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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 have to be steak marinated in this sauce for hours then grilled to medium rare perfection...I think I might have been a wolf in another life!

 To make this mari...

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 Walton walking back from the barn sloshing fresh cream from an old wooden bucket, intent on crafting homemade butter for billowy, southern style biscuits and homema...

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 that salsa that will bring out the glutton in me every time!

I decided to make my own version of this restaurant style salsa so that I could indulge anytime I wan...

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 creamy white chocolate sauce but the point is, at least it's fruit! Ha!

 This light dessert is really quick and easy to make and a perfect ending to a comforting fa...

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 the familiar, comforting smell of a big kettle of chili sauce gently simmering on the stove...that to me, signifies the start of autumn. My Mom always had a bea...

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 is full of flavour and fresh herbs and is excellent on salad, baked potatoes,...

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 will just have to excercise a bit more...I think that is a fair trade!

 This hot fudge sauce is also great drizzled over cake, brownies (with ice cream incidenta...

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 this tasty condiment so we could enjoy it at home as much as we do at Teriyaki Town!

 To make this toasted sesame vinaigrette, you will need: fresh ginger & ga...

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, scones, shortbread or sugar cookies...used as a filling for danish pastry or tarts and is excellent on toast or English muffins.

To make this tangy treat, you will...

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 'er up a notch too! 

 This looks like an overwhelming amount of spices for this dry rub (17 spices...okay, 16 plus white sugar...but sug...

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