The Simple Pleasures of Marinara: Pesto Meatloaf with Marinara Sauce!
The other day, I found myself at home with 2 two year olds, one of which wasn't feeling so great due to possible ear infection, molar teething and/or a cold, and my 82 year old mom. My plan at the start of the day was to go grocery shopping but taking that motley crew to the grocery store was one daunting task that I was willing to avoid at all costs. I knew I was low on some of my go-to staples but that didn't change the fact that supper had to be cooked. What to do, what to
Jazzin' Up Meat and Potatoes: Twice Baked Potatoes with Spinach and Gruyere!
We've all had one of those days where you stare aimlessly into your fridge and pantry, hoping to God that inspiration jumps out at you and strikes your fancy. This past Sunday, it was a miserable old day here - rain, drizzle, fog, 14 degrees Celsius, (approximately 57 degrees for you Fahrenheit folk), and a bitter 'noreaster' wind coming in off of the Atlantic. In no way, shape or form was it bbq weather but for some reason, all I really wanted for supper was a grilled steak.
Weekend Brunchy Breakfast: Crustless Quiche!
The really awesome thing about the weekend is that I get to turn off the alarm before going to bed and usually, wake up and get out of bed at my leisure. The not so awesome thing about the weekend is, at 51, my internal clock is preset to wake at 7 a.m. regardless of the day of the week. My internal clock does not come with a snooze button either. My eyes pop open and I'm awake. That's not to say that there haven't been occassions where I've literally forced myself to go bac
Re-Imagining Dinner: Mediterranean Chicken Crepes with Roasted Tomato Sauce
When it comes to meal preparation, I usually have a pretty clear idea what direction I want to go in. But every now and then, I get a little stuck, wanting to make two completely different things equally. Such was the case last Thursday. One part of me was in the mood for Chicken and Mushroom Crepes in White Wine and Thyme Sauce, while another part was cravng something slightly more Mediterranean, something with a little Greek flair and perhaps some roasted tomato sauce. I fi
Uncomplicated Date Night Greek Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Well, we've finally found a house that took our breath away the moment we walked in through the front door, made a bid, had it accepted and have jumped through the financing and home inspection hoops. All that is left now is to wait for the legal guys to get all the ducks in a row and, with any luck at all, we will be in our new home in time to celebrate our First Anniversary, (which is also the Ides of March...but most importantly, our First Anniversary!). All that being sai
Dine and Dash: Veal Scallopini in Pesto Sauce
Yesterday was one of those days when, despite the best of intentions and meticulous planning, (ok, not so much with the meticulous planning but certainly, as always, with the very best of intentions) time got away from me. I was left with only 50 minutes to prep, cook, serve and eat before my husband and I had to dash out the door to meet our realtor at yet another house that could conceivably put our house hunt to an end. While at the grocery store, my eyes fell upon some lo
If You Can Dream It, You Can Eat It! Mediterranean Steak Sandwich
Dreaming is a pretty neat phenomenom. Sometimes I dream I can fly and other times, I can leap tall buildings in a single bound. But yesterday morning when I woke, although I couldn't remember all of the details of my dream, I could still smell the aroma of Mediterranean seasonings and remembered I was making Mediterranean Steak Sandwiches in my dream. You might think that makes me a tad weird - I like to think I dabble in quirky. I've come to realize that if I can dream it, I
These Are A Few of My Favorite Things!
As 2014 comes to a close, I decided to reflect on this past year. It's been a phenonmenal year for us, jam-packed with adventures, milestones and some pretty darn good eats! In June of 2014, this blog sprang to life and since that time, we've had over 10,000 page views from 15 countries - not too shabby for a small town girl on an island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean! I want to thank each and every one of you for humouring me by reading my rants, um, I mean, 'blogs'! I
10 Easy Entertaining Edibles!
The Christmas Season is upon us once again and in the midst of making your list and checking it twice, not to mention shopping, wrapping and posting, inevitably you have to figure out what sort of nibbles you want to have on hand for when guests either drop by unexpectedly or for a planned event. Well, I've got you covered with these 10 Easy Entertaining Edibles! Number one nf my list is Bourbon Bacon Jam Crostini with camembert cheese. You can make the Bourbon Bacon Jam up t
Fighting the Blues with Blues: Blueberry Bourbon BBQ Pork Side Ribs!
Well, it's official folks: winter is here. There's no doubt that I don't have to tell the folks of Buffalo, New York that though. With an expected weekly snowfall amount of nearly 238cm, or almost 8 feet, I'm fairly certain that they're blatantly aware of the arrival of winter! Yesterday morning, we here in St. John's woke up to a thin blanket of snow covering the ground and while the measely 5cm we got pales to the accumulations in Buffalo, it was enough to make me sing the