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Quick Skillet Jam

Who says homemade jam needs to be a big-batch project? If you have a basket of berries or a few that are too squishy for your liking, make a single jar.

Homemade Pop Tarts

Kids love making something that they’re used to pulling out of a package. Sugar cookie dough makes for a tasty pastry and you're in charge of filling c/o your fave jam. 

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

Roasting strawberries first coaxes out their juices, intensifying the flavour, because science. Whisking together a simple base of sweetened berries and cream keeps this recipe easy-peasy.

Baked Fish And Chips

Ditch the deep fryer and try a healthy, easy version of fish and chips. This family favourite is ready in less than 30 minutes.

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted at high heat with a drizzle of oil and sprinkle of salt, they can be customized with any kind of spice according to your family's taste.

Deep-Fried Easter Creme Eggs

Ever had a deep fried Mars bar? Deep fried Easter Creme Eggs are a fun indulgence — a tasty, gooey once-a-year treat! The batter is light and fluffy, perfect to counteract the sweetness of the treat inside. 

 

Skillet hash

A cast iron skillet is all you need to give leftovers a boost; baked or boiled potatoes lay the foundation, and you can toss in peppers, Brussels sprouts, chopped ham or sausage, or really anything you have in the fridge that needs using. The cherry on top? A sunny-side up fried egg.

One Bowl Banana Bread

This is a go-to recipe for any parent of a toddler. It comes together in minutes using one bowl. Young kids love the job of mashing the bananas with a potato masher.

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Winter squash makes a fantastic soup. Try swapping acorn, Hubbard, or even pumpkin for the butternut. Maple syrup and apple bring out its sweetness, and using curry powder or sage will change its flavour profile depending on your mood.

Chocolate Pudding

Take it old school with this cornstarch chocolate pudding. Most of the ingredients are already in your pantry, so you can satisfy your chocolate craving whenever it strikes.