The Best Yellow Cake Recipe, Homemade from Scratch – a moist, delicious, beautifully textured cake, paired in a classic combination with chocolate frosting. A great yellow cake recipe is one of the most searched for among dedicated baking enthusiasts. I’m no different and have been experimenting with different recipes that I’ve found online for...

These beautiful garlic potatoes dauphinoise get additional flavour boosts from French’s Dijon Mustard and Gouda cheese! A perfect side dish with Easter ham or lamb. With Easter fast approaching my thoughts always turn to the annual celebration meal. In our family, a glazed baked ham is traditional but a roast turkey dinner is also a second favourite. No matter...

This incredibly delicious recipe for tender roast leg of lamb has a flavourful smoked paprika and garlic rub on the outside and a fragrant summer savory and onion stuffing inside. What an amazing idea for Easter dinner.  I have to admit that when I was asked by McCormick brand to create a new lamb recipe for this Easter post, I was very pleased indeed. I absolutely...

Often the most fuss-free methods are the best and that’s exactly the case in learning how to roast a chicken easily and perfectly every single time. I’ll confess that when I first saw chef Thomas Keller’s method of roasting chicken I was skeptical. Sure it looked perfect but I still like my chicken to be fully cooked while still juicy inside. I’ve...

A simple but delicious vanilla sponge cake filled with roasted strawberry jam and topped with an uncomplicated vanilla glaze. Makes a simple elegant birthday cake. Spouse gets to choose her birthday cake every year and this year she requested something uncomplicated using her favourite vanilla sponge cake recipe. This simply beautiful cake was the delicious result. Spouse...

This vegetarian mushroom burger recipe certainly is not short on flavour. Make them as burgers or sliders at parties & even the meat eaters will love them! I must admit that our family doesn’t eat a lot of vegetarian meals although we have been trying to slip an occasional one into meal plans lately. Most often when we have vegetarian guests, we serve...

Copycat Big Mary Chicken Sandwich and Taters – a great homemade copycat recipe for a well loved chicken sandwich from Mary Browns Famous Chicken and Taters. For those of you outside Newfoundland and parts of Canada who don’t know Mary Browns Famous Chicken and Taters, it is a much loved fried chicken franchise which started here in Newfoundland many years...

Sometimes I’m resistant to a seemingly odd idea, and a peanut butter cheeseburger was definitely one of those ideas. In my travels around the Southern US, I’d seen burgers on several menus that had peanut butter slathered onto the burger. It seemed to be a mainstay idea on a few of the food trucks featured on some of the food network shows too. Still...

The best vanilla pound cake recipe can be an elusive thing to chase. I’ve tried many recipes over the years and have tried to develop my own recipe several times to get the exact balance of elements that make  for a perfect pound cake. To my mind a great pound cake is dense but not stodgy and is simply flavoured but still rich and buttery. After experimenting...

Parmesan Marinara Baked Mussels – make a terrific, easy first course for a celebration dinner, especially a romantic dinner for two on Valentine’s Day. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, when I think of special dinners to cook for your sweetheart, I always seem to default to seafood recipes; even for the appetizer course, like in this...