September 2, 2017

 If you are still firing up your grills, holding onto the last fleeting moments of summer, you might want to try this marinade for your next BBQ! I am a wee bit of a carnivore and love to use this on a variety of meats all year round but my personal favourite would hav...

May 6, 2017

 Have you ever watched an episode of "Little House on the Prairie" and wished you were Caroline Ingalls tucked inside her little cabin, wiping her chapped hands on a homemade apron, laboriously churning thick cream into bowls of sweet butter??!  Or Olivia Wal...

April 2, 2017

 Have you ever gone to a "certain" Tex/Mex restaurant and gorged yourself silly on the salsa and chips they bring 'round to your table? If we are speaking truths here, I must confess that I have but there is something special about the fresh flavours of...

November 2, 2016

 I don't know about you, but after the Thanksgiving feast(s), the heavier autumn desserts and the hundreds of Halloween chocolate bars that I have consumed, I'm kinda craving some fruit! I don't think I need to point out the fact that my fruit is also smothered in a cr...

September 1, 2016

 *This is a recipe that I posted last year but I thought it was quite fitting to re-post it, as tomatoes are coming out my ears and I'm sure your garden is doing the same!!

There is nothing better than walking into the house on a cool, crisp, fall day and being met with...

August 19, 2016

 There is nothing like a good salad full of "stuff"...especially if that "stuff" is plucked fresh from your garden and tossed into a crisp, medley of summer vegetables...

...then drizzled with this homemade buttermilk ranch dressing!

 This thick and creamy dressing...

July 30, 2016

During the summer, I seem to gain weight...I can't imagine why since all I want to eat is ice cream! It really doesn't help matters when I make this decadent hot fudge sauce and then I'm forced to put it on ice cream...and since I don't plan on giving up these foods, I...

July 10, 2016

 Whenever we go to our favourite Japanese restaurant, Isabel always starts off her meal with the salad and their delicious house dressing...I think she would rather order their dressing with a side of vegetables instead though! I decided to try my hand at recreating th...

May 17, 2016

 Lemon curd is a soft, custard-like preserve that is sweet and tart at the same time and is easy as pie to whip up and about as versatile as duct tape!  

Made from juicy lemons, sugar, fresh eggs and butter...it is terrific on Angel Food cake, s...

January 29, 2016

 Even though it's the end of January and far from BBQ season (well, for me anyway)...this homemade dry rub will be sure to spice up any tired old winter meat dish...and if you are a die hard grill master, out there donning icicles on your nose hairs, this rub will kick...

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