Category: Recipes

A New Era of Nachos 1

A New Era of Nachos

I love nachos. The cheesier the better. Seasoned meat just makes it a meal. But for whatever reason I don’t like making my own nachos at home. However I do love Epicure Selections seasonings...

Provençal Tuna 0

Provençal Tuna

  In my continuing effort to maintain a healthy diet, I try and have fish at least twice a week. Sometimes this can be a challenge. Because seriously, how many different ways are there...

Swedish Christmas Porridge 0

Swedish Christmas Porridge

One of the highlights of Christmas at my parents’ house is Swedish Christmas Porridge (Julgröt). My mom makes it the night before so it’s ready to eat Christmas Day, between opening stockings and unwrapping...

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Simple tomato sauce

The base for a lot of good Italian recipes is great tomato sauce, made with the best ingredients.  The key is to keep it simple and I don’t think you need much cooking time to obtain...

Butternut Squash and Lemongrass Soup 0

Butternut Squash and Lemongrass Soup

I’ve been on a soup kick for a couple of weeks. Trying to make some interesting lunches for hubby and myself and trying to use up some legumes from my pantry. Some of my...

How to “peel” an avocado 2

How to “peel” an avocado

Maybe it seems like a fairly basic concept to established chefs and everyday foodies but every time I write about guacamole or avocado on my own blog I get a handful of folks asking...

How Do You Spell Perogie? 5

How Do You Spell Perogie?

perogi, pyrogy, perogie, perogy, pirohi, piroghi, pirogi, pirogen, pierogy, pirohy, pyrohy?!? Visiting my parents in the blustery Bruce County hills off Lake Huron in January inevitably brings about the kind of creativity and inspiration...

Easy Clam Chowder 1

Easy Clam Chowder

Sometimes the cold here in Ottawa is just too much. Although I do love winter, even I must sometimes escape into a bowl of something warm and comforting. Surrounding myself with the aroma like...