Chicken Chili


Chili is one of my favourite go to staple recipes.  Sometimes, when I don’t know what to make for dinner, I almost always have all the ingredients on hand to make Chili.  Satisfying and filling not to mention easy to make.   This recipe does not contain any real spicy heat.  You can easily add the level of heat you like with chili flakes, Tabasco Sauce, jalapeños, or other hot sauce of  your choice.  Or you can have your family or guests add their own level of heat suits them.  Serve with your favourite Nacho Tortilla Chips for a nice added crunch. Continue reading

BBQ Chicken Salad with Broccoli & Aspargus


This versatile Salad Entrée makes for two servings that’s refreshing and filling.  A great summer meal with minimal cooking heat in the kitchen.  The vegetables in this salad can be altered depending on what veggies and fixings you like or have on hand.  I barbequed marinated boneless-skinless chicken thighs (you could also use baked or grilled chicken from your kitchen if you don’t have a bbq). Continue reading

Chocolate Sparkle Cookies


Don’t let the two day process to make this cookie prevent you from making it.  That would be a shame. I came across The Chocolate Sparkle Cookie a few weeks ago.  I was offered one and at first glance it didn’t look like anything special.  Just a regular chocolate cookie.  I took a bite and boy was I wrong! You know the old saying, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” That’s exactly what I did.  Lesson learned.   One bite: it was sensational!  It was like eating a super chocolaty fluffy brownie.  Very smooth and light. Not what I was expecting at all!  You would never think that it’s gluten free. Continue reading

Cranberry KITCHEN

                                               Cranberry KITCHEN

EEK!  I started a Food Blog!  Where do I begin to start telling you all about it?  It’s been a crazy ride.  It’s been super tough (more like torture) not telling anyone and keeping this a secret for the past 4 weeks.  So…SURPRISE!

The decision to start a food blog.  I agonized over the decision to start a blog for the entire month of May this year.  I researched, watched YouTubes, researched some more.  I wanted to start a blog but it seemed like such a heavy commitment.  So I played it safe… “When in doubt, say no!” And I did. It was early June and I completely talked myself out of it.  Big sigh of relief!

But then June went by and July rolled around.  The Blog Bug was starting in on me again.  I looked into it some more.  Starting to feel more confident and stopping the “what if” nonsense, I signed up.  That put a stop to no more: “should I – shouldn’t  I.”

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Sponge Toffee

Years ago (and I mean years ago), I made Sponge Toffee daily. I covered it in chocolate, broke it up into chunks, wrapped it up and sold it to convenience stores for them to sell.  I called it Rocky Toffee.  It got to the point where I could no longer get rid of the sweet smell of Sponge Toffee in my home.  I had to stop.  I’m sure my teeth were happy about that as well.  It’s still one of my most favourite candy treats. Nothing like Sponge Toffee. Continue reading

Ice Cream Cake (Quick and Easy)


I have eaten this Ice Cream Cake on several occasions and it’s always a hit.  Many of us prefer it to a popular Ice Cream Cake that must be purchased.  Note: If you’re putting the cake in the freezer to eat at a later time, when you do serve it, be sure to let it sit on the kitchen counter for about 10 minutes to soften a bit so scooping will be easier. Continue reading