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
My gramma was the master biscuit maker and as I was going through my piles of old cookbooks, I stumbled across a little hand written paper tucked in one from my Gramma. She passed away many years ago, but I still have memories of her delicious baking. I wanted to do her justice, so I had to be sure that I knew all of the tips and tricks and could confidently recreate this recipe and help you all with any questions that arise. That takes time. I have literally made over 10 ba
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
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
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
Yes, I’m still in love with my Instant Pot. It’s like a super cool boyfriend that keeps buying you flowers even after the “honeymoon phase”. Or in my case skidoo parts lol. This Risotto with peas and artichokes is delicious and pretty on the plate. And the best part about the Instant Pot is it eliminates the constant stirring that’s usually needed. The number one reason most people don’t make it. There’s something to be said for the pain in the a$$ factor in life. INGREDIENTS
I will warn you. This stuff is basically crack-fudge. I’m not kidding. The chance of you having high blood sugar after making and inevitable eating the entire pan is imminent. The addition of key lime to the fudge is so bright and delicious I know you'll love it! Ingredients:
1/4 cup (4 tbsp, or 2 oz) butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1-1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (from about 10 rectangles)
20 oz chopped white chocolate (about 3-1/2 cup)
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
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
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,
Super moist Cranberry Orange Bread drizzled with an orange zest glaze, bursting with tart cranberries. Made using fresh orange juice and greek yogurt. This bread is always a hit. Ingredients: 1 cup sugar zest from 1 orange (about 1 tbsp) 1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup vanilla or plain greek yogurt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 large eggs 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice 1/2 cup canola oil (or vegetable oil) 1 cup fresh cranbe
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
There are more and more delicious tomatoes around and it's just going to get better! I especially love all the different coloured ones you're starting to see in the stores. Pretty soon I'll be able to just go in my backyard and pick what I need for my dishes. I can't wait! I used a spicy globe basil out of my herb pots for this recipe. It has a very unique flavour and smell compared to most basils, but you can use whatever you have on hand. 👌🏻 Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 table
Roast mushroom are good pretty much any way you make them, but these Balsamic Garlic Mushrooms are just that much better. A super fast and easy side dish to compliment that summer steak on the BBQ. INGREDIENTS: 2 pounds mushrooms 1 tablespoon oil 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari) 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 teaspoon thyme, chopped salt and pepper to taste INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 400F 2. Toss the mushrooms in the oil, balsamic vineg
Just when you thought a grilled cheese couldn't get any better... it did. The addition of everything spice takes a basic grilled cheese sandwich to the next level. INGREDIENTS: 4 slices thick cut bread 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese 3/4 cup shredded havarti or fontina cheese 4 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 2-4 tablespoons everything bagel spice INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and a pat of butter.
Although this Lime Cake with Blackberry Dauce is my favourite combo, don't lock this recipe in stone — this could make an equally tasty lemon cake with blueberry, raspberry or strawberry sauce or even a gentle orange yogurt cake, dusted with powdered sugar. The sauce is optional, but when you find that you have extra (you will, unless you halve it) it goes beautifully over ice cream or stirred into your leftover plain yogurt. INGREDIENTS: Cake: 1 cup whole milk plain unsweete
This bread is moist, fluffy, sweet and flavorful. I know I’ll be making this recipe again and again!
I may have even gone a little overboard with blueberries, as the recipe below actually lists a slightly smaller quantity than I used. I'm awful for that lol. Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons fresh grated lemon zest 2 Tablespoons fre