Crispy Cod Nuggets in The Phillips Airfryer – simple, tender chunks of codfish in a crispy cracker crumb crust. Cooks in only 15 minutes! When I was asked to give the Phillips Airfryer a test run, one of the first things I thought about trying, was cod nuggets. Since school is truly back into a settled routine this week, it’s the time of year when meal...

Copycat KFC? Is the “leaked” recipe the real deal? We put the recipe from the now famous Chicago Tribune article to the test and here’s what we found! Is this copycat KFC or is it actually much closer to the real thing? A few weeks ago, the Chicago Tribune published an article in which they interviewed a nephew of Colonel Harland Sanders, the founder...

Blueberry Turnovers – a pre-cooked blueberry pie filling and a forgiving sweet butter pastry recipe make these turnovers practically foolproof. Blueberry turnovers can be a real pain to make using fresh berries. Generally, the berries will release all of their juice and soak the pastry before the filling can bubble and thicken. Then there’s the issue...

Pecan Peach Crumble Pie – a simple fresh peach filling in an all butter flakey crust, crowned with a buttery pecan & cinnamon crumble topping. Pecan Peach Crumble Pie may be my summer peach last hurrah. September has quietly crept in and everyone seems to be in full back-to-school mode this week. My son Noah has started his final year of high school and...

BBQ Prime Rib with Garlic Chili Butter – a dry spice rubbed prime rib roast gets seared, then slow cooked to perfection and served with an indulgent, flavour infused butter. This BBQ prime rib roast idea was inspired by my my  Smoked Paprika Balsamic Steak recipe. That delicious recipe gets topped with an herb and garlic infused butter. Let’s face it,...

Bourbon Peach Shortcake – a light as air sponge cake gets layered with vanilla whipped cream and peaches which have been marinated in vanilla and bourbon. This Bourbon Peach Shortcake was inspired by another version of this cake that we often enjoy, a Brandied Peach Shortcake. On this occasion, I was making dessert for a little send-off supper we were having...

BBQ Chicken Pasta Bake – turn leftover chicken into a delicious comfort food meal in under an hour. The whole family will love it. I didn’t actually set out to develop this BBQ chicken pasta recipe, it once again was a matter of time and necessity that spurred it into existence. Trying to keep up with teenagers schedules this summer has left our normal...

Honey Peach BBQ Sauce – brings the flavour of summer’s sweetest fruit to a tangy and flavourful barbecue sauce. Terrific for ribs, pulled pork and chicken, especially grilled wings. You may be shaking your head at the idea of  Peach BBQ Sauce. Using fruit as the base for barbecue sauce may sound strange to some but as in my recipe for Blueberry BBQ Sauce...

Honey Lemon Vinaigrette on Peach Bacon Salad – a vinaigrette recipe that goes particularly well with salads containing summer fruits and berries like peaches and plums or strawberries & raspberries. This Honey Lemon Vinaigrette recipe is barely a recipe at all but comes that the request of a friend who saws it used on a peach and bacon salad Spouse made...

One Hour Beer Butt Chicken – it only takes an hour at high heat to infuse flavour into the dry rubbed chicken, while giving it a little tasty char on the skin and yielding a juicy, succulent result. Beer Butt Chicken has become a summer staple BBQ meal, it seems: even my dad makes it. When I first heard of it some 20 years ago, I thought it would be a passing...