“Impossible” Cheeseburger Pie

A friend's daughter recently graduated from high school, and the friend asked for recipes for her "college survival kit." I dug out this recipe of my mother's because it's an easy and tasty supper dish, and great for a student because it would give her several portions at a reasonable cost. The Bisquick holds the... Continue Reading →

Doukhobor Borscht

There’s something special about homemade soup, especially when it’s made with fresh garden vegetables. My friend Cheryl introduced me to this variation on borscht that I had never experienced before. She made such a delicious batch, I had to get the recipe and try it at home. I’m not sure my version was as good... 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 →

Mexico’s food

We were lucky enough to spend the winter in Mexico, enjoying four and a half months in Cabo San Lucas after a wonderful road trip to get to Baja California Sur. As our time there drew to a close, and knowing that the future is never certain, I reflected on what I loved about our... 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 →

Cabbage roll casserole

  Looking for easy, comfort food, with a flavour that mimics cabbage rolls? Cabbage rolls are relatively easy to make, but do require some time and effort in prepping and rolling them. If you're looking for a quick fix for a cabbage roll craving, this recipe is a nice replacement. I searched out a couple... Continue Reading →

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