Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipe Ideas

Christmas Morning Breakfast Quiche!

This delicious quiche is the perfect Christmas Morning Recipe for you and your family! It is savory, delicious, and also festive looking! You can make this easy recipe the morning of, or the night before, and reheat to save time. Oh, and did I also mention that this is a Christmas Morning Recipe Blog Hop?! Be sure to check out these other amazing recipes at the end of this post!

While growing up, Christmas morning was one of those special times of the year that I really could never quite wait for… Continue reading

How To Ripen Fruit And Vegetables Overnight!

How To Ripen Fruit And Vegetables Overnight!

Did you know that there is a trick that you can use to ripen your fruits and vegetables overnight?! I had never heard of this trick before, until the last time my wonderful grandma came to visit me!

We went to one of the local fresh farmer’s markets in town and picked up some yummy peaches… When we got back home, my grandma mentioned that if I wanted my peaches to ripen quicker, then I needed to do this one little, amazing trick! Continue reading

Four Ingredient Gourmet Burgers (The quick and tasty burger hack!)

Four Ingredient Gourmet Burgers! (The quick and tasty burger hack, that you need to know about!)

BBQ season is among us! Woohoo!

One of my favorite summer dinners is a good old-fashioned homemade burger! I’ve really been working on perfecting my burger recipe for years and years… And let me tell you, this burger is packed with flavor! It looks and tastes just like a gourmet burger!

But unlike your usual gourmet burger, this one is extremely quick and easy to prepare, and I mean… Extremely. Easy!

It takes just four ingredients… Four. Ingredients! Continue reading

Salmon Stir Fry (Super quick and super tasty!)

Salmon Stir-Fry (Super quick, and super tasty!)

This Salmon Stir-Fry was devised because I am always trying to come up with really easy and fast recipes, that still have a slight twist of gourmet, for my family and I. This is one of my favorites, that has pretty much been perfected by now!

It only takes four ingredients, and about roughly fifteen to twenty minutes to put together. Continue reading

Quick and Easy Pie Crust (made without eggs!)

Every once in a while, when I’m baking dinner, I decide to make something that requires a pie crust… Of course, I don’t always meal plan like I should, so I sometimes end up in a kind of tight spot!

The other night I wanted to make my yummy quiche recipe, which can be made with or without crust, but I was really in the mood for some crust!

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Creamy Mushroom Steak Sauce

With BBQ season just around the corner, (or if you live in Chatham, Ontario – it’s already started this year in mid-February – what the what??!), I thought that I would share one of my favorite BBQ season recipes with you: Creamy Mushroom Steak Sauce! Continue reading

How to get Perfect, Crispy, Bread Crumb Batter!

Have you ever been to a cooking class before?! I’ve been to a couple now that are held at The Great Canadian Superstore, and they have been great!

One of these cooking classes is where I finally learned how to properly batter something in bread crumbs and I’m about to share the very simple and easy process with you!

I’ve used pork chops here in my example, but really you could use anything! Fish, mushrooms, pickles… Cheese!

All you need are these three items (plus whatever it is that you plan on battering!)…



Bread Crumbs.

Depending on how much I have to batter, I usually start with three or four eggs, and add more as I need it.

I also like to use bowls that are about the same size as whatever I am battering. You will need 3 bowls, total!

I beat my eggs in one bowl, and leave them in there. In another bowl, I start off with about one cup of flour, and again, just add more as I need it. In the third bowl is where I put my bread crumb mixture. For these pork chops, I used Panko with Italian flavored seasoning, but you can use whatever is your favorite!

The first step, is to dip it in the flour and make sure it is fully covered.

Next, you take it, and dip it in the egg, making sure that the flour is fully saturated.

Then, finally, you roll it in the bread crumbs!

So, repeat after me… Step one, flour. Step two, egg. Step three, bread crumbs. So simple, right?!

Now here’s the kicker… If you are like me, and love extra, extra crispiness, then you are going to do this. Flour, egg, bread crumbs…



And if you want even more crispiness, just continue with egg, bread crumbs… egg, bread crumbs.

It’s really that easy, and it’s really that delicious! Go on, give it a try, and let me know how you like it!



I don’t know about you, but whenever I eat a nice dinner out somewhere and my husband asks me what I’d like for an appetizer, I always, always, always choose spinach dip! It is hands-down, my all-time fav!

Although I love a good spinach dip, I don’t always feel like going out for dinner to have it…

This got me a’thinkin’ again… Why don’t I just create my own delicious spinach dip recipe so I can make it at home, whenever I like!

So here we go!

(Psst! This recipe will make one large dip, or two smaller dips – one for now and one for later!)

Ingredients that you will need:

  • 8 oz of Cream Cheese
  • ½ cup of Mayo
  • ½ cup of grated Parmesan Cheese
  • ¾ cups of grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 cups of chopped Spinach
  • 6 oz of chopped Artichokes
  • 1 small finely diced Onion
  • 4 large finely diced White Mushrooms    
  • 4 dashes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp of Margarine or Butter
  • ¼ Tsp of crushed Garlic
  • ¼ Tsp of Salt
  • ¼ Tsp of Black Pepper           

Instructions to follow:

Step One: In a medium sized frying pan, sauté the mushrooms, onions and garlic in the margarine or butter, over medium heat, for about 5 minutes. Then add in the spinach and continue sautéing for another 3 to 5 minutes.

Step Two: While your mushrooms, onions, garlic and spinach are sautéing, soften the cream cheese in a large bowl. I find forty seconds in the microwave usually works perfect!

Step Three: Add the mayo, parmesan cheese, artichokes, hot sauce, salt and pepper to the cream cheese mixture, and mix well.

Step Four: Combine the sautéed mixture with the cream cheese mixture.

Step Five: Split the mixture into two small baking dishes or one large baking dish, and cover the top with the cheddar cheese.

Step Six: Cover with tin foil and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step Seven: Serve with Tostito’s chips or your favorite crackers… and enjoy!