Bee Stings with Vanilla-infused Sea Salt

Bee StingsMy latest vanilla indulgence has been infusing sea salt with vanilla bean seeds. It adds a nice note to both sweet and savoury dishes. I’ve tried it on my version of Bob Blumer’s Bee Stings, a delightful and easy appetizer that combines cheese, honey and truffle oil. The vanilla sea salt elevates this recipe to a new level. Continue reading

Spicy Grilled Corn Salad with Black Beans

Grilled Corn SaladWe’re leaving for Mexico soon and I’m more excited about eating good Mexican food than I am about sitting on the beach. This grilled corn salad has a great spicy Mexican flavour that’s tempered by the crunch of the sweet corn and the salty feta cheese. Continue reading

Key Lime Pie with Coconut Graham Wafer Crust

photo(9)Waylon recently asked if we could make a Key Lime Pie so I said sure, knowing it is one of the easier pies out there to make. If you really like lemon meringue pie, I think you’ll like this! It is like lemon pie on steroids – tangy and creamier. Continue reading

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in the Whole World

chocolate chip cookiesThis chocolate chip cookie is divine. That’s because the good folks over at America’s Test Kitchen have deconstructed and reconstructed what was likely already a perfect chocolate chip cookie and made it even better. How you ask?

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Spiced Winter Lemonade

I’m obsessed with this spiced lemonade. It’s equally good hot with some whiskey as it is cold with gin or vodka. I’ve even had it without booze. And then I had an aha moment; this would taste really good with prosecco. Continue reading

Cheesy Corn Muffins

2015/01/img_0568.jpgThese corn muffins are the result of pantry cleaning day in my household. My pre-Christmas baking intentions were overly ambitious; I have two bags of flour and a rather large container of sugar leftover. And I found the cornmeal I thought I had but couldn’t find – after I bought more. Continue reading

Cornbread Stuffing with Roasted Yams and Pecans

stuffingcookedNow that Christmas is on the horizon it’s time to post one of our family favourites: cornbread stuffing (or dressing if you please). When it’s Calgary’s turn to have us for Christmas, I usually make this stuffing. Continue reading

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