Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread Cookies – ideal for afternoon tea! Buttery sweet shortbread cookies flavoured with lemon zest and with crunchy little poppyseeds baked right in. Inspired by the Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf Cakes  that I always enjoyed growing up, these Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread Cookies would be equally at home at a fancy afternoon tea. Simple...

Peanut Butter Sriracha Chicken Satay – with a sweet, sour, spicy sauce that can even be made a day in advance; then brush it onto the chicken skewers and grill in mere minutes. This recipe for Peanut Butter Sriracha Chicken Satay can do double duty; both as a deliciously different weekday dinner, and as a fun party food during the upcoming Holiday season. Their...

Marshmallow Cookie Bars – easy to make in any flavour you like. The shortbread cookie bottom gets topped by a homemade marshmallow layer made from your favourite flavour of Jello! These Marshmallow Cookie Bars are another common cookie treat around Christmas time here in Newfoundland. Some of the recipes for the marshmallow layer that I’ve tried in the...

Marshmallow Roll Cookies – easy, no-bake & freezer friendly! These cookie confections will be popular with all ages, especially around the Christmas season. These Marshmallow Roll Cookies are another treat that you routinely see on trays of Christmas cookies here in Newfoundland. They are popular in local bakeries too, especially those that specialize in...

Orange Cherry Cream Cheese Pound Cake – sweet maraschino cherries suspended in a buttery cream cheese batter that’s been infused with orange flavour. A great Christmas cake to make in advance for the holiday freezer. This cream cheese pound cake is another terrific example of how a good basic recipe can be reinvented in as many ways as you like. The base...

Ultimate Nut Fruitcake – using 5 different delicious nuts! This recipe uses hazelnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts and pecans in the cake and is topped by a sweet almond marzipan layer in the ultimate fruitcake for those who can’t get enough of crunchy nuts. What makes the Ultimate Nut Fruitcake? That’s easy; plenty of crunchy nuts and a...

Easy Marshmallow Fondant – it costs far less, is not difficult to prepare and tastes better than store bought too! It’s also easy to add flavourings and colouring to suit the cake. I made this marshmallow fondant recently just because I wanted to give a finished look to my Ultimate Nut Fruitcake for Christmas. I did decorate a lot of cakes once but never...

Turkey Poutine – this take on the classic French Canadian dish of french fries, cheese curds and gravy with the addition of leftover stuffing and cranberry sauce will have you eagerly anticipating the day after the big turkey dinner. Isn’t this photo of turkey poutine absolutely drool-worthy?  Maybe it’s because I am such a huge fan of roast turkey...

Leftover Turkey Potato Cakes – pure comfort food heaven…and from leftovers too! These crispy potato and turkey cakes may be even better than the meal that preceded them. The inspiration for these Leftover Turkey and Potato Cakes came from the most unusual of sources, a recipe contest….but it wasn’t a recipe in the contest. Chef Roger Andrews,...

Turkey Waldorf Salad Sandwich Wraps – a post Thanksgiving sandwich will never be the same once you sample this delicious combination of flavours and textures. These Turkey Waldorf Salad Sandwich Wraps are another delicious and inventive way to use up all that Thanksgiving or Christmas leftover turkey…or at any other time of year you roast a turkey. At...