Who doesn't want to learn how to make a homemade Caesar dressing that’s lightened up with Greek yogurt, skips the eggs, and can be ready to go in about 5 minutes? Talk about fast and delicious! INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used non-fat) 1/2 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese 3-4 tablespoons milk 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons anchovy paste 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon se
This Beef Tortellini Soup is the one. Like I mean THE ONE. Even my guy who is not a huge soup fan (I know, I should leave him, but he gives good... foot massages. Yeah, that’s what he gives) 😇 Anyhoo! Considering we are basically living in a deep freeze this winter, I’ve been living on hot soups and stews. If my outside can’t be warm, at least my insides can be! INGREDIENTS:
1 lb lean ground beef
Medium onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
This chipotle honey dressing is perfect for salads, marinades, roasted veggies, tacos and whatever else you can dream up! The incredible blend of flavours include smokey chipotles and tangy lime juice and sweet honey all paired together. Get your taste buds ready for a tasty assault. INGREDIENTS: 3/4 cups extra-virgin olive oil or avocado oil 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 1-2 chipotles in adobo, plus an extra teaspoon of the adobo sauce 2 garlic cloves 2 table
These are so frigging tasty! The dip is great as a stand alone but when added to the Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños it's simply divine. Bacon Jalapeño Dip (on its own) INGREDIENTS: 8 ounces cream cheese (room temp) 1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup sharp cheddar 3 diced green onions 1 diced jalapeno *omit if making stuffed jalapeños 8 slices of cooked bacon, chopped into small pieces INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Mix together cream cheese and mayo until smooth. Add diced green onions, jalapeños &
There’s not much I like better than a well laid out Cheese and Charcuterie Board. I’m a lover of all things cheese and olive as well as variety so it’s a no brainer. I’m pretty picky though as I find there is usually “something” missing. Here’s how I go about creating the perfect board that’s both delicious and eye catching. Start with everything ready and in front of you before you start putting it on the board.
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I stopped in at a local eatery here in Fort McMurray called Chez Max. If you haven’t had the pleasure of 1) eating their amazing food or 2) met the fantastic ladies that make all that taste bud smashing food do yourself the favour. It’s a fun environment with the brightly coloured decor, island music and the waft of yummy food smells.
I picked up a box of spicy beef patties, a bottle of their in house brand of hot sauce (OMG)and some ginger beer for my favourite type of “Mo
Buffalo Chicken Lettuce wraps in the Instant Pot are the perfect healthy chicken recipe! Make the spicy chicken in just minutes, then load up fresh lettuce wraps with your favorite toppings! INGREDIENTS:
For shredded buffalo chicken: 1.25 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast 2 stalks celery, diced 1 small onion, diced 1 medium carrot, diced 1 cup buffalo wing sauce For serving: 12 bib lettuce leaves 1 medium carrot, grated 1 stalk celery, diced ranch or blue cheese dressing I
Calling all watermelon lovers. Oh yeah, all you tequila lovers can join us too! INGREDIENTS: 2 oz Tequila 4 oz Watermelon Chopped and seeded 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice 1 oz Agave Nectar Splash of Lemon Juice INSTRUCTIONS: All in a blender. Zap a few times and pour into a glass with ice... #drink #easyrecipes #fastrecipes #bestrecipes #summerdrinks #watermelon #tequila #lime
This classic balsamic vinaigrette with maple has always been one of my favourite dressings. It's such a versatile recipe and can be used as a marinade and to baste meats and veggies on the BBQ. INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey), to taste (optional add-ins: 1 tablespoon minced fr
There’s nothing more annoying than when a recipe calls for a half or a cup of buttermilk. If you buy a carton you usually end up throwing the rest out. This easy homemade buttermilk recipe gives you exactly how much you need. Increase or decrease ingredient amounts as needed. Your Sunday morning pancakes and fried chicken will thank you. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup whole milk 1 teaspoon lemon juice or white vinegar INSTRUCTIONS: Mix your acid together with your milk. Many people pre
