Tonight, I really did not feel like making anything for dinner. I was hungry but not starving. I saw the tortilla wraps on my kitchen counter and wondered if I had the ingredients to make “cheater pizzas” with them. The “cheater” part is using the wraps. If you like thin crust, I think you will enjoy this pizza! Once I found the pizza sauce in my cupboard, I knew I could come up with something and sure enough I did. Of course you can choose the pizza toppings you like. I searched through my fridge to see what topping ingredients I could find. One of these pizzas was just enough to hit the spot. Continue reading
This brownie recipe was given to me by a friend about ten years ago. It was called “Chocolate Truffle Brownies”. Since then we changed the name to “Black Velvet Brownies”. One bite and you will understand the name change. So dark, smooth and extremely chocolaty, yet light. Be sure to make the frosting to get the full effect of Black Velvet! Slices very easily and pops into your mouth without any difficulty whatsoever. The entire pan may easily vanish in no time at all. Continue reading
I made this recipe for someone who suffers from Acid Reflux and who cannot tolerate a host of favourite foods. The long list of ingredients may appear a bit daunting but the loaf does come together fairly easily. I will say that this loaf is super moist and not overly sweet. The entire loaf was gone in minutes (probably seconds). Next time I will be sure to make 2 loaves. This recipe would make an excellent weekend breakfast addition or any time, really. If you bake it, they will eat it. Continue reading
I went to my local Farmer’s Market this morning after walking around all I felt like eating was fresh and crunchy vegetables. After making a few purchases, I came right home and made a couple of these wraps packed with veggies. So Good! You can easily substitute the veggies for your favourites or stick with the ones here in the recipe. A great recipe to impress your vegan/vegetarian friends and family. Continue reading
Greek Salad is probably my most favourite salad. So fresh, so tasty! I could eat it every day but I don’t because I know I would get sick of it and I don’t want that. In my city, there’s an Italian grocery store called Angelino’s that makes fresh homemade dishes ready to take home. They also make fresh Greek Salad that I have purchased from time to time because they are SO GOOD! Their dressing is a family secret and they weren’t about to tell me what it is. Fair enough. I had to crack the code on greek salad dressing that would compare to theirs. I think I came pretty close. I would have to get a job there as Salad Girl if I really wanted their recipe. Continue reading
I love my slow cooker. LOVE IT! I had 3 packs of chicken drumsticks in my freezer and all I wanted to do was thaw them, toss them in my slow cooker, spin on my heel and walk away. Well, once I had all FIVE ingredients for this wonderful recipe in my slow cooker, I spun on my heel and took one step towards kitchen sink to wash the dishes. So much for walking away. But I sure walked away once the dishes were done.
This chicken recipe is very saucy, juicy and not to mention EASY! Once cooked, the meat just falls off the bone. Don’t feel you have to double the sauce because there is plenty. Once in the slow cooker it’s ok if the chicken is not fully submerged in the liquid. It will cook up just fine. The flavour is somewhat mild but tasty! It was a hit in my home. Serve with basmati rice and a veggie of your choice. Continue reading
I have made this Chocolate Pecan Pie on many occasions. I now feel that I have tweaked my Pie Crust method enough to make it as easy for you as possible. Some people run away from baking pie crust from scratch. I will gently guide you through a perfect crust that is an absolute winner. With Thanksgiving Day (Canada) coming up in next month, this pie will be the crown jewel to your feast! Serve chilled with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. This pie freezes very well. Wrap up cooled pies with 2 layers of plastic wrap prior to freezing. This crust recipe suits both sweet and savory pies or tarts.
This Pie Crust recipe technically makes dough for 4 pie crusts. The Filling makes enough for 2 pies. When I make this crust recipe, I divide the dough for 3 pie crusts just because I like a beefy crust around the edge (as you can see). You can decide if you prefer a regular or beefier crust. Notice my rustic crust edge. You don’t have to make it fancy perfect. Do what you can.
One more note with the crust…you have the option of making the crust completely by hand or with the help of a Stand Mixer. I started with the hand method and I finished it off with the Stand Mixer. If you don’t have a stand mixer it’s not a problem. I will get you through it. Here we go: Continue reading
Today I made Pizza Baguettes for lunch. They’re a nice alternative to the regular pizza crust. Out of the oven the pizza baguette is nice and crunchy. They are easy to handle and tasty! This is not a full scale recipe as there really isn’t any skill involved. If you need an easy idea for a hot lunch, this is it! Make them with your favourite pizza toppings. I made two types of pizza baguettes: Continue reading
I found this recipe a couple weeks ago and I have to say that it’s quite tasty and different from my usual weeknight chicken dishes. I have modified the original recipe somewhat to make the flavour just a little less intense. Since the chicken strips are not deep fried, it’s super crunchy like my Chicken Sesame recipe but it still has a very nice golden crust with juicy chicken on the inside. This recipe is sure to please! Pretty easy to make and only 15 -17 minutes of baking time. Go a head and make it! Continue reading
Recently, I saw a photo of Zucchini Pizza Boats that a co-worker showed me. I immediately said, “I have got to post that recipe”. I didn’t even know what the recipe was but I pretty much figured it out. It’s really quite self explanatory just by looking at it. With a bumper crop of Zucchini this summer coming at me from every direction, I kept making these over and over. So good, fresh and very tasty! Add your favourite pizza toppings to customize to your taste. Zucchini never tasted so good! Give them a try! Continue reading