Goat Cheese-Stuffed Mushroom Caps

By Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Meet my new favourite appetizer. I am in L-O-V-E. These are perfection. And don't burst my bubble if you don't like mushrooms. Let's talk about that for a second, actually. So My Other Half and I are heading home to Halifax for vacation in August and we're going to the Lord Nelson (our reception venue) for our ...

Baked Chicken Taquitos

By Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sometimes I make Mexican snacks as supper. Especially when My Other Half isn't around, because, well... most Mexican food it's up to his healthy standards. But there are vegetables in this. So it's okay. Mexican is probably my second favourite type of food on the planet (after Thai, of course), and as I've ...

Chipotle BBQ Cocktail Meatballs

By Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wishing a very happy 91st birthday to my Poppy today! Love you! Everybody likes a good meatball. And no, I’m not referencing Snookie and Deena from Jersey Shore (but yes, I admit to watching that show). I’m talkin’ about the best hors d'œuvres ever! I love it when I’m at a party and they’re serving cocktail meatballs. Even ...

Shrimp & Avocado Cucumber Bites

By Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Hors d’oeuvres are difficult in the summer. I typically think of them as being hot finger foods served by waiters dressed as penguins. But when you’re hosting a dinner party in 40 degree heat, that’s not really going to fly, is it? Let’s be honest – there will never be waiters dressed as penguins serving anything ...

Breaking news: The best Jalapeño Popper Dip ever!

By Monday, March 5, 2012

For those of you who are new to my blog, you should know one thing – as a former journalist, I don’t use “breaking news” light-heartedly. I only pull it out for the most incredible, delicious, life-changing recipes. This dip is one of them. I love jalapeño poppers. They are one of my favorite snacks. I have ...

How to Make Perogies

By Friday, September 16, 2011

Note: This post has been updated as of January 2014 with new photography! Who knew something so simple could be so hard? And so much work, for that matter. So this month has been nuts, especially for work. On top of that, My Other Half and I have been away two weekends. And I was away for a ...

Chicken & Avocado Egg Rolls and Ginger Pork Potstickers

By Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Even though today was rainy, I can’t help but feel happy, relaxed and above all, blessed (and not just because my lawn needed the rain). I just had the most amazing weekend. There was lots of cooking, talking, relaxing, reading, wine and quality time spent with My Other Half. It was just us, all weekend long. ...

Broccoli & Blue Cheese Soup

By Tuesday, May 10, 2011

This post was updated in February 2015 with new photography! I am writing this not long after my parents have hit the road and are off to Toronto where my Dad has some speaking engagements. It’s very sad to see them leave, but I am happy and feeling really satisfied with their visit. We did everything ...

Authentic Guacamole

By Monday, May 9, 2011

This post has been updated as of September 2014 with new photography!  As most of my readers know, I have had some pretty in-depth exposure to Mexican cooking. Starting at the end of second year university, I got a job (thanks to my dear friend Talia Isabel) at Feleena’s Mexican Restaurant in the Glebe. I worked – ...

Yummy Dill Pickle Dip

By Thursday, February 10, 2011

Obviously if you make this recipe it doesn’t have to be for book club, but that’s what I did. Clearly. I would also like to note that I considered tweeting Snooki from Jersey Shore about this Dill Pickle Dip because I know how much she loves pickles. I still might do it. Fact. Dill Pickle Dip ...

Dragon Chicken

By Wednesday, December 8, 2010

This was a recipe I was dying to make. It’s one of the first I’ve made from the newest Nigella Lawson cookbook, “Kitchen.” She’s brilliant and I truly believe we have the same taste buds. I always get excited about cooking her recipes! Marinating Dragon Chicken and the cookbook The Dragon Chicken is actually meant to ...

Wasabi Salad with Carrot, Grapefruit & Avocado

By Friday, November 12, 2010

I have previously confessed to my obsession with Thai and Asian foods. It really can be a problem, especially when I want it every single day for every meal. There’s something about the flavours, spices and textures that is intoxicating to me. It’s just downright mouth-watering and delicious. My Long Lost Friend enjoying Asian Night I ...

Pea & Avocado Hummus

By Friday, September 10, 2010

It’s amazing to me that I haven’t mentioned her before, but I have a bit of an obsession with a certain very beautiful British chef: Nigella Lawson. There are many reasons why I love her. I discovered her TV show “Nigella Express” about a year ago, and was completely taken with it. Her recipes are simple, ...