Maija Moments: Canned Soup Mom

Jan
03
2013

Health Kick Water

Tasty, Healthy, And Helps Boost Your Water Intake

As you may have already heard, I am not making any New Years Resolutions this year, but for many reasons I am starting to increase my water intake. Unfortunately, plain old water gets plain old boring fast; however, I've found that by sprucing it up a bit, not only do I drink more, but I also get the age-old added health and detoxifying benefits of fresh ginger, lemon, cucumbers, and mint!

What you need:

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Jan
02
2013

Weight Loss Soup Recipe

It's Not A Magic Soup, But With A Little Effort It Will Help Kick-Start Your Healthy Eating Plan

 
Of course, while I am sure you all know this, it still needs to be saidthis is not a magic Weight Loss Soup! It only helps you lose weight if you combine it with ongoing healthy eating and exercise.

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Dec
10
2012

White Cheddar And Ale Soup Recipe

So Good My Husband Offered To Do The Dishes!

This White Cheddar and Ale Soup is one of those meals that make my husband feel loved. So loved in fact that he even offered to do the dishes! I don't know if it was the smell of bacon and garlic that filled the house or because it only took me a total of 30 minutes from the time I offered homemade soup for dinner to the time I put it in front of him. Either way, this soup recipe is a keeper! 

Simply fry some bacon.

Throw some veggies in a pot.

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Nov
26
2012

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

The Best French Onion Soup Ever (According to My Husband)

My husband loves French Onion Soup. I have personally witnessed him eat French Onion Soup in greasy spoon diners in rural parts of this country and in swanky hotel lounges overlooking city centres while sipping $20 cocktails. He is somewhat of a connoisseur so the first time I made it for him and it didn’t quite turn out the way I hoped, I never made it again. Until now!

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Nov
19
2012

Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

The Perfect Dinner That Cooks While You're At Work

Chicken soup is good for the soul but this recipe is also good for your time management–it cooks in the crockpot while you're at work, making this slow cooker recipe a weeknight dinner winner! | YummyMummyClub.ca
I love soup on cold winter nights. I especially love soup that cooks itself while I'm at work.

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Nov
06
2012

Quick and Easy Blender Muffins

Filled With All The Good Stuff You Actually Want Your Kids To Eat For Breakfast

These flourless muffins are a recipe so easy to make you can whip up a fresh batch every morning. And the kids love them too! | Gluten Free | YMC
I'm committed (and sometimes slightly obsessed) with helping my children make healthy breakfast choices. This usually involves a little creative baking and these Blender Muffins are just as tricky (I mean creative) as my kids' favourite Breakfast Cookies and One-Minute Mug Muffins.

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Nov
05
2012

The Easiest Baked Pasta Recipe You'll Ever Make

Beef, Spinach, Peppers And Cheese Have Never Tasted So Yummy!

I have a confession to make — between the over 5,000km of driving we did through Yukon and Alaska and attending BlissdomCanada I haven't cooked (even the Canned Soup Mom version of cooking) in at least 20 days.

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Oct
29
2012

Super Fast Teriyaki Beef Recipe

Ready In Less Than 15 Minutes And Better Than Take Out

This recipe for Teriyaki Beef is quickly becoming a favourite in our house. The kids love the taste and I love how little thought it takes to throw this together. Not only is this recipe super easy, the entire meal can be ready in less than fifteen minutes which makes it much faster than takeout and perfect for a weeknight dinner.

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Oct
04
2012

Chicken Parmesan Casserole Recipe

Substitute The Dipping And The Frying With A Single Bag Of Croutons!

There are certain recipes I hesitate to even call cooking when I make them. This Chicken Parmesan Casserole recipe is one of them. Between us, let’s call it “assembly” but when your mother-in-law comes over, we’ll call it something you’ve slaved over a hot stove for all day!

I promise your secret is safe with me and I also promise, cooking dinner doesn’t get much easier than this.

Simply brush oil and garlic all over the pan.

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Oct
03
2012

Crockpot Apple Crisp Recipe

Easy Enough For A Weeknight but Yummy Enough For Thanksgiving And Christmas

Last week I spent a few early morning hours in my son’s Kindergarten class with eight other moms. We were in charge of baking 7 apple crisps with groups totaling 28 Kindergartners. It was a fun morning and as a work-outside-the-home mom I treasure the times I can re-work my schedule to see my son’s face light up when I walk into his classroom to volunteer.

