Kale, Broccoli & Bacon Rotini

When I started making this dinner, I wasn’t even intending to blog about it. We had come home late from running errands and I had to whip up something quickly so we could get the kids to bed on time. I took a peek in the fridge and pulled out a few items that needed … Read more

Cheesy Mexican Rice and Beans

This recipe is inspired by Kevin & Amanda’s Cheesy Chicken Bacon Broccoli and Rice. I love the idea of adding cheese sauce into the rice for an incredibly creamy, extra cheesy dish. Instead of chicken and broccoli, I’ve used green peppers and black beans. It’s similar to a family favourite of ours, Mexican Rice and … Read more

Spinach and Pesto Tortellini

I hesitate to even call this a recipe because it’s embarrassingly simple. The fact is that sometimes you need simple.  There are nights when I just don’t have the energy to think about making dinner. This meal is perfect for those kind of nights. I usually buy tortellini when it goes on sale and keep … Read more

Skillet Lasagna

My family is weird. None of them like lasagna. I can’t even believe that I’m related to any of those crazies. I mean, what is there not to like about lasagna? It’s just layers upon layers of noodles, delicious sauce, and don’t forget all that melty cheese.  I love pretty much everything about lasagna, except for the time and … Read more

Sushi Night!

Making sushi at home isn’t as hard as you might think. Try these yam rolls and California rolls. Printable Recipe Making Sushi Rice: 3 cups sushi rice 1/3 cup rice vengar 1 tbsp sugar 1 tsp salt Wash rice in a large bowl with cold water and drain. Combine rice and 3 cups of water … Read more

Sushi Bowl

The great taste of sushi without all the hassle! 1 1/2 cups sushi rice 1 1/2 cups water 3 tbsp cup rice vinegar 3 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1 avocado, chopped 1/2 an english cucumber, chopped 1 carrot, shredded 1 small pkg of imitation crab, chopped 3 tbsp mayonnaise 3 dried seaweed sheets, cut into small squares Wash rice in … Read more

Whole Chicken in a Crockpot

Here’s a super easy way to cook a whole chicken, and make chicken soup the next day. 1 small whole chicken 1 small onion paprika, seasoning salt, and garlic powder for seasoning Rinse the chicken and remove any bags from the cavity. Peel the onion and place the whole thing inside the cavity. If it doesn’t fit … Read more

Mexican Cornbread Strata

The thing about cornbread is it doesn’t keep very well. It really tastes best when you eat it warm out of the oven, and then nobody in my house seems to want anything to do with it after that. So there it sat in my fridge, the once loved cornbread that was now sadly unwanted. … Read more

Italian Sausage Pasta Bake

It used to be that when I made a meat sauce for pasta, I’d turn to good old ground beef as the meat. There’s nothing wrong with ground beef, but then one day I tried Italian sausage instead, and mmmm boy, it really kicks it up a notch! So lately I’ve been hooked on Italian sausage in my pasta, which … Read more

Yam Gnocchi

Since the Ricotta and Spinach Gnocchi I made was such a big hit with my family, I decided to try this yam version, topped with a creamy pesto sauce. Printable Recipe 3 medium yams 1/4 cup parmesan 1 egg 1/2 tsp nutmeg 2 1/2 cups flour Peel and chop yams, then steam them until soft. Mash yams … Read more