Pudding Oatmeal Cookies {Recipe}

Like the Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe I posted a few weeks ago,  I have made these Pudding Oatmeal Cookies for what seems like forever!  I am pretty sure I got this recipe from my mom, but I am not sure where she discovered it.  However, I do remember, as a child we would we often had pudding for dessert.  Because of the somewhat unusual addition of a pudding mix to these cookies, I suspect the recipe may have been on the pudding box or in an advertisement in a magazine. Like the … [Read more...]

Pregnant? You May Want to Make a Groaning Cake! {#Recipe}

I just recently finished reading The Birth House by Ami McKay. In the book she spoke of labouring women making Groaning Cake and I knew, even though I will never again be pregnant, that I had to give it a try! Groaning Cake "The tradition of the groaning cake, or kimbly at (or following) a birth is an ancient one. Wives’ tales say that the scent of a groaning cake being baked in the birth house helps to ease the mother’s pain. Some say if a mother breaks the eggs while she’s aching, her labour … [Read more...]

Tilapia Parcels {#SustainableSeafood #Recipe}

I am on a quest to be more green in everything I do, even in the meals we eat.  In a recent post I talked about the stress that our marine environments are currently facing.  How in the past, much of our seafood was obtained through irresponsible fishing practices that altered many marine ecosystems and how this practice has resulted in record depleted stocks. In an effort to be more environmentally attuned we have started researching our seafoods sustainability before purchasing.  If you … [Read more...]

Oven Subs are Delicious & Simple to Prepare

My husband first made these delicious Oven Subs several years ago, I have been hooked ever since!  We will often have them on a Friday or Saturday evening when we are looking for a simple meal that requires minimal preparation and time. One of my favourite things about these is the ability to customize the sandwich to suit each person's individual tastes and wants. I am not a big meat eater, so I always make mine a "veggie" sub, my husband on the other hand is a meat lover,  he always … [Read more...]

Rosemary & Sea Salt Focaccia

My husband is a huge Italian food fan.  He would literally eat Italian, especially pasta, every day of the week and be completely happy!  I like Italian food also, but I am definitely not in the same league! However, I must admit to loving Italian focaccia bread. Focaccia is a flat oven-baked Italian bread, which is usually topped with herbs or other ingredients. It is popular in Italy and is usually seasoned with olive oil and salt. … [Read more...]

Bread & Butter Pickles ~ Recipe

When I was growing up, Bread & Butter Pickles of some variety where a staple in our house.  They are a sweet pickle often used to top burgers, a sandwich or just placed beside a mound of creamy mashed potatoes.  In the early days, busy with five kids, I don't think my mom made them, but they always seemed to put in an appearance at our dinner table each fall. When I was newly married, I have very fond memories of my mom and I getting together to make Lady Ashburnham Pickles, Relish and … [Read more...]

Chocolate Mousse Squares {Recipe}

The first time I had these deliciously decadent, Chocolate Mousse Squares was several years ago.  A fellow nurse and I were working the week-end shift in the Operating Room and she brought in a pan of these squares as a little dinnertime treat! It was love at first bite!  These squares are a silky, smooth, creamy delight; once you have one, you will definitely be hooked. … [Read more...]

Barbecued Ribs ~ Fall off the Bone Deliciousness

Barbecued Ribs ~ I must confess, although we usually prepare them together, this is actually my husbands recipe.  He heard about the concept on a radio show and has been making them ever since.  They are so simple to prepare and the juicy meat literally falls off the bone. Be certain you are using pork BACK ribs, NOT side ribs.  The way I remember that I need to get BACK ribs is to think this..."BACK is BETTER".  I know, I'm a bit really weird, but that's how I remember and maybe that will … [Read more...]

Broccoli Salad ~ Simple & Delicious {w/Recipe}

This recipe for Broccoli Salad has been floating around since long before Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and probably even the Internet itself!  I have several variations scribbled on bits of paper and tucked into "old-school" recipe boxes and books. There is a very good reason for the longevity of Broccoli Salad. It is simple to make, delicious can be made ahead of time (bonus!) and is easily customizable to suit your own family's likes and needs. Set your imagination free and switch up the … [Read more...]

Breakfast in a Skillet ~ {Recipe}

A couple of months ago, I was in London, Ont., visiting with my son.  While there,  a friend of his mentioned a Breakfast Skillet recipe she makes and how delicious it was.  It sounded like something our family would really enjoy so I asked if she would mind sharing the recipe, as I wanted give it a try. She sent me the recipe and we have now made it a couple of times; it is so delicious! It is also very simple and a little different from the regular Breakfast Bakes, in fact, this may be our … [Read more...]

Seafood Linguine {Recipe}

We make this delicious Seafood Linguine two or three times a year; almost always to mark a special occasion such as a birthday, Christmas or a family celebration.  It isn't difficult to make and we usually all gather in the kitchen with a glass of wine and everyone pitches in to help. You can vary the seafood to suit your own tastes; we always have lobster, scallops and shrimp but will sometimes add crab meat and chunks of salmon or a white fish.  Just put in a variety of seafood your family … [Read more...]

Breakfast Bake {Recipe}

I make this Breakfast Bake for just about every special occasion we celebrate (also known as Christmas Morning "Wife" Saver, but I call it Christmas Morning "Husband" Saver!) Christmas, Easter, overnight guests, brunch, when we are in the mood for this easy dish I will whip it up.  It is a "go to" dish in our home and once you make it, will soon become a standard in your home too! Perfect served with cut up juice or fresh fruit, cinnamon rolls and lots of freshly brewed coffee! … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Rolls {Recipe}

I made these cinnamon rolls on the weekend.  They are simple and very quick to make and pair perfectly with your morning coffee or afternoon tea! Next time you are hosting a brunch or just looking for something sweet and special for a weekend or weekday treat, this will quickly become your "go to" recipe! … [Read more...]

Bizarre Dinnertime Ritual = Salmon Cakes ~ {Recipe}

A couple of days ago at about 4:30 pm, I had my head in the cupboard, then in the fridge and then back to the cupboard with a desperate trip to the deep freeze thrown in.  What was I doing?  Many of you may know and quite possibly have also have taken part in this bizarre behaviour;  it is called "what are we going to have for dinner?" … [Read more...]