How To Make a Gin Basil Smash

Don’t judge me. The Scene: Nicole’s house, for a BBQ and visit with her family. The mood: ...more

The Best of Bridge Stacked Pizza

You know what I appreciate the very most as a food writer/ recipe developer? When other people cook for me. Oh yes indeed, I do ....more

My Sears Wishbook Christmas Memories & A Sears Giftcard Giveaway!

As all of you know, I am absolutely, without a doubt crazy about Christmas. My baking starts in November, my Christmas tree is up as soon as I can harangue Mike into getting it out from storage and Christmas carols are on the music playlist starting as soon as I can get away with it -which is usually as soon as I start baking those Christmas cookies for bribery. I have loved Christmas for as long as I can remember, and that love has just grown deeper every year— tripling even—when I had my own children ....more

How To Make Dill Pickle Soup

I have been wanting to make dill pickle soup for as long as I can remember, since my mom mentioned to me in passing that she loved a certain dill pickle soup from a diner in central Alberta. This desire was rekindled when I saw a picture from a fellow Albertan food writer about her dill pickle soup this summer. I was intrigued by people’s response to it ....more

Christmas in November 2014: The Presenters!

My last post on my trip to the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and their fabulous Christmas in November event is all about the presenters! Oh, the lie-up of superstar presenters this year was amazing! Chef Lynn Crawford, Chef’s Anna and Micheal Olson, even some local celebrity restaurant owner were in the mix this year! ...more

Christmas in November 2014 : The Food

The second part of my three posts on Christmas in November at the Fairmont Jasper Park lodge is going to be alllll about food! Oh yes. I swear, all I did was eat, drink and wander from amazing session to amazing session! ...more

Christmas in November 2014: The Fun!

As you all know, I was a guest of the Fairmont this past week for their amazing annual event, Christmas in November. Christmas in November is the pinnacle of food events in Alberta and something that has been on my bucket list for years now. Every November the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is flooded with visitors attending this renowned event ....more

Our Best Meatloaf From Campbell’s Soup

If you are a longtime reader (or heck, even a new reader) of this site, you will know by now that I love using canned soup in recipes. ...more

A Christmas in November “Edmonton Prize Pack” Giveaway!

Do you know that feeling when you get to check an item off your Bucket List? That giddy, heady, swirly-butterflies-in-the-stomach joy that encompasses you from head...more

My First Cookbook Will be With Appetite by Random House!

I’ve never considered myself adept at keeping a secret. Sure, I can remember not to let slip what your Christmas present is or pretend that I don’t know anything about what’s happening for your 35th birthday party. However, a ten month secret? ...more