Smash Roasted Potatoes –  Crispy potatoes roasted in their skins; this versatile recipe can be made to suit whatever main dishes with which you are serving them.  These smash roasted potatoes have become a favourite of my kids again recently when I made them after a prolonged absence from our dinner table. I first saw this method of roasting potatoes on...

Dirty Rice and Beans Soup – inspired by Cajun dirty rice, this vegetarian soup is not short on flavour, colour or nutrition; a terrific meatless Monday meal. Spouse has her soup pot out again and this time she has another vegetarian option on the menu, Dirty Rice and Beans Soup. Traditionally Cajun dirty rice does contain some meat, usually chopped chicken...

Lemon Mousse Cake – an easy version of lemon mousse comprised of lemon curd and whipped cream sits atop a light-as-air sponge cake and is then topped with more lemon curd, whipped cream and candied lemon peel. This lemon mousse cake was part of our Easter celebrations last week when I brought it to my parent’s house for Easter dinner. I volunteered to...

Honey Garlic Meatballs with an easy Honey Garlic Sauce recipe – make beef or pork meatballs with the easiest, most delicious Honey Garlic Sauce you’ll find. Honey Garlic Meatballs used to be a bit of a go-to recipe at our house and it actually surprised me that I hadn’t posted this recipe yet. With about 1500 recipes on site now, it gets hard to...

Chicken Tikka Masala – make this flavour packed, classic curry dish easily and economically, even as a low fat version. Simple spices and ingredients yield big taste in this family favourite. Chicken Tikka Masala is often noted the first curry dish that many people ever tried. I was into my early twenties before I ever made a curry dish myself and that was...

Simnel Cake – a British Easter tradition. A light fruitcake with a layer of marzipan baked into the centre, then topped with a traditional marzipan decoration. A Simnel Cake is something I hear about practically every year on the British cooking shows but I’d never made one until now. A quick search online shows that almost every one of the TV chefs over...

Chocolate Truffle Cream Cake – with a gluten free option. This one bowl chocolate cake recipe works well with any all purpose gluten free flour. The chocolate truffle cream frosting is naturally gluten free. This Chocolate Truffle Cream Cake was never intended to be a recipe for this blog, nor was it intended to be posted as a gluten free recipe. It can easily...

#Feed it Forward in your local community + Chicken Chili Rice and Beans – a deliciously economical and nutritious way to feed a crowd without sacrificing flavour.  As do many of you reading this, I come from a privileged position of never having known hunger. There was always a bounty of food available in our household when I was growing up and the bounty...

Chocolate Stout Cake with Irish Cream Truffle Filling & Chocolate Whisky Glaze – the ultimate dessert indulgence for St. Patrick’s Day with not one, but three boozy nods to the Emerald Isle. I’ve always intended to add a chocolate stout cake recipe to Rock Recipes but for some reason I’m always particularly busy around this time of year...

Honey Oat Bran Bread – a delicious home-made bread lightly sweetened with honey and with the wholesome flavour of oats; makes a terrific sandwich loaf. This Honey Oat Bran bread is a recipe I’ve been tweaking for a while. I do like whole grain breads but they can tend to be a bit mealy and dry in some cases. I was looking to make a softer, note tender...