Homemade Taco Seasoning

Who doesn’t like tacos? Tacos are one of the most versatile and forgiving dishes. You can make ’em healthy or indulgent (extra sour cream, anyone?). They help when you need to do a fridge clean-up and they can be made with any type of meat, fish or pulse. The only […]

How to Not Mess-up Cheesecake

I will never forget how fast my heart was racing the first time I took the plunge and made a cheesecake.  As I turned the light on in my oven and peered through the glass, I was reminded of the fact that I had just spent my entire weekly grocery budget […]

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Let’s face it. When you are on a budget, baking treats is often out of the question. Baked goods are a lovely extra but after the cost of butter, sugar and mix-ins it can be an expensive venture. Thankfully, not every sweet treat will put a strain on the grocery budget. Baking with […]

Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

Happy Chinese New Year!  In celebration of the new lunar calendar I am excited to share my recipe for Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry. This is the perfect stir fry for a busy week night dinner but it is flavourful and unique enough to be served in celebration to guests! What […]

Sweet Potato Peanut Soup Starring Canadian Green Lentils

Confession time: I had never cooked with lentils until hearing the United Nations declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses. Yes, I know. Huge oversight on my part! As a proud Prairies girl who strives to put healthy and affordable meals on my dinner table I was shocked when I started to read […]

Zippy Tomato & Tortellini Soup

Well, we are officially in the dead of winter. When the wind-chill is -36, your furnace hasn’t had a break in hours and your poor dog cannot bare to be outside on a walk for more than exactly eight minutes you don’t want to mess around with dinner.  Days like these call for something […]

Drunken Cranberry Compote with Goat Cheese

Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year; parties, hangovers and sweets galore! I always struggle with what appetizer or dish I should bring to a party. I despise the hassle of having to use someone else’s oven and I like the ability to arrive at party and be able to mix & mingle right away. And […]

Kickin’ Fajitas

Well, it’s happened. Snow is on the ground, my Christmas tree is trimmed and I have no idea where the time went.  This is also the first year since before my Husband and I started dating that we will not be going-on a winter escape. Therefore, I need to bring […]