Recipes

Fajita Seasoning Spice Mix

Fajita Seasoning Spice Mix-2

In our family rotation of meals, Mexican cuisine is probably of the highest priority. Quite often we have meals like tacos, enchiladas, fajitas and basically anything that has a Mexican flare. I remember during my teen years and even into university how I would love going to Taco Bell. I will be the first to admit that it is a …

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Cajun Chicken Wings with Creole Buttermilk Ranch Dip

Cajun Chicken Wings with Creole Buttermilk Ranch Dip

Most of the time when I make wings, I toss them in a sauce. There are plenty of recipes on this site for different types of chicken wing sauces, including buffalo, honey garlic, sriracha and more. I love both sweet and spicy sauces but sometimes prefer wings that are served dry. Chicken wings done this way stay crispy and are …

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BBQ Brisket and Provolone Nachos

BBQ Brisket and Provolone Nachos-4

Anytime I use my smoker, I load it up with meat. Inevitably, there are always leftovers. Some I package up and throw in the freezer, while others we eat throughout the week. I had some brisket in the fridge from my last smoking session (for the Super Bowl), and decided to make some nachos with it. Nachos are always a massive …

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Chicken and Zucchini Curry

Chicken and zucchini Curry

During these cold winter months, it is the perfect time for some good ol’ comfort food. A big pot of simmering stew in the dutch oven brings a great smell throughout the house and is an excellent meal to have after hours of shovelling snow, which is exactly what happened this weekend. Stew recipes for me are never the same. I …

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Baked Sun Dried Tomato and Chicken Pinwheels

Baked Sun Dried Tomato and Chicken Pinwheels

Tortilla pinwheels are a super simple snack to make and they are really tasty. They are perfect for an after school snack, evening treat or even great as party of a tail gate party menu. These pinwheels are made with a cheese mixture made with sun-dried tomatoes and also rolled up with roasted chicken lunchmeat. Baked Sun Dried Tomato and …

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Mesquite Smoked Beef Brisket

Smoked Brisket-2

With the Super Bowl in Houston this year, I figured that it would be best to show off some classic Texas food. A smoked beef brisket is an important part of Texas BBQ and is every bite is an experience you will remember. Of all the meats that I smoke, brisket is up at the top.  It is tender, juicy, …

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Turkey Chili with Black Beans and Corn

Turkey Chili with Black Beans and Corn-4

Since Super Bowl happens during the winter, I love to have some good ol’ comfort food on the menu. Of those items, probably my favourite is a big pot of chili. The great thing about chili, is that you can keep it simmering on the stove or in a slow cooker on low, and people can go over for a …

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Honey Roasted Peanuts

Honey Roasted Peanuts-4

No Super Bowl party would be complete without a bowl of peanuts or mixed nuts. I love to roast my own peanuts, compared to buying them. It is usually cheaper and the peanuts are so fresh that it is just a superior way to have them. I like to try different recipes for roasting peanuts, some spicy and others sweet. …

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Thai Red Curry Chicken Wings

Thai Red Curry Chicken Wings-4

Super Bowl is coming up this Sunday and if I had to choose one snack food for the night, it would have to be chicken wings. I absolutely love wings. They are excellent deep fried, oven roasted or smoked. Deep fried are probably my favourite cause they are crispy and have so many possible variations with the sauce. You can go …

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Bacon Chipotle Cheddar Dip

Bacon Chipotle Cheddar Dip-3

It is Super Bowl week! I love football, so Super Bowl is easily one of my favourite sporting events of the year. Usually I do not have a vested interest who wins, but this year, my team is playing in the big game! I have been an Atlanta Falcons fan for years – well decades. The only other time that …

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