Simplified Stuffing

Simplified Stuffing

Although I never spent much time in the kitchen growing up my mom’s simple, hearty and homemade cooking had a big impact on me and inspires a lot of the way I cook today. She’s an awesome cook and has produced some of my all time favourite recipes. Today I’m sharing her Simplified Stuffing. If you’re like… 

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Cranberry Ginger Jelly

Cranberry Ginger Jelly

Canadian Thanksgiving is just around the corner and although I don’t make a huge feast for just the three of us, I do have fun making a few things here and there to remind me of home. A turkey dinner is just not complete without some Cranberry Jelly (or sauce, depending on your preference). I never realized… 

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Mandarin Orange Broccoli Salad

Mandarin Orange Broccoli Salad

This is a twist off of my mom’s Broccoli Salad recipe. Hers is packed full of yummy goodness like grapes, sesame seeds, grated carrots and crumbled bacon. Although it is one of my favourite salads to eat, I’m much to lazy to make it for a weeknight dinner. This is my simplified version with a… 

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Sun-dried Tomato, Feta and Basil Bruschetta

Sun-dried Tomato, Feta and Basil Bruschetta

Last week I put the call out on Facebook for some trusted company-worthy eats. There were many delicious suggestions but this one from Natasha (a fellow Canadian ex-pat living in Switzerland) really stuck out to me because a) there was a link to the recipe and b) it contained sun-dried tomatoes, which I love and James hates…. 

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Two Tasty Ways to Use up Dry Bread

Toss with oil, spices and cheese

Nothing is more frustrating to me then wasting food. Whether it be because I burnt something, forgot about it in the back of my fridge, made something less then stellar, or simply bought too much of it. Whatever the case, I hate to throw away food. One of those foods that seems to always go bad… 

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Fruity Red Onion Vinaigrette & A Simple Salad

Fruity Red Onion Vinaigrette & A Simple Salad

I made this salad for my company over the weekend. I had plans to make a couple different salads but we all liked this one so much that we couldn’t seem to stay away from it. Sorry Mr. Caesar, you have been trumped. This is my favourite homemade vinaigrette so far. Most are too oily… 

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Roasted Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Mashed Potatoes

I have a confession to make. I am not so great with potatoes. Don’t get me wrong, I love potatoes. In fact, they are one of my favourite vegetables. But, my husband does not appreciate their texture or lack of flavour so making potatoes is a little foreign to me. When I saw some Roasted Mashed… 

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