Cheesy Chimichurri Garlic Bread

A year or two ago we tried some really fantastic cheesy garlic bread topped with chimichurri at our local Milestone’s restaurant. Ever since then I have wanted to recreate it at home, because it was SO good! Chimichurri is an Argentian steak sauce, made with cilantro, parsley, garlic, chilli and lemon, and blended with oil. It…

Smitten Kitchen’s Perfect Potato Latkes

Hanukkah begins this weekend, and as a nod to my family’s heritage I like celebrate by cooking up a batch of classic potato latkes! In a hunt for a simple but delicious recipe I tested Smitten Kitchen’s last year and it is indeed perfect. No need to try any others! This recipe will yield you…

Festive Apple & Nut Butter Slices

Well it’s Black Friday today and the holiday season is now fully in swing! Now to keep you fueled up for all that shopping, running around and hustle and bustle I wanted to create a festive but healthy snack! Inspired by nuts.com and their healthy snack ideas, I created my own healthy holiday snack – Festive Apple &…

Easy Mushroom, Onion, Spinach & Bacon Tart

The holiday season is upon us and with gatherings with family and friends taking place over the next month I wanted to create an easy but delicious recipe that you can make for festivities you have planned to host or attend. This tart is perfect as an appetizer, or as part of a party menu….

#GayLeaMom After-School Cheese Kabobs

In the never-ending quest for fun but nutritious after-school snacks, I was able to create these cheerful kid-friendly cheese kabobs with the help of the great quality and delicious cheese products from Gay Lea! Filled with fruit, cheese and some protein (extra lean turkey kolbassa and some salami from my favourite deli), these after-school kabobs…

Goat Cheese Stuffed Peaches wrapped in Prosciutto with Arugula

Well we have reached the final day of Peach Week 2015, and my last recipe is a mouth watering salad or appetizer that you must try this weekend! The combination of goat cheese with peaches and prosciutto is so good, and paired with spicy baby arugula and sweet balsamic glaze, your taste buds will be…

Peach, Red Onion, Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Flatbread

This easy flatbread made with sliced peaches, red onion, roasted red peppers, goat cheese and finished with balsamic glaze and arugula will wow company for your end of summer get togethers! Easy and fast to make, with spectacular presentation, this recipe can be served as an appetizer or a main. I found an excellent soft…

Shrimp & Peach Skewers

It is Day 2 of Kara’s Favourites Peach Week, and today’s recipe is scrumptious Shrimp & Peach Skewers (these are really awesome!). My skewers stack together marinated shrimp with peach, red pepper and red onion chunks making a sweet and savoury bbq delight. We really loved how these turned out – and the flavour combo…

Summer Zucchini Latkes

I had a craving for latkes and since it is July I thought what better way to use our beautiful fresh summer zucchini. These delicious fritters are easy to prepare and make awesome appetizers. Using my handy small cookie scoop, I dolloped perfect appetizer size portions into my skillet. These were delicious as is, but…

Grandma’s Cucumber Salad

This summertime salad is one that brings back childhood memories for me. This delicious crisp, cool and creamy eastern european cucumber salad was made by my grandma annually every summer to be eaten as an appetizer before your main dish, or to be served as a cool side dish. Made by slicing english cucumber thin, then salting and draining,…