The Sweet Potato: Done Perfectly

The Sweet Potato: Done Perfectly Jalisco, Mexico The sweet potato! Unbelievably versatile, sweet potatoes can be served with absolutely anything as a side or as a main on their own. Crispy on the outside and fork tender on the inside, this is one of the best ways to roast or bake a sweet potato. Load…

Deep Fryer: Not Required

Nova Scotia, Canada You’d never know they didn’t come out of the deep fryer. Crispy on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside. I find russet potatoes are the best for fries. Pan sautéd or grilled my friends. Easy! Directions: Peel potatoes or leave skin on Cut to your desired size or shape Add…

White Chicken Enchiladas

Ontario, Canada This is one of my favorite south of the border meals, easy to make and incredibly satisfying! Rich and creamy, these White Chicken Enchiladas are easy and smothered in a simple sour cream and green chile sauce. The green chiles give them a lot of flavor without too much heat, which makes these…

Grilling The Mighty Burger

Grilling The Mighty Burger Nova Scotia, Canada I think I’ve tried pretty much every burger imaginable, from my simple bacon cheeseburger, to an awesome grilled cheese burger or just a juicy burger finished and topped with a soft runny egg. I’m like Popeye’s sidekick Wimpy, I love my burgers. I think my nickname should be…

Greek Smashed Lemon Potatoes

Ontario, Canada Looking for a really good potato side dish? Maybe you want to do something different with your potatoes? Or you have guests coming over and would like to make a crowd pleasing side? These crispy smashed potatoes are definitely for you! You need about an hour to make them, really easy with only…

Caramel Apple Pie: Delicious

Ontario, Canada My Mom’s favorite! To me, this is the purest, most intensely flavored apple pie recipe there is and I love my apple pie. It’s a combination of 4 recipes I’ve gathered over the years. The interesting thing about this recipe is the way the caramel sauce enhances the tartness of the apples, that’s…

Loaded Baked Potato Soup Baby

Ontario, Canada First time I ever tried this soup was at a high end restaurant in Toronto and yes, it was a very overpriced appetizer. Though really who doesn’t love a bowl of belly warming, wonderful soup? After thoroughly enjoying this bowl of flavorful yummy, I thought I can make this at home, no problem….

Tender and Juicy: Italian Meatballs

Ontario, Canada What is the perfect meatball? It’s a plump, juicy ball of highly seasoned meat that’s so tender a spoon can pass right through it with almost no resistance. Why this recipe works. A panade made from buttermilk-soaked fresh bread adds tons of moisture and flavor. Minced pancetta and gelled stock guarantee extremely juicy…

Copy Cat: Popeye’s Spicy Fried Chicken

Jalisco, Mexico Do you like Popeye’s chicken? Then you’ll love this copycat version of the spicy, crispy, golden deliciousness! You’ll adore the taste of spicy, perfectly seasoned, crispy on the outside and tender juicy on the inside. With the signature warming spicy kick of Popeye’s fried chicken? So skip the drive-thru and enjoy a homemade…

Butter Milk Pancakes: Matching Syrup

Butter Milk Pancakes Jalisco, Mexico This recipe is my favorite pancake recipe ever! I love the tang of the buttermilk and use it whenever I can, especially in buttermilk biscuits. Whenever you serve these pancakes to family or friends they will attest that these truly are the best ever! I think what elevates these fantastic…

A Taste Of Mexico: Birria de Res

Jalisco, Mexico   There are so many different recipes for Birria, but all of them use a combination of dried peppers and herbs. The deep robust Mexican flavors that will make your taste buds very happy. I personally enjoy the meat for Tacos Birria but you can enjoy Birria like a beef stew, garnished with…

Pastelon: Plantain Lasagna

Sacatepéquez, Guatemala Pastelon is a Latin style lasagna (no pasta allowed) that is a combination of sweet and savory flavors, made with spiced beef, sandwiched in layers of plantains, cheese and topped with a cheese egg mixture. Absolutely incredible meal for regular or special days! So put this recipe on your bucket list. Maybe you…

Leftover Turkey Dinner: In An Egg Roll

Turkey Dinner Egg Rolls Nova Scotia, Canada Wondering what to do with all those leftovers from the big turkey dinner? Why don’t we just stuff some of it in an egg roll and serve with leftover gravy or cranberry sauce for dipping. The ultimate way to enjoy Thanksgiving or Christmas, even after Turkey Day is…

Tacos Al Pastor: Shepherd’s Taco

Tacos Al Pastor Jalisco, Mexico It is no secret that the best tacos in the world come from Mexico. On every street corner and at every restaurant in Mexico, you can find many different varieties depending on your tastes. Tacos Al Pastor are based on the lamb shawarma brought by Lebanese immigrants to Mexico, al…

Tacos de Canasta: Basket Tacos

Jalisco, Mexico I love these babies, Tacos de Canasta, which literally means “basket tacos”, is an authentic Mexican street food that you will find throughout Mexico. Unlike other street foods Tacos de Canasta are a complete meal. They get their name because they are often sold in the streets of Mexico in baskets. The method…