Cheddar Chive Biscuits

A TASTE OF FRESHNESS   If you are a fan of cheddar cheese biscuits you must try my cheddar chive biscuits which takes the taste up one notch in flavour. I don’t know about you guys but I love cheese and so does the rest of the family. We often buy cheese when it’s on sale and freeze it so we always have cheese in the house especially for cooking. Adding cheese to biscuits seems like a natural thing to do but you can turn any plain biscuit into something magical in your mouth with a host of flavours sweet or savoury. My garden is now in full bloom with my veggies growing at extra speed with all this rain we’ve been getting. My chives have done exceptionally well considering I’ve left them out all winter long. Mind you it’s pretty hard to kill chives, spring onions and garlic. I have already cut them about 3 times and they continue to produce for me. I’m sure if I take them in over the winter with my luck things would be different.   Cheddar chive biscuits   Tonight I am making my bruschetta pasta salad and these cheddar chive biscuits to […]

Margherita Pizza

ONE OF THE BEST PIZZAS YOU WILL MAKE   I haven’t met many people who say they aren’t fans of pizza and today I’m going to make your mouth water with what I call my Margherita Pizza. There isn’t a gathering that I’ve held or been to where I’ve made this pizza where friends and family are wanting the recipe. Now, they won’t have to ask as my secret Margherita recipe will be shared here today and available forever. What I love about making homemade pizza is that my family can get involved and we all enjoy creating a custom pizza that we will all enjoy. No one says a pizza has to be topped with just mozzarella and pepperoni. Don’t worry if you don’t have round pizza baking sheets or any mad dough throwing pizza skills either. I make my pizza in square pans and cut them into squares and you know what? They taste the same as if it were shaped like a round pizza pie.   Pizza any day   If I do say so myself nothing beats pizza whether it’s on a weekday or a Friday night and I’ve even had the pleasure to eat pizza […]

Simple homemade plain bagel

HOT BAKED BAGELS   We enjoy a good bagel in this house and although it’s easy to buy bagels when grocery shopping we tend to enjoy homemade bagels the best. Yes, I know you are thinking, she even makes bagels and it’s true I do. I try to make as much homemade food as I can for my family instead of having to rush in and purchase convenience items just so they can enjoy something they love. My family doesn’t complain about the homemade cookies, cakes and delicious meals that come out of our kitchen. I hope one day they can teach their own children the simple art of following a recipe, basic ingredients, cooking and baking techniques which I share with them each time they are my little helpers. With the rising costs of everyday produce and other grocery items I can cut my grocery budget and save when I make food homemade like bagels instead of opting for commercial baked bagels. If I can make it, I’ll give it go. Bagels are expensive and for just six in a packet for a decent bagel the price can hit upwards of $3.00 or more so it’s a luxury item. […]

Stollen bread for the Christmas holidays

SWEET AND SIMPLE THIS FRUIT BREAD IS PACKED FULL OF FLAVOUR   If it’s a sweet treat you crave but don’t want to indulge in chocolate or something ooey gooey then this recipe is a must try. Christmas prep is in full swing at my house and the hustle and bustle in the kitchen only means that I’m baking up a long list of holiday favourites for everyone to enjoy. I like to be ahead of the game and get some treats and breads ready in case of unexpected guests or even just as a sweet treat on a cold winter’s day! With so many rich, traditional foods at Christmas, it can be a welcome change to be offered a slice of delicious home-made Stollen bread with butter, cheese, or a homemade preserve such as my carrot marmalade which I also use in this recipe. With the coming and goings of expected and unexpected guests during the Christmas holidays it’s a good idea to have a stand-by recipe for bread suitable for all occasions. This Stollen bread recipe offers just that and it’s not that difficult to make but it’s the culture behind the bread that most people often wonder […]

Baked Loaded Cauliflower Pizza

  Cauliflower Just Got A Whole Lot Better If you are in the mood for an easy pizza recipe or if you aren’t good at making pizza dough than this is the pizza for you. I know you are thinking cauliflower pizza sounds disgusting but trust me it’s far from what you think.The best part is that you don’t need any flour and it’s not going to cost you lots of money to make this frugal pizza in a flash. When I am on Facebook, particularly my Canadian Budget Binder and The Free Recipe Depot pages I see recipes in  my news feed all the time and many of my fans like and share recipes as well. The other day one of my fans and I can’t remember who mentioned or liked this cauliflower pizza recipe and I knew I just had to make it. I thought it was a brilliant idea since we had a great big bowl of cauliflower mash in the refrigerator that my wife and I made the previous day instead of mashed potatoes. Her sister came around with a head of cauliflower that they weren’t going to use up on time and asked if we […]

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