Peach Crostata

This lovely peach crostata is an easy-to-make rustic pie that is perfect for summer when peaches are fully in season and at the peak of deliciousness. So there’s not much dressing up to do here, nothing fancy goes into it; the peaches do all the talking. Serve it “a la mode” with a complementry ice cream flavour like vanilla, caramel, cinnamon or whatever you think would work with this pie.

The Best Homemade Hamburger Buns

Living in the suburbs of Montreal, Canada is a sad place in terms of finding high quality hamburger buns. I mean I have one local store that SOMETIMES carries brioche buns but that’s it. What about delicious potato buns??? You can forget about it! Also since we are currently under quarantine, procuring such delights has…

Extra-Juicy Chicken Burgers

I know that every time I post a recipe I say “IT’S THE BEST!!!” and these burgers really are! They’re the poultry burger equivalent to my smash burgers which are hard to match! Let’s face it, the best chicken burgers we know are delicious fried chicken ones. I’m not talking about those. When you want…

Extra Crispy Baked Fish Tacos

These baked fish tacos are THE best and absolutely fool proof. I’ll confess here and now that I made these without issue after a virtual happy hour in which I had two pretty strong margaritas! Hence the lack of photos lol. (More to come, after I make these again) I am always searching for recipes…

Obscenely Chocolatey Chocolate Cookies

Since Easter, which was cancelled, I have been craving chocolate; specifically Cadbury mini-eggs. Seems like after the toilet paper, lysol wipes, hair dye and flour shortages the obvious next things to go were Cadbury mini eggs of course! Weird. Anyway, this post has nothing to do with mini-eggs but it does have a lot to…

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…

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…

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…

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…