porridge pancakes

Prep: 5 min         Cook time: 15 min          Makes: 3-4 servings Brandon and I went camping for the last long weekend of the summer and I really like making food that’s more than your typical camping menu.  It’s so easy to eat hotdogs and s’mores all weekend (don’t…

bruschetta

Prep: 10 min         Cook time: 15 min          Makes: a whole lot Bruschetta has got to be one of the most delicious appies there are.  Not only is it so tasty but it’s also so simple to make!  I wish I could make it for every dinner I…

afternoon tea

When my sister and I were little we would have tea parties with Grandma Simpson.  She had the teeniest little china cups, one with a chick on the side that I loved.  She’d serve it with sugar cubes – the cups were so small 1 cube filled half the cup.  But it was great, it…

tzatziki

Prep: 10 min              Makes: 2 1/2 cups I always thought tzatziki would be a tricky dip to make.  Years ago I wanted to make it for a going away party but sadly I had mono, so I had to watch my friend make it from a distance.  Back then…

oregano-basil pesto

Prep: 5 min         Cook time: 5 min          Makes: approx 1 cup   I’ve always enjoyed pesto but never thought to make it myself.  This past spring I started my first herb garden and quickly learned how oregano is one rapidly growing herb!  So to help prevent it…

nuclear eggs

Prep: 5 min          Cook time: 3 min          Makes: 1 serving   Since I was a kid I’ve loved eggs.  Fried, poached, scrambled, and best of all – Nuclear! They are the easiest, most low maintenance eggs to make, but most importantly they have the ultimate fluff. What…

soft pretzels with hot cheese sauce

Prep: 1 hour         Cook time: 30 min          Makes: 8 pretzels You guys, you don’t understand how tasty these bad boys are!  My friend Andrea and I made them as an appetizer for a 3 course meal we had to make for our fellas (we lost a MasterChef…

honey soy chicken

Prep: 10 min         Cook time: 45 min          Makes: 2-3 servings My Mum has been making this for as long as I can remember and it’s always been in my top 3 favourite dinners.  Tonight I made it but added a little extra special ingredients to make it…

roasted potato salad

Prep: 10 min         Cook time: 30 min This has got to be my most favourite summer side dish to make.  I’ve tried a number of variations, all with a slight hint of something special, but this variation in particular I tried for the first time a couple of weeks ago and…

hard boiled eggs

Prep: 5 min         Cook time: 12 min   I don’t make these often other than to go with my beloved potato salad.  Here’s an easy recipe to follow. What you’ll need: fresh eggs medium-large pot with water What you’ll do: Put the eggs in a pot that is large enough so…