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….