Mini Lemon Cheesecakes with Raspberry Sauce – at only 200 calories each, this recipe yields 12 perfect little portions of cheesecake to let you indulge without a huge calorie binge. These mini lemon cheesecakes with raspberry sauce are just the thing to serve as the finale to this week’s Valentine’s Day Dinner menu. The combination of tart...

Steak Frites with Cabernet Thyme Gravy – a French bistro comfort food classic, elevated by an incredibly flavourful gravy. Tips for perfect frites, too. Okay, so steak frites is just steak and french fries, so what’s the big deal? The big deal is when you experience both of these things done to absolute perfection. If a restaurant has Steak Frites...

Lemon Dijon Moules Marinières – Lemon Dijon Steamed Mussels, an incredible appetizer course or spectacular lunch. Add some linguine for an amazing pasta version too. Lemon Dijon Moules Marinières – Lemon Dijon Steamed Mussels – with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many folks may be choosing to celebrate the occasion this coming  weekend...

Curry Chicken Stuffed Wontons with Curry Cucumber Raita Dip – your party guests will be asking for more of these crispy stuffed wontons with mildly spiced curry chicken inside. Whenever we have friends over in the evening for “Sips & Nibbles” I try to make something a little different that they hadn’t tried before, and that is how this...

Glazed Teriyaki Chicken Wings – these sticky glazed wings are packed with flavour but are completely oven baked and never fried. Perfect game day party food or served with rice for dinner. These Teriyaki Chicken Wings are completely cooked in the oven and need just a little attention to turn them as you glaze them but it is so worth the effort. The glaze reduces...

Pecan Raisin Oatcakes – a delicious solution to breakfast on the go with the wholesome goodness of oats. Perfect for an afternoon coffee break and for packed lunches too. I decided to try making these Pecan Raisin Oatcakes as a result of reading the many responses and messages I got to my original oatcake recipe. People seriously loved that recipe and thanked...

Spicy Ratatouille with Orzo – an outstanding vegetarian meal. A delicious, nutritious and eye appealing way to add a vegetarian option to your weekly meal plan for Meatless Monday. First of all don’t let the title, Spicy Ratatouille, intimidate you. People are sometimes put off from trying the simplest dishes just because of a fancy name. I say check...

Balsamic Braised Beef – a slow cooked beef roast, sealed inside aluminum foil and braised slowly in its own juices plus a very flavourful but simple jus. This balsamic braised beef recipe was sort of inspired by the Worcestershire Butter Roast Beef that I posted a short while ago. I really loved the flavour of that combination of ingredients with the beef....

Buttermilk Biscuit Sausage Rolls – your favourite breakfast sausage gets wrapped with a flakey buttermilk biscuit dough and baked to golden perfection for an on-the-go or sit down breakfast. These buttermilk biscuit sausage rolls amount to a perfect comfort food breakfast or brunch for me. I have always loved a good sausage roll and regularly make Buttermilk...

Mississippi Mud Cake – a southern favourite that’s easy to make from scratch and is popular with kids of all ages. Chocolate cake, marshmallow and a sweet chocolatey glaze; what’s not to love? This is a Mississippi Mud Cake that I used to make many years ago as a kid, but was reminded of it when I saw it mentioned in an old Southern Cookbook I recently...