The Kitchen Magpie http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com Home of Edmonton Food Blogger, Karlynn Johnston Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:18:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Banana Pudding Cake With Cream Cheese Glaze http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/banana-pudding-cake-with-cream-cheese-glaze http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/banana-pudding-cake-with-cream-cheese-glaze#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:00:42 +0000 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/?p=27665 Banana Pudding Cake With Cream Cheese Glaze



Apparently I can't get away with anything with you guys. Sure, I'm a tease and I post pictures of what I made and promise the recipes soon, but this recipe?

I barely made if off my Facebook Page alive when I teased this one.

You wanted this cake and you wanted it NOW.

I totally get that and this is why we all get along so well.

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Banana Pudding Cake With Cream Cheese Glaze

Banana Pudding Cake With Cream Cheese Glaze from @kitchenmagpie

Apparently I can’t get away with anything with you guys. Sure, I’m a tease and I post pictures of what I made and promise the recipes soon, but this recipe?

I barely made if off my Facebook Page alive when I teased this one.

You wanted this cake and you wanted it NOW.

I totally get that and this is why we all get along so well.

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Classic Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/classic-beef-tomato-macaroni-soup http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/classic-beef-tomato-macaroni-soup#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:00:24 +0000 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/?p=26920 Classic Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup



When we were in the States last winter we stopped in at a little place on the I-15 that we have driven by countless times. Oh, don't ask me where or what it's called, but it's a rest stop that has a small little town by it. I would know it to look at it and while we always stop to stretch our legs,  we've never eaten at the small roadside restaurant. Until this last trip, that is.

While everything on the menu was nice, not fancy, just a decent clubhouse and salad, the soup of the day reminded me of one of my very favorite, old fashioned soups that I hadn't eaten in years.

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Classic Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup

Classic Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup from @kitchenmagpie

When we were in the States last winter we stopped in at a little place on the I-15 that we have driven by countless times. Oh, don’t ask me where or what it’s called, but it’s a rest stop that has a small little town by it. I would know it to look at it and while we always stop to stretch our legs,  we’ve never eaten at the small roadside restaurant. Until this last trip, that is.

While everything on the menu was nice, not fancy, just a decent clubhouse and salad, the soup of the day reminded me of one of my very favorite, old fashioned soups that I hadn’t eaten in years.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-streusel-muffins http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-streusel-muffins#respond Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:52:52 +0000 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/?p=27576 Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins



My goodness, I can't let October end without giving you all a pumpkin recipe! What kind of blogger would I be?

Well, I would be the kind who has been away for oh...5 weeks out of 8 the past two months? I knew that this fall was going to be busy, that I would barely be at home but until you are in the thick of it, you don't really get how busy you are going to be.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins from @kitchenmagpie

My goodness, I can’t let October end without giving you all a pumpkin recipe! What kind of blogger would I be?

Well, I would be the kind who has been away for oh…5 weeks out of 8 the past two months? I knew that this fall was going to be busy, that I would barely be at home but until you are in the thick of it, you don’t really get how busy you are going to be. Add in homeschooling the kids and well, I barely have had a moment to write on here, so thanks for hanging in there and being patient!

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Sea Salt & Olive Oil Roasted Turnips http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/sea-salt-olive-oil-roasted-turnips http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/sea-salt-olive-oil-roasted-turnips#comments Sun, 05 Oct 2014 16:41:25 +0000 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/?p=27520 Sea Salt & Olive Oil Roasted Turnips



Am I the only one who always forgets about turnips? I honestly walk by them in the grocery store about every 19 trips out of 20, then all of a sudden I have this immense craving for them.

Perhaps it's because it's fall, perhaps it's because it's chilly, but I was craving turnips again the other day while grocery shopping. I brought one home where of course, it sat for a few days.

I then panicked, like I usually do, and rushed to use it up the other night.

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Sea Salt & Olive Oil Roasted Turnips

Sea Salt & Olive Oil Roasted Turnips from @kitchenmagpie

Am I the only one who always forgets about turnips? I honestly walk by them in the grocery store about every 19 trips out of 20, then all of a sudden I have this immense craving for them.

