Dark Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

There is a reason banana bread is one of the most sought-after breakfast and brunch choices. It’s warm, sweet, comforting aroma almost sends one into a trance and gets the mouth watering pretty quickly. Banana bread is so classic and popular, it even has its own day, February 23 is National Banana Bread Day. This…

Easy Vegetarian Rainbow Stir-Fry

This awesome and beautiful stir-fry is super quick and easy to make for those of us who are too busy to do much of anything besides work and play.  I made this with a simple and accessible  selection of veggies and some rice, flavored with soy sauce and my favorite, hoisin sauce. Hoisin gives the…

Vegetable Roll-Ups

Are you looking to add a little whimsy to your table tonight? These darling vegetable roll-ups are a deliciously perfect choice and if you love a good ratatouille like me, then you will fall head over heels for these. I rolled up thinly sliced eggplant, zucchini, roasted red pepper and basil pesto with a little…

The BEST Key Lime Pie

Just as the name suggests, Key Lime Pie is from Key West, Florida, first mentioned in 1855 in a home belonging to William “Bill Money” Curry. The recipe was called “Aunt Sally’s Key Lime Pie”, Aunt Sally being the chef in the Hardware magnate’s Mansion.  Key lime pie is the perfect pick me up on…

Pizza Margherita

I have never met a single person who doesn’t appreciate pizza in one way or another. This magical Italian dish is one of the most popular and widely available “fast foods” in the world, and with good reason as it is so damn delicious. While I never turn down a slice, there are some that…

Valentine’s Day Feast

Ahhh Valentine’s Day… A day full of love, sappy hallmark moments, horrid dollar store chocolate, crowded overpriced restaurants, red roses, glossy balloons and teddy bears gifted to your love as if she or he is an infant. The worst part of all of this, is that I LOVE VALENTINE’S DAY! Whether it is spending time…

Pulled Pork Piennolo Fusilli

Have you ever heard of Pomodorino del Piennolo del Vesuvio? These crimson, sun-filled, deeply flavourful, grape tomatoes hail from Campania, Italy and hold a protected status. They are cultivated around Mount Vesuvius, yes, the volcano. These tomatoes are exquisite due in part to the volcanic soil they are grown in and they last for a…

The Art of the French Macaron

I have been asked by some of you to explain how to bake the perfect French macaron and while they are the divas of the cookie world, you can make them at home with a little bit of practice and patience. The result is worth it, as what you can achieve are perfectly smooth, rounded…

Korean Style Fried Chicken

There is a magical little eatery in Montreal called Dawa Fried Chicken and when Patrick and I discovered it we were totally hooked. The best news was that they delivered! Oh happy days! Each bite of the crunchy boneless chicken thighs, tossed in a fiery Gochujang sauce, was heaven to us and we wanted more…MORE! Alas,…

Salted Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Midnight cravings be damned, I couldn’t stop myself from making these amazing little cookies last night. After spending my Sunday scrubbing every inch of my neglected condo and then collapsing onto my couch to binge watch New Girl, I suddenly remembered that I needed to eat something. The problem was that it was already 11:30…