Asparagus Potato Hash with Steak and Eggs

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Asparagus Potato Hash with Steak and Eggs! Delicious Hash made with asparagus, potatoes, sweet potatoes, peppers, steak and eggs. It's the breakfast of champions for any day of the week or a super quick dinner meal. It must be a man thing. Meat and potatoes. My husband's favourite meal, as well as any other man out there. Don't get me wrong I love meat and potatoes myself, however it's not something I could eat all the time. Not my husband, he can actually eat meat and potatoes all the … [Read more...]

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

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This Sour Cream Coffee Cake is a simple cake made with sour cream and yogurt with a pecan brown sugar crumble. Perfect with a good cup of coffee any morning. I love coffee cakes. They're so easy to make and well I just love to have a slice with a good cup of hot coffee. It's one of my small pleasures in life. It's the little things in life that really matter. Interestingly enough I am not crazy about coffee, although I have one every morning. I only started drinking coffee when I was in … [Read more...]

Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

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This crockpot chicken noodle soup is a classic and hearty soup, requiring minimal effort giving you tender chicken, loads of noodles and a delicious broth. Today we had a very quiet day at home since we celebrated Easter yesterday at my sister's house. I was not in the mood to really cook anything but with it being Easter and all I decided to make a pork roast but what I was really craving is some chicken noodle soup. Growing up, chicken noodle soup was very common to have with our Sunday … [Read more...]

Angel Berry Trifle

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An angel berry trifle that's perfect for Easter brunch made with fresh berries, angel food cake and an out of this world vanilla pudding and cream cheese custard.  If this angel berry trifle is not going to get you thinking of summer, I don't know what will. This trifle is sunshine, it's a glimpse of the summer we wish so desperately to come. Especially when here we are, Easter weekend, and it's still snowing outside. The great thing about this weekend is that Easter is at my sister's … [Read more...]

Gnocchi with Mushroom Ragu

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This gnocchi with mushroom ragu is a super easy dinner that's ready in under 30 minutes and perfect for any night of the week. Remember I told you I work in IT (Information Technology)? I've been a systems analyst/software developer all my life, for almost 20 years. Stop guessing my age! Would you believe it if I told you that in all that time I never used a Mac computer? Kind of hard to believe. I've always been a Windows gal. There really is something to be said about teaching old dogs new … [Read more...]

Hot Crossed Buns

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Traditional Hot Crossed Buns with a cream cheese icing, brushed with a sweet syrup and filled with juicy raisins. Perfect for your Easter brunch. I almost forgot all about Easter! Me who loves all holidays and plans for them way in advance, create my menu and get all excited way before the holiday! How is this possible? Well I've been super busy at work and honestly Easter was the last thing on my mind. And to top it off I have a sore throat. But I'm here to make it up to you all and … [Read more...]

Easy Beef Lasagna

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Oh hi there! I so glad you came to join me in my culinary adventures because I have a super easy recipe to share with you. If you're like me, you're probably scared to make lasagna because of all the work it takes, boil the noodles, make the sauce, assemble the lasagna and bake it. This recipe is a lot simpler and it makes for a fabulous weeknight dinner. So let me start by saying that I'm not a lasagna virgin. I've been making lasagna for a long time now and every single time, although I love … [Read more...]

Baked Breaded Cauliflower Florets

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Crispy cauliflower pieces breaded with Panko breadcrumbs and baked to perfection. Not only are these delicious but they are super healthy and good for you. It's the weekend, so it's time to relax and be silly again. I live for weekends, to have time off, relax and be with my family. And it continues to be gorgeous outside which I am just over the moon with happiness because this means this weekend we are going to go for a drive in the mountains and hopefully get some beautiful pictures. … [Read more...]

Pancetta and Gruyere Breakfast Pizza

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As I sit here to write this post and look at these pizza pictures I remember the first time I ever had pizza. I was about 11 or 12 years old at a restaurant in Timisoara with my family. This was when Romania used to be communist and foods like this were not common. Eating at restaurants was not a common thing for us. Back then we had rations on oil and sugar, so it was not often my mom would indulge in baking. Baking was for special occasions like the holidays. But that day was a summer day and … [Read more...]

Spicy New Orleans Shrimp

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I am not a winter person, yet here I find myself in Calgary where it's winter 10 months out of the year. Granted the 2 months out of the year that we do have a summer, has got to be the best weather in the whole wide world. While it's true that I don't enjoy sweating in extreme hot weather as the hot and humid weather we used to have when we lived in Southern Ontario, the summers here are perfect. As I long for one of those perfect summer weekends to have a family barbecue where you could grill … [Read more...]

Finnish Cardamom Rolls

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A few years ago when I visited my mother in law in Romania, she taught me along with my sister in law how to make our popular walnut bread. I had written the recipe in my little notebook I had taken with me to write all my mother in law's recipes and have treasured it since, as well as have shared it with you all. Ever since then I have conquered one of what has to be a miracle in the culinary world. I have learned to make that walnut bread myself. I have been scared of making it all my life. … [Read more...]

Corn and Chive Pancakes with Bacon and Eggs

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I have the perfect weekend breakfast for you. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love these pancakes. They're savory pancakes packed with corn and chives and so freaking delicious. This right here is the breakfast of champions. Now I don't know about you, but I'm a breakfast kind of person. I could eat breakfast food all day long. As a matter of fact there have been quite a few times that we've had eggs for dinner and let me tell you they are great. This breakfast right here though is … [Read more...]