Bacon and Cheddar Smashed Potatoes

Bacon and Cheddar Smashed Potatoes-10

Have you ever tried smashed potatoes before? These are something that has been on my ‘to make’ list for months and I finally tried it. Wow! I don’t know why it took so long, but I will tell you plainly that it will not take me this long till I make them again! Smashed potatoes are very simple to make. First, …

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Bacon Cheddar Broccoli Bake

Bacon Cheddar Broccoli Bake FI

I am always on the lookout for a new side dish. I had a bunch of broccoli in the fridge and wanted to do something more than steaming it. Being a big fan of anything baked with cheese and bacon, I figured turning the broccoli into a gooey cheesy bake with lots of crumbled bacon was a no brainer. Wow …

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Hidden Valley Greek Tzatziki Roasted Vegetables

Hidden Valley Greek Tzaziki Roasted Vegetables-2

With the holidays approaching I am always on the lookout for a new side dish. It seems I never have a problem planning what meat will be served, but having a creative and tasty side dish proves to be a greater challenge. Also, I am regularly asked to bring side dishes to holiday parties and having a food blog can …

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Skillet Corn and Chorizo

Skillet Corn and Chorizo-3

One of my favourite reasons for August is the corn. Once in season, local corn is available at vegetable stands all over. While I usually just boil the cobs of corn, there are times that I like to mix things up and try a unique recipe with the corn. I love frying up the corn in a cast iron skillet. It …

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Grilled Buffalo Chicken Twice Baked Potatoes

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Twice Baked Potatoes-3

I am a huge fan of twice baked potatoes! The crispy potato skin on the outside holding gooey soft mashed potatoes. The great thing about twice baked potatoes, is that there are so many options to tweak it by adding new and different ingredients. Always welcome, is the classic Bacon and Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes. Bacon is a beautiful thing …

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Grilled Cheddar Bacon Twice Baked Potatoes

Grilled Cheddar Bacon Twice Baked Potatoes-2

During those hot summer months, I try to do as much of the cooking outside as I possible can. Turning on the oven inside can heat up the house and cause the A/C to work extra hard. So, why do it, right? Anyways, it is much better to do the cooking in the backyard. I live on my deck in …

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Cheesy Ranch Brussels Sprout Bake

Cheesy Ranch Brussels Sprout Bake-3

Gotta love ranch dressing. It is always in in our fridge and I usually keep one or two spare bottles in the pantry as well. Ranch is good for more than just salad and Hidden Valley Ranch asked me to develop a gluten free recipe using their dressing for the #HiddenValleyGFChallenge !! I had some brussels sprouts in the fridge and …

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Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Roasting cauliflower completely transforms this white vegetable. Boiling or steaming cauliflower florets is nice, although the flavour can seem bland. But, throw them in the oven and the cauliflower sweetens and caramelizes as it roasts. There is so much flavour bursting in each floret, that you may never cook them any other way! Curry spices complement the roasted cauliflower very well. …

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Skillet White Corn with Bacon

Skillet White Corn with Bacon-2

I love a care package and the other day I received a box full of corn in the mail. It was the first time I ever had a shipment of corn come right to my front door! This corn that I received is Amaize Sweet Corn and it is a naturally bred white corn with no GMOs. I do not …

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Roasted Acorn Squash

Roasted Acorn Squash-3

Roasted squash is one of those dishes that is a standard for the fall season in our home. This perennial favorite has that perfect combination of sweet and savory. Along with that, it is very simple to make and can be placed in the oven for cooking within minutes, allowing you to work on the rest of the meal. Roasted …

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