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How to Make Pizza Dough

How to Make Pizza Dough

Pizza dough is easy to make and can be frozen so you have ready-to-go dough in the freezer. You can use pizza dough for the best homemade pizza made with your favourite toppings as well as cheesy breadsticks and simple calzone hand pies.Makes: 2 x 12 inch PizzasPrep...

Breadcrumb Topped Pork Chops

Breadcrumb Topped Pork Chops

This recipe has become my go-to for pork chops. I like to keep a bag of breadcrumbs in the freezer to pull out a handful or two as needed - by doing this your prep is super fast. Thin cut pork chops work best for a rapid cook in the oven with the perfect browning of...

Fresh Lobster Ravioli with a Creamy Tomato Sauce

Fresh Lobster Ravioli with a Creamy Tomato Sauce

This Lobster Ravioli is divine! It may seem a little complicated, but it is so worth the effort, and with a little planning it can actually be quite easy. Here are some planning suggestions for you: 1. Make the tomato sauce the day before 2. Use wonton wrappers in...

Baked Sweet Potato and Apple

Baked Sweet Potato and Apple

This recipe is great for the holidays with all the flavours of fall packed into a simply stunning side dish. It looks beautiful and tastes incredible. If you are planning to use this for a family gathering, it holds up very well to being made the day before. This...

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken is such a yummy dinner. This recipe is easy to make and gives you crispy chicken in a tangy, sweet, and sticky sauce. There are 3 steps - chicken, sauce, and finishing - but it's actually pretty easy and doesn't have a long cooking time. Serve...

Lobster Ravioli Filling

Lobster Ravioli Filling

This lobster ravioli filling is delicious! It's light and flavourful with a hint of lemon that enhances the flavour of the lobster and shrimp. It's actually quick and easy to make and you can use it to stuff your own homemade pasta ravioli which takes a little bit of...

Creamy Tomato Pasta Sauce

Creamy Tomato Pasta Sauce

This pasta sauce uses San Marzano tomatoes so has a couple of extra steps than if you were to use a regular can of crushed tomatoes. It is really worth the extra effort taking your creamy tomato pasta sauce from good to outstanding.Makes 3 cupsPrep Time: 20...

Fresh Lobster Ravioli with a Creamy Tomato Sauce

How to Make Fresh Ravioli

Making your own ravioli is quite simple once you get the hang of it. An inexpensive ravioli stamp will make things a lot faster so I do recommend adding it to your kitchen tool drawer if you decide to add this recipe into your meal plans. I have included the recipe...

How to Make Fresh Pasta

How to Make Fresh Pasta

If you have not tried making your own fresh pasta, I highly recommend it - it's just 4 ingredients, a little mixing time, resting time, and rolling. If you have a stand mixer you can use this with a dough hook, or you can knead by hand to get the perfect smooth...

Herb Roasted Potatoes

Herb Roasted Potatoes

I love making this side dish in the summer when the garden is loaded with fresh herbs - it's very satisfying to and grab my scissors and head out into the garden. It works really well wrapped in foil on the BBQ, but you can also make this in the oven. It's a very...

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How to Make Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs are used in many recipes and I find it really useful to have a bag in the freezer. They are really easy to make and I will buy a loaf of bread just for breadcrumbs so I can make a big batch.Makes 6 cupsPrep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 0 minutesGood For:...

Chocolate Shortbread

This is one of my very favourite cookies. It's made just like shortbread with a longer slower cook in a single pan you cut into bars so has that firmer bite, but it also has a good helping of chopped chocolate to satisfy the chocolate lover. Delicious!Makes 24...

How to Make Pizza Dough

Pizza dough is easy to make and can be frozen so you have ready-to-go dough in the freezer. You can use pizza dough for the best homemade pizza made with your favourite toppings as well as cheesy breadsticks and simple calzone hand pies.Makes: 2 x 12 inch PizzasPrep...

5 Amazing Recipes using Chocolate

A selection of must-try recipes to satisfy your chocolate cravings.1 of 5Nutty Chocolate Caramel Bars Bet you can't have just one! These delicious bars have it all with their perfect combination of a slightly crisp but fudgy caramel bottom, topped with roasted nuts...

How to Make Pizza Sauce

Home-made pizza sauce brings your pizza to another level - and it's so easy to make! There is no cooking involved until it's on your pizza dough and in the oven and you can make a batch and freeze it so it's ready the next time you make pizza. I leave the herbs out...

8 Week Meal Planner Tool

By: Meriel Bradley My 8-week rotating meal planner was a tool and routine that I developed when my kids were young. With a super busy schedule with work and the kid’s activities, it wasn’t always easy to find the time – or energy - to prepare and serve a meal made...

Peanut Butter Cookies

This is a super easy cookie recipe with loads of peanut flavour. The dough freezes really well, so you can double up on a batch and have them ready for baking right out of the freezer. I like to use peanut butter that has no added ingredients, so I do have salt in my...

Get The Best 9 Muffin Recipes

Muffins are quick and easy to make and great for a weekend brunch or a snack on the go. I've gathered my go-to recipes for you to enjoy.1 of 9Banana Walnut Muffins These are our best ever banana muffins. This is such a great way to use any extra ripe bananas, but I...

Breadcrumb Topped Pork Chops

This recipe has become my go-to for pork chops. I like to keep a bag of breadcrumbs in the freezer to pull out a handful or two as needed - by doing this your prep is super fast. Thin cut pork chops work best for a rapid cook in the oven with the perfect browning of...

How to Make an Apple Crisp Filling

This recipe makes enough apple filling for a 9-inch apple crisp. I like to start the cook my apples before the crisp is assembled and goes into the oven.  It's only cooked until the apples release their juices but it makes sure you get a perfect cook on your apples...

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