Today, 2 years ago …

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Today, 2 years ago, I started on this awesome journey called Blogging and I am still in awe and loving every moment of it. Continue reading

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August G…uest #3: JB’s Sicilian Meatloaf

Mr. JBMany people cook/make a version of the traditional meatloaf. Although I’ve eaten many a meatloaf over the span of my life, I’ve cooked 3 times as many meatloaf recipes than I have eaten. The following meatloaf recipe for “Sicilian” Meatloaf is fool-proof and lets face facts, ANYTHING Sicilian is bound to just be better. Continue reading

Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays

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To one and all, where ever you are in the world, be it Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for you … or if you celebrate in any other way, be safe, and enjoy your time with family and friends!  Take time to make memories to treasure for years to come.

I also wish to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support, following this blog, your likes, your comments and your wonderful recipes you shared through our programs here on this blog.  

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!
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Remember to check out the new Share and Inspire Others! monthly program.  The new theme for January will be released on January 1, 2017 !!

If ever in need of a recipe, please do not hesitate to contact me, leave me a note, email me @ cookandenjoy@shaw.ca  or check out our blog.

I leave you with a link to all our wonderful Christmas/Festive posts:   Christmas / Festive Season Recipes

From The Recipe Hunter (Cook and Enjoy)

Let’s Party – Sharing is Caring Exchange

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Only ONE of the Kittens escaped!  Yes, I mean only ONE!
As you can see, we have TWO  ……….

This will be ONE of our new MONTHLY Events !!

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  • Leave me a note in the comments and let me know the theme of your blog.  This way I can visit your blog and connect with you.
  • Also share a link to your most FAVORITE post or even just a recent post.  How else will I know what you’re up to and have going on your blog!  
  • Please, please, please:  Come back, check out the other bloggers, their stories and links, and visit and connect with as many as you can. Get to know your fellow bloggers around the Globe. Get your blog out there so we can exchange ideas and support each other!

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  • Last but not least: Please feel free to share/reblog this post, and let the rest of the ‘globe’ know how to

Explore, Create, Learn, Have Fun, and then Join in and Participate

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in this NEW sharing-is-caring-scriptMonthly Blogging party!!

I made Es’s Caramel and Yoghurt Microwave Tart for you to sample!

I hope that we will be able to connect with many new blogger friends out there.  I am here, and eagerly awaiting your comments…..  The Recipe Hunter

Halloween Story

I have been asked by Scale it Simple to participate in the Halloween Writing Contest, see Original Post.  OK, I am NOT a writer, I prefer to get creative in the kitchen with cooking and baking, but decided to give it a go StephJ !

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It was one of those nights on cemetery lane that made you feel electric with energy and somber with thought all at the same time. The air was crisp, dead leaves scattered as they ran underfoot and glided overhead, filling the night with noise. The moon was full and luminous casting an eerie light on the scene below. Halloween was in full swing, the streets were abuzz with hooded figures and lively children enjoying their annual candy hunt.

Hidden from the action at the end of the long lane of perfectly decorated houses stood the towering and dark-windowed number 13 cemetery lane. Behind it, the forest stood lightless and desolate, a depressing shadow on a lively scene. It was in this very house at this very moment that a desperate philosophical struggle was raging.
Halloween1.jpgInside the house, mom was thinking: “I am tired and cold and I really, really want to stay inside, snug as a bug in a rug, but if I do then the kids won’t be able to enjoy the fun of Halloween. So I will pretend to be excited and go out into the cold and put up with all the STUFF.”Tired mom.png

Dad was thinking: “I really do not believe in all this nonsense but my dear wife is so caught up in this so I will put on my happy face and we will all go out and waste all this time.”dadThe young daughter was thinking “I really HATE this costume: I am going to be the laughing stock of all my hip friends. But mom and dad have gone through so much trouble I really have to just act like the happy little girl and just do this.”daughterThe young son was thinking “This is kids and girls stuff: why do I have to put up with all this nonsense? But if I don’t there will be all kinds of fuss so I will just make like this is what I actually want to do and get it over and done with.”sonSo they all went out, pretended that was what they wanted to do, were all miserable and came home.

The (unhappy) end.

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BUT WAIT: we haven’t looked at the alternate ending yet!
So Halloween part II AKA Happy Halloween!

Everything is the same except when we get to the last paragraph:

So they all went out (OK, so this part is the same as before…) pretended that was what they wanted to do (still the same…) and then something REALLY REALLY WEIRD happened (OK, so here we have just gone off script rather badly! NOW what??).

Mom found that it really was wonderfully crisp and clear out and there was just so much JOY out there. So slowly her mind got bent around in a happy direction (See, I told you: WEIRD!)happy-momDad met up with some of the neighbours that he had not seen for yonks… and as they talked and joked around realised/remembered that they were really great people: weren’t they blessed to have such good people around them?happy dad.jpgYoung daughter met up with some friends… and soon realised they all thought they looked horrid and were afraid that they would be ostracised by the “cool kids”. But agreed that they all actually look kinda good… and that they were really the “cool kids”, so there!happy-girlAnd lastly young son also met up with friends and they haunted the heck out of all the smaller kids (who loved it!) and ended up having fun as well!happy-son And while all this was happening, mom, dad, daughter and son started talking, joking messing around etc.…. and ended up having a great time!
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So they all ended up back at home, tired, happy and contented.

The (happy!) end.

So I suppose every Halloween has the potential for horror or joy: all depends on the actors. Which Halloween will you be aiming for?

Give me some ingredients, then I am more creative than writing a story:

Pumpkin fritters

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Pumpkin Pie

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Enjoy !! ❤