Recipe Post: Potato, Leek and Shallot Gratin

This creamy, indulgent potato, leek and shallot gratin is inspired by an old Epicurious recipe from 2009, which in itself I believe was inspired by a much older recipe; I didn’t have enough leeks for the original recipe, so I subbed in some shallots I had kicking around. I also reduced the yield, as my…

Recipe Post: Beef Casserole in about an hour

I’m very happy that things are opening up in my region, as I can visit with fam and friends again, after more than a year apart, My excitement for these events usually leads to inspiration in the kitchen; for one, I’ve become used to making my own more than buying pre-made over these last several…

Recipe Post: Shepherd’s/Cottage Pie, Two Ways

I’ve written before about one of my favourite meals to both make and eat, Shepherd’s Pie (which yes, I know is a cottage pie as it uses ground beef not lamb, but let’s not argue, kids). However, I’ve made a few changes to my tried-and-true recipe and so please see my updated recipe below. In…

Recipe Post: One-Dish Cheesy Pork Chop and Rice Casserole

With the at-home situation being what it is these days, my spouse and I have got into the habit of playing online games on Sunday afternoons with our friends; it keeps our social tank from emptying too quickly and we enjoy the creative outlet. However, we start fairly early in the evening, so Sunday dinners…

Recipe Roundup: Bell Peppers

With global food logistics and the expansion of greenhouses in shorter harvest growing regions making it so much easier to have fresh produce year-round, it’s not too difficult for most consumers to acquire, say, bananas or citrus fruit in February. But there’s something to be said for a fresh, locally-grown, juicy and flavourful garden harvest,…

Recipe Post: Tex-Mex Cheesy Mac Casserole

Everyone has guilty pleasures, whether they be a favourite song, movie, book, or piece of clothing. This is never more true for me than when it comes to food; even though my palate has evolved and I’d like to say matured since I was young, there are certain foods, the scent or taste of which…