Simple Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

Philly Cheesesteak Sliders When a craving hits, sometimes you just have to go with the flow. That's what happened when I had a crazy craving for a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. I've had many Cheesesteak sandwiches in my life, but have never attempted to make one. That changed right quick. Rather than a large sandwich, I chose to make little Philly Cheesesteak sliders. I really like the simplicity of this recipe, and by making them sliders, they can be served as a full meal, or as an appetizer for game day... or any day really. You only need a few simple ingredients to make these Philly Cheesesteak sliders, and believe me, you will want to make them. What you will need: 1 medium size ribeye steak; cut thinly 1 Tbsp. oil 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 green bell pepper; diced 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms 1 small onion; diced 6 slices provolone cheese 6 dinner rolls or slider buns **A little trick to cutting the ribeye thinly, is to freeze it for about 30 … [Continue reading]

Simple Blueberry Compote Recipe

Blueberry Compote Recipe

This simple blueberry compote recipe is full of blueberry flavor, and tastes great on cakes, ice cream, french toast and pancakes. I even added a little to a yogurt bowl one morning and it was delicious. My compote is a lot like my blueberry pie filling, except I don't thicken it - I like it a little more 'runny'.. is that the correct wording? It's a little sweet, it's a little tangy, and it's bursting with fresh blueberry flavour. What you will need: 1 1/2 cup fresh blueberries; washed 3 Tbsp. sugar juice of half a lemon 1 Tbsp. water pinch of salt Place 1 cup of blueberries in a small sauce pan. Add in the sugar, water and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat for 8 minutes, and remove from heat when the blueberries start to burst. Stir in salt and add the remaining 1/2 cup of blueberries. Cool and store in a mason jar with a good sealing lid, or an airtight container. Enjoy! Simple Blueberry Compote   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook … [Continue reading]

10 Ways to use up Peaches

Peaches Ways

  Today I am sharing 10 ways to use up those ripe peaches you may have lying around. I always buy way too many peaches when we visit the Okanagan - and I hate to waste them. So I have scoured some of my favorite food blogs and have put together a list of recipes that use fresh and frozen peaches. Everything from jams to drinks, and from pies to crisps. There's some boozy recipes, and some down right mouth watering ones. Be sure to check them out - you will not be disappointed. 10 Ways to use up Peaches: Peach Sweet Tea: A simple sweet tea, infused with Summer ripe peaches Peach Praline Pie from Nurse Loves Farmer A peach pie like no other. You'll be making this recipe over and over again. Okanangan Peach Crisp A classic crisp made with fresh Okanagan Peaches and topped with a cinnamon oat crunch. Honey Roasted Cinnamon Peaches Fresh peaches, roasted with butter and honey, served with a dash of cinnamon and vanilla ice … [Continue reading]

Refreshing Sweet Peach Tea

Refreshing Sweet Peach Tea

Ya'll know how much I love sweet tea, and this sweet peach tea is no different. I had some peaches that needed to be used up, so rather than making another dessert, I made a peach simple syrup, and whipped up a batch of sweet peach tea. It's just like my other sweet tea recipe, but instead of lemon, it's been infused with fresh Okanagan peaches. This refreshing drink is so simple to make, and tastes great! You could add a shot of Whiskey or Bourbon to it, but it's amazing just on it's own. What you will need: 6 Black Tea bags (I use Lipton) 2 cups water 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 1 peach; peeled, pitted, diced water to fill pitcher In a saucepan, add 2 cups of water and the tea bags. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and let sit for about 20 minutes. Squeeze bags and discard. Set liquid aside. In another pot, add 1 cup of water, 1 cup of granulated sugar and the diced peach. Bring mixture to a simmer and allow the sugar to dissolve. Let simmer for about … [Continue reading]

One Pan Roasted Chicken Dinner

One Pan Roasted Chicken Dinner

I've been wanting to try a one pan roasted chicken dinner for a while now, but it was only recently that I went for it. There were a couple of big hits and a minor miss. The hits: Baby red … [Continue reading]

Summer Stone Fruit Tart

Summer Stone Fruit Tart

On our way back from Osoyoos we always stop in Keremeos to pick up some stone fruit like peaches, plums, cherries, apricots and nectarines. I usually will grab some vegetables as well because they are … [Continue reading]

Cheese Crepes with Creamy Dill Sauce

Cheese Crepes with Creamy Dill Sauce

While I was in Alberta, I tried these cheese crepes with creamy dill sauce at Uncle Ed's Ukrainian restaurant and they were to die for. Tender crepes, filled with seasoned cottage cheese and … [Continue reading]

B.C. Cherry Crisp with Almond Whip Cream

B.C. Cherry Crisp with Almond Whip Cream

Cherries are one of my favorite fruits that I only get to enjoy while they are in season. So I enjoy them as much as I can - like in this cherry crisp. I never thought to make a crisp - I've always … [Continue reading]

Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas

Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas

These chicken bacon ranch quesadillas were a total fluke - I had an idea, and ran with it, but I never thought they would turn out this good. Soft flour tortillas stuffed with seasoned chicken … [Continue reading]

Chelsea & Raphael |Wedding

Chelsea & Raphael Wedding_156

It's been months since I shot Chelsea & Raphael's wedding over on Vancouver Island, and I am now just getting around to sharing their special day. I shared their engagement session way back in … [Continue reading]