soft pretzels with hot cheese sauce

Prep time: 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…

honey soy chicken

Prep time: 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…

roasted potato salad

Prep time: 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…

hard boiled eggs

Prep time: 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…

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 time: 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…

oatmeal choco chip cookies

Prep time: 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…

mango salsa

Prep time: 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…