Campfire Apple S’more Nachos


We're just got back from a weekend of camping and there was no shortage of grilling goodies over the fire. The flavour over a smokey fire is a memory of it's own for the kids to take into their adulthood but it's not just about flavour, it's about … [Read more...]

Homemade Blueberry Ice Cream


I love blueberries. Last year we planted a blueberry bush on our farm, hoping we'd have fresh blueberries for the picking this year, but it didn't make it through the winter. We will be replanting next year; for now we will enjoy our blueberries from … [Read more...]

Canadian Caesar Cocktail #CanadaDay


Canada Day is next week and among the fireworks and good food that most Canadians will be celebrating with a beverage or two, mocktail or cocktail. For Hubs and I, besides beer there is nothing more Canadian than a frosty Canadian Caesar. We don't … [Read more...]

Lemon Dill Marinated Veggies


Canada Day is coming up, as is Memorial Day for my American friends and family, and like many, I'm busy planning some of my favourite dishes for a backyard barbecue celebration. Most years we celebrate with fireworks, friends and good food; this year … [Read more...]

Strawberry Cheesecake Hand Pies

Strawberry Cheesecake Hand Pies

  Strawberries are one of my favourite fruits to use in recipes; they just seem to compliment recipes nicely. Today is national Strawberry Shortcake day. I love Strawberry Shortcake but I wanted to make something a little different to celebrate, … [Read more...]

Gourmet Mexican Fried Rice

Mexican Fried Rice

Weekdays run in hyper-drive around our house; we're busy with school activities or various other things and like many other families I look for healthy meals under thirty minutes to keep my family away from the draw of fast food. Fried rice is one of … [Read more...]

Veggie Egg Power Cups


It's no secret that I enjoy my carbs but lately I have been making a secret plan to  lose the carbs. Don't laugh; I'm being serious here. Okay, I know that losing all carbs is not entirely realistic but eating less carbs is doable, right? More … [Read more...]

Jalapeño Goat Cheese Burgers

Jalapeño Goat Cheese Hamurger Recipe

  Today we reached the temperature of 29 degrees Celsius by mid-morning. It's going to be a scorcher and I am not complaining. Days like these there is only one type of food I like to cook and that is barbecue. Barbecue is a cuisine all it's own … [Read more...]

Lemon Garlic Butterfly Shrimp and Asparagus Salad

Lemon Garlic Butterfly Shrimp Asparagus Salad

  All but one of my kids absolutely love shrimp. I prefer the cooked version but my kids prefer the cold cocktail shrimp and on occasion when we start to get bored with our meals, I change it up with an appetizer style meal; the shrimp never last … [Read more...]

Quinoa Bacon Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers


  May 5th is Cinco de Mayo, a holiday to celebrate Mexican heritage in the U.S.A. with entertainment, food and drinks with a Mexican flavour.  I love Mexican food; a little spice, a burst of colours, a lot of love and we have ourselves a mini … [Read more...]

Deviled Eggs with a Twist


Normally Easter is filled with mountains of traditional Easter recipes and the laughter of our family members surrounding our table. This year will be celebrated with one less. If you've been following along, you will know that my grandmother passed … [Read more...]

Herb and Garlic Cheese Roll Loaf #MemorableMelts


  Growing up in a household with two shift working parents often meant dinner time was spent rushing to get food on the table. Grocery lists were made with the easy meals in mind that included fast versions of our most memorable classic recipes. … [Read more...]

Egg and Avocado Salad Rolls


  March was nutrition month which is a great reminder for all to eat better and make healthier choices. Once I started having children I made a choice to feed my family healthy foods but nearing 40, a healthier lifestyle is more in the forefront. … [Read more...]

Family Meals Made Easy With #KraftCheesefest


This post is part of the and Kraft Cheesefest #KraftCheesefest sponsored program.   From the moment I wake up groggy from the numerous wake-up calls of my littlest one, I hit the ground running. My day doesn't slow down … [Read more...]

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo Pasta

I could eat pasta every day of the week and if I didn't have to worry about a waist-line, I would. As it is we likely eat pasta too often but it's one meal I can be sure my kids will eat every last morsel. This Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo is the most … [Read more...]