Sometimes I’m resistant to a seemingly odd idea, and a peanut butter cheeseburger was definitely one of those ideas. In my travels around the Southern US, I’d seen burgers on several menus that had peanut butter slathered onto the burger. It seemed to be a mainstay idea on a few of the food trucks featured on some of the food network shows too. Still...

The best vanilla pound cake recipe can be an elusive thing to chase. I’ve tried many recipes over the years and have tried to develop my own recipe several times to get the exact balance of elements that make  for a perfect pound cake. To my mind a great pound cake is dense but not stodgy and is simply flavoured but still rich and buttery. After experimenting...

Parmesan Marinara Baked Mussels – make a terrific, easy first course for a celebration dinner, especially a romantic dinner for two on Valentine’s Day. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, when I think of special dinners to cook for your sweetheart, I always seem to default to seafood recipes; even for the appetizer course, like in this...

You’ll taste the difference in this no-bake cherry cheesecake pie  that doesn’t use preservative filled canned pie filling or packaged dessert topping. As a kid, I loved the cherry cheesecake that was sometimes a treat at Sunday dinner. In those days, the recipe probably came off the back of a Philly Cream Cheese package or box of Dream Whip which were...

An easy gluten free banana muffin to add to your GF baking repertoire, or bake as a standard muffin but rely on to make as a gluten free option when needed. First let me say that these gluten free banana muffins need not be GF at all if you don’t need them to be. They can easily be made with regular all purpose (plain) flour or with 50% whole wheat flour with...

Creamy Garlic Scallop Spaghetti with Bacon – ready in well under 30 minutes, this in one quick & easy meal that’s sure to impress. It easily adapts to serve just two as well, making it an ideal choice for a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day or at any time of the year you want to pamper your sweetheart. Creamy Garlic Scallop Spaghetti with...

I know that a sour cream flan sounds like sort of a strange dessert but trust me it really does work deliciously well with many fruit toppings. This is a recipe that I have been making with  a number of fruit toppings for many years, several of which can be found on this website. It really is such an easy dessert to make and you really do get great results for very...

Honey Raspberry Pan Fried Pork Chops – A 30 minute meal that impresses; juicy, seared pork chops with an easy to make sweet and sour raspberry pan sauce. This pan fried pork chops recipe was inspired by the Blueberry Balsamic Pork Chops recipe that has been so popular both on this website and in my new cookbook. I was looking for a similar sweet and sour type...

The best easy corn bread recipe is quick & easy to make and turns out golden and moist every time. A must have for summer BBQs to winter comfort food meals. Our family has traveled extensively in the southern states and have sampled cornbread in practically every state south of the Mason Dixon line. Although we’ve had many versions from jalapeno to cheddar...

This Chocolate Chip Butter Tart Pie is an irresistible close cousin to a pecan pie and makes a wonderfully delicious alternative for those with nut allergies. As long time followers of Rock Recipes will know, one of my all time favourite desserts is Pecan Pie. Although I love it, I rarely make it because I just can’t resist it. It may seem to readers that I...