Turtle Cheesecake

Okay, I have a problem. I have an insatiable love for chocolate… I can’t hide from it, so I have full-on embraced my problem. Take the other night for example, on a whim I made a chocolate-y, caramel-y Turtle Cheesecake. It was wonderful and glorious and everything perfect. It was also completely devoured […]

Take Along Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Looking for the perfect potluck accompaniment? Look no further! These Sweet and Sour Meatballs can be made ahead and easily transported to your party destination. Better yet, these are affordable to make and sure to be a hit! Makes a great main served alongside rice and green beans. We are […]

Chana Masala

I used to be picky. And when I say picky I mean, really picky. Thankfully, along the years my tastes have changed, developed and matured. It’s only in the last 8-ish years I have enjoyed steak, learned to appreciate the flavours an onion can bring to a dish and discovered how enjoyable […]

Mapo Tofu

What is it about food that brings together family and friends? The older I get the more I realize just how much relationships and food go hand-in-hand. Currently, my social gatherings are more centered around food than ever before. I honestly cannot think of an occasion with friends and family that […]

Cheddar Ale Soup with Ham and Potato

  Goodbye August, Hello September! For the record, I am part of #TeamFall and always have been, long before Pumpkin Spice Lattes and chunky cable knit sweaters were in style. As a kid, September meant going back to school, fall camping and hunting season with my dad. As an adult […]

Fresh & Frugal Tzatziki Sauce

So, the end of August is here and all our gardens are overflowing with an abundance of yummy produce.  I myself was laden with a large quantity of hot house tomatoes from my father-in-law. I was actually eyeing his amazing basil plant (tree? vine? bush?), but instead he gave me […]

Small Batch Brownies

What a year! Today marks the one year anniversary of my first post to Peppers & Pennies. I honestly couldn’t be more happy with what I have produced and the experiences my blog has provided me. What a fun little hobby this has turned out to be! To celebrate, I […]

Summer Harvest Chili

Ah, summer. Who doesn’t love long, warm, sun-filled days of lounging and resting. Unfortunately, not all summer days are sunshine filled. Summer storms can dampen even the brightest mood and force you to forgo your BBQ plans. Don’t fear! You can still enjoy the tastes of summer by reaping the rewards […]

A Frugal Kitchen: Rules for Saving Money and Eating Well

  There is something to be said for frugality in the kitchen. A commitment to eating frugally, without compromising on nutrition and balance can be difficult. Fortunately, frugal home cooks are not alone in this challenge. Much like eating a gluten-free, vegan or organic, committing yourself to a frugal mindset can often […]