How to Put Together Lettuce Wraps

Tired of burgers? It's still the middle of summer, so give yourself a break and plan for some lettuce wraps. More of a concept than a recipe, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination, and the contents of your fridge. Have a little read, and give it a whirl.

By |August 16th, 2015|Full Recipe Blog Post, How To|0 Comments

Tapenade — Quick and Easy Entertainer

Right off the top -- if you don't love olives, quickly close this page and move on to something you prefer.  Sorry.  This one's not for you. On the other hand, if you love olives....read on! During any of the entertaining seasons of the year, it’s a challenge to keep just the right snack on hand. Oh, [...]

By |August 12th, 2015|Full Recipe Blog Post|0 Comments

Oven-Dried Tomatoes — Harvest Summer’s Bounty

If the hail smashed your own garden, head to the local farmers' market at the height of the season and create a batch of oven-dried tomatoes. Delicious snacking, a great ingredient, and a terrific way to harvest the bounty. Oven-Dried Tomatoes, and Tomato "Raisins" -- easier than canning, and more creative than freezing :)

By |August 7th, 2015|Full Recipe Blog Post|0 Comments

Bahn Mi Burgers — a tasty change from the usual fare

Take a break from your usual beef burgers and give these a try. The recipe makes 4 or 5 burgers, but patties can be frozen uncooked for future fast meals. These are great as appetizer meatballs too -- make the Fortified Mayo as a dip. Absolutely delicious!

By |August 3rd, 2015|Full Recipe Blog Post|0 Comments

Single Serving Crustless Quiche – Fan Favorite!

This seems to be the most popular recipe I have posted so far, if you can believe the statistics. I developed this recipe to ward off my tendency to pick up drive-through food on my way home.  It’s a fast and easy way to use common ingredients you probably have on hand right now, and [...]

By |August 2nd, 2015|Full Recipe Blog Post|0 Comments

Corn OFF the Cob – No Floss Required

Just as the Taber Corn is coming to a stand near you (if you live in Alberta), I wanted to re-post this article on an alternative to munching it off the cob. This is for all my friends with braces.

By |August 1st, 2015|Full Recipe Blog Post|0 Comments

How to Pan-Grill a Steak

Everybody has an opinion on how to barbecue a steak. Here are instructions on pan-grilling, a skill that will help you all year 'round.

By |July 31st, 2015|Full Recipe Blog Post, How To|0 Comments

Velvety Cauliflower Soup

Psssst….. Cauliflower is the new Kale. That’s so 2013.  Food trends make me crazy.  The whole notion of “food as medicine” makes me nuts.  The “Good Foods/Bad Foods” thing, the “Clean Eating” thing, the whole idea that we need to “Cleanse our bodies of toxins” – for goodness sake!  Just limit your processed foods, eat proper portions, and make sure [...]

By |July 28th, 2015|Full Recipe Blog Post|0 Comments

Cauliflower Cheese Casserole – an alternative to Mac’N’Cheese

A recipe dropped into my in-box recently, just begging for investigation.  It looked like a way to combine cauliflower and cheese that didn’t result in a watery mess (and not a lick of Cheez Whiz anywhere).  Not quite a quiche, not quite some kind of weird soufflé, it looked like it had great scope for a one-dish dinner, with wiggle [...]

By |July 28th, 2015|Full Recipe Blog Post|0 Comments

Deviled Egg Spread – all of the flavor, none of the fuss

As springtime turns to early summer, blue skies, warmer temperatures (albeit with surprise snow sprinkles here and there), and budding green beckons the picnic basket.  Picnics call for deviled eggs, without question.  I know those special dishes with the perfectly egg-shaped indentations (Debbie, yours is particularly lovely) are just waiting to be filled with deliciousness. [...]

By |July 27th, 2015|Full Recipe Blog Post|0 Comments