Green Bean Salad with Pickled Red Onions

Fresh green beans, cooked tender crisp & eaten cold with soft pickled onions. This is a great side dish or salad…your choice. I served this as a side dish, but I think it would be good served as part of an appetizer course for dinner. I follow a great food blog called loveandumami. The  recipe…

Sesame Vanilla Energy Balls #2

Here is #2 in my trying different energy balls! Jacki told me about this recipe, there are 2 more from this website that I will try..the website is Deliciously Ella. The only change I made from the original recipe is that I did not have vanilla powder so I used liquid vanilla. The ingredients are…

Vegetarian Kishke

When I was a kid, I loved kishke. Then one day I made the mistake of asking my mom what it was. HA.. For those of you who don’t know, kishke is a stuffed section of cow intestines, I thought it was kind of chewy! The stuffing is made of bread crumbs or flour, onion,…

Mom’s Yummy Chicken

Yes…that is the name of this recipe…from my moms recipe box…yummy chicken! So the question of course was..Is it yummy? I had to give it a try & it was! ! Simple ingredients which is always good. The original recipe called for chicken pieces & apple juice. I used bone-in chicken thighs & orange juice…

Date & Cocoa Energy Balls

I am going to check out a few energy ball recipes so this one is NUMBER 1 Who doesn’t need more energy?? Or a healthy snack? The original recipe for these are from Minimalistbaker.com. My grandkids love these as a snack so I thought they would be great for some friends of mine who are…

Grandin Fish ‘N’ Chips

We went for dinner to Grandin Fish ‘N’ Chips, 9902-109 Street Edmonton,  Saturday night with friends. We got there at about 8 pm & there was a really long line up. The staff were really nice & put out some scallops for the ‘ line-up’ people to have! We ordered an appetizer to eat while…

Meringue Cookies

I am co-hosting a bridal shower this weekend & one of my contributions to the menu are meringue cookies. I made 2 batches of these cookies.The first batch I used vanilla extract , the second batch I made with grated lemon peel. This recipe comes to me from my friend Sharon. I have many recipes…

Glazed Orange Cake

After eating this cake at my friend’s house, I asked her for the recipe. It is a dense, soft cake with a gentle orange flavour from orange rind. The glaze, also orange flavored, drizzles down the sides the cake & settles into the cracks along the top.  Candy ball sprinkles on the top add a touch…

Lentil Stew with Sweet Potatoes

  This recipe is inspired by a recipe that was in the Edmonton Journal several years ago. I only have the part of the paper that the recipe is on, so I do not know the original author of this recipe. My friend Joyce told me about & it has been a staple in our…

Halloumi Cheese with Spinach Salad

I love Halloumi cheese. We had some the other night, pan seared & with a spinach salad dressed with a greek salad dressing. We had some salmon burgers & homemade tzatziki  as well. My favourite fish store, Ocean Odyssey Inland, makes their own salmon burgers. I just happened to be there right after the fish had been…

Beef Minute Steaks

These little beef minute steaks are delicious breaded and quick fried. Served with sauted mushrooms & the left over kale/onion saute from the butternut squash soup. This made a quick dinner. I breaded them the old standard way my mom taught me..first in seasoned flour, then in eggs, then in bread crumbs. Fry in a…

Irish Soda Bread

I have never made Irish Soda Bread before & that has been a mistake! It is so good! I ate it warm from the oven with butter, that melted into it…& today I am eating it toasted with peanut butter! The recipe I chose to make was from kingarthurflour.com  This is not a yeasted bread….