Supper Tuesday #93

Welcome back to Simple Supper Tuesday, the party featuring QUICK, EASY recipes, perfect for those busy weeknights. So, please share your crock pot, 30 minutes or 5 ingredient recipes (easy desserts are also welcome)!!

Recipe Linky Party




Make sure to visit all three blogs, to see if you've been featured this week! All featured recipes will be pinned to our Simple Supper Tuesday Pinterest page


Lysska will not be hosting the party this week, over at Cooking from a Stay at Home Mom, since she is enjoying some much needed time with family, visiting from out of town. Hope you enjoy your family time, Lysska!!!





Recipe with the MOST CLICKS




Cuban Slider Sandwiches- Southern Krazed



Recipes that CAUGHT MY EYE



Gnocchi Primavera- Wine Lady Cooks




Hamburgers with Mushroom Gravy- Walking on Sunshine




Orange Sage Pork Chops- Homemaking Hacks




45 Spectacular Crock-Pot Recipes- Living Frugal with Erika




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  1. Please link up Crock Pot and/or easy RECIPES only (simple desserts are also welcome)
  2. Please follow our hosts, on social media
  3. Please link back to THIS post on Hun... What's for Dinner?
  4. Please use link to direct recipe, not to your home page, or a pinterest pin.
  5. Please visit others and leave comments if a recipe catches your eye
  6. Any post that DOES NOT contain a recipe or food tutorial, will be deleted


Top 10 Most Viewed Recipes of 2014

Looking back at the 10 most viewed recipes of 2014.


Top 10 Most Viewed Recipes of 2014- Hun... What's for Dinner?



Well  2015 is almost upon us. I must say that 2014 just flew by. The older I get, the faster it seems time is going. Sometimes I just want it to slow down, so I can enjoy my kids this young.

To ring in the new year, I wanted to look back at the most popular recipes, posted in 2014. This past year was a very delicious year, full of awesome recipes, fun giveaways and product reviews. Who knows what 2015 hold for me here at Hun... What's for Dinner?, but I am sure this year will be full of delicious fun.


Top 10 Most Viewed Recipes of 2014- Hun... What's for Dinner?




Top 10 Most Viewed Recipes of 2014- Hun... What's for Dinner?




Top 10 Most Viewed Recipes of 2014- Hun... What's for Dinner?




Top 10 Most Viewed Recipes of 2014- Hun... What's for Dinner?




Top 10 Most Viewed Recipes of 2014- Hun... What's for Dinner?




Top 10 Most Viewed Recipes of 2014- Hun... What's for Dinner?




Top 10 Most Viewed Recipes of 2014- Hun... What's for Dinner?




Top 10 Most Viewed Recipes of 2014- Hun... What's for Dinner?




Top 10 Most Viewed Recipes of 2014- Hun... What's for Dinner?




Top 10 Most Viewed Recipes of 2014- Hun... What's for Dinner?




Let's take a look at my family's favourite recipes from 2014

Top 10 Most Viewed Recipes of 2014- Hun... What's for Dinner?









Wishing you all a Happy New Year and all the best in 2015!!!


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Sunday, December 28, 2014

What's for Eats? Sunday Dec 28th, 2014

Meal planning is a great way to save money on groceries and you won't be standing in front of the fridge at 4pm, wondering what to make!


Weekly Meal Plan Dec 14, 2014 www.hunwhatsfordinner.com
Image courtesy of basketman at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Happy Sunday and Merry Christmas! My family and I enjoyed a nice quiet Christmas and Hubby's sister, niece and mom have been visiting this weekend. With the holidays I didn't really meal plan last week, but am ready to get back on track this week. 

One of our best friends is coming to visit on Tuesday, but other than that we have no big plans. We will just enjoy the remainder of our Christmas break and veg out at home. 

Here is what I have planned for this week.



www.hunwhatsfordinner.com Pasta Fagioli Soup

  • Ham and Broccoli Potato Soup (using leftover Christmas ham)
  • Leftovers
  • Out to celebrate my birthday with friends
  • Salmon Patties with oven roast potatoes and cauliflower

www.hunwhatsfordinner.com Salmon Patties

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Cute gingerbread men shaped hot chocolate on a stick, is a perfectly fun way to warm up, this winter.


Hot chocolate on a stick



Merry ALMOST Christmas! The countdown here has begun and the kids are anxiously awaiting Christmas day. I think I've finally found my Christmas spirit, which seemed to be hiding this year. I felt overwhelmed with everything that needed to be done. I didn't start my baking until a few days ago and I am now ready for anyone who might decide to drop in. The lack of Christmas baking meant I couldn't send any to school, for the teachers this year.






