Vegetarian Chilli!

I just snuck a taste of this, waiting for Babs to get home from work, and it is actually better than I had expected. The recipe is called ‘Crock Pot Black Bean Lentil Quinoa Chilli’ from Colorfulrecipes. I was determined to find a meal using a slow cooker and that was hearty and meat-free. The lentils and…

Ham & Cheese Scones

Friday night’s baking endeavour was Ham & Cheese scones and they were legiiiiit. We enjoyed them and they were a great snack for our next day crabbing trip. I made this recipe as described by Damn Delicious and just added some cayenne and paprika. Also, when I added the butter, I made sure to have the…

Shepherds Pie!

I was convinced that I didn’t like shepherds pie… and now I’m wondering if I had ever actually had it. I just remember reading the of a ketchup bottle that had a recipe for shepherds pie and the recipe included ketchup. Gross. And that was when I decided I didn’t like shepherds pie. But now…

Okonomiyaki!

Pancakes are great. But you know what’s better than a sweet pancake? A savoury pancake! Ok, stay with me here. We actually had okonomiyaki for the first time when out for dinner with Babs’ parents. It tasted good, but Babs and I knew there was definitely room for improvement. Cue Youtube. Our favourite FoodTubers had…

Freezer Pizza (Frieza!)

I prepared eight personal sized pizzas for future meals. I followed the recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction (which I used in my previous Pizza! post) and followed freezing tips from The Kitchn. The sauce was a generous eyeballed mix of thyme, rosemary, garlic, olive oil, chilis and onion. I mixed that with garlic paste and tomato…

Butter Chicken!

It’s always nice to go out for a meal to celebrate a special occasion. I mean, who can say no to zero dishes, prep or forethought (other than making that reservation). But when you live in a small town like Babs and I, sometimes those 5 restaurant options don’t really cut it. So for our anniversary…

Death By Chocolate!

Simple simple simple. It’s basically 4 desserts layered into one. Chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, whipped cream/Cool Whip, Skor. The recipe is more just layering each part. But if this is your first time making it, you will find a good guide at All Recipes. My friend L, whom I trust implicitly when it comes to food, suggested mixing…

Pizza!

You may not recognize this meal because it has very little cheese, but, yes, it is in fact a pizza.We said we would get cheese later. Well, Babs did. And then we didn’t. Between cleaning and building a bed frame, we did not get cheese or dairy free cheese (for Babs) but this pizza was still…

Mongolian Beef!

Who doesn’t love Mongolian beef? I was looking for something saucy that could be plopped on top of rice. I used this recipe from The Chunky Chef. This recipe was delicious and Babs and I enjoyed it the first night and the leftovers the next night. I was silly and just made regular rice, but I did…

Calzones… Sorta

After making banana bread one morning, I still felt the need to make something else… long weekend itch. So I made pizza dough. Ha! And while we were going to get the stuff to make pizza, I figured why not just use up our meatballs and sauce. So we rolled out the dough and had…

Freestyle Brunch!

Yams? Check Bacon? Check Eggs, onions, spices? Check check check. What are we making? Who knows?? We’ll see! Brunch for me means food, with no sensible rhyme or reason. As long as I have my weekend uniform (pjs) and have a hot drink in hand (coffee with Irish cream please and thank you). This round I…

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Friday morning I texted Babs that I wanted to make meatballs. We looked up meatball recipes on YouTube, as we do, and found some great options. We went on to watch tutorials on making the tomato sauce, and then spiralled into videos on making the pasta noodles. Babs’ mom found a pasta machine at a…