Salted Buckwheat Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I am starting quite the collection of chocolate chip (or chunk) cookie recipes here on this site! I just love them, in any form with any flour any type of fat any type of chocolate. This particular cookie is thin, crispy edged with a chewy centre with delicious large pools of intense chocolate flavour. Using…

Wine-Braised Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

The weeknight-friendly dinner that’s pretty enough if someone suddenly declares that they’re going to pop in for supper on a weeknight 😉 Have this recipe in your arsenal, just in case! It’s also pretty and delicious enough to serve your guests on the weekend when you’d rather be obsessing over your table setting and wine…

Turmeric-Coconut Curry with Pork and Greek Yogurt

The dish has everything! – different flavours and textures; soft, crunchy and creamy. It’s warm and cool from the yogurt, bright with citrus and hot too, if you care to add some chili pepper. It’s one of the more satisfying dishes I’ve had in a while. Maybe next time I’ll try ground chicken instead of…

Internet Famous Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Chip cookies are probably my #1 favourite type of home made cookie! If you peruse my site you’ll find a few for sure and they’re all the ultimate chocolate chip cookie, in their own way. I have my Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies and my Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. Because these are kind…

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies

Hello there! I discovered this recipe in my early years of blogging, back in 2012 on a lovely food blog called Just a Taste. Peanut butter and jelly is one of my favorite combos; reminiscent of childhood, but in the form a grown-up cookie. You can make these with a 3″ round cookie cutter as…

BA’s Smash Burgers

So what’s a smash burger? Well, ever been to Shake Shack? ‘Cause they’ve got smash burgers and after I tried one for the first time, a couple of years back on a trip to the US, it changed my hamburger eating life forever. Now I’m obsessed with this style of burger. The patty is thin…

Winter Crunch Salad

A delicious robust salad that can totally withstand dressing and become even more delicious as it sits so it’s an ideal make-ahead recipe! Each ingredient offers its own flavour and contrasting notes; the bright tang from the apples, spice from the dijon, toastiness from the seeds and nuttiness of the parmesan, to name a few….

Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing Muffins

On Canadian Thanksgiving, this past October, my niece Claudia wowed everyone with her Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing Muffins. Everyone all around was exclaiming “Wow! These are beautiful!” and rightfully so! Compare these holiday hued muffins, each tucked into their own pretty wrapping with their red cranberries cutting through the shades of brown from the beautifully…

Nut Butter Granola Bars

Hello all! While browsing the Bon Appetit web site as I do every single day for recipes and meal inspo, I fell upon this recipe for nut butter granola bars. The ingredients were incredibly clean, plus the peanut butter sold me! These have to be delicious! So I made them and posted it on my…

The Juiciest Brined Grilled Chicken

Brining, this is new to me. I mean, I know that capers are brined, cheese and and Turkey too…. I know I like it but I’d never done it! What does it do, how do you do it? Thankfully, it’s a no brainer and you’ll never go back to grilling chicken breast without brining it first.

One-Pot Crispy Braised Chicken

This chicken is deceptively easy to make and my favourite part about it is that you get both tender braised chicken with a satisfyingly flavourful crispy skin. The little broth that is produced has a slight hint of vinegar, which is used to deglaze the pan, which may sound unusual but it is spectacular as…

Bao Buns at Home

How would I describe a Bao bun to you if you’ve never had one? I’d say that it’s light, fluffy, pillowy, a little moist and highly pleasurable to eat! It also doesn’t hurt that Bao buns are best paired with fatty meats and sweet and spicy flavours, such as sweet and crispy-skinned Peking duck, pork…

Chicken and Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

A lean and super delicious take on a classic recipe. I had my doubts about this skinny version of one of my all time favourite childhood meals but I was blown away and I’m not just saying that. This may be at par with, or even better than some of the best shepherd’s pies I’ve…

Poké Style Bowls

Hey there! Poké is a traditional Hawaiian dish, or more of a bowl, commonly comprised of raw fish, sometimes tofu, sticky sushi rice, some crunchy vegetables and a soy-sesame based marinade. The flavours are combination of salty/savory, soft vs crunchy, fresh and light and then you get some heartiness from the rice and a touch…

Easy & Delicious Short Rib Ragu (Slow Cooker)

Hello there! I find that watching cooking shows inspires me to cook more creatively, taking me out of the rut which I get into now and again. They also inspire me to snack… A LOT.  You can’t watch a cooking show without getting hungry. It’s impossible! To be honest, writing this post is making me hungry….

Pandoro Christmas Tree

A Holiday Post! Isn’t it great when simple is beautiful and in this case, also delicious? You won’t believe how easy and quick this is to make even during the busiest holiday season! I love the buttery Pandoro, the tart fresh berries, the lightly lemony Mascarpone Cream and sweet blueberry compote! Visit my Instagram page…

Red Snapper Veracruz Style

Hello all! This is my take on Red Snapper baked Veracruz Style. Veracruz is in Mexico, and it is one of their classic celebrated dishes.  It comes in many forms and has a lot of spin offs. This is one of them and it is epically delicious + quick to prepare!  How this recipe came…