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Category: Food

Embracing rustic charm and beauty at Viamede Resort

  A couple of weeks ago we arrived at Viamede Resort.   A beautiful pet-friendly resort nestled around the beauty of Stoney Lake, 35 minutes from Peterborough and 2 hours away from Toronto.  Upon arriving, you go through a cute little town where you can stock up on your cottage essentials or just drive down Mount Julien Road and let Viamede do the cooking for you…

Classic Cocktail Dressing

I love a classic cocktail sauce or should I say dressing?  Serving shrimp and snacking on shrimp is my favourite dish to make when hosting get-togethers.  I also love vintage cookbooks and this recipe comes from the 60’s Better Home cookbook,  check it out and make it for your next party.  It’s better than the typical cocktail sauce you buy in…

Benefits of grinding meat at home with Hamilton Beach Canada

I’m really starting to prepare more from scratch when it comes to prepping meat for my family. From making my own specialty coffees to experimenting with bread making because I am tired of finding soy flour in everything, I’m making fresh pasta at home and grinding my own meat which is a small luxury that I actually look forward to when preparing meals at home…

The Best of Bridge: Apple Cheddar Muffins

I love the weekend.  It’s a lazy day for me on the couch watching the Food Network and reading through my cookbooks for inspiration for meal planning and getting snacks made for the kid’s lunches.  One of my go-to cookbooks is Best of Bridge.  I love their books because it’s a Canadian classic and it’s nostalgic for…

Delicious Deep Fried Pickles

When I was pregnant with my twins, I craved deep fried pickles.  I never knew how good they were until I had them at a pub for a sampling event and it’s been love ever since.  Last weekend (I always watch The Food Network) and I love Valerie Bertinelli’s show, Valerie’s Home Cooking.  She was doing a show on State Fair…

Chocolate Guinness Cake with Orange Blossom Frosting

St.Patrick’s Day is around the corner and my new gal pal, Chef, Clodagh McKenna is sharing this recipe with us.  Canadians kick off their celebrations the right way – with a new twist on the classic Guinness stout you know and love. Celebrity Irish chef, restaurateur, author and lifestyle expert, Clodagh McKenna (direct from Ireland!)has developed creative St. Patrick…

Get popping with Cuisinart!

Ah, homemade popcorn!  I have very fond memories of the early 80’s with my sister in our kitchen making popcorn.  Grabbing those little wooden bowls, getting lots and lots of butter and grabbing the freshly popped corn and enjoying endless bowls as we watched CBC music videos.  I was thinking about getting a popcorn maker so I jumped at the chance to collab…