Blueberry Banana Bran Muffins

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I originally posted this recipe when I did a guest spot on my sister-in-law’s blog (click here for all your cloth diapering needs). She was nice enough to let me practice blogging, but now that I have my own site this muffin recipe deserves a repost. Not only is this recipe quick and easy to make but it’s also a great way to use up ripe bananas.  If you are anything like me, by the end of the week you likely have some bananas that are well past their prime. One handy tip, instead of throwing the whole banana into the freezer, try peeling and cutting them into bite sized pieces first.  Once cut they can be individually frozen on a cookie sheet then placed into freezer bags. This way you have frozen bananas on hand for banana bread, smoothies or these wonderful, not too sweet, blueberry banana bran muffins.
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Fish and Vegetable Stew in a Light Tomato Broth

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With the weather getting colder, soups and stews are starting to make their way back onto my weekly dinner rotation. There are so many different combinations of flavours and ingredients that you could make a different soup each night of the week and never get bored.  Whether you call it a soup or a stew, this rich tomato broth with tender chucks of fish and vegetables comes together quickly and makes a perfect weeknight meal.

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Peach Crumble Pie with Salted Caramel Sauce

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With autumn just around the corner many people are mourning the end of summer. On the other hand, even though I love summer, I look forward to autumn each year; not only can I start wearing boots and scarves again but also my apartment finally cools down enough for me to use my oven! For those of you who are dreading the transition here is one of my favourite summer desserts to ease the pain.

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Refreshing Asian Noodle Salad

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One of my favourite summer meals is this Asian noodle salad.  Packed full of crunchy vegetables and refreshing herbs this salad is sure to be a crowd favourite.  It pairs perfectly with grilled meat or seafood and makes a great potluck dish.

One tip when making any cold salad is to add some of the dressing to the noodles while they are still warm. As the noodles cool down they will absorb the dressing rather than just coating the outside.  This trick also works for making potato or quinoa salads.

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