Sausage Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Sometimes the best-tasting dishes end up being thrown together with what you have on hand or from ingredients needing to be used up in the fridge. I had bought a spaghetti squash on sale and had a purpose for it a few weeks ago that never transpired. The other day I decided to take some sausage I … Continue reading Sausage Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Olive and Herbes de Provence Bread

Is there anything better than fresh bread coming out of the oven? The whole experience is worth the effort: the yeasty scent that fills the house, the texture of the bread dough as you knead it, the satisfaction of making something yourself from scratch, the anticipation building as it bakes in the oven, and finally … Continue reading Olive and Herbes de Provence Bread

Enchilada Chicken Lasagna

What do you do when you've got a fridge/pantry/freezer full of food, but not sure what to make? You start throwing things together and see what comes out of it! They do say, necessity is the mother of invention...  While I know I wasn't the first one to come up with the concept of fusing the … Continue reading Enchilada Chicken Lasagna

A Little (or a lot of) Thanksgiving Stuffing

There seems to be a great debate on whether it is called Dressing or Stuffing depending on where one lives. I grew up familiar with both terms and I'm not too concerned as to what people call it, as long as I get my fair share of it. 🙂 It is my favourite part of a … Continue reading A Little (or a lot of) Thanksgiving Stuffing

School Days and School Bread

The heralding of September always brings to mind the starting of school. It is a new beginning full of potential for good intentions. A clean slate, if you will. 😉 The chaos of summer falls away for the comfortable routine where order reigns. It might not last long, but it always starts out good. Traditional school … Continue reading School Days and School Bread

A Cannoli Kind Of Day

While visiting the United States I came across a dairy-free ricotta cheese made by Tofutti.  I was quite excited to find a dairy-free substitute and my mind started going in all kinds of directions as to what sort of treat to make with this.  I was a little hesitant about what it might taste like as … Continue reading A Cannoli Kind Of Day

Saucy Reuben Breakfast Sandwich

This morning for breakfast I was in the mood for something special (since it IS almost Christmas) and yet different. I was thinking Eggs Benedict would be nice, but I wasn't prepared for that (no bacon thawed, and I would have to find a recipe for dairy-free hollandaise sauce...I didn't really want to go that … Continue reading Saucy Reuben Breakfast Sandwich

Feast of Mussels

Here in Atlantic Canada we enjoy our seafood. So when I saw a good deal on mussels at a local supermarket, I headed right over to pick some up. They are quick and easy to prepare, which is perfect for a weeknight, and made a wonderful treat. They were part of the supermarket's Black Friday … Continue reading Feast of Mussels

Apple Pie Smoothie

After picking so many apples from my grandmother’s tree (see previous blog – Unexpected Blessings), I’ve been scrambling to find ways to use the apples. I’ve made 2 batches of juice so far, canned apple pie filling, applesauce is on my list still to make, and I’m going to try drying apple slices for the … Continue reading Apple Pie Smoothie