Category: From Scratch

Muffaletta Olive Salad; make double!

Muffaletta Olive Salad; make double!

Muffaletta Olive Salad A simple to prepare “salad” that is complex in it’s flavour profile.  Salty, Tangy, Garlicky and fresh, this Muffaletta Olive Salad is a year round favourite with so many uses.   You may have heard it called tapenade, or olive spread, maybe Olive […]

Easy Fool Proof Hollandaise

Easy Fool Proof Hollandaise

Easy Fool Proof Hollandaise This recipe for Easy Fool Proof Hollandaise is one of those recipes that will make you look like a gourmet chef, with very little effort.   While it’s not “authentic”  in it’s preparation, and my inner Chef screams this is cheating, it’s […]

Blueberry Maple Compote

Blueberry Maple Compote

Blueberry Maple Compote; breakfast & dessert! This Blueberry Maple Compote couldn’t be easier to make, it’s a true Instant Pot Dump and go recipe.  Classic compote recipes include large amounts of white sugar, but this version relies on a more modest amount of real maple […]

Beer Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

Beer Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip

Still searching for the perfect Game Day Dip? Not to worry, I’ve got you covered with this recipe for Beer Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip.  Try saying that 3 times fast *lol* This dip recipe comes together really quickly and will be a hit with beer […]

Greek Seasoning Blend; from scratch

Greek Seasoning Blend; from scratch

Greek Seasoning Mix   Add Mediterranean flair to your menu with this amazing, multi purpose Greek Seasoning Blend.  Made from scratch it’s so much more flavourful than those you purchase at the store.  I also like that I can limit the sodium.     There are […]

Creamy Hummus; from scratch

Creamy Hummus; from scratch

Back in the day, when I was running my own catering business I often had requests for vegetarian appetizers so I worked on developing a collection of really good offerings for my clients.    Hummus and Baba Ganoush are common vegetarian appetizers, but honestly they […]

Cooking dried beans in the Instant Pot

Cooking dried beans in the Instant Pot

The Instant Pot is a game changer when it comes time to cook dried beans.  In under an hour, with NO pre-soaking,  you will have a large pot of perfectly cooked beans.   I prefer cooking dried beans in the Instant Pot as I can eliminate […]

Vegetable Stock; homemade from scratch

Vegetable Stock; homemade from scratch

Once you make your own Homemade Vegetable Stock, you won’t want to ever buy it again. It’s so quick and easy to make, and it is a great way to use up all those fresh herbs and vegetables you didn’t get around to using.  You […]

Poultry Seasoning, homemade from scratch

Poultry Seasoning, homemade from scratch

Poultry Seasoning; homemade from scratch. Control your sodium intake with this easy to assemble all purpose made from scratch Poultry Seasoning, it’s delicious and can be used to season any dish using Chicken or Turkey. Great on Roasted Chicken or Turkey, but also excellent for […]

Tzatziki Sauce; Homemade from scratch

Tzatziki Sauce; Homemade from scratch

Rich, thick Greek yogurt combined with fresh mint, garlic, grated cucumber and a hint of lime!  These fresh ingredients comes together to make an outstanding Tzatziki sauce, made from scratch in the time it takes to cook your Souvlaki. Grating and draining the cucumber ensures […]