Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Oatmeal Crumble Streusel are the perfect addition to a Fall brunch table. In the post Halloween haze, as the news of the morning reminds us that it’s time to “Fall back” I am once again making these beautiful, moist apple cinnamon muffins for our weekend brunch. While others may enjoy the crispness in the air and the...

Braised short ribs add depth of flavour to this rich, delicious version of beef barley soup. This braised short rib version of beef barley soup came about because Spouse was feeling under the weather today and in need of a little wholesome comfort food to see  her through her misery. Her love of almost any kind of soup has been well documented on these web pages,...

Chocolate Poke Cake with Fudge Sauce Chocolate Poke Cake – light, moist Chocolate Velvet Cake, drizzled in homemade fudge sauce, then topped with vanilla whipped cream & chopped chocolate. This chocolate poke cake is a little slice of chocolate indulgence that puts to use two of my favourite recent chocolate recipes. The Chocolate Velvet Cake used in...

Pork and tart fruits are made for each other. There’s just something about pork and fruit compotes, relishes or sauces. They seem to be meant for each other. Pork and apples are a natural combination of course. Often when serving pork chops at our house we treat firm apples like vegetables as a side dish and perfect accompaniment to the meat. We simply quickly ...

Mini Crab Cakes are easy but impressive. This is one of those recipes that is great for weekend entertaining as hors d’oeuvres or as a starter course for that special occasion dinner. Either way, you will have a definite hit on your hands if you offer your guests these delicate morsels. Great crab cakes are one of those things that always impresses guests...

Apple Scones are the ideal addition to a Fall weekend brunch. It never fails in my kitchen, as soon as I see all the beautiful Fall apples in the markets, I immediately start thinking about new ways to use them and these beautiful apple scones were my latest success. They were warm, tender, beautifully spiced and full of fresh sweet apple pieces. Eggs and scone...

 Is it an Apple Crisp or and Apple Crumble? Maybe I’ve watched too many British cooking shows where they always say Apple Crumble but Google tells me that Apple Crisp is searched about 4 times more often. It doesn’t really matter what you call it, it’s the flavour that counts. A very good place to start in talking about back to basics in dessert...

Thanksgiving side dishes are welcome serving suggestions at Christmas too …or at Sunday dinner any time of year. No matter where or when you celebrate the holiday, Thanksgiving side dishes are part of the entire celebration and part of family traditions all over Canada and the US. Here in Canada , we celebrate over a month earlier than our American cousins,...

Hummingbird Cake is a close cousin to the carrot cake but with bananas, pineapple and crunchy pecans as the stand out flavours. It still loves to be paired with luscious  cream cheese frosting though. This Carrot Cake look alike also has cream cheese frosting but the cake itself is banana, pineapple and pecan. This is a recipe that I’ve had for a long time...

Get ready for some amazing, original leftover turkey recipes. Everyone needs a little help with all those turkey leftovers and it is so easy to get at least another delicious meal or two for the family out of them; you just need a little inspiration. We’ve got plenty to choose from here. Check back for more, we will be adding more great leftover turkey...