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Molasses Balsamic Glazed Chicken

Molasses Balsamic Glazed Chicken

You will love this Molasses Balsamic Glazed Chicken if you like sweet and sour chicken. This is essentially sweet and sour but made with balsamic vinegar rather than white vinegar and with molasses rather than white sugar. So, it has that same sweet and sour flavour...

Broccoli Parmesan Rice Side Dish

Broccoli Parmesan Rice Side Dish

Rice is one of my favourite side dishes. It is cheap, simple to make, and pairs well with anything. But plain old rice can get boring after a while. So we have to jazz it up now and again. That's what today's post is all about—taking plain old rice and making...

Banana Berry Power Smoothie

Banana Berry Power Smoothie

Today's post focuses on creating a delicious banana berry power smoothie. This power smoothie makes a great breakfast or mid-day snack. It's full of antioxidants, protein, and vitamins. Oh, and it tastes fantastic. Usually, this site's focus is cooking, so why am I...

Crispy Oven-Baked Cajun Potato Wedges with Jalapeno Cheese Sauce

Crispy Oven-Baked Cajun Potato Wedges with Jalapeno Cheese Sauce

newsletter exclusive recipe Crispy Oven-Baked Potato Wedges with Jalapeño Cheese Sauce Are you having a party for the big game? Friends coming over? Or, do you just want an indulgent snack? Crispy Oven-Baked Potato Wedges with Jalapeño Cheese Sauce are the answer no...

Homemade Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Homemade Sweet and Sour Meatballs

What's better than a delicious meal? How about a delicious meal that you can make in under an hour? Sound good to me. Well, that's exactly what these Sweet and Sour Meatballs are. They make a quick and delicious meal that you can make and eat any day of the week. And,...

Ground Beef and Green Bean Stir-Fry

Ground Beef and Green Bean Stir-Fry

With rising grocery prices, I think we could all use a few quick, low-cost, delicious meal options. Well, I have one for you today. This is my ground beef and green bean stir-fry. You can put the whole thing together in less than 30 minutes, it costs less than ten...

Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Steak and blue cheese is a classic combination like peanut butter and jelly. The funk of the blue cheese compliments the flavour of the steak like nothing else. Today's recipe takes that classic combination and makes it a salad creating a wonderfully quick and filling...

Oven-Baked Halloumi Nuggets with Sriracha Honey Sauce

Oven-Baked Halloumi Nuggets with Sriracha Honey Sauce

Halloumi nuggets make a great appetizer and a great chicken nugget alternative for vegetarian friends. But, what is a halloumi nugget, what's halloumi, and how do you make them? Those are all great questions, and this post will answer them all. As always, the recipe...

Decadent Four-Cheese Mac and Cheese

Decadent Four-Cheese Mac and Cheese

In my opinion, mac and cheese should be creamy and gooey. But all too often I see people serving mac and cheese that is a solid mass of greasy, dry pasta. That happens mainly because the mac and cheese is overcooked, causing the fat to separate from the cheese. If...

Potato Gratin – The Perfect Side Dish For What You’re Cooking

Potato Gratin – The Perfect Side Dish For What You’re Cooking

Whether you're cooking fish, chicken, turkey, beef, pork, lamb, or venison, potato gratin is the perfect side dish. It is creamy, buttery, and comforting. You will not find a better side dish. What's more, it seems much more complex than it actually is. The only...

Perfect Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Perfect Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin. What more do I need to say? Make it for dinner tonight, your next special occasion, or dinner party. It is guaranteed to please. You can find the recipe directly below but keep reading for a more detailed explanation. A quick note about...

Halloween Cassoulet Stuffed Pumpkin

Halloween Cassoulet Stuffed Pumpkin

Whether you are throwing a grownup Halloween party, having a pre trick-or-treat family dinner, or just want something cool for you and your partner, this Halloween Cassoulet Stuffed Pumpkin is exactly what you're looking for. Cassoulet is a French white bean and meat...

Perfect Roasted Carrots

Perfect Roasted Carrots

In this post, I will show you how to cook one of the most uncomplicated and most delicious side dishes you can make, perfect roasted carrots. Roasted Carrots are one of my all-time favourite side dishes. Roasting gives the carrots a nice sweetness that when combined...

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving is only a few days away. Many of you are preparing to cook one of the largest meals you will cook all year. You will spend hours and hours, if not days, planning and preparing to create a delicious for your family and loved ones. It is a daunting task....

Salt Cod Fish Cakes: A Delicious Twist on a Traditional Favourite

Salt Cod Fish Cakes: A Delicious Twist on a Traditional Favourite

Salt cod fish cakes are a versatile and delicious dish that can be enjoyed for both light lunches and filling brunches. This recipe is my personal best, and I am excited to share it with you. The flaky salt cod is paired with a perfect blend of lemon, thyme, parsley,...

Weeknight Sweet and Sour Chicken Legs

Weeknight Sweet and Sour Chicken Legs

Are you looking for the perfect weeknight meal? Do you want to change up your usual chicken recipe? Are you in need of a delicious recipe that will satisfy even the pickiest eater? You may have just found what you're looking for. This Sweet and Sour Chicken Leg recipe...

Pork Chops with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Pork Chops with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

You know that old pork chop recipe where you take a can of cream of mushroom soup and cook the pork chops in it. This recipe for Pork Chops with Creamy Mushroom Sauce is like the elevated restaurant-quality version of that dish. Rather than using store-bought canned...

Grilled Teriyaki Steak, Your grill will thank you

Grilled Teriyaki Steak, Your grill will thank you

When you're craving steak but also want something a little different, look no further than this Grilled Teriyaki Steak. The homemade teriyaki marinade, which doubles as a glaze, perfectly pairs with the flavour of the steak to give you something you'll be happy to...

Quick and Delicious Sausage and Mushroom Penne

Quick and Delicious Sausage and Mushroom Penne

If you are looking for a quick and delicious meal, look no further. This Sausage and Mushroom Penne ticks all the boxes. Italian sausage provides a base flavour that gives this pasta a big impact with only a few ingredients. Cremini mushrooms and rosemary add depth...

Grilled Steak Fajitas – A new twist on an old favourite

Grilled Steak Fajitas – A new twist on an old favourite

In the early part of my career, I worked in a few pubs. For whatever reason, all of these pubs served a version of steak fajitas. The steak was tossed with bell peppers, red onion, and cajun seasoning then cooked in a pan or on a flat-top. To accompany the fajita mix...

Marinated Tomato Bruschetta with Herbed Ricotta

Marinated Tomato Bruschetta with Herbed Ricotta

I've said before, many times, in fact, that the sign of a great cook is someone who knows when not to add too many ingredients. The cook's job is never to keep adding ingredients until something tastes good. A cook's job is to add just enough to bring out the great...

The I Can’t Believe It’s Gluten-Free Fish and Chips Recipe

The I Can’t Believe It’s Gluten-Free Fish and Chips Recipe

Eating gluten-free can be very frustrating. I crave lots of foods but rarely do the gluten-free versions live up to their gluten-containing cousins. I find this to be especially true in restaurants. All too often, restaurants treat gluten-free food like health food....

Halifax-Style Donair Kabobs with Tomato Salad and Yogurt Sauce

Halifax-Style Donair Kabobs with Tomato Salad and Yogurt Sauce

One of my first food memories, actually just one of my first memories, is of a small pizza place under the MacDonald bridge in Dartmouth. It was only about two or three blocks from my family home, and I have a memory of trying my first bite of donair from there. We...

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