One Pot Oven Roasted Bone In Pork Rib Roast with Vegetables

One Pot Oven Roasted Bone In Pork Rib Roast with Vegetables

This One Pot Oven Roasted Bone In Pork Rib Roast with Vegetables is a delicious and healthy meal idea.  Make a complete meal in one dish! – – – – – – – I’m a big fan of one pot roasted dinners.  Being able to prepare and cook an entire meal in one dish is the best…the clean up is easy and your workload is very minimal.  I love to use this method for roasting chicken, and also for roasting pork.  You just can’t beat being able to throw everything into one dish, then magically 2 hours or so later, you have dinner ready.  A full meal in one dish.  Really the easiest kind of dinner…the kind that makes you heave a sigh of relief around 5:00 when everyone in the house is beginning to fall apart.  Fret not, dinner will be ready soon.  Nothing left to do but have the kids set the table, and then you can pour yourself a glass of wine. The great thing about preparing a dinner like this is that you can use any vegetables that you have on hand like potatoes, carrots, celery, parsnip, onions and squash.  Basically any vegetable that roasts well […]

Continue Reading
Rutabaga (Turnip) Puff

Turnip Puff (Rutabaga Puff)

 This Rutabaga Puff is a delicious side dish to be enjoyed any time of year! – – – – – – For years we have been enjoying this side dish recipe and have been calling it Turnip Puff.  But recently I realized that we have been using the names Turnip and Rutabaga interchangeably, when in fact they are two different root vegetables.  And all along we have actually been eating Rutabaga Puff, not Turnip Puff.  Shocking!   Turnips are white fleshed with white and purple skin. Rutabagas have yellow flesh and a purplish yellow skin, and they are bigger than turnips.  Rutabagas are also sweeter.  I also find turnips more watery than rutabagas. I finally figured out I was using the wrong term this past Christmas when I actually ordered a turnip from the grocery store and what came home wasn’t what I was expecting (I got an actual turnip…the white one with the purple skin).  Even though I knew it wasn’t the root vegetable I was thinking, I decided to try this recipe anyway and in the end, we didn’t love it as much.  I found it a bit watery and bitter, and not as creamy as it is when made […]

Continue Reading
roasted-tomato-pasta-dinner-f

Roasted Tomato Pasta Dinner

This Roasted Tomato Pasta Dinner is a healthy and delicious dinner that can be on your table in under 1 hour! – – – – – – It’s January and many of us have resolved to eat more healthy, so I got together with 11 other bloggers to bring you some healthy and scrumptious meal ideas for you and your family! Eating healthy doesn’t have to be daunting.  In fact, with easy to access nutritious recipes and quick meal ideas, eating healthy can be easy!  I never resolve to lose weight at New Years, because I know myself well enough to know that the second I give myself constraints like a diet, I will fail.  It’s just the way I am.  Instead I will choose to try to eat healthy, and not compromise on taste or quit any particular ingredient.  I won’t stop eating pasta or bread or dessert, instead I will choose to eat less of these things, or choose a more healthy option like whole grain bread or whole grain pasta and maybe a smaller piece of pie instead of half a pie. Ha!  Really, I try to eat as healthy as possible all year round, so I can […]

Continue Reading
Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe  //  A delicious and easy breakfast!

Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe

This Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe is a perfect weekend breakfast!  Serves up to 6 people.  Enjoy with a selection of fresh fruit! – – – – – – – Just in time for the weekend I’m sharing this simple Dutch Baby Pancake recipe.  This is one of our most favourite breakfast recipes.  It’s like eating a giant popover for breakfast, and really, what’s not to love about that?  Definitely a treat. It’s funny because every time we make one of these puffed pancakes they always look a little different.  They way they puff up is totally unpredictable and you just never know what you’re going to get…except that it’s always guaranteed to be delicious.  But don’t be alarmed when your Dutch Baby is sky high right out of the oven, then 30 seconds later it’s flat as, well, a pancake.  It’s all part of the process and charm of this delicious pancake. The great thing about this breakfast is that you get all the best parts of a pancake, without having to stand at the stove and flip endless batches while everyone eats all of your hard work.  One dish with this Dutch Baby recipe, and we all get to […]

Continue Reading
Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies, also known as Chippers, are a delicious and adorable treat!  This is my MOST FAVOURITE chocolate chip cookie recipe ever. – – – – – – There’s something about January that makes me want to clean everything and bake cookies.  Weirdest thing, but it’s true.  January’s were made for cookies.  So cookies I will make. Over the years I have made many chocolate chip cookie recipes, but I just never found THE chocolate chip cookie recipe.  Nothing was soft enough, or just the right combo of crispy and chewy, or with enough flavour.  Until now.  I think this is my most favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe of all time.  Yes. And it’s not just the size of them that I love.  But really, who can’t love a mini chocolate chip cookie?  They’re just all delicious and ridiculously cute…pretty much irresistible.  The problem with these cookies is that because they’re SO good, having just one will not do. It’s the flavour and texture of these Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies that makes them the best.  They are soft, sweet, chewy, crunchy and chocolaty all at the same time.  I looooooooove them. The biggest tip I have about making these […]

Continue Reading
Cake Doughnut Muffins

Cake Doughnut Muffins

These  Cake Doughnut Muffins are a delicious and easy homemade snack!  A sweet light cinnamon flavoured muffin with a scrumptious cinnamon sugar mix on top! – – – – – – – There are fewer ingredients in life that go together better than cake, cinnamon and sugar.  And these Cake Doughnut Muffins are basically these 3 ingredients…and they’re delicious.  And don’t they just sound so warm and squishy?!  Cake.  Doughnut.  Muffin.  My 3 favourite things all in one recipe.  Life is good. This is a great recipe for those days when you need something to snack on or something for the kids lunches, because almost everyone likes them.  And they’re easy to make with simple ingredients you likely have in your pantry already.   In fact they’re so easy, you should have your kids make them, they’re a great beginner baking recipe. – My kids have finally reached that age where they are big helpers in the kitchen.  They’re old enough to complete a recipe from beginning to end without much involvement from me.  At first I actually found it kind of hard to have them take over in the kitchen, but I have learned to embrace and really appreciate […]

Continue Reading
Winter Living Room Decorating

Winter Living Room Decorating

Embrace winter and decorate your home to reflect this beautiful season! – – – – – – This year during the week between Christmas and New Years I took down all of my Christmas decorations.  It seemed like the perfect time to get our house back in order.  There’s just something so beautiful about that lull between holidays, the pressure of Christmas is off, the fridge is stocked with delicious holiday leftovers…but the best part is that we never have much on our schedule so we’re sloooooow moving.  The kids are busy with their Christmas gifts, and I get busy getting my house cleaned and ready for January.  One of my most favourite feelings is that one when the house is a clean slate again…the tree is down, the decorations are put away, and now I have a fresh start.  I love January. At this point many people start decorating for Valentine’s Day, but I just can’t, it’s too early.  I don’t want to move too fast into the next holiday, so instead, this is the time of year when I choose to embrace winter.  Currently we are in a deep freeze with more snow in the forecast, so there […]

Continue Reading