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…

Balsamic Onion & Tarragon Dressing

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about great food vs. good food it’s details… great Chefs make foods that have layers of interest to them. They will marinate meat and then add the cooked meat to a flavorful side and then top it with dressed greens and finish it with a sauce. Layers and layers…

Cilantro Lime Dressing

When I was a kid I don’t think it even occurred to me that one could make their own salad dressing, to me it was just an item in the grocery store that came bottled; it would be like making your own mustard as far as I was concerned. I have since converted my mind…

Maple Dijon Dressing/Marinade

I’m not sure if it’s common knowledge or not but a dressing is essentially a marinade so any dressing you normally use on a salad can usually be used as a marinade. I think back to the 1980’s (loved that decade!) and I remember countless moms using Italian dressing to marinade their chicken, I was…

Winter Quinoa & Bulgar Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing

I was making dinner recently and when I asked my husband what he’s like me to make as a side to the main, he asked if there was anything¬† besides potatoes, rice or pasta. I realized then that I had gotten into a bit of a rut when it comes to making side dishes. It…

Greek Pasta Salad

This recipe is one of my familie’s favorites, I make it a lot and send leftovers to school with my kids. I have actually had parents approach me and ask for the recipe because their kid came home and told them about my kid’s lunch and they wanted it too. It makes a great side […]