One Pot Spanish Chicken

ALL YOU NEED IS ONE POT   Spanish Chicken is a great new way to serve up flavourful chicken rather than grilling, baking or stir-frying. The best part, you only need one pot! You can use chicken in thousands of recipes but for most people they stick to the recipes that sound delicious and that don’t take hours to prepare and cook. We all like a go-to recipe that is affordable not to mention quick and easy. This is a meal you want to add to that list. It’s always nice to try something new to break the food boredom trap that many people fall into. To make life easier in the kitchen I do cheat now and again to get a meal on the table. What do I mean by cheating a recipe? Well, not everything is homemade. Although I do my best to make all of our meals from scratch the reality is today’s parents don’t have the time to do it all. We don’t all want to be chained to the stove 24/7 so sneaking in something pre-made now and again is not a bad thing. In this recipe my cheat is the pasta sauce. I ran […]

Crockpot Pulled pork with a Blueberry Teriyaki Sauce

SWEET AND SAVOURY ON YOUR PLATE   I have felt under the weather lately and needed to make supper tonight so I am making a simple crock-pot pulled pork recipe but changing it up by adding blueberries and teriyaki. I really do just want to stay in bed and sip on my lemon and honey hot drink but supper needs to be organized. This is one of those recipes that you can set and forget it. This is also one of those budget-friendly recipes that you can make ahead of time and even freeze for another day. You all know me well enough now that I have a few recipes up my sleeve that are fast such as 15 minute meals or a one-pot wonder. Today I’ve taken out the crock-pot which I just love as you can make just about anything in it from bread to jam, soups and stews to my all-time favourite pulled pork.     Pulled Pork   Today I am going to make for you today my version of crock-pot pulled pork that’s made with teriyaki sauce, Worcester sauce (also known as Worcestershire) and blueberries as well my homemade tomato sauce to top it all […]

Cheesy Tomato Pie with Potato Crust

TOMATOES IN A SAVORY PIE…   Enjoying a slice of tomato pie might not be your idea of an ending to a meal but this pie is a main dish that is a must try if you love tomatoes, cheese and potatoes. If you are a gardener planting and growing tomatoes is tops on your list. With proper tomato plant care you will likely be enjoying tomatoes all summer long. It’s now that time of year where our gardens are over-flowing with tomatoes and many of us are struggling for ways to use them up. Although many of us stick to the common tomato recipes such as tomato salsa, tomato sauce, pasta sauce etc. we often want to go above and beyond and try something new.   Cheesy Tomato Pie   You can easily stuff tomatoes and top with breadcrumbs but you can also take it a step further and create a tomato cheese pie. That’s right pie recipes aren’t meant for sweet pies but also savory pies. Red tomato pies are popular because they are savory and an easy dinner to whip up during the week or on a lazy Sunday. Although there are many varieties and colours of […]

Crunchy baked chicken with Greek Tzatziki

JAZZ UP YOUR CHICKEN   Now that the first day of summer has rolled in BBQ parties and gatherings are in full force and so are your invites to such events. Today I’ve got this creamy Tzatziki chicken that will leave your guests wondering how in the world you gave chicken so much flavour. We have all had those days where we really can’t be bothered to cook after having a party. If you stare at the leftovers wondering what to do with them don’t fret because I’ve got some ideas for you today. If you are anything like me I always host a food party and ask my guests to bring their own bottle of alcohol (BYOB) and mix so I can focus on delicious food. It’s a great way for all of us friends to get together and keep the costs low, especially if we rotate whose house we have the next dinner gathering at. Sometimes it’s amazing the food that comes out because it generally gives us something to talk about, especially when it’s recipes we’ve never heard of. I like to be off the wall with my creativity so I tend to shake things up a […]

Easy juicy meat buns

BATCH COOKING FOR EASY MEALS MADE SIMPLE   If you haven’t tried meat buns yet and you love hamburgers you must give these little packages of love a try. Last week I made those lovely steak bakes for you and this week something a wee bit different. Meat buns are a no fuss put together meal that can be made the night before or frozen for another day for a quick on the run meal. I’m always looking for easy meat recipes so family doesn’t have to have the same meals over and over again. What I like about these meat buns are that they are unique. The Japanese have something similar with their Japanese meat buns although I believe they are steamed buns. I’ve never had them before but I would like to one day. They are comparable to what a Cornish pasty is in the UK. If you haven’t had a Cornish pasty before you must try one. My friend over at Farmgirl Fare has an amazing recipe for Cornish pasties which are traditional and created by the one and only popular British Chef Jamie Oliver. I make my own as well and I’ll share that recipe with […]

Hearty Steak Bakes

STEAK UP YOUR SUNDAY   I’m pretty sure many of you are scratching your heads wondering what steak bakes are but have no fear they are easy to make. The best part is that everyone who loves steak will love a steak bake. We love having a proper Sunday Lunch with all of the trimmings but every once in a while we change it up a bit and go with something non-traditional for our family. As you already know I love stuffing recipes like my homemade perogies, my twice baked potatoes and other recipes that still aren’t published. Being a mom of three it’s sometimes hard to get everything ready throughout the day so planning for me is imperative. From cleaning the house, washing clothes to making breakfast, lunch and supper including a full Sunday meal you want to have some mommy me time. In order for me to make time for myself I need to create that time by finding ways to slim back on time busters in my every day chores. What I like to do is create yummy recipes that don’t need lots of time yet my family loves. Over the years I’ve managed to come up […]

Easy homemade perogies

 LITTLE STUFFED DUMPLINGS   It’s been a long anticipated recipe but here is my version of the traditional Polish perogies recipe. Just last week I brought you the twice baked potato skins and this week another potato recipe just a bit different although you will love it. The perogie is a traditional Polish food that has many names around the world. In Polish it is known as the Pierogi and you may run into other variations such as perogie, perogy, perogi and so on.   Getting to know perogies   I was first introduced to the perogie delicacy by my friend Charlene. We had to organize a fundraiser for the pre-school and she though it was a no-brainer to make Perogies. She thought that we could easily make them and all the profit would go to the pre-school since they are a fairly frugal meal to create. (They raised over $1,000) I had to ask what a perogie was as it’s not something we eat in Scotland or the UK for that matter as much as we love our spuds (potatoes). When I saw how easy it was to make perogies and how delicious they tasted I was hooked and […]

Easy Cheesy Rice Pie

MEATLESS FAMILY MEAL   I know cheesy rice pie sounds a bit odd but trust me when I say it’s delicious and easy to make and great when you want to wow your family at dinner time. We love our meat dishes in this house but we also enjoy our vegetables too and my kids gobble up this cheesy rice pie every time I make it. Thankfully I don’t have picky eaters and the kids eat almost everything I put in front of them. I know this is not the case in every family but trying something new like my rice pie might become a hit and a new family tradition for you. Many times families stick to the same old recipes and that might put your family in a food rut so don’t be scared to whip something new up to see what they think. Everyone loves cheese and you can use whatever cheese you like in this rice pie dish although I opt for a strong cheese from Black Diamond so you don’t have to use as much and it cuts the fat content of the dish as well. This is also one rice dish that is not […]