Tater Tot Casserole

By Thursday, March 10, 2016

Did you have tater tots as a kid? I definitely did. For us, they were a side dish, along some frozen vegetables and fish sticks... or something like that. Doesn't sound very appetizing to my adult, food-blogging self. I actually never really loved fish sticks but they somehow kept winding up at the dinner table! Maybe ...

One Pot Shrimp & Tomato Pasta

By Friday, March 4, 2016

FriYAY!!! I'm celebrating the end of the week with my favourite thing - pasta! As most readers know, Sundays are my big cooking day each week. I typically make 2-3 recipes, photograph them for the blog, and then package them up in individual portions for easy lunches that work week. For whatever reason, I hate preparing lunches ...

The Best Vegan Mac & Cheese

By Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Vegan, eh? I know you might be skeptical... But I promise you, this is a vegan recipe you DON'T want to pass up. Especially if you're overlooking it only because it's vegan. No, I'm not vegan, or going vegan for lent, or anything like that. I'm actually actively avoiding the Netflix documentaries that have turned so many of ...

Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli & Rice Casserole

By Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A new family favourite recipe! Well not new new, but sorta new. I've made it half a dozen times or so, and keep going back to it because it's so easy and so darn good. Comfort food at its finest! As I prepare to become a mom (gulp), I'm pretty sure my days of spending a whole evening ...

My Go-To Chocolate Cupcakes (Dairy-Free!)

By Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentine's Cupcakes!!! I know the "holiday" has many haters out there, but I'm a total sucker. My nails are painted with Essie Fiji, with a couple little red hearts on accent nails in Essie A List. Clearly I love any excuse to get flowers and chocolates and splurge on anything pink and red! What are you Valentine's ...

14 Mouthwatering Buffalo Chicken Recipes!

By Friday, February 5, 2016

In honour of Super Bowl this Sunday, I thought it would be a great idea to round up all my Buffalo Chicken recipes! They're my favourite for "watching" football. Here we go! Buffalo Chicken Dip - the dip that started it all! I have made this a billion times and it never gets old. At parties, it ...

Amaretto Butternut Squash Soup

By Friday, February 5, 2016

SOUP! It's been far too long. My love affair with soup began long, long ago. As a kid, it was my go-to order at any restaurant. And then, when I started my first job, I learned how to make soup from scratch, which probably sparked my love of cooking. Over the years, I've shared countless soup ...

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 ...

Cinnamon Sugar Pop Tarts

By Wednesday, January 27, 2016

One day I woke up and said "I'm going to make homemade pop tarts today"! Seriously. It was that random! I loooved pop tarts as a kid. Heck, I still do! My favourite were the strawberry ones with white icing. My mother rationed them though (one at a time... who does that?!), so I never felt like ...

Easy French Onion Soup

By Friday, January 15, 2016

Cozy soup for winter! I've got to start making more soups. It's been far too long and the weather is finally making feel like they're exactly what I need. On my list is some sort of butternut squash/amaretto combo, seafood chowder, more of my favourite chicken noodle soup and, of course, this French Onion Soup. One of my guilty ...

My 10 Favourite Recipes in 2015

By Friday, January 8, 2016

Picking my favourite ten recipes this year was SO HARD! Which is why this post is a tad late. I originally made list with 22 of my favourite recipes... and had a really tough time narrowing it down. For the first time, though, the most popular recipes coincided with my favourites quite a bit. Normally what takes ...

10 Most Popular Recipes in 2015

By Friday, January 1, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR! This is my favourite post of the year! It's New Year's Day, and I am up super early writing this because I was so incredibly excited to look at my stats and learn what recipes YOU guys loved this past year. What takes off on the blog, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook etc. always surprises me. To ...

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

By Tuesday, December 29, 2015

These SERIOUSLY melt in your mouth. Last Easter, my step-mother-in-law (whose name is Daphne - I never know exactly what to call her... but step-mother-in-law is better than My Other Half's father's girlfriend, right?) got up early and announced she was making Apple Cinnamon Muffins. I'm not a huge apple baked goods fan, but was starving and ...

Cheesy Dill Pickle Rolls

By Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Get ready for the easiest, most delicious pub food of LIFE. Apparently pickles are a common pregnancy craving (or at least that's what I've heard). I've always liked pickles, and this summer I became a big fan of ordering deep-fried pickles with a pint of cider as a snack at a pub. I did this a couple times ...

Mama’s Ginger Cookies

By Friday, December 18, 2015

These cookies are my childhood! I can remember my mother making these cookies countless times. Seriously! At least every Christmas, if not a couple more times throughout the year. They were always one of my very favourites. These are chewy, chewy, chewy! My favourite kind of cookie. And completely addictive. I think I ate six straight from ...

Vanilla Butter Meltaways

By Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas baking!!! I've seen a billion recipes for "meltaway" cookies on Pinterest lately, so I decided to see what all the hype is about! I made a few versions before I found a really good one, that seriously melts in your mouth. Basically, all the recipes are every-so-slightly modified versions of regular butter cookies. These are different ...

Rocky Road Brownies

By Thursday, December 10, 2015

Brownies... on steroids!!! Do brownies classify as Christmas baking? Maybe not, but whatever. These are festive enough for me. And twice as good as some of the dry baked goods you can find lurking around this time of year :) You get me?! Most Christmas sweets do nothing for me. But these... THESE... For a girl who doesn't ...

Gingerbread Muffins

By Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Well... I'm obsessed. Honestly, I'm not a huge gingerbread person. I couldn't care less about gingerbread cookies or houses (although building them is fun!) and normally would pass them up. But a moist, chewy muffin that melts in your mouth? I'm all over it. I guess I'm kind of a muffin person, even though I'm definitely the ...

Dark Cherry Italian Sodas

By Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Non-alcoholic beverages for the win! I've had to get creative with this whole pregnancy thing. I've mentioned my obsession with SanPellegrino, but a few weekends ago I was craving something a little more... complex. I love making cocktails at home with My Other Half, and I've been missing that aspect of my kitchen game recently. As we ...

Spinach & Ricotta Lasagna Rolls

By Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Psst - thanks a million for all the love on yesterday's post and video. You guys are the best! It's HUMP DAY! And I am loving meat-free dishes lately! When My Other Half is away, I rarely eat meat at home. I just can't be bothered, unless it's a taco salad or a fillet of salmon done ...