Perhaps it’s because it’s fall, perhaps it’s because it’s chilly, but I was craving turnips again the other day while grocery shopping. I brought one home where of course, it sat for a few days.

I then panicked, like I usually do, and rushed to use it up the other night.

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Spinach, Tomato & Chickpea Stew http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/spinach-tomato-chickpea-stew http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/spinach-tomato-chickpea-stew#comments Fri, 03 Oct 2014 21:49:32 +0000 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/?p=27426 Spinach, Tomato & Chickpea Stew



I absolutely love a fast, healthy soup for lunch when Fall hits. I don't mind fussing around with a more complex soup for supper when I have time but when it comes to lunch, it has to be very fast and easy. I'm now busy homeschooling the kids during the day and wow, has my kitchen time gone down! I know that we only have the first month under our belt and that it's going to get better and better, but for now, my kitchen time is spent running back and forth between helping them at the kitchen table and the stove.

I wanted a really fast soup this past week, something that was super healthy and really fast.

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Spinach, Tomato & Chickpea Stew

Only 20 minutes and you have this healthy Spinach, Tomato & Chickpea Stew from @kitchenmagpie

I absolutely love a fast, healthy soup for lunch when Fall hits. I don’t mind fussing around with a more complex soup for supper when I have time but when it comes to lunch, it has to be very fast and easy. I’m now busy homeschooling the kids during the day and wow, has my kitchen time gone down! I know that we only have the first month under our belt and that it’s going to get better and better, but for now, my kitchen time is spent running back and forth between helping them at the kitchen table and the stove.

I wanted a really fast soup this past week, something that was super healthy and really fast.

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Rostizado in Edmonton, Alberta http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/rostizado-in-edmonton-alberta http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/rostizado-in-edmonton-alberta#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 23:32:05 +0000 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/?p=27527 Rostizado in Edmonton, Alberta



If Tres Carnales is the swingin' younger sister in hoop earrings and a sequined dress doing tequila shots off of a bare-chested bartender, then Rostizado is her older sister, comfortably laid back in some well-loved jeans, savoring the multi-layered flavors of a good mescal, sans the trendy worm.

That, my Edmonton friends, sums up the two restaurants more than anything else I or anyone else can write about it.

Are you a sequins or jeans person?

I am a jeans person and while some of you may argue that I can party like an animal when the occasion arises (and I completely concede that point to you) I haven't been the hoop earrings and sequins kinda girl in many a year.

Tres Carnales is flashy, quick, crazy-wild fun that has line-ups but no lingering.

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Rostizado in Edmonton, Alberta

If Tres Carnales is the swingin’ younger sister in hoop earrings and a sequined dress doing tequila shots off of a bare-chested bartender, then Rostizado is her older sister, comfortably laid back in some well-loved jeans, savoring the multi-layered flavors of a good mescal, sans the trendy worm.

That, my Edmonton friends, sums up the two restaurants more than anything else I or anyone else can write about it.

Are you a sequins or jeans person?

I am a jeans person and while some of you may argue that I can party like an animal when the occasion arises (and I completely concede that point to you) I haven’t been the hoop earrings and sequins kinda girl in many a year.

Tres Carnales is flashy, quick, crazy-wild fun that has line-ups but no lingering.

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Spicy Cumin & Ginger Drumsticks http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/spicy-cumin-ginger-drumsticks http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/spicy-cumin-ginger-drumsticks#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:18:35 +0000 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/?p=27509 Spicy Cumin & Ginger Drumsticks



My last (aww!) post for my stint as a Patak's ambassador is one from their new online recipe book, Smoke & Spice. I chose to barbeque up their Spicy Cumin and Ginger drumsticks, as spicy chicken is one of the ONLY ways I will get my son to eat chicken. Indeed, these were a hit with him and they will go into the dinner rotation from now on.

You use the Spicy Ginger & Cumin Sauce for Two and while the sauce is definitely spicy, the yogurt in the recipe brings the heat level down considerably, so don't be scared to try it out!

