8 Restaurant Sauces We Love

 8 Restaurant Sauces We Love Jalisco, Mexico I have been getting many requests lately, asking “How do you make this sauce from this restaurant or that sauce from that restaurant”. Well there are so many favorite chain restaurant sauces to share but I put together this list of 8 copy cat sauces. These are the…

Cipâte or Cipaille – Layered Meat Pie

Cipâte or Cipaille Pie Quebec, Canada Cipâte or Cipaille, a layered meat pie, is a Québécoise classic, much beloved throughout the province of Quebec. Cipâte is a traditional Christmas holiday meal, with a deep and rich flavor. What the term fundamentally means is that you don’t care what you put into the pie, it’ll be…

The Quesadilla: Simply Scrumptious

The Quesadilla: Simply Scrumptious Jalisco, Mexico If I had to choose one type of cuisine to eat for the rest of my life it would probably have to be Mexican food, I’d better as I live in this beautiful country of Mexico. I mean could I ever get tired of that fresh, deliciously seasoned zesty…

My Big Sister’s: Homemade Egg Rolls

My Big Sister’s: Homemade Egg Rolls Nova Scotia, Canada This is my big Sister’s egg roll recipe, which is a variation of our Mum’s recipe. Our Mum always loved having plenty in the freezer for just that perfect occasion. Personally I love them, freshly made or from the freezer for a tasty snack. We use…

A Little Tomato Jam?

A Little Tomato Jam? Jalisco, Mexico This sweet and tangy tomato jam recipe is a great way to use those fresh tomatoes of summer and enjoy all year round. Though in a pinch you can substitute a few cans of the best, “San Marzano’s of Italy” when fresh isn’t available. So easy to make is…

Cheeseburger Soup: Burger In A Bowl

Cheeseburger Soup: Burger In A Bowl Jalisco, Mexico I have been telling everyone lately that I have been in some sort of soup mood. Ham Potato Corn Chowder, Cream of Asparagus, Baked Potato, all warm, comforting soups. So this Cheeseburger Soup is definitely what I would call a comfort dish. It takes one of my…

Salisbury Steak From The Slow Cooker

Salisbury Steak From The Slow Cooker Ontario, Canada It’s comfort food central with this Salisbury Steak recipe. Homemade beef patties simmered in a tasty brown mushroom gravy. So tender, so tasty, so darn good. I remember having my first Salisbury Steak back in the 60’s in the form of a Swanson Salisbury Steak TV dinner….

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…

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

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 Tommy Burger instead of …

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…