The first time I made homemade soup from scratch it literally changed my life. Ok, that may be a slight exaggeration, but I never buy processed soup anymore. Basically because it sucks bigtime. I always thought it must be hard to do. Imagine my amazement at how easy it all was. My soup making talents have grown as I’ve experimented over the years. I’ll share some of my tips and tricks on this post to help you skip that learning curve and get straight to the good stuff. Befor
Mmm Butter Chicken. My absolute favourite of all the exotic dishes. I call it the gateway dish to learn to love curry lol. And now it's ridiculously fast and easy to make thanks to the Instant Pot. Serves: 6 INGREDIENTS: 3 tbsp butter unsalted 8 cloves garlic minced 2 tsp fresh ginger minced (or paste) 1 cup tomato puree or passata 2 tbsp tomato paste 3 tsp garam masala 1 tbsp coriander ground 1 tsp cumin ground 1 tbsp smoked paprika 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp salt 2 lbs chicken t
I took a chance on a new ham recipe for Thanksgiving this year. I usually don’t mess around with untried recipes on the holidays but I was feeling a little crazy this year. It got a solid two thumbs up from everyone st the table and I think it may just become my new holiday ham recipe. INGREDIENTS: One 8- to 10-pound bone-in, smoked, fully-cooked ham, butt or shank portion 1/3 cup light brown sugar 1/4 cup sweet smoked paprika 2 tablespoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons dried ore
What I love most about this One Pot Taco Pasta is how pretty and colorful it is, because you know we eat with our eyes first. If you're a cheese lover then the more cheese the better. I know I only list one cup of shredded cheese in the ingredients list, but hell, go big or go home. Some of you will be like "omg the calories!" I say forget about them, go for the cheese! And then maybe go for a walk :) Serves: 6 INGREDIENTS: 1 lb ground beef 1 small onion, chopped 3 cloves g
A new, easy and fun way to enjoy your burger. Let the kids help build their own and they are more likely to eat it. INGREDIENTS: 4 slices bacon 1/2 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb. ground beef 1 tube refrigerated biscuit dough 2 dill pickles, chopped 1 c. shredded Cheddar yellow mustard 4 tbsp. butter, melted sesame seeds Ketchup, for serving DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook ba
It's fall and everywhere I look somebody, somewhere is adding pumpkin pie spice to something. Well who says you have to wait until fall? With this homemade version you can have it all year round in anything you'd like. INGREDIENTS: 3 tbsp. ground cinnamon 2 tsp. ground ginger 2 tsp. nutmeg 1 1/2 tsp. ground allspice 1 1/2 tsp. ground cloves INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Combine spices well. 2. Store in airtight container #homemade #TheRantingCook #TerriWindover #nutritionist #easyrecipes
Usually during the summer, I tend to make more dishes in the slow cooker or on the grill. to turn on my oven. A holdover from my no air conditioner days. Plus I want to spend more time outside in my gardens or soaking up the sun. Regardless of the season I really like to sleep in. These days however, thanks to Fonzie the puppy, I’m a very early riser and there’s nothing quite like eating a fresh blueberry muffin. While they’re good on their own or with a pat of soft butter,
Are you sick of the hard to pronounce ingredients in your kids granola bars? You shouldn't need a chemical engineering degree to know what's in your food. These easy homemade granola bars are quick to make and taste way better than the mass produced versions. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup creamy peanut butter pinch of salt if using unsalted peanut butter 1/3 cup maple syrup or agave 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups quick oats 1 cup brown rice crisp cereal 1 heaping tablespoon flax me
When it comes to drying fresh herbs a dehydrator is the fastest and easiest way to do it. For a cheap cost of a couple dollars a plant if purchased prestarted or pennies from seed, I have fresh herbs all season for cooking plus about $15-20 worth of dried herbs of each kind at the end. Not too shabby! Plus I then have a supply of harder to find ones on hand like Lemon-Thyme, specialty basils and Chocolate -Mint. Here's some simple tips on successfully drying your home grown h
This campfire bannock recipe is easy to make and will make you look like a campfire chef. You can fry it in a pan, bake it in a dutch oven, pop it on top of a stew like a dumpling or follow the traditional method of cooking over the coals on a stick.
Mix the dry ingredients and keep it in a sealable bag. Just add the oil and water when you are ready to feast. INGREDIENTS: 2.5 cups flour 2 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. sugar ½ tsp. salt 3 tbsp. oil 1 cup water INSTRUCTIONS: Mix d