Broccoli Salad ~ Simple & Delicious

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 … [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 … [Read more...]

Bizarre Dinnertime Ritual = Salmon Cakes

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?" My "inspiration" came from a can of salmon and a bag of potatoes  On one trip to the cupboard, a lightbulb came on in my head and I thought, salmon cakes. … [Read more...]

Currant Scones {Recipe}

Last weekend I was having a craving for something sweet, but not cake or cookie sweet.  I was thumbing through my recipes and came upon this one for currant scones.  I hadn't made this recipe before but it seemed to be exactly what I was looking for, so I thought I would give it a try. … [Read more...]

Flaky Homemade Biscuits {Recipe}

This is one recipe we all need to have in our repertoire of “go to recipes”! They are so easy to make in almost no time at all and the perfect accompaniment to soups, salads, chowders and so many other meals. Buttery, soft, and made completely from scratch with only 7 ingredients (that I bet you already have on hand), these homemade biscuits will be the star of any meal! Flakey and delicious, they’re perfect on their own with butter and jam or peanut butter...my personal favourite...for … [Read more...]

Nanaimo Bars: A Canadian Treat {Brief History and Recipe}

According to many, this bar originated in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Mabel Jenkins, a local women from Cowichan Bay, submitted the recipe to the annual Ladysmith and Cowichan Women's Institute Cookbook. This cookbook was sold in the early 1950s in the region as a fundraiser. It became popular in many of the province's households, especially in company towns, and was sold in many of the coffee shops on Nanaimo's Commercial Street. Tourists in the region came to refer to these as "Nanaimo … [Read more...]

Butter Chicken ~ A Delicious and Easy Recipe

Prior to making this recipe, the only time I had Butter Chicken it was blistering hot, there was so much heat I was only able to eat a couple bites. Last weekend my daughter suggested we try making Butter Chicken, I was a little hesitant at first, but figured we could control the heat factor, so we decided it would be fun to give it a try. I am now totally addicted!  This recipe it is pretty simple and unbelievably good! … [Read more...]

52 Breads in 2013 – #10 Swiss Mountain Buns

Please join me in giving a warm Canadian welcome to "Life without Lemons".  Originally hailing from the UK and now living in Canada, we are very excited to announce that, Elyse with her fabulous "52  Breads in 2013" will be our weekly guest blogger.  If you are looking for some fabulous bread recipes, drop by each week and see what delicious bread Elyse has baked in her kitchen. … [Read more...]

Carrot Cake ~ The Perfect Dessert for Easter!

This dense and delicious carrot cake is the perfect dessert for Easter dinner.  I cannot count how many times I have been asked for this recipe, it is that good! 5.0 from 2 reviews Carrot Cake   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 60 mins Total time 1 hour 30 mins   Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 12 Ingredients 2 cups flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1½ tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. cinnamon 2 cups white sugar ½ cup chopped walnuts 1½ … [Read more...]

“52 Breads in 2013” – #9 Pita Bread

Please join me in giving a warm Canadian welcome to "Life without Lemons".  Originally hailing from the UK and now living in Canada, we are very excited to announce that, Elyse with her fabulous "52  Breads in 2013" will be our weekly guest blogger.  If you are looking for some fabulous bread recipes, drop by each week and see what delicious bread Elyse has baked in her kitchen. … [Read more...]