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…

BBQ Candied Yams

Making our Thanksgiving a barbecued feast is one of my favourite memories when we get some gorgeous weather lasting into October here in Southern Ontario. Our BBQ Turkey Breasts that we cooked in 2011 were one of our most memorable Thanksgiving meals, and probably the best turkey we’ve ever had. So in wanting to expand on what we…

Fiesta Burger

I am really excited to share this delicious burger recipe featuring VG Meats ground beef! I was lucky enough to be part of VG Meats #50BurgerDays and in round one my Fiesta Burger was the winner and will be off to the semifinals! So to celebrate I wanted to share this great burger recipe with you….

Grilled Asparagus

One of our essential bbq season sides is grilled asparagus, especially when local asparagus is available! Pairs perfectly with your favourite steak, grilled chicken, pork or fish. Love the smoky flavour and charred bits especially when drizzled with fruity olive oil! Delish! Ingredients: 1 bunch of asparagus, ends trimmed Extra virgin olive oil Kosher Salt Freshly…

VG Meats Grilled Bone-In New York Striploin Steak

Love steak? Consider yourself a steak connoisseur? Well then you must try VG Meats Bone-in New York Striploin Steak. It is absolutely amazing and even better when topped with homemade horseradish parsley butter. Re-creating this amazing recipe was my challenge from VG Meats, who has their recipe from the youngest “VG” brother Kevin Van Groningen, featured…

Stuffed BBQ Sweet Potatoes

Just in time for the May long weekend may be one of my favourite bbq creations yet! These Stuffed BBQ Sweet Potatoes that I filled with sauteed onions, VG Meats amazing beef bacon and cheddar were off the charts. The filling is so great on its own but the added smokiness from the bbq just sends this recipe over…

Canada Day Recipes

Getting ready to celebrate with a Canada Day BBQ this weekend? Why not try some of my summer favourites . . . Appetizers: Crostini with fig jam and gorgonzola Kara’s Nacho Dip Lemon Basil Ginger Garlic Grilled Shrimp Salads/Sides: Canada Day Strawberry and Feta Salad Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Walnuts & Feta Extra Crunchy Broccoli Salad…

Peaches on the Grill

Thursday is Peach Week Day 4! Here in Ontario we are lucky to have the most beautiful local peaches from the Niagara area. We even have a famous Peach Festival which is actually happening this weekend August 23-25 in Winona, Ontario. The Winona Peach Festival has been a tradition for 46 years and is a…

Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad with Gorgonzola & Pancetta

It’s peach season here in Ontario and I love finding new recipes to incorporate peaches into breakfast, lunch or dinner! I made so many peachy recipes this weekend that my husband has declared this week as “Peach Week” on my blog. I have a few great recipes to share and this is the first of…

Lemon Basil Ginger Garlic Grilled Shrimp

This is a delicious recipe from the Looneyspoons collection cookbook which they call “Stick ’em Up”. It is a great marinated and grilled shrimp recipe, that is fast and easy to make. Delicious for shrimp alone, or for a surf and turf meal with steak or chicken. I have adapted the recipe to serve 4….