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Healthy Recipes You Must Try!

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The BEST Soft Baked Monster Cookies- Gluten Free! | The Kitchen Magpie

The BEST Soft Baked Monster Cookies - Gluten Free! A secret ingredient helps keep these monster cookies from falling apart!

Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Banana Bread Recipe | The Kitchen Magpie

This is the BEST sour cream banana bread recipe – it’s so decadent and loaded with chocolate chips! The sour cream really adds a lovely tang and makes a loaf of incredibly moist banana bread, not to mention uses up those freezer bananas of yours.

Cashew Chicken Stir Fry | The Kitchen Magpie

Fast and Healthy Chicken Stir Fry
This recipe has a great basic stir-fry sauce that will work with almost everything, even beef if you want. It’s an incredibly easy to adapt recipe that we usually serve over spaghetti or spaghettini noodles – and the kids scarf it up, even my picky eater! I tell you, put ANYTHING on spaghetti noodles and my kids will eat it. You can serve this over rice, chow mein noodles, whole wheat noodles whatever you desire!

Retro Seafoam Salad | The Kitchen Magpie

Seafoam Salad Recipe
This seafoam salad recipe is a blast from the past. It is easy to make and honestly it is so much fun to make in a Tupperware salad mold. Now I will say that it doesn’t exactly fit in the mold I have, but I haven’t found my vintage Tupperware mold after we moved and I had to buy a new one.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding | The Kitchen Magpie

Simple & Delicious Pumpkin Bread Pudding
This is a delicious cross between a pumpkin pie and a bread pudding, which means that it’s going to be a very pudding like consistency rather than a solid, sliceable baked good. It’s basically pumpkin pie filling that soaks into bread cubes and that makes it about 50% firmer than your average pumpkin pie.

Crispy Old Bay Grilled Chicken Thighs | The Kitchen Magpie

Grilled Chicken Thighs
Chicken thighs will skin on are the best piece of chicken to grill, without a doubt. I tend to also use bone-in chicken thighs, there have been countless articles about why it’s so much better to cook bone-in chicken, the least of which is flavor!

Simple Crockpot Cream of Asparagus Soup Recipe - The Kitchen Magpie

How to Make Crock Pot Cream of Asparagus Soup
I don’t actually fry the onions or the garlic before I make this soup, and you can if you like. They both will cook in the slow cooker over the day and it saves you the time of frying them. If you enjoy caramelizing your onions before you add them to soup then, by all means, fry them up quickly and throw them in!

Crispy Old Bay Grilled Chicken Thighs | The Kitchen Magpie

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
Cooking chicken breasts in the fryer is just as easy as cooking any other pieces, except that chicken breast can dry out faster. It’s better to use a batter-like my recipe to seal in the moisture. If you use skin off you can be prepared for dryer chicken, so if you don’t want to eat the skin simply cook the chicken breast with the skin on and then remove it before eating.

Sweet Tropical Teriyaki Beef Kabobs | The Kitchen Magpie

Vegetable and Beef Kabobs – A One Skewer Dinner!
I’ve partnered with Canada Beef to create this versatile and delicious beef kabob recipe! Being an Alberta girl, beef definitely has a place on my table, not only for it’s high iron and protein (I’ll get into that later) but because all four family members in my family eat it.

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Banana Split | The Kitchen Magpie

Classic Ice Cream Banana Split
There are many different claims as to who invented the banana split sundae, but it is most popularly thought that it was created in 1904 by David Evans Strickler, a 23-year-old pharmacist working at Tassel Pharmacy in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Fast & Easy Strawberry Compote (Strawberry Sauce) | The Kitchen Magpie

How to make Strawberry Compote (Strawberry Sauce)
Compote is basically a quick jam that doesn’t need to be cooked as long and isn’t supposed to be as thick. I don’t even add water to my strawberry compote during the summer peak harvest as strawberries are bursting with flavor and juice. You might have to add in a little water with winter strawberries, but this strawberry sauce was perfect without.

Oven Fried Potato Chip Chicken | The Kitchen Magpie

Potato Chip Chicken
Potato chip coated chicken is definitely a mid-century recipe and it was really popular as a picnic food that you took cold with you. I changed it slightly by adding some spices to it and drizzling butter or margarine over top of the chicken to really give it some crunch!

Classic 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Pot Roast | The Kitchen Magpie

This slow cooker pot roast uses a can of mushroom soup and a packet of onion soup mix to make the best retro pot roast you are ever gonna make!