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Oct
03
2012

Crockpot Turkey Stock Recipe

Throw Everything In The Pot, Set It And Forget It

Usually by the time I am done brining and roasting a turkey, baking stuffing and gravy-ing everything (not to mention cooking all the sides AND dessert) my kitchen looks like a bomb went off and I never want to see another turkey again.

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Sep
28
2012

Looking for my simple step-by-step guide to making a perfect turkey dinner? Then scroll down now!

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Sep
27
2012

Frigidaire’s New Double Oven

Plus A Recipe For Chicken Taquitos

One look at my Pinterest boards and you will know I easily get dreamy about wood floors and stone countertops and premium appliances that will one day grace my dream kitchen. While the cabinet colours in my day dreams easily change from light to dark, the one thing that never (EVER) changes is the need for my dream kitchen to include a double oven.

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Sep
10
2012

Apple Pie Bites Recipe

Five Ingredients, Less Than Ten Minutes Of Work And Only One Hand To Eat

My kids and my husband love apple pie but usually the last thing I want to do is spend what feels like hours in the kitchen peeling and slicing apples. That's why I love this recipe. It has all the taste of an apple pie with less than an 1/8th of the work!

Simply mix sugar and cinnamon.

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Sep
04
2012

Cake Batter Cookie Bars Recipe

Four Ingredients And Less Than Five Minutes Of Work Barely Qualifies As Baking

These Cake Batter Cookie Bars take no time at all, are made with pantry staples and are always met with applause from my children and my husband. Of course, by applause I mean thumbs up and "this is so good" coming from mouths full of cake cookie deliciousness. Also, I can barely call this baking because this recipe is so easy.

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Aug
31
2012

Sausage and Red Wine Rigatoni Recipe

Hands Down My Husband's Favourite Pasta Dish

The first time I made this for my husband was the summer between my third and fourth year of University. We had reconnected after three years of pre-facebook-era no contact and after a week of talking for hours on the phone he was finally driving the two hours to visit me. So I did what any 20-year-old would do—I went to the market and picked up the ingredients to have a homemade dinner waiting for him. Weird—I know—but 100% the truth.

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Aug
28
2012

Asian Chicken Peanut Butter Noodle Recipe

Three Steps To Get Dinner On The Table Faster Than Finding The Take-Out Menu In The Junk Drawer

I know I’ve said this before but those pre-cooked rotisserie chickens available in the deli section of almost every grocery store are lifesavers for busy working moms like me. Besides being inexpensive, quick, easy and very versatile, as an added bonus my kids love chicken. Personally, I like the versatile part because it lets me get creative in the kitchen without a ton of extra cooking steps.

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Aug
27
2012

Best Leftovers-to-Lunchbox Favourites

This Canned Soup Mom Shares Her Kids' Favourite Lunchbox Friendly Leftovers

It's that time of year again! The time of year where you stare at your pantry, then stare at your kids' empty lunchboxes then back at the pantry and wonder what the heck am I going to make my kids for lunch today? On top of that, it's 7am and your kids are demanding breakfast and that constantly running to-do list in your brain is reminding you that you still haven't figured out what's for dinner tonight either.

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Aug
17
2012

Four-Ingredient, One-Minute Mug Muffins

An A+ Egg-ellent Breakfast For Active Kids and Busy Moms

We all know that kids need to eat breakfast because it is the most important meal of the day. Despite being a full-time-work-outside-the-home-mom I am 100% committed to my kids having a healthy breakfast every single morning to keep them active and engaged in school and throughout their summer activities. Because of this, I am always looking for quick and easy ways to feed my kids eggs because eggs are brain food and can help with overall nutrition, memory, problem-solving skills and even test scores!

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Aug
16
2012

Whisky Scallops Recipe

I Promise You Can Make These!

If I'm at a restaurant and they have scallops on the menu as an appetizer I order them EVERY SINGLE TIME. But not once have I ever made them because the idea of over or under cooking scallops stressed me right out. That is until I found this amazingly simple and fast recipe for Whisky Scallops that is so easy even this Canned Soup Mom can make them mistake-free all while guests are having their first sips of one of these Top Five Pitcher Drinks.

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