Thanksgiving Leftover Wraps

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend and isn’t quite sick of turkey yet! I love my traditional Thanksgiving dinners but after one day of leftovers I am ready for something lighter and easy to pack for lunch. This delicious wrap lightens things up with a whole wheat wrap and a bed of shredded…

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…

Kraken Pumpkin Spice Coffee featuring Buy Coffee Canada Products

I have recently had the pleasure to test some great products from Buy Coffee Canada, a direct to consumer e-commerce store offering fresh roasted coffee, syrups and teas. After receiving a box of products last week (which felt like Christmas morning to me!) including Torani Syrups (YUM!), fresh ground coffee (Kenya AA, Breakfast Blend & Mocha Java), a…

Hearty Turkey Noodle Soup

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday and wonderful feasts with your families. To follow up with my Homemade Turkey Stock recipe posted on Momstown Recipes, here is my hearty Turkey Noodle Soup that you can make with that delicious stock! If you do not have homemade stock just substitute some cartons…

Homemade Turkey Stock

Don’t throw our that turkey carcass! You can make your own homemade stock – easy and freezeable for making your own soup. I tried this recipe the day after last Christmas and it turned our great! Love being able to make use of the entire turkey. In addition to making soup (will post the recipe…

Thanksgiving Recipes

Getting ready for Canadian Thanksgiving weekend? Here are some of my favourite holiday appetizers, mains, sides and desserts to help you in the preparation of your feast! (PS – just got back from a great trip to Quebec City last week and will have a new post filled with our adventures soon!) Appetizers: Crostini with…

Crostini with Fig Jam and Gorgonzola

Looking for a light and simple appetizer for this Thanksgiving (and quite honestly anytime!). This is a perfect combination of sweet and savoury that makes a fantastic pre-dinner appetizer with cocktails. Thank you Bobby Flay for this great idea! Ingredients: Baguette of your choice, sliced on the angle Extra virgin olive oil Fig Jam/Spread (you…

Turkey Breast Roast

Canadian Thanksgiving is next weekend, so I wanted to share another great recipe for turkey. I have to admit my all-time favourite is our BBQ Turkey – but that went hand-in-hand with summer-like Thanksgiving weather here in Ontario in 2011 that made BBQ vs oven a must! For a more traditional approach, a turkey breast roast…

Sprouted Rice and Quinoa Pilaf (Gluten-Free)

I am always looking for new healthy side dish recipes, and I found this great new product at Costco and the results were fantastic. The product is TruRoots Sprouted Rice & Quinoa Blend which contains sprouted brown and red rice, quinoa and wild rice. It is organic, whole grain and gluten free and high in fibre….

Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash, Spinach, Pecans and Dried Cranberries

YUMMY is all I have to say! Delicious quinoa tossed with roasted butternut squash, baby spinach, dried cranberries, pecans and green onions in a simple orange vinaigrette. Make it! Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 2 cups no sodium chicken or vegetable broth or water 6 cups butternut squash diced small (1/2″ dice) 2 tbsp extra virgin…

Pumpkin Pie with a Shortbread Crust

This was my pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving last year. Instead of the usual pie crust, I went with a Martha Stewart recipe for pumpkin pie in a shortbread crust. The results were fabulous, and the crust is delicious and so much easier than a rolled pie crust. The pumpkin and the cookie crust make a…

BBQ Turkey Breast

Last Thanksgiving we parted with tradition and made our best turkey dinner ever . . .  on the BBQ.  In 2011 we were met with a very warm Thanksgiving weekend here in Southern Ontario. I could not imagine turning on the oven, so onto the BBQ went our Turkey. With some research into cooking techniques…