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

No-Knead Bread

No knead Bread

Now that it’s autumn I have a strong urge to make soup, bake and make fresh loaves of crusty bread. I’ve made this no-knead bread a few times now and it gives me so much pleasure to smell the bread baking in my kitchen. Continue reading

Roasted Potato Salad with Grilled Onions

Roasted Potato Salad

This roasted potato salad is a nice alternative to typical potato salad. Roasting the potatoes elevates this salad and the fresh herbs and parmesan give it a bistro-style flair. Continue reading

Spaghetti with Tomato Water, Basil and Garlic

Pasta with Tomato Water, Basil, and Garlic

How can you resist a plate of glistening pasta like this? The buttery tomato sauce wraps itself around the warm pasta like a big ol’ hug. Continue reading

Cream Cheese with Apricot Chipotle Spread

Chipotle-Apricot Cream Cheese SpreadThis spicy jam topped appetizer was introduced to me by Lorena, our friend from Oaxaca. She was visiting Vancouver a couple of summers ago with her husband Sal and family and we got together with them and our friends often. Continue reading

Marinated Buffalo Mozzarella and Tomato

IMG_6607.JPGThese marinated tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella ask to be scooped onto a nice chunk of crusty bread and devoured. Continue reading


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