Espresso Infused Pan Braised Chicken with Gnocchi

  This dish is absolutely delicious! A sweet and sour sauce glazes the perfectly tender chicken thighs and makes for a truly comforting meal. With hints of coffee, fruit and deep caramel flavour, this gorgeous dish is a showstopper. Serve this rich ragout over gnocchi for a more filling meal or serve it with a…

Build Your Own Lunch

I am sure you have heard of “Luncheables” by now, but in case you haven’t, let me fill you in. This small plastic tray in bright packaging contains various cheese, crackers, meats, depending on the choice, for your child to stack at school and eat. The problem with these fun food kits, is that they…

Back To School Recipes For The Whole Family

“Back to school, back to school, to prove to my dad that I’m not a fool. I got my lunch packed up, my boots tied tight; I hope I don’t get in a fight. Ohhhhh back to school, back to school… Well here goes nothing…” – Billy Madison It’s that time again folks, seems like…

Make Ahead Fruit Cups

Who doesn’t love a good fruit cup? Especially when you get one with lots of maraschino cherries floating in wonderfully sweet elixir. The problem is that it gets expensive always buying those darn plastic cups, and you cant control the ingredients, sugar content or fruit juice used to prepare them! Here is the solution, make the…

Homemade Hummus

Hummus is super easy to make, a great way to get some extra protein into your diet and it’s also super delicious. You will be surprised with how good this hummus is! The great thing about making hummus at home, is playing with new flavours. You can add caramelized onions, roasted garlic, lemon, chili pepper,…

Rainbow Pasta Salad

I made a version of this gorgeous salad this summer with my little chefs during our day camps. Even the pickiest eaters could resist the creamy and colourful creation in front of them. We had so much fun chopping all the ingredients together, which we kept in separate bowls until it was time to mix…

Portable Tacos

These are perfect for lunchboxes and can be made ahead and frozen! My recipe is with chicken but you can change it up with beef or pork, even fish! Make sure to send some salsa as a dipping sauce! Prep time 30 mins / Cook time 15 mins / serves 4 (2 each) Ingredients 1…

Peanut Butter & Banana Sushi Rolls

These “sushi” rolls are the cutest little morsels I have seen in a long while. Not only are they super fun to make, but they are super fun to eat as well. Your kids can pretend they are sushi chefs perfecting their craft, as they attempt to roll these beauties. For an added touch, have…

DIY Pizza Snails

These are so much fun to make with kids, you can set up a few fillings for them to choose from and watch them try all the different flavour combos. Puff pastry can be bought in flat sheets or rolled up sheets, both work very well. It is important to note that if you fill…

Blueberry Cheesecake Crackers

I don’t know about you, but I love cheesecake anytime and anywhere! This is a cheater’s version of the sinful dessert we love, easy to prepare and serve up for any occasion. Try it with different flavours and have your kids help you create these tasty treats! Ingredients Prep time 5 minutes / serves 6…