Indian Spiced Potato Cakes

I love potatoes.  I could eat potatoes for every meal.  There are so many things you can do with them. I would start listing idas off but I think it would start to sound like Bubba from Forest Gump.  When I opened up my next cookbook on my shelf I was excited to see I’d beRead more

Fun and Easy Party App

    I really like it when I can showcase local ingredients and support local small businesses in my cooking.  Southwestern Ontario has a lot to offer when it comes to local ingredients.  A few blocks from my house is Robbie’s Gourmet Sausage Co. in Walkerville, a national award winning sausage company which makes creative and innovative sausagesRead more

Gluten Free Lettuce Wraps

Being sad that the weather is turning cold 🙁 (our pool was just closed yesterday – I was really hoping summer would rally!) I was craving something “summer-y” yet warming.  Lettuce wraps seemed like the perfect dinner to satisfy both of my cravings.

Debate Snack

Last night was the final presidential debate. My friend Al, who recently got a new apartment, hosted a “debate party” of sorts. I find it sad the presidential debates this election are so entertaining (in a reality tv kind of way) that we’ve had parties to watch each debate…but I don’t want to get too politicalRead more

Chasing Summer

Summer is my favorite season.  Mostly because I REALLY don’t like winter.  I hate the cold, I hate the long dark days.  Summer is so much cheerier and fun.  Especially having a yard with a pool makes summertime that much more enjoyable.  So with summer this year wrapping up I decided to make a very summeryRead more

Tomato Time

I am not a tomato person. I have never liked tomatoes, which includes tomato sauce (even on pizza) and ketchup.  But in my wanting to grow my knowledge in all things culinary I decided to make something very tomatoey – gazpacho! 

Baking Empanadas

just like Mexico!

I am no fan of baking.  But in my quest to continue to learn and improve my skill I make sure to include baking recipes.  Why don’t I enjoy baking?  If I had to guess it’s because I really don’t like sweet foods, so I don’t find joy in making sweet foods.  I was reallyRead more

Another Fresh Roll

I usually try to follow the directions to the recipes I make as close to exact as I can.  For whatever reason this next recipe I failed at doing that.  BUT luckily for me, Matt and the kids, who all ate this next recipe, it still worked out!

Stretching out my legs-sssssss

Part of the awesomeness of going through my cookbooks and tagging a recipe and then opening that book again about 6 months later is it’s a total surprise to see what I will be cooking.  I have cooked some things I would normally shy away from (because I made it a rule that I can’t opt out ofRead more

Summer of Fresh Rolls

So loyal readers will remember last summer I made a crazy amount of soup recipes…at exactly the time of year you don’t actually want soup.  As it just so happened the stars aligned and cookbook after cookbook I opened to find I had tagged a soup recipe.  Well this summer instead of finding I hadRead more

Remember when we saw Gin Blossoms?

“Remember when we saw Gin Blossoms,” my cousin Rachel said as we were walking back to my house from Windsor’s Fork & Cork Festival, literally minutes after watching Gin Blossoms preform.  A few weekends ago my cousin Rachel and her husband Kenny came to visit from Chicago.  We had a short amount of time butRead more

Roasted then Smoked

We are recipe 2 out of 3 of the recipes I made for pool guests a few weekends ago.  This next recipe was a bit different because it required to me to make a fun contraption to smoke the food.  I’m not really sure how well the smoker contraption really worked but it was fun toRead more

Fresh Rolls

Not too long ago I made some vegan fresh rolls.  The next cookbook had a similar recipe tagged, this time for fresh rolls with shrimp.  I didn’t really care too much for the vegan version so I was excited to throw some sea meat into them for this time around.

Artichokes!

Another new cookbook and another ingredient I haven’t had much experience cooking, artichokes!!  I love marinated artichokes from the jar so I was excited to make a recipe with the fresh form of the vegetable.  Also an element of this recipe was to make a mayonnaise, something I have had difficulties mastering, but I reallyRead more