oatmeal coconut cookies

Prep time: 10 min         Cook time: 20 min          Makes: 3 dozen This cookie recipe is one of my all time faves.  My grandma used to make them in rotation with chocolate chip and raison, and we would raid her cupboards every visit to gobble them all up….

cream of mushroom soup

Prep time: 15 min         Cook time: 40 min          Makes: 6 servings   Over the last couple of years I have grown to absolutely love mushrooms.  I had my first ever shiitake mushrooms last year and since then I can’t get enough!  Mostly I use cremini or white…

spaghetti & meatballs

Prep time: 20 min         Cook time: 45 min          Makes: 6 servings   It’s been a minute, but I’m back! Not much happened while I’m been MIA – just getting married, going on our mini-moon and preparing for Christmas 😉  Now we’re settled in as husband and wife…

tzatziki

Prep time: 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…

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…

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…