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Spicy Cumin & Ginger Drumsticks

Spicy Cumin & Ginger Drumsticks from @kitchenmagpie

My last (aww!) post for my stint as a Patak’s ambassador is one from their new online recipe book, Smoke & Spice. I chose to barbeque up their Spicy Cumin and Ginger drumsticks, as spicy chicken is one of the ONLY ways I will get my son to eat chicken. Indeed, these were a hit with him and they will go into the dinner rotation from now on.

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How Not To Do Pre-TV Selfies http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/how-not-to-do-pre-tv-selfies http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/how-not-to-do-pre-tv-selfies#respond Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:00:57 +0000 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/?p=27495 How Not To Do Pre-TV Selfies



Oh my goodness, the pictures I find when I start cleaning things out a little bit! Yes, it's time for a bit of fall cleaning photo-wise (you think your house is messy? Good grief, come look at my computer!) and I'm sorting through old photos.

These ones had Mr K and I holding our sides laughing.

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How Not To Do Pre-TV Selfies

Oh my goodness, the pictures I find when I start cleaning things out a little bit! Yes, it’s time for a bit of fall cleaning photo-wise (you think your house is messy? Good grief, come look at my computer!) and I’m sorting through old photos.

These ones had Mr K and I holding our sides laughing.

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Halloween at Disneyland, 2014 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/halloween-at-disneyland-2014 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/halloween-at-disneyland-2014#respond Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:20:58 +0000 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/?p=27476 Halloween at Disneyland, 2014



I have been wanting to go to Disneyland at Halloween for years now.I have been to Disneyland at Christmas twice now and as much as I adore Christmastime at Disneyland, I have been wishing hard for years to be able to check out Disneyland all decked out for my second favorite holiday.

Pumpkins and bats and spiderwebs, oh my! It sure didn't disappoint me after waiting all of these years!

There are pumpkins everywhere, with bright orange and yellow material draped to decorate various buildings thoughout the park.

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Halloween at Disneyland, 2014

I have been wanting to go to Disneyland at Halloween for years now.I have been to Disneyland at Christmas twice now and as much as I adore Christmastime at Disneyland, I have been wishing hard for years to be able to check out Disneyland all decked out for my second favorite holiday.

Pumpkins and bats and spiderwebs, oh my! It sure didn’t disappoint me after waiting all of these years!

There are pumpkins everywhere, with bright orange and yellow material draped to decorate various buildings thoughout the park.

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How To Make Rotisserie Chicken in Your Crockpot! http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/how-to-make-rotisserie-chicken-in-your-crockpot http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/how-to-make-rotisserie-chicken-in-your-crockpot#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:31:26 +0000 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/?p=27424 How To Make Rotisserie Chicken in Your Crockpot!



Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken.

I think the heavens just opened up and the angels sang choruses of "Hallelujah, it's what's for dinner!"

It's seriously that good and that easy.

This is another recipe that I made only a day or two ago and had to rush, as fast as I could, to edit the photos and write it up for you. I wanted you all to have this for the weekend, as fast as possible, because I am that darn excited to share it with you.

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How To Make Rotisserie Chicken in Your Crockpot!

How To Make Perfect Rotisserie Chicken in Your Crockpot! from @kitchenmagpie

Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken.

I think the heavens just opened up and the angels sang choruses of “Hallelujah, it’s what’s for dinner!”

It’s seriously that good and that easy.

This is another recipe that I made only a day or two ago and had to rush, as fast as I could, to edit the photos and write it up for you.

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Fully Loaded Cauliflower Garlic “Bread” http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/fully-loaded-cauliflower-garlic-bread http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/fully-loaded-cauliflower-garlic-bread#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:59:41 +0000 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/?p=27421 Fully Loaded Cauliflower Garlic “Bread”



Oh, it's time to cleanse, ladies and gentlemen. After two weeks of vacation, it's time to detox from all the junk food that Mike and I ate (oh Lordy, and drank!) the last two weeks. It's time for a couple of weeks of some cleaner eating and that for me, usually includes cutting out carbs for a while.

While I am most certainly not a carb hater, a good cleanse does me a world of good.

