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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Portobello Mushroom Fajitas

This is a fantastic “Meatless Monday” recipe for delicious fajitas especially if you love mushrooms. By using meaty portobello mushrooms you get a hearty filling without missing the meat. My husband loved these as well as my eight year old daughter which was awesome! I loved making these quick and easy one-skillet veggie packed fajitas…

Better Bits and Bites

I always loved bits and bites as a kid, so I decided to make my own homemade version with some healthier choices. I combined Shreddies and Cheerios cereals with pretzels and goldfish crackers, along with some raisins and pumpkin seeds. This delicious mix is great for on-the-go in the car and to bring along on day-trips (I…

Crispy Chipotle, Bacon and Cheddar Sweet Potato Fries

My favourite way to make sweet potato fries is with Epicure’s Chipotle, Bacon and Cheese seasoning. It is SO good! Gives the fries a bit of a kick and especially delicious with some zesty ketchup. Just have to have these if we are having a burger night! I also love to use my Epicure Crisper as…

Quick & Easy Breakfast Quesadilla

Bored of your go-to breakfast? How about trying my delicious, quick and easy breakfast quesadillas? My 5 year old gobbled this up and loved dipping into the sour cream and guacamole (aka to her as “whackamole”). Mom and big sister enjoyed it very much too – very yummy! Big thumbs up from the kids. This…