I don’t know about you, but when I am stressed I try to go to my Happy Place, and my Happy Place is the kitchen! I was raised in my grandmother’s and mother’s kitchen where they both cooked simple but wonderful and tasty food. So when I need to refocus I cook comfort food! This week, our kitchen smelled very good with aromas of stew simmering, cookies and muffins baking.
When this time of year arrives, I feel the nostalgia of Christmases past. I just remember the cakes and cookies my Mom and Grandmother were making. Hmm, the smell of the kitchen, the joy of the feast to come and the anticipation of parties and family gatherings. I have fond memories of two special recipes my mom made for us.
It’s BBQ season and what better for meat lovers than a good steak cooked on the BBQ! Now! Cook some extra because this salad recipe using leftover steak is fantastic!
After the Easter egg hunt, a great way to start the celebrations is to invite friends and family to a tasty brunch. Set your table in style with a colourful tablecloth, flowers, decorated eggs and a wonderful spread of goodies. To help you make it easy, we are proposing a few recipes that can easily be served buffet style.
Fall is upon us with bright leaves and cooler days that call for warm meals filled with scrumptious flavours. It is when we start planning meals with family and friends in the warmth of our home. We are all busy and an easy option, a raclette, is a fun stress-free meal to share that can create memorable gatherings. There is no cooking in advance – except to boil some potatoes – and the preparation is limited to chopping up a few vegetables and plating up the cheese. What could be easier!