Garden-Fresh Pasta Salad


Most of the pasta salads I make are mayo-based. Which is great, but sometimes it's good for the soul {and tummy} to break free from the usual and try a new recipe. This, my friends, is how you find true gems that are welcomed into your recipe box, to be made regularly. This is the case with Garden-Fresh Pasta Salad, a recipe I found on the Kraft Canada website. What drew me to this recipe was the fresh {but common} … [Read more...]

Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes

Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes

My baking changes with the seasons, are you the same? During the colder months, it's all about the caramels and chocolates. Right now, hello Summer, I can't get enough fresh fruit and berries. Lighter, with that tart-sweet taste and I love taking advantage of the cheaper prices this time of year. I'm bringing berries back! For the past couple of weeks, there has been bowl after bowl of fresh blueberries in my … [Read more...]

Broccoli Craisin Salad


Featured in my recipe box is Taco Salad, a lovely recipe that I got from a Mom at Cheer potluck. This Broccoli Craisin Salad recipe is another favourite of mine, that was given to me at a school potluck! See the trend here? You can really get some great recipes when going to gatherings, it's like a collection of everyones much-loved dishes. I make Broccoli Craisin Salad year-round yet it's especially nice right now … [Read more...]

Grilled Corn on the Cob

grilled corn on the cob recipe

Call me a creature of habit {or just a little bit stubborn}, yet I've always just boiled corn on the cob. It's how I've always cooked corn on the con, and never considered that it could be cooked differently. After all, it always tasted good so why change it? Does this sound familiar? While at the farmers market a couple weekends ago, I bought some fresh corn on the cob. While waiting in line, a … [Read more...]

Get Grilling with Bick’s #bicksburgers


All hail this beautiful weather and the ability to grill again! Wasn't it a long and painful Winter? I can't even count the number of family barbecues we've already had since the sun graced us with its presence again. At home or out at our summer creek property {where we've spent the last 5 weekends!}, our trusty BBQs sure are getting one huge workout! When the mood to grill strikes, I love to try new recipes … [Read more...]

The Albertan Burger


  If there's one thing us Albertans know when it comes to food, it's beef. Alberta beef is world renowned and simply delicious. So it only goes without saying that when we BBQ - there's some beef on that grill. At home or even out camping, just our family to entertaining in the backyard - burgers are made by us often. You simply can't beat a good burger with some classic sides - it's all part in celebrating … [Read more...]

Strawberry Jello Pie


One of the bazillion things I love most about this time of year, is that berry prices start dropping. Through the winter months, they are horribly expensive here. I always take full advantage of the lower prices and buying berries often, to bake with and also to eat fresh.  When thinking of a 'Strawberry dessert recipe' to feature this week, so many good ones came to mind. There's so many delicious desserts … [Read more...]

Skinny Pineapple Whipped Smoothie


These last few months my house has exploded in a smoothie-crazed madness! This fact is actually a very good thing, since it's smoothies that are keeping the slurpees and milkshakes at bay {shaking fists at warm weather temptresses!}. So, to mix it up a little, I've been experimenting with combining different fruits and ingredients, to have some variety in our daily treat.  One recipe which we have made … [Read more...]

Easy Baking Powder Biscuits


If you took home economics in middle school, do you recall the very first thing you ever made in that class? It wasn't the first time I cooked per say, since I'd helped my Mom in the kitchen for years prior. Yet, it was the first time I made a recipe without Mom by my side and her kitchen tools laid all around. I think it was a form of reality smacking me in the butt to be honest. I needed to cook in life and I had to … [Read more...]

Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Bites


Cheesecake is a all-round favorite and certainly a must-have with my husband. It's his favourite dessert ever, he's certainly earned his cheesecake-expert status! These Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Bites are adorable, easy to make {hooray for no-bake!} and are perfect additions to an evening of entertaining. The question is, can you eat just one?  This Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Bites recipe of mine was featured … [Read more...]