Favourite Summer Salads

Avocado Citrus Salad

Summer is just around the corner and its time to dig out all those favourite summer salad recipes! Fresh summer ingredients of watermelon, cucumber, avocado, cilantro, fresh new potatoes and garden fresh greens!   My all time favourite summer salad is my Watermelon Cucumber Salad that combines fresh watermelon, cucumber and avocado. All these delicious…

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Jerk Beef and Shrimp Kebabs with Grace Foods

Grace Foods Jerk Kebabs

I fell in love with the exotic flavours of Jerk seasoning on our vacations to Jamaica. These Jerk Beef and Shrimp Kebabs were made with amazing collections of Jerk products from Grace Foods. Our 1st trip to Jamaica was 25 years ago for our honeymoon. Jamaica is famous for its white sand beaches, reggae music…

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Brownie Cheesecake Bites

Brownie Cheesecake Bites

These Brownie Cheesecake Bites are made with a fudge brownie crust, topped with a creamy cheese cake layer. Two wonderful desserts in one delicious bite! This is a fairly simple dessert to make. I used a store bought brownie mix, but if you have a great brownie recipe that will work as well. I cut…

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slow cooker maple and beer braised ham

Slow Cooker Maple and Beer Braised Ham

If your looking for an incredible ham recipe that is tender, juicy and so easy to make, this recipe for Slow Cooker Maple and Beer Braised Ham is one of the best ham recipes I’ve ever made! I was recently asked by Ricardo Cuisine to sample one of Ricardo’s Spring recipes. I have been a huge…

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Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Marshmallow Fondant

These Vanilla Bean Cupcakes decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant are not only pretty, they are delicious. This vanilla bean cupcake recipe is quick and so easy to prepare and tastes so light, moist and yummy. I covered the cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Frosting, then topped with a decorative delicious homemade fondant. This fondant actually tastes amazing,…

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Homemade Marshmallow Fondant

Making your own fondant is easy, and this recipe for Homemade Marshmallow Fondant tastes terrific!             I usually pick store bought fondant off a cake before eating it, but not this marshmallow fondant, you’ll enjoy every little bite! Use your favourite molds, cookie presses and decorations to form beautiful designs into…

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How to Make Best Ever No Cook Playdough

This easy to make recipe for No-cook Playdough (aka play-doh) is guaranteed to be one of the funnest activities to do with your children. This non toxic, no cook playdough can be customized with all of your favourite colours! I have been making this same recipe for over 20 years. My son (who’s  now 22)…

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red wine and beer braised short ribs

Red Wine and Beer Braised Short Ribs

Red Wine and Beer Braised Short Ribs in one of my Top 10 ultimate comfort food recipes. Our Canadian winters are long, very long, too long. You would think by my age (yeah not going to share that), I would get used to the cold, but I simply cannot. So what does one do to…

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chicken parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan is one of those classic recipes everyone loves that is so simple to prepare. Whats not to love about breaded crisp chicken cutlets, rich tomato sauce and melted cheese! If you want to add some exceptional flavour to this recipe be sure to cook up a batch of my Homemade Marinara Sauce, so…

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Homemade Marinara sauce

Homemade Marinara Sauce

This recipe for Homemade Marinara Sauce is so easy to prepare, tastes delicious and so much better than store bought. Marinara sauce is a classic Italian sauce using simple ingredients, tomatoes, onion, garlic and herbs. A good marinara is all about simplicity starting with good quality tomatoes such as San Marzano. I used canned tomatoes in…

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