When browsing in the craft store a few days before Christmas break, I saw this super cute silicone mold, shaped like gingerbread men. I knew then and there that I would send in hot chocolate on a stick for the teachers.







This could not be an easier little treat to make. Stir these little guys into a cup of hot coffee for Cafe Mocha, or into some hot milk for hot chocolate. Or do like some of the teachers did and just eat them as a treat, LOL. When I went in to help on Friday, I was stopped by many of the staff at school, thanking me for the delicious treat. These would be a great addition to your Christmas morning coffee and would make cute stocking stuffers.


Hot Chocolate on a stick.


Hot Chocolate on a Stick

3 C good quality dark chocolate, chopped
1/3 C cocoa powder
1 C powdered sugar
marshmallow bits
popsicle sticks


In a sauce pot, over medium low heat, melt the chocolate until smooth. Whisk in the cocoa powder and powdered sugar. Transfer chocolate mixture to a piping bag.

Carefully pipe chocolate into a silicone mold of choice (you can also use an ice cube tray lightly sprayed with cooking spray). Once the whole tray is filled, give it a gentle jiggle, to remove any air bubbles and even out the tops. Let set for 5 minutes before inserting the popsicle sticks and topping with marshmallow bits (toffee bits would also be yummy!). Let set completely; this takes about 1-1 1/2 hrs. Wrap in pretty cellophane bags.

To use: stir one stick into a hot cup of black coffee, or stir 1-2 sticks into a cup of very warm milk.
Enjoy!!


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Monday, December 22, 2014

Simple Supper Tuesday #92

Merry Christmas!!! I hope you enjoy the holidays with those you love!


Welcome back to Simple Supper Tuesday, the party featuring QUICK, EASY recipes, perfect for those busy weeknights. So, please share your crock pot, 30 minutes or 5 ingredient recipes (easy desserts are also welcome)!!

Recipe Linky Party




Make sure to visit all three blogs, to see if you've been featured this week! All featured recipes will be pinned to our Simple Supper Tuesday Pinterest page





Recipe with the MOST CLICKS




Chicken and Broccoli Casserole- Penney Lane Kitchen



Recipes that CAUGHT MY EYE



Chocolate Peppermint Fudge- Table for Seven




Peppermint Meringue Cookies- The Classy Chapter




Melting Snowman Cookies- Moms Need to Know




Santa Cupcakes- Simplee Thrifty




Cheesy Snow Man & Crackers- Christianity Cove




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The Party Rules
 
 
  1. Please link up Crock Pot and/or easy RECIPES only (simple desserts are also welcome)
  2. Please follow our hosts, on social media
  3. Please link back to THIS post on Hun... What's for Dinner?
  4. Please use link to direct recipe, not to your home page, or a pinterest pin.
  5. Please visit others and leave comments if a recipe catches your eye
  6. Any post that DOES NOT contain a recipe or food tutorial, will be deleted


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cranberry Gingerbread Loaf~ #CrazyIngredientChallenge

Tart cranberries add a wonderful burst of flavour to this warm gingerbread cake.



 It's time again for the Crazy Ingredient Challenge. Where some of us bloggers get assigned two ingredients that don't necessarily go together. We need to think outside of the box and come up with fabulous recipes, using both ingredients. This months ingredients were Cranberries and Gingerbread Spice. I had been wanting to make a gingerbread cake, so I took this opportunity to make one, incorporating cranberries into the mix. The result was delicious!

I've always been a fan of gingerbread. I use to get gingerbread cookies with my tea, at a local coffee shop, but now they have stopped making it. The combination of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves, is one that I can not resist. I knew the cake would be delicious, but I was a bit nervous about adding the tart cranberries to the mix. I have to say that the result was wonderful. The cake had a gorgeous crumb and the cranberries added a nice tart burst of flavour. The kids really enjoyed this cake, even if Queenie did remove all of the cranberries, anytime she ate some. (Silly girl!) This is a beautiful and delicious cake, for the cold winter months.




Cranberry Gingerbread Loaf

2 1/2 C flour, divided
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp all spice
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 C oil
1/2 C molasses
1/2 C dark brown sugar
2/3 C boiling water
1 egg
1 C frozen cranberries
2 Tbs powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a loaf pan, or line with parchment paper (making sure there is plenty hanging over the edges).

In a bowl, combine 2 1/4C flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. 

In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the oil, molasses, dark brown sugar and boiling water. Let mixture cool to room temperature and whisk in the egg.

Add the dry ingredients with the wet, mixing until just about combined. Toss the cranberries with the remaining 1/4 C of flour and gently fold them into the batter; until just incorporated.


Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes; until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool 5 minutes in the pan, before removing to a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar, while still warm.


