Dinner for One – Fast and Fresh

Solo eating! There are a lot of days when I come home from work and it’s only me and Miss Corona. Pete is in Calgary and I’m not out with friends for dinner every night. Usually, there are leftovers in my fridge as I normally cook for four. If I haven’t got anything on the… Continue reading Dinner for One – Fast and Fresh

Fugly Chocolate Chip Cookies

Most of you know that I’m not a baker. I’m not sure whether it’s because I don’t have a sweet tooth or if it’s the exactness of baking that doesn’t appeal to me. Don’t get me wrong, when I see a gorgeous cake, cupcakes or other assorted baked goods, I usually think “ooooh!!!”, but then I… Continue reading Fugly Chocolate Chip Cookies

Quick Chicken Orzo Vegetable Soup

This recipe is so quick to make it doesn’t even need an intro! It is a great use for leftover chicken and a great “dinner in a hurry”. Prep time: 10 minutes; Cook time: 15 minutes; Serves: 6 – 8 people What you need: 1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced and chopped (I used a mandolin) 4 small carrots, thinly… Continue reading Quick Chicken Orzo Vegetable Soup

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Is everyone getting ready for Cinco de Mayo?! What a great day to celebrate Mexican independence by drinking margaritas and eating tacos! What a great excuse to have a party! Who doesn’t love margaritas and tacos? Mexican tacos! What better way to feed a large group? Slow cookers! What better way to make a meal with… Continue reading Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Italian Spring Salad

I love springtime in Italy! Everything is so beautiful and green. I love to get my planting done so that we’ll have beautiful flowers and vegetables in the summer. (After all, there is nothing better than fresh off-the-vine tomatoes!) While the flowers may be in bloom, the vegetable garden is not quite ready for prime time!… Continue reading Italian Spring Salad

AB²C Salad

Everyone is looking to increase the veggies they consume, but sometimes we fall into the same rut. Steamed asparagus, steamed broccoli – same old, same old. Salads are a great way to get more vegetables into your meals, but sometimes get boring. After spending some time in southeast Asia, a trip to the local TNT was in the… Continue reading AB²C Salad

Easy Marinated Chicken Thighs

Everyone is so busy! Work! School! Kids! Kids’ activities! No one has a lot of spare time. This is a recipe for the busy. Before you run out the door for work or school, take five minutes and give your chicken thighs a little love. You can even prepare them the night before. This marinade takes… Continue reading Easy Marinated Chicken Thighs