Cousin John’s Ranchero Sauce


“I promise you I’d eat that crap on eggs, chicken, beef, hell even an old shoe would be edible with it.” Cousin John. Knowing that I love to try new things, my cousin John sent over a recipe for his favourite version of ranchero sauce. I had never really put any thought to the Tex-Mex […]

Indian Hand Pies


I am usually so focused on the main dishes when I make an “Indian Feast” that I never really think about appetizers.  For our last dinner, I had every intention of making these Curry Beef Pies (or Indian Hand Pies as G likes to call them) but because I couldn’t find any of the pre-made […]

Grilled Corn, Tomato and Bacon relish


I’ve been more than a little bit bored with your regular mustard and relish type condiments on my burger these last few months, which has led me to try out some new things. Last Summer I started using store bought corn relish. Tired even of that, I decided to step it up a notch with […]

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 […]

Brussel Sprouts in a Cream Sauce

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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 […]

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 […]

Killer Burgers

Planning on burgs for Labour Day? These ones are a little extra effort, but totally worth it!! They were inspired by a lamb sausage recipe from The Chef’s Table: Restaurant-Inspired Recipes for the Home Chef, by Lucy Waverman, James Chatto and Tony Aspler (ISBN 0-679-31039-8). These patties are so tasty I’ve literally been dreaming about […]