It’s that time of year again where the ghosts, goblins and ghouls come out from their dark corners to haunt little children…and for adults to stuff our faces with delicious chocolate, candy, drinks and treats. That’s right, it’s Halloween. Bob and I were invited back to do another cooking segment with CTV Morning Live with a Halloween twist. We kept true to who we are, Bob covering the savory, while I dived into the sweeter side of Halloween with a Dexter inspired chocolate pie. Let’s get to the recipe so you can make it for your spooky Halloween party!
Posted in Dessert, Pie
Tagged blood, cake, cherry, chocolate, cream, crust, dexter, easy, halloween, mississippi, murder, mystery, party, pie, theme, vampire, whipped
It seems as though I’m having a bit of a moment with pumpkin these days…Fortunately, this post moves away from “pumpkin spice” and features a different spice.
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Side, soup
Tagged autumn, cilantro, curry, curry pumpkin, curry pumpkin soup, curry soup, easy, easy soup, fall, how to make pumpkin soup, pumpkin, squash, squash soup
Just like Saskatoon berries, raspberries are in full force at our family acreage. Raspberries are great for freezing, eating fresh or making jams, but I was interested in making something more with them, so when I saw this recipe on Pinterest I knew I had to give it a try! A friend also tried this recipe but switched up some of the dark chocolate with milk chocolate and it tasted amazing, so I kept that change when I made the bars for one of our Sunday family dinners. Let’s get to the recipe so you can try it for yourself. Continue reading
Posted in Dessert, Easy, Fruit
Tagged bar, bars, chocolate, dark, easy, milk, pie, raspberries, raspberry
Where we come from, a tasty little berry lives in the plenty: The Saskatoon Berry. These berries are sweet, slightly tart and nutty in flavor. Our parents have quite a few Saskatoon berry bushes in their fruit orchard, so come late July and early August, it’s Saskatoon berry galore.
I made this pie for a redneck day (shooting guns and bows, quadding through mud, exploring old farm yards, campfires and scouting moose, elk, owls and deer) at my Uncle Waz and Auntie Rita’s farm. People always talk up pies and I think it’s because they have the expectation that they are hard to make. But try this recipe, and you’ll quickly see that they are actually an easy, quick and delicious desert. Let’s get to the recipe so you can try it out yourself. Continue reading
Posted in Dessert, Easy, Fruit, Pie
Tagged easy, homemade pie crust, lattice, leaf edge, pie, pie crust, saskatoon, saskatoon berries, saskatoon berry
As many of you may have already read from Bob’s Beer Can Chicken post, we were recently back on CTV Morning Live with our good friend and fabulous anchor (and apparently my twin – as I was stopped at a local coffee shop later that afternoon asking if I co-hosted the morning news!), Stephanie Massicotte. Bob covered the savoury dish with his chicken, so I was back tackling the sweets with these ice cream tacos. These tacos are so fun and simple, so don’t hold back the reins. Be fully creative and see what kind of ice cream tacos your imagination can come up with! Read on for the easy, and kid friendly, recipe.
Posted in Dessert
Tagged chocolate, cinnamon, cream, dessert, easy, friendly, frozen, Ice, kid, sugar, summer, taco, tacos, yogurt
The making of homemade mayonnaise is a truly wonderful thing to behold. Whisk oil into egg yolk, and VOILA, you have a magical sauce that makes so many things delicious! After you make this recipe, you will have very little desire to use store bought mayo again! It takes about five minutes to make, uses common ingredients, and is incredibly creamy and delicious, so let’s get to whisking!
My favourite kind of recipes are those that are easy, yet impressive, and buttermilk biscuits definitely meet that criteria! They take about 30 minutes start to finish, they use common household baking ingredients, and the smell/taste of freshly baked biscuits is amazing! What better way than a video, to show you how easy they are!
I actually shot and edited the majority of this video over a year ago, but for whatever reason I never completely finished it. Fortunately I was making biscuits last night, so I decided it was time to wipe off the cyber-dust it was collecting, finish the video, and finally post the damn thing!
Posted in Bread, Dessert, Dinner, Easy, How To, Side, Video
Tagged biscuits, buttermilk, buttermilk biscuits, buttermilk biscuits video, easy, homemade, how to bake biscuits, how to make biscuits, how to make buttermilk biscuits, recipe, recipe video
Continuing on with grilled peaches, I present the perfect summer dessert! Warm peaches, sweet honey, vanilla ice cream, candied walnuts, and fresh herbs, does it get any better!? I don’t know! But if it does, I can hardly imagine the glory!
The fact that this dessert is not only super simple, but super delicious, makes it a big winner in my books! It’s summer. You want to relax, have some drinks, chat with friends. Not slave away over a dessert all day!
Posted in Barbecue, Dessert, Easy, Fresh herbs
Tagged Barbecue, dessert, easy, peaches, peaches and ice cream, recipe, summer, walnut
Ginger beer is something I’ve been wanting to try making for years, and even though I knew it was relatively simple, I just never got around to doing it! My day finally came two weeks ago when I had yet another Ethnic Potluck with the team from Ayden Kitchen & Bar (you may remember the last Ethnic Potluck via my Banh Mi). This time I was in charge for making a dish from Jamaica!
To accompany the Winter Squash Salad I was conjuring up, I decided to whip up an Apple Cider Vinaigrette. I wanted a vinaigrette that had some pretty bright flavours, but still added to the “comfort” of the winter squash salad. The resulting vinaigrette was light, tart, with a touch of sweetness and hints of apple cider spice!