Shortcut Monte Cristo Sandwich on Ben’s Honey Wheat Bread – with brie apple and ham…but feel free to create your own cheesy combination of flavours. The idea for this shortcut Monte Cristo Sandwich was really born of frustration with trying to make one the “authentic” way. Traditionally the entire sandwich is constructed, then dipped...

Barbecue Spice Mix Seasoning, a restaurant style shake-on seasoning blend that boosts flavour on everything from french fries & hash browns to grilled meats & veggies! I started thinking about this barbecue spice mix seasoning several months ago when I had breakfast at a hotel restaurant. The hash browns they served were lightly dusted with a tasty seasoning...

Easy Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake – this gorgeous, simple cake is so quick to make too, with only about 20 minutes of hands on preparation. It’s destined to be one of your go-to desserts. I made this Easy Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake last week when my daughter Olivia was home from University in Toronto on mid term break. I always like to cook and...

Toutons Benedict – Newfoundland Fried Bread “Toutons” form the base of this delicious Eggs Benedict version with lightly fried baked ham and a summer savoury flavoured Hollandaise Sauce.   I do look forward to my weekend brunches and this Toutons Benedict really hit the spot. Toutons instead of a toasted English muffins are much better as the...

This Rum Sauce a.k.a. Rum & Butter Sauce or Rum Caramel Sauce goes by a few names but either way it is an outstandingly delicious addition to  desserts like bread pudding, apple pie or ice cream! I recently updated our old family favourite recipe for Rum Raisin Bread Pudding and part of the update was the addition of a rum sauce. I almost always refer to...

Smoked Cheddar Duchess Potatoes – one of the most luxurious, indulgent and most flavourful potato side dishes you will ever sample. When I say that these Smoked Cheddar Duchess potatoes are indulgent and delicious, you can bet I mean it. They are the most creamy, rich and flavourful baked, mashed potatoes I’ve ever tried.   They were inspired...

Rum Raisin Bread Pudding – an old fashioned favourite dessert that takes only a few simple ingredients to create something exceptionally delicious. This Rum Raisin Bread Pudding has become one of our household favourites. Revered by some as the ultimate comfort food, bread pudding, however, generally gets a bad rap and quite undeservedly so. Spouse claimed...

Ham Omelet Grilled Cheese Sandwich, on Ben’s Honey Wheat Bread – a real morning kick-starter breakfast with the wholesome taste of real honey baked into the bread. There’s no doubt that we are a sandwich family. From bacon and egg breakfast sandwiches to a quick grilled cheese lunch, and even a hearty, satisfying club sandwich for dinner, the versatile...

Lemon Garlic Roast Chicken with Sage – a flavourful way to roast a whole chicken that’s pretty impressive to carve at the table too; making great for everything from weekday suppers to dinner parties. Today I’m updating this recipe for Lemon Garlic Roast Chicken from the very early days of Rock Recipes. This recipe was first posted back on October 25, 2007,...

Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs – a year round way to enjoy meaty, tender, finger licking, fall-off-the-bone ribs with the easiest preparation method ever. This slow cooker barbecue ribs recipe is more of an instructional guide than a recipe. I have added the ingredients for my Smokin’ Summer Spice Dry Rub in the recipe but you can use any BBQ seasoning mix...