Recipes

Rotisserie Chicken Minestrone Soup

Leftover rotisserie chicken makes a great broth and excellent for this delicious minestrone soup. Kidney beans, noodles and tomatoes with store bought chicken.

Leftover rotisserie chicken is a regular occurrence in our home. We love buying the rotisserie chicken from local supermarkets. They allow you to make a quick dinner and the chicken meat can be used in wraps, chicken caesar salad, chicken salad sandwiches and more. Making some soup with the chicken carcass is an excellent way to stretch a rotisserie chicken …

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Meatloaf – Classic Homemade Recipe

Easy meatloaf Recipe with Ground beef and ground pork

Meatloaf is one of those classic homemade meals that my mom used to make and I loved it so much! Meatloaf is classic comfort food and it is super simple to make with this easy recipe. This might be the best meatloaf recipe I have made, but it really is just a classic version of meatloaf. Over the years I …

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Pressure Cooker Red Cabbage and Apples

Braised red cabbage and apples is one of my favourite side dishes and it can be made super fast in a pressure cooker, like an Instant Pot. This classic German dish is perfect alongside pork chops, chicken, sausages and more. I even enjoy having red cabbage and apples as a side to my Traditional Ukrainian Pierogies. This side dish has …

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Smoked Shrimp and Pesto Linguine

Smoked Shrimp asparagus and Pesto Linguini

Pesto linguine is one of my favourite pasta dishes. This is one of those super quick meals to make and I tend to prepare them during the week when I do not have lots of time. Cook the pasta, sauté the vegetables and stir them in some pesto – that’s it! I usually toss some cubes of cooked chicken breast …

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How to Smoke Shrimp

How to Smoke Shrimp in an Electric Smoker

Smoked shrimp – oh yeah! I had a smoker for a while before I ever smoked shrimp and that was my mistake. I had done ribs, chicken and salmon many times prior to smoking a tray of shrimp. But once I did smoke my first batch of shrimp, I have done it so many more times. This is a delicious …

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Seafood Stuffed Smoked Portobello Mushrooms

Smoked Seafood Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms crab shrimp scallops

Portobello mushrooms are one of those versatile vegetables that allow you to use them in many unique ways. Rich in flavour and meaty in texture, portobellos are easily one of my favourite mushrooms. I have used them in a number of past recipes as you can see here. Portobello and Indian Eggplant Sliders with Spicy Avocado Ranch Dressing Cheesy Portobello …

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Greek Souvlaki Marinade for Lamb, Pork and Chicken

Greek Souvlaki marinade and how to grill

Greek souvlaki is one of those meals I could easily eat every week without ever complaining. It does not matter if it is lamb, chicken or pork souvlaki either, I will eat it all! There is an awesome Greek restaurant near our house that makes the most amazing lamb souvlaki. I often get a craving for it and we need …

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Smoked Turkey Wings

Smoking turkey wings is easily my favourite way to cook and prepare turkey wings. How to smoke the wings could not be easier. I just give them a coating with a nice rub and throw them in the smoker until browned and the skin has rendered. The wings of a turkey are quite similar to chicken wings but they are …

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How to Make Sausage

How to make sausage recipe

Summer is here and that means it is grilling season. One of the most popular things to grill is sausage, including the many kinds like Italian, merguez, chorizo, bratwurst and more! While local supermarkets regularly stock fresh sausages, it is also possible to make sausage right at home. Sausage making is not as hard as some might think and a …

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Steamed Salmon with Orange Sesame Glaze

Steamed Salmon with Orange Hoisin Glaze

Steamed salmon is so delicious and for the longest time I struggled with how to steam salmon well. It always seemed to come out too dry. In the end I learned that I steamed it for far too long and the temperature of the steam was too high. I always steamed pretty much anything at full steam where the water …

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