Homemade Pork Dumplings with Cabbage

Homemade Pork Gyoza with Cabbage

I have had a many dumplings in my life, but I never, ever attempted to make them at home. They look waay too difficult to make, and I am not a patient person when it comes to finnicky.. things. These pork and cabbage dumplings were fantastic, after they were made. Soft and chewy, with just […]




Crock Pot Pear Butter Recipe

Crock Pot Pear Butter

This recipe for crock pot pear butter was one I was dying to try my hand at. I have seen apple butter done in the crock pot, so I thought why not try pear butter? I had a whole bunch of pears just sitting around getting ripe and thought, what an easy way to use […]




Hearty Dill Pickle Soup

Hearty Dill Pickle Soup

I took a page from the Nobel Pig when I saw their video for Dill Pickle Soup… Let’s get something straight here, I love me a good sour soup. Growing up sour rye soup was probably my favorite soup in the whole world, so when this dill pickle soup recipe came up I just had […]




Deep Fried Mushrooms with Super Sauce

Deep Fried Mushrooms with Super Sauce

If you’ve been around for a while you know I love deep fried foods and these deep fried mushrooms are no different. I served them up with ‘super sauce’, and hot diggity damn, they are delicious. Even Graham ate them, and that kid doesn’t eat anything!  I know fried foods are so not good for […]




Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

I have reached a point where I am now hiding vegetables in foods just so my nuggets get veggies in their diet – like these double chocolate zucchini muffins. While they are sweet and chocolaty, there is also a whole large zucchini baked within the batter. Best trick yet. The boys are not fond of […]




No Bake Cranberry Granola Bars

No Bake Cranberry Granola Bars

My boys are big fans of granola bars, and these no bake cranberry granola bars are simple to whip up at home, and taste even better than the store bought ones. I personally love the tartness from the cranberries, and the sweetness from the oats and honey. I decided to add some dark chocolate chips […]




Raincoast Trading Wild Sockeye Salmon Hash

Raincoast Trading Wild Sockeye Salmon Hash

I’m partnering up with Raincoast Trading to not only bring you a delicious Sockeye Salmon hash recipe, but to also talk about the Vancouver based company that has been selling my favorite wild seafood products since 1995. So who is Raincoast Trading? Raincoast Trading is a B.C. based company who offer a delicious variety of […]




Thanksgiving Classic – Rosemary Roasted Turkey

Rosemary Roasted Turkey

Rosemary Roasted Turkey *This post is sponsored by Lonsdale Quay Market. As always, all opinions expressed are my own. I can remember the first time I ever volunteered to host Thanksgiving dinner. I was in my early 20’s and on the phone to my Mom every 15 minutes asking all the questions I could! “Do I […]




French Leek Soup with Swiss Cheese Crouton

French Leek Soup

While flipping through the latest issue of Canadian Living, I came across a recipe for a Swiss-French Leek Soup (pg. 18). I was drooling! You know me – I see a recipe that makes my mouth water, and I am jumping right in to make it. I headed off to pick up a the basic […]




Bacon Tomato Swiss Breakfast Sandwich

Tomato, Bacon Swiss Breakfast Sandwich

This bacon, tomato, Swiss breakfast sandwich is inspired from a local coffee shop in Osoyoos. While away to shoot a wedding, my friend Sarah and I stopped in for a quick bite to eat and a caffeine fix for the long day ahead. I have learned to just order food and if there is something […]