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…

pink lemonade 3 ways

My friend Mel, Life as Mrs. Mum, asked if I could concoct a recipe for pink lemonade.  The MasterChef lover in me thought, why make 1 when I could make the same thing 3 different ways?  I pitched the idea to my fiancé Brandon and he was all over it. These are what we came up with:…

cream puffs

Prep: 15         Cook time: 30 min          Makes: loads of puffs   These are the best little bite sized treated to serve.  Today we are hosting a BBQ so I made some with a side of chocolate dipping sauce. I feel like people get spooked sometimes at the…

oatmeal choco chip cookies

Prep: 15 min         Cook time: 15 min          Makes: 3 dozen cookies   For as long as I can remember my stepmum Monica has made the most incredible chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I think I’ve ever had.  Crowds flock to them and they are always the first…

mango salsa

Prep: 15 min      Cook time: 5 min   A fan fave for any occasion. This super simple salsa is a great way to balance out a meal with a sweet and spicy edge. What you’ll need: 4-5 roma tomatoes 1/2 small red onion 2-3 garlic cloves 2 yellow mangos (quite ripe) 1 seeded…