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Category: Food

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Delicious New Guinness Dishes from Irish Celebrity Chef Clodagh McKenna

We’re still in full-on entertaining mode since our move back to Winnipeg and I have some delicious recipes to share with you from Guinness! Guinness has partnered with celebrity Irish chef, restaurateur, author and lifestyle expert, Clodagh McKenna this Yuletide season to develop original winter Guinness recipes to help put a unique twist on your holiday entertaining menu. Chef Clodagh McKenna…

Keeping your food safe from freezer burn and waste with Nutri Fresh Vacuum Sealer from Hamilton Beach

Long-time, no chat right my friends?  I am back at it sharing with you my favourite appliance reviews for your home.  Life has been chaotic since the end of summer as we moved from Toronto back to Winnipeg and we are settling into our new home!  With that comes lots of things to consider as a homeowner and we have to budget more than ever…

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…