Roasted Fall Vegetable Quinoa

One of my Fall favourites is roasted vegetables. I love collecting an assortment of farm fresh Fall veggies and roasting them up in the the oven with some olive oil, salt and pepper. It is like veggie candy to me! The vegetables get caramelized and sweet, and when tossed with quinoa it makes a perfect…

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…

My Favourite Apple Recipes

I love this time of year, summer lingering, but cool Fall air coming, and of course apple season! I have a few favourite apple recipes, but honestly I have two that I make over and over again . . . my mouthwatering Authentic Polish Apple Fritters (which the recipe has been re-pinned +400 times on Pinterest!), and…

Buttery Cornmeal Muffins with Cheddar & Scallions

I can’t believe summer break is nearing its end and the kids will be back to school in two weeks. However, the cool weather here in the GTA the past few days has certainly been reminding me of Fall and back-to-school! This past weekend my family went to the CNE in Toronto, another reminder that…

Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea

I have really enjoyed experimenting with the products I received from Buy Coffee Canada so I couldn’t resist posting another recipe using Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup. Actually this recipe was thought of by my 8 year old daughter! She said to me on the weekend, why not try the syrup in tea so she could try some. Brilliant! So…

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…

Halloween Mini Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with “Scream” Cheese Frosting

Boo! Happy Halloween everyone. This Halloween I am celebrating with scrumptious mini pumpkin spice cupcakes with “scream” cheese frosting and fun Halloween sprinkles. This is an amazingly delicious recipe that makes 24 perfect mini cupcakes and the perfect amount of frosting to top these little critters. I finished them off with awesome bat, ghost and…

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Olive Oil & Fleur de Sel

I couldn’t let all those wonderful pumpkin seeds go to waste when we were carving our pumpkins this weekend with our two little girls, so I baked up a batch of delicious roasted pumpkin seeds roasted with extra virgin olive oil and beautiful Fleur de Sel. They turned out delicious and the kids love them….

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…

Apple Fritters

It is a Momstown Recipe Monday, and in honour of the first day of Fall and apple season I have made delicious authentic Polish Apple Fritters. My grandmother (who will be 88 next week!) used to make these and I wanted to re-create this special treat. I always love learning Polish recipes so that the…