Category: Make Ahead

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake After the long days of winter, I welcome the chance to cook with fresh in season fruit, and strawberries are one of my favourites.  They begin to make an appearance in early June, and I find them readily available all summer […]

Prepaheadable Meal Plan #4

Prepaheadable Meal Plan #4

Prepaheadable Meal Plan #4 This week I’ve got a house full of people, like EVEN more than normal.  I normally have six people to feed, but this week, we’ve got guests and I’m feeding TEN – OH MY!   It’s these times where I wouldn’t survive […]

Easy Eggs Benedict Casserole

Easy Eggs Benedict Casserole

Easy Eggs Benedict Casserole I’ve learned over the years that while I love entertaining and cooking for my family for the holidays, it can be stressful.  I don’t love that part, so I’ve developed an arsenal of recipes that are easy, elegant and delicious.  These […]

French Toast;done right

French Toast;done right

French Toast Done Right We don’t get to have leisurely breakfasts together very often, but when we do, it’s always a hit.   I call it French Toast done right for a few reasons.  Most importantly, it is prepaheadable, in fact,  it needs to be made […]

Green Curry;  Make it tonight

Green Curry; Make it tonight

Green Curry; perfect for meal planning I love Thai food, all of it, but especially Red and Green Curry.  Creamy coconut based sauces that have the traditional sweet, spicy and sour flavours typical of many Thai foods.  I could just drink the sauce honestly. Sadly […]

Peanut Sauce; a meal prep staple

Peanut Sauce; a meal prep staple

Peanut Sauce is a staple in our house.  I make a big batch in under 5 minutes and use it all week long to get delicious dinners, lunches and snacks ready in a flash.    I do the same with Szechuan Sauce, Stir Fry Sauce […]

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 […]

Best Ever Shepherds Pie

Best Ever Shepherds Pie

Shepherds Pie, also known as Cottage pie, is a dish originally created to use up left over meat and vegetables.  Traditionally using minced meat, either ground beef or lamb, it is one of those dishes that can be really good, or well, not that great.  […]

One Pot Triple Meat Sauce; for your Instant Pot or Stove Top

One Pot Triple Meat Sauce; for your Instant Pot or Stove Top

National Spaghetti Day is January 4th; who knew? Luckily I have the most delicious recipe to share; One Pot Triple Meat Pasta Sauce served with Rigatoni! This robust, rich sauce has a longer list of ingredients than your basic Spaghetti Sauce, but it is so […]

Roasted Turkey Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sliders

Roasted Turkey Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sliders

Roasted Turkey Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sliders are the latest addition to my slider collection.  Now technically, they aren’t a slider, but they look like sliders when they are cut into pieces, so work with me okay?   For me, anything that can easily be served […]