Roasted Tomato, Black Bean and Corn Salsa: Easy to Can Recipe

I have to thank my sister-in-law, Christine, for pushing me to make this recipe up. This is her first year gardening and canning and she is falling in love with the whole thing! She's calling asking about different methods and how to do things, which I always warn her that I am still learning a lot too but she has faith in me I guess. A month ago, she told me that she was going to need my salsa recipe. I actually laughed because not only did I not have one, but I never wanted one! ...more

Vegan Coco-Nutty Dreamcicle Juice

Green juices are the staple juice in the house. Recently, the kids haven't been drinking them as much. I think they are bored with the flavor ... frankly, I am too. We were in the habit of putting the same things in the juice: kale, carrots, apple, banana, hemp seeds and usually another fruit we had in the house. There is nothing wrong with this juice at all but I think we just need a little variety! ...more

Venison Carpaccio and Smoked Salmon Grazing Platters

Grazing is our favourite eating style. Friday and Saturday nights are when we make a special effort to prepare something delicious that we can take our time enjoying whilst catching up and winding down from the week.We often go for some version of tapas on the Friday night (in celebration of the weekend!) with cured hams, sizzling garlic prawns and a good bottle of red wine. Recently we have mixed things up a bit by replacing the hams for carpaccios (Italian name for a dish of raw meat very thinly sliced) and the prawns for smoked salmon....more

Instant Green Chili and Ginger Pickle

Quick and easy instant chili and ginger pickle INGREDIENTS-preparation time-15 minserve-10 ...more

Lemon Linguine

 Lemon linguine is a great side dish. It goes well with most meats or can be used as a main dish. Both of my kids always eat it up and ask for seconds so I make it quite often for them.8 ozs. uncooked linguine3 tablespoons butter, melted1 tablespoon lemon juice1 teaspoon dried basil1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoninggrated Parmesan cheese, optional1. In a saucepan, cook linguine according to package directions....more

Chocolate Peanut Butter Delight

Time for some no bake after school cookies!CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER DELIGHTS! ...more

Aglio Olio Pasta Senza Aglio (Garlic Oil Pasta Without Garlic Please!)

Aglio Olio Pasta is a traditional Italian dish, with spaghetti sautéd simply with garlic and olive oil (hence ‘aglio‘ for garlic and ‘olio‘ for olive oil). It is sometimes spiced up with other condiments as well, such as chilli flakes and seafood....more

Maple Bacon French Toast

What do you do with left over French bread?  I like to make French toast Sunday morning for breakfast or brunch.  What you need:2 half inch thick slices French bread1 large egg1/4 cup half & half1/4 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract*2 tablespoons crumbled bacon2 tablespoons real maple syrup1 tablespoon unsalted butter...more

Tiramisu Affogato

I am a HUGE fan of tiramisu!  I mean HUGE!I almost always order it for dessert if it is a menu choice.  So, I have totally got the 411 on this dessert....more