This is a straight forward chocolate cake. It’s an easy cake that kids can easily participate in baking. It will no doubt become a family favourite for birthdays and other special occasions. You can make this cake even better by using a good quality cocoa (such as Valrhona French Cocoa)….
This is my most favourite go-to cookie. You can never go wrong with this recipe. The cookie is crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside and loaded with goodies! Good luck not eating the entire pan. They also freeze well….
You are just going to have to bake these cookies. That’s all there is to it. No words could possibly give this cookie the description it needs. Bring these cookies to any party or function and you’ll have a room full of new best friends….
You will impress everyone and yourself you when you bake this cake. It will be our little secret as to how easy it is. I have broken down this recipe into easy sections for you.
This is a great cake for a party. It’s huge and a little on the fluffy side. It’s also super moist. This cake will be a crowd pleaser for sure! The Cream Cheese Frosting turns out perfect and tastes just like you expect it to! Check for cake doneness with a toothpick at around 30-35 minutes of baking (9″x13″pan). Obviously I used the round pans in this photo….
Sometimes you just want an old fashioned Date Square. This recipe can definitely help you out….
This is a favourite stew among Vegans and Vegetarians. Very flavourful. Always a hit! In the photo I served the stew with some cooked quinoa….
This is the best (no-bake) homemade granola bar I have ever eaten. I wrap all of my bars in parchment paper and put them in our lunches during the week. Everybody loves them. I have no doubt that you will too. Also, you can use Sunflower Seed Butter instead of Almond or Peanut Butter. Still tastes great. You won’t even notice. I have doubled the recipe for all the photos that appear in this post….
Here’s another favourite recipe that is bound to please! Great for company. This impressive salmon dish is for 2 people but can easily be doubled or tripled for your guests. The sauce is very forgiving. You can easily tweak it by adding more of the one ingredient you think it needs. If you find it too strong a flavour, just add water 1 Tbsp at a time, bring to a boil to thicken, and then taste….
These little morsels are nice change from the traditional size grilled cheese. Experiment with other ingredients: veggies, other cheeses and meats….
In my photos for these dream squares, I was making them for someone else who wanted chocolate chips in them instead of the pecans. I put in about 3/4 cup of chopped chocolate (oddly enough I didn’t have any chocolate chips). I found the chocolate made the recipe slightly gooier but still held together nicely especially after overnight refrigeration. You could probably keep the nuts along with the added chocolate chips if you prefer. The recipe below does not have the chocolate chips listed as a variation….
This is by far the fudgiest brownie I have ever had the pleasure of eating. If you’re going to make them, be sure to go all the way with the Chocolate Ganache Glaze. If you like walnuts in your brownies, I would also highly recommend adding them. See the “Variation” in actual recipe below. The original name of this recipe is First and Foremost Brownies. I changed the name and added the ganache glaze.
This stir fry is very flavourful and tangy. You can choose the veggies you prefer. If you don’t have fresh ginger or pineapple, this dish still tastes great. The recipe calls for a non-stick skillet or wok. I don’t use non-stick so I just add a couple splashes of water and stir when I notice the pork sticking to my stainless skillet. Works fine. I also find that occasionally I don’t use all of the sauce. This recipe can also be made with chicken….
The cardamom in this recipe brings this cookie to a whole new level. You can make it without but it’s worth putting it in! As well, this cookie is slightly crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. A perfect and easy (not to mention inexpensive) Christmas Cookie. Double the recipe if you’re making them for a bake exchange or bake sale….
If you make it, they will eat it. Best Ever Fudge. Incredibly easy to make. I adjusted this recipe to give you more of it without wasting ingredients by using entire packages of chocolate chips and entire cans of condensed milk. We don’t want that half can of condensed milk going bad in your fridge. I’m glad I could help! ; )…
A tender lamb recipe that has just a little sweetness and a great spice blend….
This is my Go-To Beef Stirfy recipe. Very easy to make and tasty! Use the veggies you like or go with the what I have chosen here in the recipe….
Anytime you want to impress the socks off of anyone, this is your stew. It’s so good and flavourful. Serve with crusty bread and a fresh garden salad. Get ready for rave reviews! Easy to make. Seafood might be a bit pricy (I understand) but worth every slurp! Lots of leftovers if you’re making it for yourself. Freezes well….
