Fudge Brownies – this recipe for the best, ultimately fudgey brownies starts with a boiled fudge base to ensure dense, chocolatey delicious brownies every time. These fudge brownies prove that it’s never too late to discover a new favourite recipe. The perfect brownies recipe is something that many bakers obsess over and I’m no different. There...

Prosciutto Wrapped Cod with Mediterranean Salsa – beautiful fresh north Atlantic cod wrapped in prosciutto and served with a Mediterranean inspired salsa. This prosciutto wrapped cod recipe was an easy one for me to develop because prosciutto is probably my favourite cured meat of all time. I love it with crusty bread and gorgonzola cheese, wrapped around slices...

Dijon Cole Slaw – our standard recipe with cabbage and carrots or try adding sweetness with the addition of golden raisins and bell peppers. This dijon coleslaw post was inspired by a photo that I posted on our Facebook Page this past weekend. It was the photo below of a traditional Newfoundland Sunday supper “cold plate”. I was astounded at the...

Barbecue Spice Burgers – start with a simple mix of salt and spices to perfectly season the ground chuck beef. The grilled beef patty then gets served on a toasted bun with a bacon blanket, tempura onions, lettuce, tomato and a roasted garlic sriracha mayo. Salt is one of those things that we take for granted in everyday cooking and baking but where would we...

Maple Pie – a close cousin to butter tarts, sugar pie and even a southern pecan pie. This rich maple flavoured filling in a flakey butter cry pastry is perfect for Canada Day or even for Thanksgiving or at the Holidays. I based this maple pie recipe on an old recipe for sugar pie that I made many years ago. Since it’s the Canada Day long weekend, I decided...

Clotted Cream Ice Cream- the richest, creamiest, most indulgent vanilla ice cream you’ll ever taste; made with an easy homemade version of clotted cream. The inspiration for this clotted cream ice cream came from a recent post about clotted cream where I discovered how to make a homemade version using regular whipping cream. That clotted cream is just perfect...

Penne Pasta Salad with Shrimp Chili & Lime – a deliciously simple pasta salad that’s terrific to serve with cold cuts, grilled, chicken  or fish, or as an ideal BBQ side dish. Penne pasta salad is probably my favourite among all pasta salads. I like the fact that being among the larger of pasta shapes available, penne make the salad easier to serve...

Maple Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp – a beautifully balanced combination of sweet, spicy and tangy flavours that’s just perfect on plump grilled shrimp. This Maple Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp idea is barely a “recipe” at all. It’s really just something I threw together as a marinade for some Tiger Shrimp that I had bought earlier in the day....

Peri Peri Sauce should be garlicy, spicy, lemony, tangy and utterly addictive. This bright, fresh, fully-flavoured version hits all the right notes. My confession is that I had never tried peri peri sauce before. It is a sauce that originated in Portugal and then went on a long trip t0 several parts of Africa where it also became incredibly popular. It’s based...

Loaded Butter Tarts – traditional, easy-to-make butter tarts with the addition of toasted pecans, chocolate chips, raisins and dried coconut; ultimately decadent. These Loaded Butter tarts came about partly as the result of a very lively vote and discussion on the Rock Recipes Facebook Page about whether the filling for a proper butter tart should be completely...