January 20, 2017

 I remember one year when we went canoeing up north, we arrived in the town of Cochrane fairly late in a rain storm...I was tired and hungry and let me tell you that is a dangerous combo! James frantically scoured the area for a restaurant that was open to get me...

July 7, 2016

 Sometimes when you are that type of person that is easily bored with the same ole meals, trying to figure out what to make for dinner is torture...and sometimes I just want to come home from work and find a gourmet food truck sitting in my driveway!! Since,...

 May 5th is a special day in Canadian and European history.  On this day, we remember the citizens of the Netherlands that were under Nazi occupation during World War II and recognize the brave Canadian soldiers that fought for their freedom.  September 1944 to April 1...

March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day...tomorrow! To celebrate this occasion, I thought this hearty stew would fit the bill just nicely, since Ireland's very own stout beer plays a starring role! 

 To make this stew, you will need:  Approx. 2 lbs. of stew beef (in my case,...

March 10, 2016

 Even though it's winter and this season calls for "homey" comfort food, sometimes I find that I need something a little on the lighter side for supper...plus, with a dinner like this, you don't feel guilty eating that piece of cake for dessert (I never feel guilty any...

January 23, 2016

 This quick and easy pasta dish, is my version of homemade "Hamburger Helper"...a perfect dinner recipe to have on hand for those busy nights when everyone in the household is running out the door like chickens with their heads cut off!

 To make this...

January 10, 2016

 I always remember cold, winter days were spent tearing down Griffion's hill on wooden toboggans and "Krazy carpets" with my brother and friends, getting covered in snow (with a touch of frost bite around our wrists where our homemade mitts didn't reach our coat sleeve...

January 5, 2016

 Nothing says "home" like a good chicken pot pie and during the colder months, I seem to crave "homey", comfort foods like this, that are loaded with all the fixins' !

 First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees, then in a small saucepan, over low heat, melt a 1/3 cup...

January 1, 2016

 This seafood chowder is a fantastic starter for New Year's dinner...full of potatoes, celery, fresh seafood (well, fresh from the fish counter and the freezer) and rich cream...now that I think about it, this hearty soup would actually do nicely as your main course on...

December 29, 2015

 I can't think of a better way to spend New Year's eve., than being home with my family, tucked under blankets on the couch, watching a good movie and eating this homemade pizza...but then again, I'm a bit of a hermit, so that describes a lot of my nights! Lol!

 Not onl...

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