English Muffin Pizzas

I usually start my posts off with a picture of the finished meal. This time, I featured a picture of the Chef! This week we started having our daughters each pick, prep and cook dinner once per week. They are 11 and almost 13 now and becoming quite adept in the kitchen. We wanted toContinue reading “English Muffin Pizzas”

Healthy Tuscan Chicken

Many of our meals are decided on by ingredients that I need to use up. This one came along because I had peppers and tomatoes that needed to be eaten. We had chicken breasts in the freezer and I had been watching a cooking show, Wall of Chefs, with my eldest the night before whichContinue reading “Healthy Tuscan Chicken”

Simple Beef Stroganoff

I used to dread this as a kid. I thought it looked awful, didn’t want to eat it and wondered why mom made it for dinner. Fast forward a few years (okay, decades) and I decided to try making Beef Stroganoff for my kids. I looked up different recipes, I wanted something simple, easy, usingContinue reading “Simple Beef Stroganoff”

Simple Fluffy Pancakes….or Waffles

Sundays meant waking up early, getting ready and going to Church. It also meant a big family breakfast, complete with Mom’s homemade pancakes or waffles! This was one of the first recipes I learned when I moved out many years ago. It is so simple to make and loved by my daughters and coworkers! IngredientsContinue reading “Simple Fluffy Pancakes….or Waffles”

Fabulous French Toast

Breakfast is one of my family’s favourite meals. I prefer a slow wake up, whereas the rest of my house wakes up with hungry stomachs ready to go! Weekends we tend to all move a bit slower, so time to cook bigger meals is available. Pancakes, Waffles, bacon, eggs, sausages, fruit salad, french toast, whateverContinue reading “Fabulous French Toast”

Quick and Easy Shepherd’s Pie

This recipe is not a traditional Shepherd’s pie. It’s a variation for a quick and easy dinner that kids gobble up! I usually plan this meal to follow a night we have had mashed potatoes. I make a bigger batch with dinner the night before so prep for the Shepherd’s pie is so fast andContinue reading “Quick and Easy Shepherd’s Pie”

Soft and Sweet Sugar Cookies

I LOVE sugar cookies! Just the right amount of sweet, soft and delicious and they go with any occasion! We have quite a few cookie cutters for any holiday and season. My favourite is topping them with sprinkled sugar. My kids prefer icing and bigger sprinkles. My husband just likes them plain. We have bigContinue reading “Soft and Sweet Sugar Cookies”

Fish in a Bag

Weird title, right? But that is LITERALLY what this meal is. Fillets of fish, on a bed of vegetables, wrapped up in a parchment paper “bag” and baked. The veggies steam and give the fish such a fresh flavour, there is nothing better! This meal can be done with almost any type of fish, itContinue reading “Fish in a Bag”

Hearty Lasagna

Every year when I ask my husband what he wants for his birthday dinner, nine times out of ten, his response is lasagna. Not take out, not a big, juicy steak, all he wants is a giant, homemade lasagna. It is a fantastic family meal, easy to make and share with a large group, orContinue reading “Hearty Lasagna”

Pantry Peace

We have a smaller, galley style kitchen. I made an earlier post about how we added 2 Ikea Kallax shelves in to create more counter space and storage. It worked out fantastic and has been functioning well for our house. With such a small kitchen and a crazy me who loves to cook and bakeContinue reading “Pantry Peace”