MUSHROOM AND SPINACH PASTA WITH RICOTTA

The simplicity of pasta with butter and salt is something special. It’s simplicity at its best, with the creaminess of butter and a little salt and pepper sprinkled on top. This combo is so delicious that I have made many variations over the years. I added sauteed mushrooms and garlic to this week’s recipe for extra creaminess. This Mushroom Spinach […]

ROASTED APPLE CRANBERRY CORNBREAD STUFFING

My Thanksgiving philosophy is to keep things simple. Simple is elegant, simple costs less, and simple easy is because the cook wants to have fun with the day. I love to take very simple recipes and make them extra special by adding just a little bit of something to make them more interesting or less expensive. This Roasted Apple Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing […]

SPINACH AND THE ARTICHOKE WONDERPOT

What is a Wonderpot? A Wonderpot is a pasta dish that can be cooked in one pot. One-Pot Pasta is a pasta dish that can be prepared in one pot. It includes vegetables, broth, and aromatics (garlic, onions). Each bite is full of flavour. The rich, saucy gravy created by the broth and pasta coats everything with wonderful flavour. This […]

COTTAGE CHEESE BOWLS 6 WAYS

One factor that can significantly impact ingredient prices is food trends. It all comes down to the laws of supply-demand. The cost of food will drop if there is a low demand but stable supply. What food isn’t trendy right now? Cottage cheese. Although it may not be a very popular food, it is versatile and a great affordable protein source. […]

ROASTED BROCCOLI PASTA WITH LEMON & FETA

Could you keep it simple? This saying applies to everything in life, even food. Buttered pasta with a vegetable and a healthy amount of salt and vinegar is one of my favourite “simple” meals. It’s simple and delicious, and there are a million variations. Roasted Broccoli Pasta With Lemon and Feta is buttered pasta with charred broccoli, steak seasonings, bright […]

GARLIC HERB WHIPPED COTTAGE CHEESE DIP

Cottage cheese is a new favourite of mine. I continue to experiment with the many fun things that you can do with this cheap source of protein. I know that cottage cheese can be hard to digest, so I decided to experiment with making a sauce or dip out of it. This Garlic Herb Whipped Cottage cheese Dip was my […]

EASY HOMEMADE RECIPES FOR SALAD DRESSING

It is up to you to decide whether or not to DIY. You can make your salad dressings because they are tastier and cheaper, and you have complete control over the ingredients. Having a variety of homemade dressing recipes will be a huge help. Although I don’t always make my dressings from scratch (more later), having a list of homemade dressing recipes […]

TURKEY CHILI SMOTHERED SWEET POTATOES

Chili and sweet potatoes are a perfect match. The chili’s spicy, smoky flavor is perfectly balanced by the subtle sweetness of sweet potatoes. The perfect trio is complete with a little cream cheese. This Turkey Chili Smothered Sweet potato recipe is easy and delicious. It’s great for meal prep. CAN I USE BEEF INSIDE? Absolutely! This recipe uses half of […]

How to Store Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Best

They are best stored on the baking paper-lined baking sheets you used to put them on. To avoid sticking to the baking sheets, leave them unattended and in one layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Aluminium foil can easily tear, and you will end up with foil bits on your strawberries. You can use wax paper, silicone mats or baking […]

How to clean strawberries

Here’s how to clean strawberries. This removes any residue and surface bacteria and prolongs the fruit’s life. Are you washing your strawberries? This is more than just rinsing the strawberries under the tap. You can use a clever trick to clean strawberries. It will remove any pesticide residue and surface bacteria. This tip will make the berries last longer in […]