Taco Sheet Pan Nachos | The Kitchen Magpie

Quick and Easy Sheet Pan Nachos
These sheet pan nachos are fabulous when served with a side of my fantastic homemade guacamole, some salsa and a bowl of sour cream.These are not only a snack, these are the perfect dinner. You have your protein, vegetables and of course cheese which is its own food group in our house. Not only that, it’s a pretty healthy dinner as well even though you’re eating chips!

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Filet Mignon | The Kitchen Magpie

Filet Mignon vs Tenderloin
These are commonly called tenderloin steaks, which in essence they are. However beef tenderloin is the larger, longer beef roast and the steaks are the “filets” of the larger tenderloin roast, usually cun into 2 – 2/12 inch thick steaks.

Happy PieDay! Featuring: Coconut Cream Pie - The Kitchen Magpie

Coconut Cream Pie with a Gingersnap Cookie Crust
This recipe was submitted to me from a friend 8 or nine years ago, so now we have new photos and rewritten the post for it. Coconut cream pie usually has a pastry crust – and you can chose to make that if you desire – but her version uses crushed gingersnap cookies which is SO much better!

Chocolate Root Beer Soda Cake | The Kitchen Magpie

Cake Mix and Soda
That’s literally all you need for this recipe, if you don’t want to ice it. We used Cool Whip whipping cream all over our cake, just to have that little something, so this is really just a three ingredient cake! It’s also not a cake that you can be fussy about, the crumb is exceptionally tender and will fall apart, as you can see from my photos. It’s not the least bit dry, simply tender and moist.

Red Wine & Mushroom Pork Tenderloin

Fast and Easy Pork Tenderloin
I also have been on a pork tenderloin kick lately; it’s harder to dry it out unlike chops, it’s as good as a roast for slicing, it’s very, very tender when cooked to the right temperature and the mild taste matches almost anything you want to pair it with.

Grilled Pineapple with Sweet Maple Syrup Glaze | The Kitchen Magpie

Perfectly Sweet & Smoky Grilled Pineapple
If you love pineapple, you have to try this recipe this summer! This was a hit with my son and I, Mr Magpie ate a piece (he doesn’t even like pineapple but grudingly admitted that it was pretty good. For pineapple.) and my daughter didn’t touch it, of course. This is something that I would serve up when hosting guests for a casual BBQ on a nice hot summer day.

Maple Glazed Breakfast Sausage Recipe | The Kitchen Magpie

Quick and Easy Breakfast Sausage Recipe
This literally came about this morning when I went to cook some pork breakfast sausages and wanted to spice them up a little. I started brainstorming and a memory just hit me: I could see those large aluminum pans of breakfast sausage out on the picnic tables when I was camping as a Girl Guide – and I remember how much we all loved those first thing in the morning!

Classic Fresh Strawberry Cake | The Kitchen Magpie

Retro Strawberry Cake
Now, I don’t mind a homemade strawberry cake (I love my strawberry bundt cake!) but what a lot of baker’s don’t talk about is that strawberries don’t always yield the strongest flavor and when making cakes that translates into a lighter, sometimes barely noticeable taste. Yes, when you condense and boil strawberries in a sauce, you get flavor. When you make a jam, same thing.

Easy Hash Brown Casserole | The Kitchen Magpie

Quick and Easy Breakfast Casserole
My sister gave me this recipe many, many years ago, in fact this is one of the very first recipes on this website! It was time to shoot new photos after ten years, and give this recipe a good re-write (times have changed so much when it comes to writing on a food blog now!) and make sure that it’s still as good as it was ten years ago.

Mom's Glazed Lemon Bread | The Kitchen Magpie

Deliciously Warm Lemon Sugar Glaze
Pouring a hot sugar glaze on top of a warm sweet bread is a time tested method that our moms used to make when we were kids. There was no cream cheese icing slathered on top, no lemon icing, a citrus sugar glaze has always been the fastest way to top a cake or sweet bread.

Herb and Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes | The Kitchen Magpie

Quick and Easy Roasted Red Potatoes
I prefer to use small baby red potatoes, sometimes called creamer potatoes, as they have a great skin to flesh ratio. (that sounded weird, but use it in the context of potato skin and the flesh of the potato, not Hannibal Lector.) When you are roasting potatoes, the skin, in my humble opinion, is the best part, it absorbs the flavors and crisps up perfectly.

Sweet & Smoky Dry Rub for Ribs | The Kitchen Magpie

Dry Rub for Ribs Done in the Oven, Smoker Or BBQ
You can make pork ribs in the oven, smoker or in your BBQ, don’t feel like you have to own a smoker in order to make ribs. The best part about this dry rub is that it is going to give you that smoky flavour without you even having to turn on the BBQ! We prefer to use our smoker however and we will have a recipe coming right up for those of you that like to use a home smoker.