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Fully Loaded Cauliflower Garlic “Bread”

Fully Loaded Cauliflower Garlic "Bread" from @kitchenmagpie

Oh, it’s time to cleanse, ladies and gentlemen. After two weeks of vacation, it’s time to detox from all the junk food that Mike and I ate (oh Lordy, and drank!) the last two weeks. It’s time for a couple of weeks of some cleaner eating and that for me, usually includes cutting out carbs for a while.

While I am most certainly not a carb hater, a good cleanse does me a world of good.

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Let's start out this post with a really weird question.

Does anyone else find potatoes au gratin slightly...slimy?

Oy. Why do you even stop by this website, really, who starts out a recipe by writing that?

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Lip Smackin' Best Ever Potatoes Au Gratin from @Kitchenmagpie

Let’s start out this post with a really weird question.

Does anyone else find potatoes au gratin slightly…slimy?

Oy. Why do you even stop by this website, really, who starts out a recipe by writing that? Only me, I swear.

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Hotel Room Tour – The Aria Las Vegas http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/hotel-room-tour-the-aria-las-vegas http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/hotel-room-tour-the-aria-las-vegas#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:13:37 +0000 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/?p=27366 Hotel Room Tour – The Aria Las Vegas



I laugh every time I see this picture of myself. Could I be more of a smart aleck? I mean, seriously, if you could only read my mind as to what I was thinking at this moment when Mike told me to pose while he took a picture.

I honestly don't know how he puts up with me. Oh right, wait, it's because I bake him stuff.

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Hotel Room Tour – The Aria Las Vegas

I laugh every time I see this picture of myself. Could I be more of a smart aleck? I mean, seriously, if you could only read my mind as to what I was thinking at this moment when Mike told me to pose while he took a picture.

I honestly don’t know how he puts up with me. Oh right, wait, it’s because I bake him stuff.

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Black Forest Cake Trifle http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/black-forest-cake-trifle http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/black-forest-cake-trifle#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:54:30 +0000 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/?p=27238 Black Forest Cake Trifle



If you read this lil' website of mine, you know that I LOVE a good trifle for dessert. I suspect it has to do with the fact that you can pre-make them - nay, you are supposed to make them the day before- leaving me with the actual day of any dinner party or event free to deal with dinner itself. Dessert is done, in the fridge and is always received with glee.

I have been meaning to make a delicious Black Forest Cake Trifle for a long time, since Mike's absolute favorite cake is Black Forest. However, the last thing I need is a trifle hanging around my fridge for midnight snacks...

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Black Forest Cake Trifle

Delicious and decadent Black Forest Cake Trifle from @kitchenmagpie If you read this lil’ website of mine, you know that I LOVE a good trifle for dessert. I suspect it has to do with the fact that you can pre-make them – nay, you are supposed to make them the day before- leaving me with the actual day of any dinner party or event free to deal with dinner itself. Dessert is done, in the fridge and is always received with glee.

I have been meaning to make a delicious Black Forest Cake Trifle for a long time, since Mike’s absolute favorite cake is Black Forest. However, the last thing I need is a trifle hanging around my fridge for midnight snacks…breakfast…lunch….

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Starbucks in the Fiddler, Fifer And Practical Cafe, California Adventureland http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/starbucks-in-the-fiddler-fifer-and-practical-cafe-california-adventureland http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/starbucks-in-the-fiddler-fifer-and-practical-cafe-california-adventureland#respond Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:10:55 +0000 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/?p=27367 Starbucks in the Fiddler, Fifer And Practical Cafe, California Adventureland



As we gear up to hit Disneyland tomorrow -without the kids!- my thoughts already have been swirling around with what places we are going to try out food-wise this time around. I've written about a few (and I still have pictures and reviews to write about others), now it's time to settle in and really look at which ones I need to place a visit to.

If you haven't seen my posts, make sure to check out my reviews for:

Cafe Orleans

The Blue Bayou

The Carnation Cafe

The Golden Vine Winery  ( California Adventure)

When I start thinking of food at Disneyland, my mind immediately goes to the first Starbucks that was opened there, in California Adventure.