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Friday, December 19, 2014

Rubbermaid LunchBlox Sandwich Kit

Packing lunches is a breeze thanks to Rubbermaid and their LunchBlox Sandwich Kit.




Christmas break has begun and I must say that the only thing that has kept me sane this past few weeks, with all the holiday hustle and bustle, is the Rubbermaid LunchBlox Sandwich Kit. This reusable container system makes packing lunches a breeze. With containers that stack and snap together and a built in Blue Ice pack, I didn't have to worry about trying to fit different sized containers into Mr.B's lunch box, or worry about where to shove an ice pack, to keep everything cool.


I love that you can snap the Blue Ice pack to the bottom, or between containers. I also love that you can snap the lid of the container to it's bottom. No more worrying about dropping container lids on the floor at school! LunchBlox are designed to save space and stay organized in your lunch box. They are dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe, which also makes getting ready for school so much easier. Perfectly portioned for a variety of foods and come in six different styles, sure to fit any type of lunch box.




“Disclosure: I am part of the Rubbermaid Blogger Campaign 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.”

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Crock Pot Salisbury Steak

Tender ground beef patties, are slow cooked to perfection, in a luxurious mushroom gravy.


Crock Pot Salisbury Steak- www.hunwhatsfordinner.com


My crock pot and I always become reacquainted during the colder months of the year. Mostly because of busy days helping at school. Most Wednesdays I can be found helping in Queenie's old kindergarten class. I spend the day helping the wonderful teachers with tasks they normally wouldn't have time to do. I've become quite a pro using the photocopy machine and the laminating machine. I also get to make fun crafts with the kiddos, who are so sweet and cute! But spending the day in Kindie Land is exhausting. I'm not sure how teachers do it. I'm there one day and it takes me almost two days to recover, LOL. So when I'm busy playing in Kindie Land, I want my old friend Crock Pot to be working on my dinner, here at home.

I like to use my crock pot to try out new recipes. I love browsing recipes on Pinterest and I have often seen recipes for crock pot salisbury steak. I knew Hubby would love it, since he's always complaining that I don't serve beef often enough. So I decided to try it. Now before you start wondering why anyone would cook meat before putting it into the crock pot, just remember that you aren't fully cooking the patties, but just browning the outside, so they don't fall apart while cooking. As they finish cooking low and slow all day, in gravy, they become so tender and delicious. I am not crazy about ground beef, or salisbury steak, but I ate two of these puppies, without complaining, LOL. They just melted in your mouth and the gravy was A-MA-ZING!


Crock Pot Salisbury Steak- www.hunwhatsfordinner.com


Crock Pot Salisbury Steak

2 lbs lean ground beef
1 packet dry onion soup mix
1/2 C panko bread crumbs
1 egg
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 C mushrooms, chopped
1 Tbs flour
1 C milk
salt and pepper
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 C beef broth

In a large bowl, combine the beef with the onion soup mix, bread crumbs and egg. For mixture into 8 equally sized patties.

Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in the olive oil. Once the oil begins to ripple, add the patties to the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side; until a nice brown crust forms on the meat. Place browned patties into the crock pot, stacking alternately, like a pyramid.

Reduce heat under skillet to medium. Add the onion and mushrooms, and season with salt and pepper. Once onions become translucent, sprinkle mixture with flour. Stir to coat and cook for 2 minutes. Slowly add in the milk, stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Let cook until thickened; about 3-4 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in chicken soup and beef broth. Pour gravy mixture over patties in crock pot. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hrs. Serve with mashed potatoes.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Simple Supper Tuesday #91

Welcome back to Simple Supper Tuesday, the party featuring QUICK, EASY recipes, perfect for those busy weeknights. So, please share your crock pot, 30 minutes or 5 ingredient recipes (easy desserts are also welcome)!!

Recipe Linky Party




Make sure to visit all three blogs, to see if you've been featured this week! All featured recipes will be pinned to our Simple Supper Tuesday Pinterest page





Recipe with the MOST CLICKS




Pasta Fagioli Soup- Luv a Bargain



Recipes that CAUGHT MY EYE




Crab Stuffed Mushrooms- Lou Lou Girls




Double Chocolate Sweet & Salty Party Mix- Summer Scraps





Coca Cola Pork Chops- Frugal Living Mom





French Silk Pie- Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies




Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole- Menu of Musings



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The Party Rules
 
 
  1. Please link up Crock Pot and/or easy RECIPES only (simple desserts are also welcome)
  2. Please follow our hosts, on social media
  3. Please link back to THIS post on Hun... What's for Dinner?
  4. Please use link to direct recipe, not to your home page, or a pinterest pin.
  5. Please visit others and leave comments if a recipe catches your eye
  6. Any post that DOES NOT contain a recipe or food tutorial, will be deleted