My Homemade Taco Spice!

By Friday, January 29, 2016

Today we're going to make our own taco spice! I'm going to preach for a minute, so brace yourselves. Guys, please stop buying taco seasoning! Store-bought taco spice contains all sorts of nastiness, including gluten, MSG, preservatives, artificial colours, sodium and other things. It's much healthier to make your own, and it's way cheaper too! So do yourself ...

Loaded Supper Nachos

By Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Now THIS is my kind of supper. I like suppers I can get excited about. I cannot stand boring suppers. If someone is like... we're BBQing chicken and having a salad for supper, I'm practically asleep. I wanna be pumped about my suppers! Plain old chicken and salad? Boring. At least make me this salad. I've talked ...

Our Favourite Taco Salad

By Wednesday, July 8, 2015

So remember how I rambled on and on about perfect summer salads recently? Well it got me thinking… I’ve blogged about so many salads (most listed here), but I’ve never blogged about our all-time favourite salad – Taco Salad! To be honest, it’s never crossed my mind. Why? Because I never considered it a real recipe. It ...

Creamy Jalapeño Shrimp Enchiladas

By Friday, June 5, 2015

I’m back to food blogging!!! I sound like a broken record (as I usually do) but life is nuts and I just haven’t been cooking. But I did make these incredible enchiladas a few weeks ago and have been saving them for a Friday! Perfect timing The title of this recipe had me immediately. First of all, ...

Easy Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps

By Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Last week was the most exciting recipe week EVER!!! I shared two instant classics, which we just cannot get enough of – Creamy Bruschetta and One-Pan Cheesy Spicy Sausage Pasta. The best. While last week will be hard to top, I’m sure going to try! I have two more incredible recipes this week that I cannot wait ...

Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

By Friday, March 13, 2015

Another spaghetti squash recipe for you all! It was just this week I was having lunch with girlfriend and talking, again, about how difficult it is to cook for one. I am sure I have rambled on about this in past spaghetti squash recipe posts, but it really is the ideal thing to cook if you're ...

Loaded Bell Pepper Chicken Nachos

By Friday, February 27, 2015

Gahhh this is the best Friday recipe to share with you!!! So you know how I buy things in excess and am obsessed with Costco? Well they have these very colourful bags of six bell peppers, two red, two orange, two yellow... and I still haven't learned that it's highly unlikely we'll consume them all in ...

Cheesy Skillet Nacho Bake

By Tuesday, January 20, 2015

We are almost done with me blogging about old recipes... and then we'll tackle some NEW things! Yup, once again, this is a recipe I made wayyy back in 2011 and I just didn't do it justice... which is why I'm re-blogging about it for you fine folks today :) If you read the original post from about ...

Black Bean & Butternut Squash Enchiladas

By Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Recipes are backkkkk!!! I feel so strange. Like, I haven't food blogged in a month. Obviously that doesn't mean I haven't been eating, but I actually have barely been cooking. You see, we were staying at my parents' house before the wedding, and since we got home from our mini-moon, I haven't had much time. I've ...

Addictive Ground Beef Chili

By Friday, November 28, 2014

I love this chiliI! I've made a few different chilis in my lifetime. And I love chicken ones and white ones. But there is absolutely nothing more comforting than a big bowl of ground beef chili. I've blogged a different slow cooker chili before. I can't decide which one I like better! The last one was more ...

Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

By Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I made these at least three months ago. And then I lost the recipe. I just found it and was SO excited. I hate losing things! You see, when I develop recipes, I write down everything I do as I do it (i.e. temperatures and portions and times) and typically I did that on scraps of paper ...

Jalapeño Popper Fries

By Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Do you remember when I made these Buffalo Chicken Fries? My life changed that day. They are still my most favouritest football food. I make them without the chicken all the time. And extra blue cheese because I get down like that. My second favourite football food? Jalapeño Popper Dip. So naturally I had this brilliant idea ...

Chipotle-Peach Pork Tenderloin

By Wednesday, November 5, 2014

I’m having a crisis. It’s a winter accessories crisis. If feel like, at least in Ottawa, we’re in this weird in-between stage. Like it’s not really fall, and it’s not really winter… it’s just… cold. Every morning I get into my car and I’m like SEAT WARMERS!!! Thank goodness I got rid of my smart car. ...

Curry Shrimp Tacos with Bell Pepper Salsa

By Friday, October 31, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! How often is Halloween on a Friday or Saturday? Not very often, at least in my recent memory. But then again it was probably last year and I am completely oblivious and have the attention span of an ant (or so My Other Half says). As I’ve mentioned pretty much every year since I began ...

Chicken, Avocado & Tomato Quesadillas

By Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dinner for one! Basically. So as I've mentioned, My Other Half's job requires him to travel a lot. Way more than he used to. So most weeknights I am cooking for one. Part of the joy I get from cooking is feeding and pleasing others, so I generally keep things pretty simple when it's just for me. ...

Mexican Quinoa Taco Bake

By Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ugghhh we're getting into bad food photography season. I mean, I realize I don't HAVE to post bad photos. And I also realize I sometimes do anyway. But fewer daylight hours make my life much more challenging when it comes to shooting recipes for the blog. You see, there is no substitute for natural light. Sure, ...

My Favourite (Mexican) Meatloaf Ever

By Friday, September 12, 2014

The is the meatloaf to end all meatloaves. This is yet another recipe I have made countless times over the last four years. To this day, it is still my favourite meatloaf I’ve EVER had. Followed closely by this one, of course. But this Mexican one is my go-to. Had I never made this recipe, I never ...

Slow Cooker Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Avocado Crema

By Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Our new favourite weeknight dinner!!! Okay okay, I realize I get excited about all food, so this is kinda like "the boy who cried wolf", but this recipe is actually knock-your-socks-off amazing. I’ve told everyone I know about it. Four times. It tastes like it involves hours of labour and a bajillion ingredients but it’s shockingly so ...

Sesame Sriracha Guacamole

By Friday, August 22, 2014

Guac on steroids!!! Avocados + me = true love. They somehow actually make every single dish better. They’re a staple in our house, always kicking around. I buy the bags of five large ones from Costco. And then we put them on everything – salads, burgers, soups, sandwiches… do you put them in smoothies? My friend Laura ...