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…

Baked Potato, Ham & Cheese Frittata

It has been pretty hot here in Southern Ontario for the past couple of weeks, so for a quick and easy summer dinner I love making a frittata (basically a crustless quiche). What’s great about a frittata is that you add in leftovers to make an amazingly delicious meal. This time I had a leftover…

7 Minute BBQ Salmon

4 ingredients and 7 minutes is all you need for this easy and delicious salmon recipe. Simple and quick to prepare, and very tasty thanks to a saucy barbecue crust. My family loved this dish! I served the salmon alongside some freshly cooked green beans and a few of our favourite side salads for an easy (and healthy) meal. Ingredients: 4 skinless…

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…

Slow Cooker Provençal Beef Stew

It’s that time of year when the cool Fall air starts blowing in, back-to-school, back-to-work, and after-school activities are now in full swing. This is when I get my slow-cooker back out onto the counter and into the weekly rotation of meal planning for my family. In searching for a new and delicious recipe, I…

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…

My Favourite Summer Suppers

Hi everyone! I hope you all have had a great start to summer and very happy Canada Day and Independence Day celebrations over the past week. It has been a little busy here at home with me. My oldest daughter had her tonsils out just under two weeks ago and we have been helping her recover and…

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….

Bacon, Onion, Asparagus & Pea Macaroni Toss

This is an easy and delicious gluten-free pasta dish that is packed with the sweet and salty flavours of bacon, peas, asparagus, sweet onion and Parmesan cheese. This dish tastes great warm, or it can be served at room temperature as a pasta salad for summer bbq season. Ingredients: 4 slices of bacon 1 sweet onion, diced…

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…