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Starbucks in the Fiddler, Fifer And Practical Cafe, California Adventureland

As we gear up to hit Disneyland tomorrow -without the kids!- my thoughts already have been swirling around with what places we are going to try out food-wise this time around. I’ve written about a few (and I still have pictures and reviews to write about others), now it’s time to settle in and really look at which ones I need to place a visit to.

If you haven’t seen my posts, make sure to check out my reviews for:

Cafe Orleans

The Blue Bayou

The Carnation Cafe

The Golden Vine Winery  ( California Adventure)

When I start thinking of food at Disneyland, my mind immediately goes to the first Starbucks that was opened there, in California Adventure.

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Dinner at The Fairmont MacDonald Harvest Room, Edmonton Alberta http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/dinner-at-the-fairmont-macdonald-harvest-room-edmonton-alberta http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/dinner-at-the-fairmont-macdonald-harvest-room-edmonton-alberta#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:00:19 +0000 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/?p=27335 Dinner at The Fairmont MacDonald Harvest Room, Edmonton Alberta



A few weeks (ok fine it's more like a month or more but come on, I have to have a life outside writing these posts you know) Mike and I decided to head over to the Fairmont MacDonald in downtown Edmonton and try out their new menu. The new menu had piqued my interest because the Fairmont team had put together a new concept ; building your own menu for $59.

The Fairmont MacDonald has long been known for being THE night out in Edmonton, special occasions, anniversaries and the like, but what about maybe just date night instead?

Date night for Mike and I usually involves dinner OR a movie, never the two. Either we choose a movie and eat popcorn for supper ( I am completely serious) or we head out for a nice, relaxed dinner.

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Dinner at The Fairmont MacDonald Harvest Room, Edmonton Alberta

A few weeks (ok fine it’s more like a month or more but come on, I have to have a life outside writing these posts you know) Mike and I decided to head over to the Fairmont MacDonald in downtown Edmonton and try out their new menu. The new menu had piqued my interest because the Fairmont team had put together a new concept ; building your own menu for $59.

The Fairmont MacDonald has long been known for being THE night out in Edmonton, special occasions, anniversaries and the like, but what about maybe just date night instead?

Date night for Mike and I usually involves dinner OR a movie, never the two. Either we choose a movie and eat popcorn for supper ( I am completely serious) or we head out for a nice, relaxed dinner.

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The Best Pulled Pork Ever: Beer n’ BBQ! http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/the-best-pulled-pork-ever-beer-n-bbq http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/the-best-pulled-pork-ever-beer-n-bbq#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:00:44 +0000 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/?p=27236 The Best Pulled Pork Ever: Beer n’ BBQ!



A confession?

Pulled pork is one of my least favorite sandwiches. Pulled pork is also one of Mike's least favorite sandwiches.

See, here's the thing. Everyone likes to go crazy on the sauce for pulled pork sandwiches, which Mike and I think make it too rich.

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The Best Pulled Pork Ever: Beer n’ BBQ!

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A confession?

Pulled pork is one of my least favorite sandwiches. Pulled pork is also one of Mike’s least favorite sandwiches.

See, here’s the thing. Everyone likes to go crazy on the sauce for pulled pork sandwiches, which Mike and I think make it too rich.

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Hotel Room Walk-through : The MGM Grand, Las Vegas http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/hotel-room-walk-through-the-mgm-grand-las-vegas http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/hotel-room-walk-through-the-mgm-grand-las-vegas#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:13:02 +0000 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/?p=27316 Hotel Room Walk-through : The MGM Grand, Las Vegas



Phew.

Let's start with the fact that you all know that the MGM Grand is huge, so I am going to post a few of the highlights from inside of it. I couldn't possibly cover it all, even if I had days - which I don't- or even if I wanted to - I don't really want to either haha!

We rolled into Vegas this past Sunday for a conference for Mike's website. We had to stay one night before we moved to the conference hotel and being the Expedia gal that I am, I was looking at hotel rooms on my IPad while rolling into Vegas.

