Tangy Summer Slaw

The lowly cole slaw dressing has been the root of many family picnic debates over the years. Some like oil and vinegar based dressing, while others prefer a creamy base and others are happy to go with the standard Kraft offering. Cole slaw has been a staple at picnics and barbecues for so long not […]

Brussel Sprouts in a Cream Sauce

Growing up in an English family, brussel sprouts were always a part of any big meal.  My mom would boil them perfectly every time and I really enjoyed them as a kid.  When G and I got married and I mentioned making sprouts as a side dish for Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner, he was never […]

My new food obsession: Home baked bread

The good folks in the FAB North kitchen have been prattling on a good bit lately about their weekly homemade pizza regimen. It sounds great and I’ve been dying to try it here. At the last minute the other day, we decided we should give it a go except we were going to buy the […]

Red Pepper Corn Muffins

As I mentioned in an earlier post, our last dinner party was themed “Touched by Fire”.  G spent the entire night (and I mean entire night) smoking a pork shoulder for pulled pork.  He woke up every couple of hours throughout the night to tend to the smoker.  I was afraid that the neighbours would […]

Acorn Squash with Maple Syrup Butter

Our latest dinner party was themed “Touched By Fire”.  Everything that was made had to be either touched by the flame or extra hot in some way.  I gave the oldest child the job of finding a veggie that would fit the bill and this is what she came up with.  Even though our first […]