What’s Cooking Bracebridge & Festive Fall Fare Recipes as seen on Toronto’s Breakfast Television

Fall, fun and a ton of food….

If you need an excuse to visit Muskoka, bring your appetite to:logo-without-yellow-text-300x291

Click here for What’s Cooking Bracebridge weekend schedule and to purchase tickets.

For more information on Muskoka Brewery and tours – click here.

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Click here for link to Muskoka Cottage Trays. Original, custom, serving trays made with kiln dried laminated pine. Handcrafted in Bracebridge.

Pumpkin Hummus

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Enjoy the festive flavours of autumn with this healthy and delicious dip.

1 can (540 mL/19 oz) white kidney beans, drained and rinsed

3/4 cup (175 mL) pure pumpkin puree (*not pumpkin pie filling)

2 tsp (10 mL) each; minced garlic and minced fresh ginger

½ tsp (2 mL) salt

¼ tsp (1 mL) cinnamon

Pinch nutmeg and fresh cracked pepper

1/4 cup (60 mL) orange juice

1/4 cup (60 mL) olive oil

*dried cranberries and green pumpkin seeds for garnish

Place beans in bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped. Add pumpkin puree, garlic, ginger, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper. Pulse until mixture is well combined, scraping down sides of bowl when needed. With motor running, drizzle in orange juice and olive oil.  Pulse until very smooth. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. To serve; place hummus in serving dish (*for a festive autumn flare: hollow out a very small pie pumpkin and use as a serving “dish”) and garnish with chopped cranberries and pumpkin seeds.  Serve with crackers, toasted pita wedges and veggie sticks. *Makes a delicious leftover turkey sandwich spread also.  Makes 3 cups (750 mL).

No Bake Peanut Pumpkin Pie Bars

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No Bake Peanut Pumpkin Pie Bars – no need to fuss with pastry this Thanksgiving! Click here for the recipe.

Charmaine is a regular guest on Rogers Daytime York Region, CHCH Morning Live, Canada AM & Breakfast Television and food writer for Running Room Magazine sharing DSC_1081her love and enthusiasm for all things food, cooking and running.

Join Charmaine in beautiful Muskoka on Friday, September 30th, 2016 for What’s Cooking Bracebridge.  Click here for more information.

Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys, Tyler & Colgan.

Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind. For more tasty recipes visit www.charmainebroughton.com

Follow Charmaine on Twitter @runnercharb 

 

 

Snacking Recipes featuring Peanuts & Peanut Butter as seen on CHCH Morning Live

If you’re in a munchies ‘rut’, start noshing on healthy snacks made with peanuts!

Why?  Peanuts and peanut butter are loaded with plant protein, fibre and heart healthy fats.

Did you know?  Peanuts have more protein than any other nut and are an excellent source of magnesium, niacin, and Vitamin E.

For more information on the amazing health benefits of peanuts, visit www.peanutbureau.ca

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Second Period Munchies
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Peanut Butter Hummus  

 Charmaine is a regular guest on Rogers Daytime York Region, CHCH Morning Live, Canada AM & Breakfast Television and food writer for Running Room Magazine sharing DSC_1081her love and enthusiasm for all things food, cooking and running.

Join Charmaine in beautiful Muskoka on Friday, September 30th, 2016 for What’s Cooking Bracebridge.  Click here for more information.

Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys, Tyler & Colgan.

Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind. For more tasty recipes visit www.charmainebroughton.com

Follow Charmaine on Twitter @runnercharb 

 

Twist on Sandwiches ~ Recipes featuring Armstrong Cheese as seen on CTV Morning Live Ottawa & Rogers Daytime Ottawa

Kick your brown bag lunch, or after-school snack up a notch with fun, delicious and DIY recipes featuring: Armstrong Cheese (click on each title for link to recipe). 

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Club Sandwich Skewers
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Vegetarian Pizza Bagels
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Ham and Cheddar Roll-Ups

Charmaine is a regular guest on Rogers Daytime York Region, CHCH Morning Live, Canada AM & Breakfast Television and food writer for Running Room Magazine sharing DSC_1081her love and enthusiasm for all things food, cooking and running.

Join Charmaine in beautiful Muskoka on Friday, September 30th, 2016 for What’s Cooking Bracebridge.  Click here for more information.

Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys, Tyler & Colgan.

Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind. For more tasty recipes visit www.charmainebroughton.com

Follow Charmaine on Twitter @runnercharb