French Onion Soup

onion soup

French onion soup is one of those things we used to only eat at a restaurant because I could never get the broth to taste quite the way I liked it. That said, not all French onion soups at restaurants are good, no two are alike.  Here is my “go to” French onion soup recipe […]

Burgers stuffed with Jack and Bacon


There are those who will tell you that a great burger starts with a great bun. Personally, I believe a great burger starts with great beef, lots of cheese and fresh toppings, all crammed into a great bun. So, I guess my take is that a great burger is only complete with a great bun! […]

Taco in a Bag


One of the fun kid-friendly recipes I found that we used for lunch while we were camping was Taco in a Bag.  (Gary even had this served to him at a car event he was at).  The kids absolutely loved it and I think it will be a staple as a school lunch.  It looks […]

Have you ever used your side burner?


The first time we bought a BBQ that had a side burner, I thought it was a pretty cool feature. Then, I think I used it only once or twice during the life of the Q. I would be willing to bet that most of our readers have never used theirs either. Of course One […]

Dinner at Le Cercle is absolute perfection


Traveling as much as I have been recently, I’ve been sometimes lucky, other times unlucky, to sample all manner of restaurants. Last night I was ecstatic to have followed the hotel’s directions to a spot a few blocks away. Yesterday was a long day of travel to and exploration of Quebec City. Lunch was at […]

Yo Homeslice!


The easiest way to get kids to try new and different foods is to get them interested in cooking. Even with picky eaters, hands on involvement breaks the ice and gets them excited about working with food and maybe even trying new things. The easiest place to start is with something everyone loves: Pizza. The […]

Pasta Carbonara


One of my favourite foods is pasta.  Another, is bacon.  When you put the two together, what could be better?   I was searching recipes that combined the two and Pasta Carbonara kept coming up.  I must admit, I have always been a little wary about trying this recipe because pouring raw eggs over hot pasta […]

Easy apps: Crostini


Appetizers. Far from a food course, they are often what sets you apart as a superstar in the kitchen. Unfortunately, this need to create a spectacular first impression often drives otherwise sane people to attempt the most insane creations. Remember my wannabe Food Network Chef, some of the best food on the planet is simple! […]

Kid friendly party food: Pizza Boats

pizza boats

Having spent too much time in front of the computer one day last week, Mamma Gee and I retired to the anti chamber, whereupon we commenced channel surfing. As there were no vampire shows on, the remote magically made its way to SpeedTV. Imagine that! We came across The Racing Chef and since combining food […]

Protein lovers rejoice: meat filled omelette for lunch


Once again I have to comment on the joys of working from home. When a craving hits as lunch time approaches, it is easy to just root around in the fridge and find the ingredients for what you want. What you really, really want. Sorry, lame girl band reference from the Nineties. Anyway, today it […]