Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies-10

There are certain flavour combinations that work so well together that it seems like they were meant to be combined. One of those pairs is chocolate and mint. I love absolutely anything that has mint and chocolate together. It is easily one of my favourite kinds of ice cream and mint hot chocolate is wonderful as well. Mint Aero chocolate bars, York ...

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Thai Pork and Cashew Red Curry

Thai Pork and Cashew Red Curry-4

Anytime I go out to a Thai restaurant I face a dilemma. I know that I will get a curry dish, but struggle to decide whether it will be a green curry or red curry. Both are delicious and each have their own unique flavour. Generally, I prefer green curry with chicken and red curry with seafood. Mussels in a ...

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Oven Baked Drunken Side Ribs

Oven Baked Drunken Side Ribs-3

I absolutely love ribs and while I usually prepare them in my smoker or grill, there are times that I cook them in the oven. It’s funny, cause each time I do make ribs in the oven, I am surprised at both how simple it is and how the ribs are super tasty. Baking ribs in the oven over a ...

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Peach Crumble Smoothie


I love fresh peaches, especially when they are in season. One of my favourite peach dishes is a crumble. To be fair, I like any crumble as the combination of the fruit with the sweet oat topping is incredible. This smoothie takes all that is great about a peach crumble and turns it into a healthy drink. The peach crumble ...

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Smoked Chorizo Burgers


Fresh Mexican chorizo is made from ground pork and has a deep blend of Mexican seasonings. Quite versatile, chorizo is great used in many dishes. One of my favourite ways to use chorizo is for grilling burgers. Chorizo burgers are incredible and excellent with fresh sliced tomatoes, avocado and some cheese. Instead of grilling, these chorizo burgers were smoked and ...

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Louisiana Shrimp Creole


Shrimp creole is one of my favourite dishes, and I remember my father making it when I was a kid. Oh the memories it brings back. This was probably one of the few dishes I first learned how to prepare when I started to cook on my own. Shrimp creole is of Louisiana origin. There are many dishes in this ...

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Cheesy Caramelized Onion and Portobello Mushroom Smoked Fatty

Cheesy Caramelized Onion and Portobello Mushroom Smoked Fatty-8

One of my favourite things to smoke is a fatty. Essentially, a fatty is some ground beef or other meat shaped into a log or meatloaf and then smoked. It is common to stuff the meat with cheese, sautéed veggies, other meat (like ham, pepperoni, etc.). The possibilities are endless and I have made many different kinds in the past. ...

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Quick and Easy Fresh Homemade Salsa

Braun MultiQuick Hand Blender-11

The moment my kids walk through the door after school, they are immediately looking in the fridge and pantry, trying to find a quick snack. While it is easy to have a bunch of prepackaged snack food available for them, I prefer that they eat more whole foods that are healthier for them. Preparing a quick snack can sometimes be ...

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Argentine Chimichurri Sauce


Over the years I have tried many different things to season my steaks. Everything from different rubs, marinades, BBQ sauces, chutneys and more. There are many that I like, but I don’t think that there is any sauce I prefer with my steak more than this chimichurri sauce. While this sauce may look like pesto, the taste is very different. ...

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Simple Steak Salt Rub – perfect for grilling any steak!

Basic Steak Rub Seasoning-7

Grilled steak…… there is very few other foods that I anticipate more than a perfectly grilled steak. Whether it is a striploin, ribeye, T-bone, filet mignon or other steak, I There are many different ways to grill a steak using rubs, marinades and BBQ sauces, but I prefer quite simple. The rub that I use on steak is quite simple ...

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