Perfect Poached Eggs

I think poached eggs are a popular item to order from breakfast menus because people are intimidated to make them at home. Like all foods, Chefs often have tricks on how to make poached eggs easily and in bulk for quick service. Let me give you a peek behind the curtain and maybe save you…

Homemade Hamburger Buns

I’ve said in previous posts that I did not like homemade hamburgers when I was growing up because my dad would add big chunks of peppers and onions and then he’d over cook them until they were dry and round little balls of charcoal. He would then put the overcooked burgers between two slices of…

White Chocolate, Toffee & Pretzel Cookies

So when I was working as a Corporate Chef, I came up with a recipe for Peanut Butter, White Chocolate and Pretzel cookies, which are awesome! Unfortunately they are not school lunch friendly though so I had to make an adjustment and I thought toffee added a nice texture and depth of flavour. Don’t roll…

Omelette Waffles

It probably won’t surprise you to know that I have a family who really loves to eat, we’re talking big meals and coming back for seconds and thirds. This is also true for my son’s friends when they come over for a sleepover and they love to wake up at the crack of noon to…

Thai Peanut Satay Sauce

There are some foods that I make just to have a good excuse to dip them in a sauce that I love… my Thai Salad Rolls are one of these foods and I make them just so I can use them as a vehicle to carry this delicious sauce to my mouth. The sauce is…

Thai Salad Rolls

I think Thai food is probably one of my favorite cuisines, the balance of sweet, salty, sour and spice is so perfect and the use of interesting ingredients appeals to me because I love to experiment with new flavors and exotic looking ingredients. Thai food is also quite healthy, not in a low fat, no…

Incredible Potato Salad

For those of us in Canada, it seems like a pipe dream but summer is almost here and that means outdoor grilling and picnic foods like potato salad. I’ve always thought that potato salad was a staple for all backyard barbecues but I’ve noticed  along the way that it’s rarely on the table. When it…

Boston Cream Doughnuts

When I was a kid my mom would shop at a grocery store called Co-op which is a big brand in Western Canada. I remember the bakers in the bakery department would put out warm, freshly fried doughnut holes that were covered in cinnamon sugar for the customers to take. My sister and I would…

Spicy Avocado Sandwich Spread

Avocados are definitely trendy these days and there are a tonne of recipes out there on unique ways of using them in everything from dessert items to fancy toast. This spread is an excellent use of these delicious and healthy little fruits. It’s important to make sure you use ripe and unblemished avocados, the result…

Spicy Chicken & Bacon Wrap

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the best dinner to make for a family or a large group are the ones that people can customize. As a mother of three kids and a member of a large extended family, I know that everyone likes things a bit differently and whenever I get…