Roasted Cauliflower Pasta

This is a delicious winter pasta recipe! Roasting the cauliflower with red onion gives it great flavour, making a fantastic easy week-night pasta toss. Choose your favourite hearty pasta shape (a penne or rigatoni style works well) in either regular or gluten-free and enjoy a new take on pasta night that the whole family is … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Greek Pasta Salad

Ok, I am feeling like maybe (fingers and toes crossed) that Spring and some warmer bbq weather is finally coming. So I feel like I can now finally share this recipe, as it is one of my fave side dishes for bbq season. This recipe is a delicious copycat of a take-out salad at my local … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading