Category: From Scratch

Homemade Pizza Sauce

Homemade Pizza Sauce

Homemade Pizza Sauce   I’m on a quick vacation to NYC, and thought what better place to write about Homemade Pizza Sauce than here?   Pizza is a big deal in New York, you can find it on almost every street corner, and it’s GOOD!   At […]

Refrigerator Bran Muffins; prepaheadable

Refrigerator Bran Muffins; prepaheadable

Refrigerator Bran Muffins; prepaheadable   Game changing!  Mix up a batch of these delicious Refrigerator Bran Muffins and bake as needed.  Even on a busy morning, you can toss a muffin tin of these into the oven.   In just 15 minutes you will have warm, […]

Blue Cheese Steak; grilled perfection

Blue Cheese Steak; grilled perfection

Blue Cheese Steak Have you always wondered how to make Blue Cheese Butter for topping your steak?  Do you love the smokiness of a good grilled steak, simply seasoned and grilled to a perfect medium rare?  Are you looking for an easy way to make […]

Muffaletta Olive Salad; make double!

Muffaletta Olive Salad; make double!

Muffaletta Olive Salad A simple to prepare “salad” that is complex in it’s flavour profile.  Salty, Tangy, Garlicky and fresh, this Muffaletta Olive Salad is a year round favourite with so many uses.   You may have heard it called tapenade, or olive spread, maybe Olive […]

Easy Fool Proof Hollandaise

Easy Fool Proof Hollandaise

Easy Fool Proof Hollandaise This recipe for Easy Fool Proof Hollandaise is one of those recipes that will make you look like a gourmet chef, with very little effort.   While it’s not “authentic”  in it’s preparation, and my inner Chef screams this is cheating, it’s […]

Blueberry Maple Compote

Blueberry Maple Compote

Blueberry Maple Compote; breakfast & dessert! This Blueberry Maple Compote couldn’t be easier to make, it’s a true Instant Pot Dump and go recipe.  Classic compote recipes include large amounts of white sugar, but this version relies on a more modest amount of real maple […]

Peanut Sauce; a meal prep staple

Peanut Sauce; a meal prep staple

Peanut Sauce is a staple in our house.  I make a big batch in under 5 minutes and use it all week long to get delicious dinners, lunches and snacks ready in a flash.    I do the same with Szechuan Sauce, Stir Fry Sauce […]

Beer Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

Beer Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

Still searching for the perfect Game Day Dip? Not to worry, I’ve got you covered with this recipe for Beer Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip.  Try saying that 3 times fast *lol* This dip recipe comes together really quickly and will be a hit with beer […]

Greek Seasoning Blend; from scratch

Greek Seasoning Blend; from scratch

Greek Seasoning Mix   Add Mediterranean flair to your menu with this amazing, multi purpose Greek Seasoning Blend.  Made from scratch it’s so much more flavourful than those you purchase at the store.  I also like that I can limit the sodium.     There are […]

Creamy Hummus; from scratch

Creamy Hummus; from scratch

Back in the day, when I was running my own catering business I often had requests for vegetarian appetizers so I worked on developing a collection of really good offerings for my clients.    Hummus and Baba Ganoush are common vegetarian appetizers, but honestly they […]