Cranberry Salsa

Living in Texas, salsa is always a must. This holiday version is fresh and delicious. It can be served with crackers or tortilla chips as an appetizer or right along with the turkey as part of the main meal. I like to serve it as is, but it is also delicious served over a block…

Cranberry Rosemary Mule

If I could put the flavor of the holiday season into a cocktail, this would be it. The cranberry, rosemary simple syrup together with the ginger beer and lime give this a sweet, refreshing flavor that is perfect for the season. I like to freeze some cranberries to throw in along with a sprig of…

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Tortilla soup is perfect for fall and winter. It is full of protein and veggies. It is warm and full of flavor. I make this soup once a week. It is so quick to prepare and is perfect for a hearty lunch or dinner. You can top it with shredded cheese, sour cream , cilantro…

The Best Coleslaw Ever!

The Best Coleslaw Ever! That is a bold statement, but in this case, an accurate one. This is the best coleslaw you will ever have, I promise. Everytime friends invite us over for dinner, they ask me to bring the coleslaw. It is incredibly easy to make. I like to make it in advance and…

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad Wraps

I often have leftover cooked chicken. This salad wrap might be my favorite thing to make with it. It is sweet, salty and colorful, making it perfect for lunch. You can also cut it into spirals for entertaining. It is delicious as a wrap but equally delicious served as a salad. Just add more arugula…

Ginger and Honey Glazed Carrots

Growing up, my grandmother would make honey glazed carrots for every holiday. I used to love these sticky, sweet treats and could not believe I was “eating my vegetables”. Then my mother began making them, but with her own personal flair. She added ginger. The combination of ginger, and honey, along with orange juice, gave…

Jalapeño Cheddar Corn Muffins

Another wonderful thing I have discovered since moving to the South is cornbread. I absolutely love cornbread! I love to eat it warm with butter. I love the crispy edges on the outside, and the buttery, tender texture inside. The addition of cheese and jalapeños give this sweet bread just the right amount of saltiness…

Jalapeno Avocado Ranch Dip

When I moved to Texas I had a list of food that I had to try. On the list was both Chuy’s jalapeno ranch dip and the Chick fillet chicken wrap with avocado ranch dressing. The flavours of both these dips/dressings was so good that I just had to try to make a lower calorie…

Cucumber, Tomato, Feta and Pickled Onion Salad

During the summer months, I try to eat a lot of salads and lighter fare. Now, during our time in quarantine, I have found that I keep making the same recipes over and over again. One of my all time favourite salads is a simple greek salad, but I make it often. I needed to…

Nanaimo Bars

  The Nanaimo bar is a dessert of Canadian origin that requires no baking and is named after the city of Nanaimo, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island. It is made up of three layers, each one rich, buttery and delicious. Traditionally, these bars are made with walnuts, but I prefer to use pecans. Since moving…

Best Quick Pickled Onions

I absolutely love pickled onions! They are a great way to add a burst of flavour to any meal. I usually have a jar in my fridge, ready to go at any time. I add them to salads, tacos, sandwiches, hamburgers, or on the side with a protein. The possibilities are endless. They take about…

Herb de Provence Focaccia

No one can resist a warm, herb topped focaccia. My favourite way to serve it is with some good quality olive oil for dipping. This bread is my daughter’s favourite to eat and make. She loves to kneed the dough and is always amazed when it rises and doubles in size. She prefers it without…

Blueberry Banana Loaf

Blueberry Banana loaf makes a great breakfast, midday snack or dessert. It is packed full of blueberries and bananas, and is incredibly easy and quick to make. This is a great recipe when you are craving something sweet, but not too sweet. I like to make it with fresh blueberries, especially in the summer months….

Chickpea Tuna Salad

If you are looking for a healthy and quick lunch idea, look no further. This chickpea tuna salad is so easy to make and is a perfect dish when you are craving something healthy and filling. The chickpeas and tuna are a great source of protein, so it will keep you full longer. Feel free…

Vegetable Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is incredibly quick to prepare. You can literally use any vegetables that you have on hand. There is no limit. It is a perfect summer dish, especially for a last minute meal. It goes great with BBQ, or on its own.  It is colourful, full of flavour and easy to prepare. It…

Mussels in White Wine

Fresh mussels are a favourite for any seafood lover and are so easy to make they almost cook themselves. If you love mussels as much as I do, my quick and easy mussels recipe will become one of your favourites! There are a few things that you need to know when cooking mussels. When you…

Frozen Mango Mojito

If you are searching for an easy and delicious summer cocktail, look no further! These Frozen Mango Mojitos are incredibly easy to make. With the weather getting warmer, there is nothing better then sipping on a refreshing mango mojito, especially if you can enjoy it outdoors. Ingredients: 1 lb bag frozen mango chunks 1/4 cup…

Ricotta Yoghurt Pancakes

I grew up eating these pancakes and have been making them for my girls since they were little. This is not a typical ricotta pancake recipe, as I like to use both ricotta, and yogurt in the batter. One batch makes 12-14 small pancakes. I make these about 3 times a week, as they are…