Steak Salad

Steak salad has become a favorite in our household.  I love the flavors in this one - a little tomato with some blue cheese dressing and a good nicely done steak cut in strips.  oh!  We can't forget the onion rings for the top.  I was introduced to this salad by a nearby restaurant and... Continue Reading →

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

I love roasted vegetables and I love soup so this recipe really grabbed my interest.  Plus, Scott and I have been trying to avoid cream in soups - this recipe seemed like a good fit in more ways than one.  (There's no cream in this soup!)  My sister-in-law, Jacqueline, shared it with me after taking... Continue Reading →

Little Cinnamon Heart Cookies

Happy Valentine's Day to you!  I had a group of ladies over today for a Dining for Women coffee and served these delicious treats.  They are about an inch in size so very easy to pop in your mouth.  My aunt gave me the Butter Celebrates! cookbook (Butter is a fabulous bakery in Vancouver, BC)... Continue Reading →

Chicken Salsa Verde

This recipe has a few ingredients and tastes fabulous.  I love this slow cooker dish as a snack or meal.  I was introduced to Chicken Salsa Verde by my sister-in-law, Jacqueline.  We gathered at my brother-in-law's home for the Super Bowl one year and she brought this dish to share.  It was so good that... Continue Reading →

Chunky Chili

I love a good chili and this recipe is sure to please.  It makes 16 servings so enough to share with others or freeze.  With the Super Bowl coming up, I'd share one of our favorite chili recipes.  This recipe was given to me by a dear friend, Eloise Pollock.  She had us over for... Continue Reading →


The weather has been cooler and a bit rainy and with Scott's birthday coming up at the end of the month, I thought I'd make his mom's meatloaf.  Meatloaf may be accompanied with something such as green beans or brussel sprouts or maybe even a green salad.  As seen here, rosemary makes a nice garnish.... Continue Reading →

Shrimp Scampi Zoodles

In my last post, I mentioned Shrimp Scampi Zoodles.  Here they are and they are just as good as I remembered.  This is another easy zoodle recipe and it tastes great too, particularly if you like shrimp scampi.  Like the Kung Pao Chicken Zoodle recipe, this recipe comes from Skinnytaste.  Enjoy! Shrimp Scampi Zoodles 2... Continue Reading →

Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles

With the new year, and after all the holiday eating, we are trying to eat lighter.  A couple of zoodle (zucchini noodle) recipes came to mind.  Scott and I like them both - he favors this one a bit, but really, they are both good.  Stay tuned for Shrimp Scampi, for now, here's Kung Pao... Continue Reading →

Scott’s Favorite Granola

Happy New Year!  May this year bring many wonderful times and memories to follow.  Scott and I have been preparing for the new year a bit and he mentioned he was out of granola.  After trying several different types of granola in stores and bakeries, this one is his favorite.  I make it about every... Continue Reading →

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