Basic, Delicious Hamburgers

By Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Burgers! I love burgers, but it's funny because we haven't been making a lot of burgers this year. We've been taking full advantage of the grilling season, just with a lot of sausages. I love me some sausages, but they cannot replace BURGERS. Nothing can I've blogged about burgers a few times on the blog. My all-time ...

Lentil & Spinach Soup

By Friday, August 1, 2014

I'm trying to be healthy. It's hard. First world problems. I get asked a lot of questions about the blog. You can check out my FAQ page for the answers to the most common ones. But there is one question that I did not include on that page because I feel so weird answering it. Although, it's ...

Margarita Mousse with White Chocolate

By Wednesday, May 21, 2014

This would have been the perfect Cinqo de Mayo recipe! Alas, I am the LEAST timely food blogger and totally dropped the ball. Whoops. We're not dessert people (we normally skip it), but when we have a dinner party, odds are one of our guests lives for dessert. I normally do something simple, focusing on the main ...

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 ...

Strawberry Shortcake

By Tuesday, October 2, 2012

At the Rose & Kettle Tearoom, I made scones at least twice a week. They were the best - the kind you could eat without any butter or jam. I ate way too many of those things while I worked there! Unfortunately I never wrote down the recipe for those scones. I had made them so ...

Chipotle Steak Salad

By Tuesday, September 18, 2012

If you haven’t already noticed… I love chipotle. One of my very favourite things are chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. I encountered them when I first made my Mexican Meatloaf. Since then, I’ve been hooked. I stock up on them regularly. I love the flavour – spicy and smokey, and deliciously Mexican. I also love steak. So this ...

Portobello Burgers with Basil & Goat Cheese

By Saturday, August 25, 2012

I know, I know. Lots of people don't like mushrooms. That's one of the reasons I still haven't made these goat cheese-stuffed mushroom caps yet. I pinned them back in November but every time I go to make them, someone says "eww, mushrooms". So I don't. Would someone who likes mushrooms PLEASE come to my house for ...

Brie and Pear Pastries

By Friday, August 12, 2011

Where has the summer gone? I feel like it just started and in fact, it’s almost over. It’s probably because we’ve been keeping so busy. There just aren’t enough hours in a day sometimes! This past week has been especially crazy. We were away for a beautiful wedding last weekend and this week My Other ...

Jelly’s Smoothies

By Thursday, July 14, 2011

This post was updated in November 2014 with new photography! Smoothies and I go way back. Way, way back. Smoothies are a summertime thing, even if the emergence of Booster Juice and Orange Julius would have us believe otherwise. But I have a special memory about smoothies from long before they became so mainstream. When I think of ...

Grilled Chicken & Charred Corn Salad

By Friday, June 24, 2011

The Canadian Living obsession continues… but I sometimes wonder why I have pretty much given up all other cookbooks and recipe resources since getting my Canadian Living subscription. Grilled Chicken and Charred Corn Salad I guess I can offer a couple reasons. The first would be that the magazine comes every month, so it’s a novelty ...

Savoury Summer Suppers

By Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mushroom Cheeseburger and a yummy salad We’ve been on a bit of a cooking rampage at our house. This past week, I made a whole slew of recipes. We have been eating like kings! It’s always more fun to make recipes than to take the easy way out and throw in a pizza or something. ...

Delicious Nacho Bake and Strawberry Cheesecake Turnovers

By Friday, June 10, 2011

This post was updated in January 2015 with new photography! With My Other Half coming home from a short vacation on Monday, I thought it would be nice to make one of his favourite things… i.e. anything baked with ground beef, cheese and a crusty topping. I was watching Best Recipes Ever, as  often do (although I ...