Fall Salad with Apples and Fennel

  This salad combines some of my favourite fall flavours and looks beautiful on the Thanksgiving table. It works well as a light first course, but may also be served as a meal. If I have candied or toasted pecan on hand, I love to add them for a nice crunch. It is delicious with…

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…

Spiked Cranberry Sauce

This is an extremely easy and impressive recipe to make for Thanksgiving. It travels perfectly, so it is one of the easiest things to make and bring over to someone’s house. I add a little alcohol to my cranberry sauce to take the flavour to a whole other level. It can be made a few…

Warm Mixed Rice Salad

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I am always trying to add a healthier option to my traditional dishes. I like to use a mixed rice medley for this salad because it takes 15 minutes to cook, as opposed to 50 minutes for wild rice. If you prefer wild rice, go ahead and prepare the…

Max’s Butternut Squash Soup

In our house, fall is know as butternut squash soup season. It is a favourite around here, with adults and kids alike. I used to cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, rub with oil and spices then bake. I have recently discover the beauty of pre-cut packaged butternut squash at the grocery…