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Hotel Room Walk-through : The MGM Grand, Las Vegas

Phew.

Let’s start with the fact that you all know that the MGM Grand is huge, so I am going to post a few of the highlights from inside of it. I couldn’t possibly cover it all, even if I had days – which I don’t- or even if I wanted to – I don’t really want to either haha!

We rolled into Vegas this past Sunday for a conference for Mike’s website. We had to stay one night before we moved to the conference hotel and being the Expedia gal that I am, I was looking at hotel rooms on my IPad while rolling into Vegas.

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Two Ingredient Giant Turtles Cinnamon Bun http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/two-ingredient-giant-turtles-cinnamon-bun http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/two-ingredient-giant-turtles-cinnamon-bun#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:00:56 +0000 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/?p=27254 Two Ingredient Giant Turtles Cinnamon Bun



You can all thank Mr Magpie for this recipe. We went out to the trailer at the lake for one last camp - we are too busy this September to get out there again-  I was rummaging around in the fridge looking for something to bake up for dessert.

I had a can of large cinnamon rolls in my hand and hollered out to Mike " Run to the store and get me something to bake into these cinnamon buns. Anything. Just buy it.

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Two Ingredient Giant Turtles Cinnamon Bun

Two Ingredient Giant Turtles Cinnamon Bun from @kitchenmagpie

You can all thank Mr Magpie for this recipe. We went out to the trailer at the lake for one last camp – we are too busy this September to get out there again-  I was rummaging around in the fridge looking for something to bake up for dessert.

I had a can of large cinnamon rolls in my hand and hollered out to Mike ” Run to the store and get me something to bake into these cinnamon buns. Anything. Just buy it.

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Vegetable & Cheese Tortellini Casserole http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/vegetable-cheese-tortellini-casserole http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/vegetable-cheese-tortellini-casserole#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:00:34 +0000 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/?p=27197 Vegetable & Cheese Tortellini Casserole



This casserole has been on my mind for a while now and I finally got around to making it while camping last week.

Yes, I obviously glamp, not camp. Forget the tent, Mama stays in a trailer with the full hookups.

I took a zucchini, carrots and onion from my garden, threw it into a bag and took it to the lake with me.

Now this, my friends, is a seriously decadent casserole.

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Vegetable & Cheese Tortellini Casserole

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This casserole has been on my mind for a while now and I finally got around to making it while camping last week.

Yes, I obviously glamp, not camp. Forget the tent, Mama stays in a trailer with the full hookups.

I took a zucchini, carrots and onion from my garden, threw it into a bag and took it to the lake with me.

Now this, my friends, is a seriously decadent casserole.

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My Reasons For Homeschooling: Travel, Bullying and Finding Peace http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/my-reasons-for-homeschooling-travel-bullying-and-finding-peace http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/my-reasons-for-homeschooling-travel-bullying-and-finding-peace#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:52:16 +0000 http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/?p=27290 My Reasons For Homeschooling: Travel, Bullying and Finding Peace



The title of this is rather obscure and I apologize for that, but it will all make sense by the end, I promise. I did this rather in a backwards format, posting about our first day of homeschooling rather than starting out with all the reasons why we chose to homeschooling this coming year.

I have wanted to homeschool ever since my son was in kindergarten, to be honest. He started out in the Caraway program for kindergarten but sadly it wasn't what we thought it was going be. I then frantically started searching for schools and ended up choosing Mount Royal, a small, struggling Arts Core school in the Highlands area of Edmonton.

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My Reasons For Homeschooling: Travel, Bullying and Finding Peace

The title of this is rather obscure and I apologize for that, but it will all make sense by the end, I promise. I did this rather in a backwards format, posting about our first day of homeschooling rather than starting out with all the reasons why we chose to homeschooling this coming year.

I have wanted to homeschool ever since my son was in kindergarten, to be honest. He started out in the Caraway program for kindergarten but sadly it wasn’t what we thought it was going be. I then frantically started searching for schools and ended up choosing Mount Royal, a small, struggling Arts Core school in the Highlands area of Edmonton.

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