New Beginning!!

So I’ve made the leap, I’ve left  my career in architecture of nearly 15 years to begin a new career in the culinary field!!  In the coming weeks I will be redoing my website to offer personal cheffing and catering services while continuing to share great recipes on my blog….stay tuned for that!  On theRead more

Ques-a-dillas!

Like most people out there it’s important for my lifestyle to have quick and easy dinners recipes for busy weeknights. A lot of times I try to prepare sauces or do prep whenever possible during the weekends when I have more time. This next recipe was one where I did make the sauce ahead ofRead more

Grilling outside in November

Can anyone believe we are in November and temperatures are still in the 60’s?! Milking summer, I mean fall for all it’s worth I decided to make use of our new outdoor grill to cook dinner outside on it this past weekend.  Don’t worry, for those who don’t have such an awesome outdoor grill thisRead more

Indulge without Breaking the Bank

Filet Mignon/Beef Tenderloin or filet de bœuf if you are French. That tender beef that is highly praised and highly priced.  It’s a treat to have filet mignon.  My income, as I am sure many other people’s incomes, doesn’t allow for me to indulge in filet mignon very often.  But after making this next recipeRead more

Skipping ahead one cookbook

I am pretty particular about staying in order with my cookbooks and not skipping or make an recipe out of order.  But the next recipe in the next cookbook in line has required I skip ahead.  Not only did I have order some ingredients online but also the recipe takes several weeks to cure.  So moreRead more

Korean? Short Ribs

I mentioned Walkerville’s newest restaurant F&B a few posts ago.  Well here I go again on F&B.  Something that Matt and I always order when we go are the Korean Ribs.  We crave them actually.  So when I opened up my next cookbook and saw the recipe was for Korean Short Ribs I was immediatelyRead more

Burger Time

Another busy exhausting weekend!  This past weekend we had my mom along with friends Di and Jeff visit from Chicago.  We went to Art in The Park  and to see (half of) The Monkees at Caesars Windsor.  Come Sunday night I was pretty exhausted so I decided to make a fast and easy recipe for dinner.

Fast and Yummy Stir Fry Dinner

I am a carnivore.  I love meat.  I love beef especially, beef tenderloin being my favorite.  Well this next recipe was right up my beef alley.  I knew it would be good and it was!  Yay for winning!!

Seasonal Ingredient

So for the first time in when I started this cookbook project I’ve hit a road block.  I open the next cookbook in line and the recipe tagged is for a grilled corn on the cob in husk.  It’s winter in Ontario and while I went to about 5 different stores/markets I was unable toRead more

It’s all in the bread

Last year my friend Tash I did a bread making class at Sur la Table.  It was a lot of fun and we learned quite a bit.  Bread seems to be a common thing that keeps coming up lately in my life.  The night before I made this recipe I met my friend Scotty forRead more

Steak Sandwich and Pickled Carrot Slaw

I will start out by saying that this next recipe had a lot to live up to.  It came from the cookbook Street Food Diaries which last time I made a recipe from the cookbook Hunter proclaimed it was the best burger he ever ate (you can read all about it here).

Oui Oui…100% Possible and a French Feast

let's eat

Sunday was a fun day (get it??)  We spend the day with friends and I made a recipe from the cookbook French Feasts, grab your own by clicking the link below.  It’s a beautiful cookbook and with Christmas coming (we are in December already!!) it is sure to make a great gift.

ANOTHER Beef and Noodle Soup

yum!!

I have to say as I get more and more into cooking I am becoming more and more a fan of Mark Bittman.  I own several of his cookbooks and the recipe from today’s post comes from one of the first cookbooks I ever bought, How to Cook Everything.  I HIGHLY recommend this book forRead more

Fasted Dinner Ever!

YUM!!!!

I have to say I really like fast yet flavorful recipes during the week.  This next one I think is the fasted that I’ve ever made and is now in my regular rotation.  It comes from the cookbook Frame by Frame Quick & Easy by Parragon Books Ltd.  I bought it originally because I likedRead more

Beef Noodle Soup

Now that the weather is cooling off it’s nice to have a soup recipe next in line!  This recipe comes from 1 Stock, 100 Soups by Linda Doeser.  As the title states the cookbook contains 100 soup recipes which use 1 stock to create them.

Dinner and Survivor!

done!

My mother-in-law Elaine, who also goes by “Lasagna,” is a huge fan of the show Survivor.  Elaine also currently has a foreign exchanged student from Germany living with her, Maike.  I thought it would be fun to have Elaine and Maike over for a dinner/Survivor night.  I reached for the next cookbook, Rocco’s Real LifeRead more