Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

A great low-fat version of this popular classic. You may never want to use a store-bought alfredo sauce again! 12 oz uncooked fettucine2 tbsp butter1-2 cloves crushed garlic1 1/2 cups milk1 1/2 tbsps flour1/3 cup parmesan cheese1/2 tsp basil1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper1/4 cup low-fat sour cream2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 or 2 […]


This is a good basic chili recipe that I got from my mom. We had it a lot when I was a kid and now I make it for my family. It’s so easy too- even Tony has made it! 1lb of ground beef1 chopped onion1 14oz can of crushed tomatoes1/2 of a 14 oz can […]

Strawberry Crater Muffins

Scrumptious muffins made with strawberry puree and oatmeal. Topped with a crater of strawberry jam. Yum! 1 1/2 cups white flour1 cup quick oats1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda1 1/2 cups unsweetened pureed strawberries* 1/2 cup milk1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar1/4 cup vegetable oil1 large eggStrawberry jam Preheat oven to 400F. Grease muffin tin […]


Harira is a traditional Moroccan soup, served during Muslim Ramadan to break the fasting day. This crockpot version is a wonderful way to enjoy Harira. There’s no need to wait for Ramadan for this delicious soup. 1 tbsp olive oil2 small onions1 clove garlic, crushed2 carrots2 celery stalks1 tsp each of ground cumin1 tbsp grated ginger1 tsp […]

Jello Hearts

Wiggly jiggly heart-shaped finger-jello is a fun Valentine’s day treat for kids of all ages. 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin 1 1/2 cups water 1 package (6 ounce) or 2 packages (3 ounce) Jello Dissolve gelatin in 1 cup cold water. Set aside. I saucepan, bring 1 cup water to boil and add jell-o. Bring to […]

Bread Machine Pizza

There’s nothing like good wholesome homemade pizza for dinner, and it doesn’t have to be a big ordeal to make it. If you have a bread machine, the dough is super easy. Then top with your favourite toppings and throw it in the oven. Simple as that! Here’s the bread-machine pizza dough recipe I use:1-1/2 […]

Valentine’s Cookies

Pink heart-shaped cookies topped with melted chocolate are a perfect Valentine’s Day treat. Or a treat for any day really. We couldn’t wait for Valentine’s Day to make them. 3 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla 3 or 4 drops of red food colouring 3 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder Mix eggs, […]

New Mexico Style Chili Chicken Casserole

An easy casserole made of layers of creamy sauce, shredded chicken, cheese and soft tortillas. 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth 2 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chilies, drained 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup light sour cream 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans […]

Ricotta and Spinach Gnocchi

If making your own gnocchi sounds daunting to you, don’t worry, this is actually really easy and fun to make. It’s fun to eat too! 1 14oz container of ricotta cheese 1 10oz package of frozen chopped spinach 1/3 cup parmesan cheese 1 large egg 1-2 cups of flour dash of nutmeg Heat up spinach […]

Ham and Pineapple Asian Noodles

This tastes as good as take-out chinese food, and just as fast (probably faster)! Printable Recipe 1lb diced ham 2 tbsp catalina dressing 1 tbsp soy sauce 1/2 cup catalina dressing 1 can pineapple tidbits (juice reserved) 1 chopped bell pepper 1 cup water 1 tsp ground ginger 8 oz steam fried noodles Brown ham in 2 tbsp Catalina dressing. Add […]

Welcome! I’m Megan.

My kids like to whine, especially when it comes to the food they eat, but that doesn’t stop me from trying to make tasty and healthy meals for them. Follow along as I share family-friendly recipes and reviews from my picky family members, who I lovingly call “The Whine Critics.” Read More…

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