A milder soup yet flavourful. Nice and brothy or thick depending on how much broth you add….
This is another excellent snack for potlucks and functions. Be sure to double recipe if you are going to feed a crowd….
This recipe was totally inspired by a salad that I ate at Moxie’s Restaurant. I wrote down all the ingredients from the menu and made it at home the next day. Always a winner. Make it a meal: Serve with side grilled chicken breast or salmon fillet. Speaking of salmon fillet…you can serve this salad with my Best Ever Breaded Salmon….
An excellent kid’s cookie. Kids of all ages…that is. No one will be turning away from these morsels….
No need to turn on the oven for this cookie. Makes for a perfect summertime treat. …
I absolutely love this recipe. It’s spicy and hot. I’m not going to lie. BUT! If you make the “Cool Your Jets Sauce” that’s included with this recipe, it’s all good. Once you start eating you’ll get to a point where you have to stop but after a few minutes, you’ll be back. Also…you’ll probably want to use a fork to eat and dip the cauliflower. Just easier. My mouth is watering already. Note: Keep the recipe Gluten Free with a GF Flour….
Highly addictive. Great for a crowd. Just watch it disappear. I wish you could just take a piece from the photo. The sweet and salty combination makes this recipe a big time winner. You cannot ever go wrong with this recipe. Ever….
Garam Masala is a mixture of Indian spices and is often added a the end of what you’re cooking. It pulls the entire recipe together. You can buy it in most grocery stores but I think this recipe is better….
This recipe is very easy to make and it tastes so good. Definitely one of my favourites. It will warm you up on a cold winter night. The photo here is not the greatest but until I have a better one, you have a good idea how it looks. The asparagus is not part of the recipe itself but a nice addition. Also, this recipe need Garam Masala, a mixture of Indian spices. I have also included a Garam Masala recipe in this blog….
This is one TASTY recipe. Make sure you double the sauce whether you double the chicken or not. Serve with hot rice and stir fry veggies. The extra sauce (if doubled) will accommodate the veggies. You may or may not need the cornstarch as a thickener. Sometimes I need it, sometimes I don’t. For a Gluten free option use Tamari instead of Soy Sauce. This recipe works great without the Chinese Five Spice…don’t bother buying it just for this recipe (you won’t be missing it)….
If you or anyone you know likes lemon, then this is your cookie. The recipe makes a tonne of them and boy are they ever good. Melt in your mouth. I often make this cookie at Christmastime. Always a winner! Lemon lovers unite….
These little morsels are great for salads or snacking. Highly addictive….
If you’re looking for easy, you’ve found it. Forgotten Cookies for anyone who has burnt cookies in the past. All you have to do is stick them a heated oven and turn it off. Forget all about the cookies. What could be easier? These cookies are light and melt in your mouth. You’re going to love them….
This recipe is my all time favourite Christmas cookie. Hands down. I will bake them and hide them just for me.
Note: The next time I make this recipe I will update with photos….
If you like Cookies & Cream ice cream, you will love this fudge. Needless to say it’s very sweet but it’s one of those recipes you have to make at least once. Make it and bring it to a large gathering. Watch it vanish….
This is a nice mild brothy soup. If you’re not feeling well and need to eat something to eat this is your soup….
Mushroom Lovers Unite! I make this soup in the winter and it’s always a hit. I barely have enough for left overs the next day. I have now started to double the recipe. Also, in the photos which I have included, I will show you two serving options. One, as the recipe states and the other pureed. Just put the entire soup in a blender on med-high for 30 seconds or until smooth. It’s a whole new soup…thick and creamy. The choice is yours. You can make this soup Vegan. Use vegetable broth and non dairy ingredients….
One summer day I was in Whole Foods in Oakville. A woman was giving away samples of this Brazilian soup she made. It was such a great soup for summer. I imagine you could easily eat it hot or at room temperature. Anyway, I asked her what was in it. I jotted down all the ingredients, went home and figured it out. This soup has a strong cilantro flavor. You can easily cut back on the cilantro to what suits your taste….
A wonderful and nutritious soup full of goodness. I have made this soup so many times and I have decided that I prefer to make it with beef broth. It just give the soup a richer flavor. Chicken or vegetable broth work just as well. A very easy soup to make….