A while ago, Bob & I were contacted by Taste of Home to review their “Cooking School Cookbook” and immediately we said yes. Taste of Home is one of the premier cookbook companies so how could we say no?! One of the recipes that first caught my eye was the Cherry Pie recipe – I’ve never cooked a pie from scratch before and each summer we have pounds upon pounds of fresh tart cherries. With my schedule finally freeing up and having a free evening, I dove into the kitchen to make this pie. Let’s get to the recipe! Continue reading
Posted in Dessert, Easy, Fruit, How To, Pie, Review
Tagged cherry, cookbook, cooking, dessert, easy, fresh, home, homemade, of, pie, school, taste
In an effort to sate my girlfriends serious addiction to Starbuck’s Earl Grey Tea Lattes I set out to see if I could easily (and cheaply) make them at home. Since I don’t own anything with a milk steamer I was unsure how this would work out, but I made do!
Posted in Drink, Easy
Tagged alternative, cafe, cheap, DIY, Drink, earl, grey, home, homemade, latte, london fog, made, milk, misto, starbucks, steamed, syrup, tea, torani, Vanilla
If anyone has ever had a mentor, they know they are completely invaluable and probably the best thing since sliced bread (Capital G, L & K if you’re reading this – this means you!!). I’ve never really had a cooking mentor (if you don’t count my grandma), but I’ve recently met one. But he’s more like an Iron Chef – always pushing innovative ideas for food and makes you want to cook fancy food all the time. So this post is for you Beets – or is a Iron Chef CB a better blog name? Either way, let’s get to these chicken nuggets!
Posted in Chicken, Just for Fun
Tagged chef, Chicken, chuck, crusted, day, dipping, food, home, homemade, honey, hughes, made, Mustard, network, nuggets, off, sauce
I tasted this salad the other night while out for dinner at McNally Robinson’s restaraunt “Prairie Ink” (a great local place with great ambiance and occasionally vibrant live music) and decided that I had to try making it at home. After a quick trip to Sobey’s, I was armed with my ingredients and ready to recreate this delicious, fresh and light salad.
Posted in Healthy, Salad
Tagged Blue, cheese, dressing, Fancy, green, healthy, home, homemade, leaf, made, pear, pecan, quick, Salad, Vinaigrette
If anyone makes their own dressing, they know they’ll never go back to buying it bottled! And the best thing about homemade dressing or vinaigrettes? It’s INCREDIBLY easy.
Posted in Easy, Healthy, Salad
Tagged berry, blueberry, dressing, easy, fresh, healthy, home, homemade, made, quick, Salad, saskatoon, Vinaigrette
Today I utilize another Christmas gift.
But this time, I am using the gift I gave to my parents, a Cuisinart Food Slicer. Maybe I am a bad son, or maybe just a little selfish, but as I purchased this item I began dreaming up all the wonderful food I could slice up and put on the blog! Setting my own greed aside, I hope my parents find their gift as useful as I do…
Anyways, onto the potato chips.
Posted in Barbecue, Easy, Healthy, Just for Fun, Potato, Snack, Snack, Uncategorized
Tagged alternative, Barbecue, chip, diane, dill, healthy, home, homemade, ketchup, made, montreal, Potato, Potatoes, Ranch, sauce, sliced, spice, Steak
Before I start this post I have to say that I recently discovered something that is more powerful than google: mothers. Yes, that’s right, mothers. While in the city-wide hunt for gelatin to make the homemade marshmallows, I came across pectin. Some would say pectin would be a suitable sub for gelatin, however, the mother said no and she was right…
I saw these Make & Takes blog and was instantly inspired to make them as they looked cute and delicious! The bottom is a creamy fudge that dissolves into the depths of a warm cup of milk (or soy/almond milk for those lactose people out there) and the marshmallow can be removed to float on top or stirred in for extra sweetness! Let’s get to the two-tiered recipe.
Posted in Candy, Dessert, Drink, Just for Fun
Tagged a, baking, chocolate, christmas, dessert, gift, home, homemade, hot, made, marshmallow, on, snack, stick, tasty, treat, winter, xmas
Two friends from the University of Alberta recently moved to Saskatoon to take their Masters of Professional Accounting program. As a welcoming gift, I decided to make them their first meal in Saskatoon. I wanted something that was easy to make (so they could remake it), but will also satisfy their manly hunger – well for one at least, the other one I was warned just likes rice & chicken . On the hunt for a recipe that would meet those needs, I thought how great would mini focaccia bread pizzas be?! I ended up using this great recipe from the Bare Foot Kitchen Witch for her Summer Focaccia. Just make sure to take some time to make the focaccia, as it takes a while.
Posted in Pizza
Tagged bread, cheese, Chicken, filling, focaccia, goat, home, homemade, onion, party, Pepper, pizza, sauce, spinach, tasty, tomato, welcome, yellow