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 ...

Strawberry Cheesecake Turnovers

By Thursday, October 2, 2014

It’s has been WAY too long since these were in my life!!! If you’re a long-time reader, you’ll recall that I first made Strawberry Cheesecake Turnovers in 2011. I raved and raved about them. They’re so EASY, they’re so DELICIOUS, blah blah blah… Well, unfortunately for you, I’m back to do it again. Or fortunately for you… ...

Jalapeño Cheese Tea Biscuits

By Wednesday, March 26, 2014

This recipe is exactly the same as The Best Cheese Tea Biscuits Ever... but the REMIX! Before I get into this recipe, I should say two things – first, I’m sorry it’s Wednesday you’re not getting a cookie recipe. C’est la vie. Secondly, no, I am not paid by Kraft or anything to write this post, ...

Caramelized Onions & Green Beans

By Friday, November 8, 2013

Do you remember when we cooked out first Christmas dinner? It was a while ago, so if you don’t, or weren't a blog follower back then, I can’t really blame you. To recap, my sister, two cousins and I took over cooking the Christmas dinner in 2011. It was a smashing success. We divided up all the ...

Honey & Herb Goat Cheese Dip

By Friday, August 30, 2013

There are countless (literally countless) things I adore about my book club. Allow me to try and make a list for you: The people. My girlfriends (who are almost all book club members) are so fun, beautiful and intelligent it's mind-blowing. The books. Obviously I adore reading and want to quit life and do nothing but escape in ...

Thai Shrimp Pizza

By Friday, August 23, 2013

Basically, if the title of a recipe has the word "Thai" in it... I'm sold. You might think I'm exaggerating, but I am not. I am hopelessly in love with all things Thai. One of my favourite staple items are pre-made, frozen pizza crusts. They're just so handy. I can't count how many times we get home ...

Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Buns

By Friday, August 2, 2013

Cinnamon buns.... my weakness. They have a special place in my heart. We always have them - homemade - on Christmas Day. It's a family tradition (in addition to grapefruit for breakfast). I also used to devour at least one per day when I worked at the Rose & Kettle Tearoom when I was 14 and ...

Summer Sunshine Loaf

By Friday, May 24, 2013

I’ve said it before, many times… I’m not a cake person. I’m not a dessert person, really. If I want something sweet, it’s normally fruit. Or Swedish Berries. But when we host dinner parties, I always try to have something simple for dessert. After all, lots of people love sweets. Every now and then I surprise myself though, ...

Peanut Butter & Tomato Soup

By Tuesday, February 19, 2013

This post was updated with new photography in December 2015. As I’ve said many times before, I love me some peanut butter. But, sadly, My Other Half thinks I’m hoarding it. So I’ve been on the hunt for recipes to use up my stash. I was totally sold when I stumbled upon this “pantry superstar” Moroccan Tomato Soup ...

Chipotle Taco Bake

By Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Okay, okay… this is a food blog right? Or at least it’s supposed to be. Back to blogging about something edible today! I made this delicious Chipotle Taco Bake on the weekend and it was soooo good. Simple to whip up on a weeknight too! I’ve made two other taco bakes in the past and this is definitely ...

Chocolate & Berry Buttercream Cupcakes

By Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Remember last fall, when I posted about the best Oreo cupcakes ever? Well, the famous cupcakes are back and better than ever! This time, with a seasonal twist. Introducing the new, delicious and irresistible summertime favourite... Chocolate & Berry Buttercream Cupcakes. Perfection. Just a reminder, but the cake recipe is dairy and egg-free (which means vegan, I think). Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes Adapted ...

Easy Asian Salmon Bundles & Sesame-Glazed Bok Choy

By Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Easy recipes that appear way harder than they actually are. That, my friends, is what I dream of. This is exactly that. This recipe seems so complicated and fancy, but takes no time to put together and offers impressive presentation. A winner, in my books! My Other Half and I enjoyed these on a sunny Saturday evening, dining ...

Baked Vegetarian Spring Rolls

By Sunday, July 29, 2012

It’s time to praise Canadian Living again. Someone should seriously just cut to the chase and make me their spokesperson. In a recent issue, the magazine featured a section on “healthy ways to make your favourite foods.” In it, it offered health-conscious alternatives to classics like fried chicken and spring rolls – and other foods that ...

Southwest Roast Potato Salad

By Saturday, June 16, 2012

This post was updated with new photography in October 2014! Don't you just love it when a recipe surprises you... in a good way? There's no better feeling - for me, anyway - than trying a new recipe and having it turn out just right. Especially when it's off-the-cuff, impromptu and last-minute. That's exactly how I found ...

Cheese Tea Biscuits

By Monday, June 11, 2012

There are about half a dozen recipes on my blog that seem to be the most popular. I mean really popular. Like, ten times more popular than any other recipes. My cheese tea biscuits (inspired by the 2010 Cheez Whiz Challenge, put on by Canadian Living) are at the top of that list. However, I recently discovered ...

Tandoori Salmon Cakes

By Friday, March 9, 2012

I recently told you about one of my latest food obsessions: fish cakes. Clearly the fad is not over yet. In one of the most recent Canadian Living magazines, there was a delicious-looking recipe for Tandoori Salmon Cakes.And since I’d had so much success with my Tandoori Carrot & Apple Bisque, I was keen to try them ...

Curry Shrimp Tacos

By Sunday, January 15, 2012

This post has been updated with new photography as of October 2014! What I’m about to say might sound bad for someone who claims she’s a “culinarian”, but it’s the truth. One of the meals I get the most excited for are ground beef tacos. I’m talking about the store-bought Old El Paso packages you can whip up ...

Julia’s Five Favourite Soups in 2011

By Thursday, January 12, 2012

Eventually I will stop recapping my favourite recipes from 2011 and write about some of the new stuff I’ve been making, but in the meantime, I wanted to give my readers what they like best – soup recipes! I also need to play some  serious catch up… I have about six blog posts sitting in my ...

Southern Pork Tenderloin and U-Pick Apple Pie!

By Thursday, November 3, 2011

The months of October and November have been – and will continue to be – absolutely crazy! Six out of eight weeks we have houseguests, and the other two weekends we will have been out-of-town. Needless to say, I’ve gotten behind on my blogging! But clearly houseguests = a lot of cooking. I am getting to ...