Peach Blueberry Muffins

This time of year there is so much local, fresh produce I can’t help but want to buy it all. It’s the first thing I see when I go into the grocery store, or farmer’s market and I want all the juicy peaches, plums, cherries, pears and more! This always leads to having way moreContinue reading “Peach Blueberry Muffins”

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

These brownies are perfection! Crispy outer edge, soft, fudgy center perfect on their own or as the base of the most awesome sundae. Such a simple recipe to make and they bake perfectly every time. This recipe involves a lot of butter, eggs and sugar but it is so worth it! This recipe makes aContinue reading “Fudgy Chocolate Brownies”

Vinaigrette Potato Salad

My husband tried this style of salad at a friend’s house and loved it, so requested I try my hand at it. He had a general idea of the ingredients, so I guessed portions and found a balance we like. It is super easy to make, tastes best after it has sat at least overnightContinue reading “Vinaigrette Potato Salad”

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”

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”

Whipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Whipped cookies are usually reserved for shortbreads, or meringues, so to think of a, rich, hearty cookie like a peanut butter one seems absurd! I stumbled upon this becoming a light, airy, whipped dough by accident. I never seem to focus on one singular task at once, I always have three or more going atContinue reading “Whipped Peanut Butter Cookies”

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”

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”