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

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

Sweet and Smokey Potato Soup

Sweet potatoes are showing up everywhere. Want a “healthy” french fry? Sweet potato fries. Want a colourful mash for Thanksgiving or any other family get-together? Sweet potato mashed potatoes (and, if you’re old enough to remember, sweet potato mashed potatoes topped with marshmallows). Sweet potato soup? Why not! Remember when we made Chicken Tinga Tacos for National Taco Day? We used chipotle peppers… Continue reading Sweet and Smokey Potato Soup

Middle Eastern Pre-Dinner Dips

With the holiday season upon us, the next few weeks of posts are going to be related to things that can help make your holidays a bit easier. The may be recipes that you can pull together in a hurry, cocktails for some festive cheer or gift ideas and suggestions. The other evening I had… Continue reading Middle Eastern Pre-Dinner Dips

Chicken Tinga Tacos

Tomorrow, October 4th, is National Taco Day! Okay, I’ll be honest, it’s not an official holiday, so no, you don’t get the day off work (sadly), but it is a great excuse to eat tacos. (I know, like we need an excuse?! Tacos are eaten by millions of people ever day!) Tacos, in fact, have… Continue reading Chicken Tinga Tacos

Savouring Summer Corn Salsa

My mother is a farmer’s daughter. She grew up on a farm that is just outside of the “big” town of Creemore. When we were kids and went to visit my grandparents in the summer, just before dinner time we would be asked to go to the back garden and pick some corn for dinner. Nothing… Continue reading Savouring Summer Corn Salsa