Loaded Alfredo

1 jar store bought alfredo
2 handfuls diced pepper (red and yellow and orange)
2 heaping handfuls bacon bits
2 cups frozen corn
2 diced cooked chicken breasts

Combine in frying pan until warm.
Pour over favourite pasta


A few formulas

LabelName: format([Table].[Column],"#.##,0")
This will format the data in the [Column] of [Table] (in Access) to 0.00 with leading zeros.

NoComma: Replace([Table].[Column],",","")
This will replace any , with nothing when displaying the data from [Table] in [Column]

Dynamic Drop downs

So you want a color selection based on a product listing…

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)

This sheet has the product selection in column C (3)

'If Target.Address = "$B$2" Then
If Target.Column = 3 Then

Dim sProduct As String, sFilter As String
sProduct = Target.Value

We’re going to check the Color sheet for the product code – there’s not very many rows of products in this example – only rows 2 to 5 hold the product types.

Product Name look up reference column

For iRow = 2 To 6
If Sheets("Color").Range("U" & CStr(iRow)).Value = sProduct Then
sFilter = Sheets("Color").Range("V" & CStr(iRow)).Value
sFilter = "=OFFSET(Color!$" & sFilter & "$2,0,0,COUNTA(Color!$" & sFilter & ":$" & sFilter & ")-1,1)"
End If
Next iRow

Next we delete and recreate the data validation lists based on the filter we just created looking up the products.

Range("F" & Target.Row).Validation.Delete
Range("G" & Target.Row).Validation.Delete
If Len(sFilter) > 0 Then
If sProduct = "Add-On" Then
Range("F" & Target.Row).Validation.Add xlValidateList, , , sFilter
Range("F" & Target.Row).Validation.Add xlValidateList, , , "=Color!$D$2:$D$3"
Range("G" & Target.Row).Validation.Add xlValidateList, , , sFilter
End If
End If

End If

End Sub

Chicken wraps

Instapot 2 chicken breasts, plain. 

Shred into a plastic container and toss with about 2 tbsp BBQ sauce ( we like kraft garlic and more sauce isn’t a bad thing) 

Once cooled place in the centre of your favorite wrap with shredded mozzarella, a squirt of bacon ranch dressing and a handful of spinach. 

Panini press or grill until cheese is melted. 

Cut into pin wheels. 


1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup  brown sugar

1/4 cup White granulated sugar

1 egg

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup 3.25% milk

1/2 of a 390g bag of mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, sugar and vanilla extract until fluffy. Beat in egg. Add flour, baking soda and milk and stir with a wooden spoon. Add chocolate chips. 

Bake, one sheet at a time, for 10 to 15 min or until golden around the edges and set in the centre. Let cool on sheets for 2 min, then transfer to racks to cool.
Made 4 dozen with a cookie scoop 

Hamburger breakfast 

This one would have worked better with a little more store bought. 

Take your favorite hamburger patty (I made some hamburger rings so it looks messy)

 Cut out the centre to leave a ring (I think it would be better to do this after they’re partially cooked)

Pan fry until almost cooked – use a lid to cook more evenly 

Drop an egg in the centre

Cook egg

Serve like hamburger – yup cheese works here. 

I also should have thawed hamburger buns for this one. 

Edit: store bought burgers fall apart too. 

Snowman Breakfast in a cup

• Preheat oven to 425 ish• Grease muffin tin with soft butter

• Cook 1/2 lb bacon cut in 1/2 to taste
• Pancake cups (makes 7-9)

• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

• 1 teaspoon salt

• 1 tablespoon white sugar

• 1 1/4 cups milk

• 1 egg

• 3 tablespoons butter, melted

• Splash of vanilla
Whisk until smooth and pour into muffin cups until 1/2-3/4 full 
Then used 

• melted butter (2tbsp ish)

• 1/4 c milk

• 3-4 eggs

• grill seasoning (dill, garlic powder, seasoning salt and pepper)

• abt 1/4 cup shredded cheese

• Optional: any other omelette toppings you like
• whip and pour into muffin cups about 3/4 full. 
• Bake until eggs look like omelettes

• Drizzle pancakes with syrup
Serve all together with a side of strawberries and glass of milk

Garlic sticks

1 cup warm water

2 tbsp sugar

1/4 melted butter

1tsp active dry yeast

Mix and wait til it foams

3 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp salt

Mix, kneed, let rise

Roll out and cut into sticks

Brush with melted butter and garlic salt

Bake at 400 for 15 min or until golden

Dip in melted butter with garlic salt