Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon We had snow on the weekend! The first of the year where it actually stuck! Our neighbours have put up their Christmas lights (Mike rolled his eyes) and it’s that time of year again ....more

Layered Vegetable Bake with Fresh Thyme

Layered Vegetable Bake with Fresh Thyme I was at a complete loss as to what to call this. Not only could I not decide what it is, I couldn’t decide on it’s ethnicity; I considered it French but my mother considered it Italian. Whatever the name, whatever the ethnicity, it’s delicious ....more

Home Fries

Home Fries Is there anything better then breakfast at a diner, after a night of cocktails no less? I’m having flash backs to university! Not to rain on anyone’s parade but a traditional breakfast at a diner can run up to 1200 calories a serving, a serving! ...more

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Pot Roast This is without a doubt, the most amazing pot roast you’ll ever have in your life. Honestly. I say this with confidence because the meat comes out moist, tender and full of the flavours of the aromatic veggies it is cooked in ....more

Chicken Tetrazzini with Tomatoes

Chicken Tetrazzini with Tomatoes This is a hearty casserole that has been lightened up! Traditionally from what I’ve read, chicken tetrazzini has almond slivers but I don’t like almond slivers so mine doesn’t. Again, this looks daunting but this dish is really so very easy ....more

Savoury Roasted Butternut Squash

Savoury Roasted Butternut Squash I cooked this dish for my sister who had never tried squash before in her life. She had issues with the texture of the squash, which kind of confused me since the name matches the texture! So if you have never had squash let me try to explain it to you; it has a mild flavour that can be complemented with sweet or savoury seasoning ....more

Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki Chicken Teriyaki is without a doubt one of my favourite meals to order as take out. I don’t even want to tell you how many times I’ve bought jarred teriyaki sauce thinking it would be too complicated to make my own. Man was I wrong! ...more

Vermicelli and Snow Pea Salad

Vermicelli and Snow Pea Salad Despite the strong ingredients, the best way to describe this warm pasta salad is delicate. The heat from the noodles mellows the garlic and helps the noodles absorb the vinaigrette. The vermicelli (also known as rice sticks) was available in the Asian Foods aisle in my regular grocery store ....more

Blackened Chicken Penne with Shrimp

Blackened Chicken Penne with Shrimp ...more

Spiced Chicken Rub

Spiced Chicken Rub We’ve all been there; too many dried herbs and nothing really to do with them. For some bizarre reason I love Cajun spice. I say bizarre because I can’t handle spicy foods but I make it work here ....more