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Homemade Mac and Cheese Casserole

Recipe I believe I may have put this recipe in my column before but it’s worth repeating. I now make this Mac and Cheese casserole for almost every family gathering we have. My daughter is a vegetarian and I like … Continue reading

Applesauce Muffins

Recipe As I write this column, I am enjoying one of these tasty muffins with my coffee. They definitely pair well with a hot cup of coffee or tea; or a big glass of cold milk. They have a delicious, … Continue reading

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Recipe I love mushrooms but they are one of those vegetables that someone either loves or hates. Both of my sons detest mushrooms and so over the years I have done my best to leave them out of dishes that … Continue reading

Easy Cheeseball

I remember as a kid, cheeseballs were always made for special occasions. As the years have gone by, I find that we have progressed to more elaborate and fancier dips and appetizers at gatherings and parties. This year, I’m bringing … Continue reading

Here is a quick guide to dealing with holiday waste

Welcome to Local Hippie’s weekly tip for living a greener life! Each week we will provide you with a quick tip to help you reduce your carbon footprint and change the world. The countdown is almost over! By now, your … Continue reading

Christmas Morning Punch

Recipe One of my favourite parts of Christmas is our family breakfast together. We gather around the table before the hectic day begins. We always have our favourite traditional Monkey Bread and coffee with a splash of Irish Cream. This … Continue reading

Sour Cream Cut Out Cookies

Recipe These cookies are soft and nearly cake-like and the dough is dependable and nice to work with. The secret is a little bit of sour cream mixed into the dough. It doesn’t affect the flavour but ensures that the … Continue reading

Chubby Hubby Clusters

Recipe If you’re looking for an easy, no-bake goodie to add to your cookie tray, these Chubby Hubby Clusters are absolutely delicious. Chocolate, peanut butter, pretzels, and peanuts all come together to make a perfect little treat. No baking required. … Continue reading

Overnight Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Recipe I love these make ahead breakfast casseroles, especially at this time of year when life is busy and I have more overnight guests. This casserole is loaded with sausage, peppers, cheese and Italian flavour! Serve with a fresh fruit … Continue reading

Shrimp Platter

Recipe ‘Tis the season to entertain and if you are like me, you have your regular favourite appetizers and dips that you like to serve. I think Nacho dip is a common dip found at most parties and the following … Continue reading