Fall Apple Cider Sangria

This delicious white wine sangria combines all the flavors of fall, like apple cider, cinnamon, citrus and cranberries. It is perfect for entertaining during the holidays. The beauty of this drink is that the longer it sits in the fridge, the better it tastes. This is great because you can whip up a batch in…

White Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

When I think of Fall, I think of pumpkin everything! Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin soups and especially pumpkin desserts. These muffins are the perfect fall breakfast or snack option. My kids absolutely love these muffins because they are not overpowering with pumpkin flavour, but just enough. Even my husband, who does not really like pumpkin, loves…

Deconstructed Cannoli

I don’t know anyone that doesn’t love a good cannoli. When I was pregnant I had very few cravings, but cannoli was a big one for me with both my girls. I love the flavors of the creamy filling with the crunch of the shell. It is a perfect combination. The problem with cannoli is…

Blackberry Sage Moscow Mule

For those of you who have been following the blog, you may have noticed that I love a good moscow mule. I have fun adding interesting flavors to the standard ginger beer, lime juice, and vodka. The sweetness of the blackberries pairs perfectly with the spiciness of the ginger beer and the tartness of the…

Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

This oven roasted eggplant recipe is quick, easy and full of flavor. Roasting eggplant is a great way to get tender delicious eggplant, without the extra calories and mess of frying it. I like to use fresh mozzarella, but you can try it with any soft cheese. I suggest serving this immediately out of the…

Sweet Potato Toasts

Who needs bread when you can have sweet potato toast! It’s very simple to make and can be topped with virtually anything you like. This is my favorite combination of flavors but the sky’s the limit when it comes to sweet potato toast. They are healthy and delicious and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch…

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

Everyone has a box of their favorite pancake mix in their pantry. It is easy and quick, which is why people tend to use that instead of making their own pancake batter. What people don’t necessarily know, is how easy it is to make a fluffy, golden, restaurant quality pancake. These buttermilk pancakes are super…

Lemon Raspberry Shortbread Cookies

These heart shaped cookies are the perfect Valentine’s Day treat. There are two layers of buttery lemon shortbread, filled with sweet raspberry jam, topped with white chocolate. This combination of sweet and tart cannot be beat. These cookies may look hard to make, but are super easy. You can also just make the lemon shortbread…

Roasted Cauliflower with Harissa Sauce

Cauliflower has always been a difficult vegetable to cook in my house. I am literally the only one who would eat it, until now. I made this cauliflower, and showed it to my husband. Needless to say he was less than enthused to see a large bowl of cauliflower. I asked him to try one…

Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies

Every holiday season I find myself eating copious amounts of cookies. From the cookie exchange parties to the tins left on my doorstep by loving friends, there is an intense amount of cookies consumed in a short period of time. My go-to cookie this time of year is a chewy gingerbread cookie. I seem to…

Maple Bourbon Bacon Wrapped Apricot Jalapeno Bites

These little bites are packed with flavor. The sweet apricot pairs beautifully with the salty bacon, and the touch of heat from the jalapeno is an unexpected surprise. You can serve them without the glaze, but I love the maple bourbon taste, as well as the shiny finish that the glaze gives the bites. This…

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…

Spinach Artichoke Dip

If you are looking for the ultimate party dip, look no further! This is a dip that everyone seems to love. It is rich, creamy, cheesy and has a bit of kick at the end. It is incredibly easy to make, just mix it all together and bake! I find that using marinated artichokes gives…

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…

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…

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…

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Having lived in Canada for most of my life, finding a hearty, delicious stew recipe was a necessity for the cold winter. The spices in this stew are both sophisticated and comforting. This stew recipe will warm your insides and leave your tastebuds happy. The best part about a great stew, is that it tastes…

Pineapple Shrimp Stir Fry

Pineapple shrimp is a delicious combination of sweet pineapple, red peppers and broccoli. This dish is light, sweet, healthy and very quick to make. I am constantly trying to find something that my whole family will enjoy, but that is easy to prepare and also full of flavor. This is always a hit as a…

Watermelon Mojito

The kids are back in school,but it is still incredibly hot here in Texas. There is nothing better then a cold, refreshing cocktail to beat the heat. You can easily leave out the rum and make it non alcoholic. These mojitos are easy to make but look incredibly fancy and delicious. The drink will taste…

Grilled Peach, Burrata and Prosciutto Salad

My Favorite Salad Ever! I can eat this salad anytime, as a light meal, starter or side with a grilled protein. The flavors come together so beautifully, I cannot think of anything I would rather eat. It is hard to beat the sweetness of the peaches along with the saltiness of the prosciutto and the…

Peanut Noodles

If you are looking for a quick and simple recipe that is packed full of flavor, look no further. I like to make these noodles as a side when guests come over, and there has never been a single noodle left in the bowl. This is most definitely a crowd pleaser, as well as a…

Eggroll in a bowl

I love chinese takeout but it’s not always the healthiest option. This eggroll in a bowl is a low fat way to enjoy your favorite Chinese takeout without the guilt. It has the flavors of an eggroll, without the deep fried wrapper. This light, quick, one pan meal is one that you will want to…