A Twist on Tortilla Soup

One of the classic dishes you’ll often find in Mexico is tortilla soup. There are a multitude of versions of this dish. We’ve had it made only with broth and served with toppings like avocados and tortilla strips. We’ve had a version with chicken in it, and a version with beef. I decided to try... Continue Reading →

Homemade baked beans with ham

Summertime means campfires, and campfires mean hot dogs and beans. This summer I decided that homemade beans would be a treat over the old standard canned beans. While these can be made without ham, I wanted to experiment using a ham bone, since we enjoyed a bone-in shank of ham and had the bone left... Continue Reading →

Breakfast at supper

We've all had those days when we're at a loss at suppertime - don't know what to make, don't have anything thawed from the freezer, or don't have time to make a traditional supper meal. Eggs are a perfect solution for any meal. This creation was quick to throw together. For this made-up meal, we decided... Continue Reading →

Guest chefs: fresh ceviche

We were fortunate this week to have friends visit and offer to make us fresh ceviche. This is a traditional dish made with raw fish and fresh produce. Its origins are thought to be Peru, but it is found in many coastal areas throughout Latin America, where fresh fish is in abundance. I am nervous about... Continue Reading →

BBQ Jalapeno Poppers

My jalapeno peppers are ready for harvesting from the garden. While on vacation this summer visiting the kids, our son-in-law harvested their peppers and made a great appetizer for us. You may have purchased these or had them at a restaurant, but they are so much better when they are homemade, and the charring of... Continue Reading →

St. Patrick’s Green Enchiladas

If you’re looking for a different kind of green treat for St. Patrick’s Day, try these green-sauced chicken enchiladas with (green!) avocados. The original recipe, courtesy of a Facebook post from High Protein Foods, is below. But I experimented and enjoyed the end result, so feel free to do so as well! Your basic ingredients... Continue Reading →

Avocado dip and dressing

I keep seeing posts for healthy alternatives to some classic favourite recipes. I decided the other day to try one, an alternative for Ranch dressing. This recipe uses avocado and plain Greek yogurt as the flavour base. This means it is healthy, but it certainly is not completely without fat. However, it is healthier than... Continue Reading →

Baked coconut shrimp

  I love shrimp and could eat them every day. One of my favourites to order at a restaurant is coconut shrimp. Since we can easily get fresh shrimp, I decided to try my hand at coconut shrimp at home. My brother-in-law has made baked coconut shrimp and shared the recipe with me from AllRecipes.... Continue Reading →

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