Beef and Barley Stew

My Mom always made the most amazing stews. In fact, my Dad bought her one of those special clay pots that were so popular back in the 1970’s, and she used to love using it. Mom often put pearl barley in her stews, both to ‘stretch’ the meat and to give the stew flavour. I Read More…

Easy Veggie French Bread Pizza

I’m not going to mention brand names, but there are definitely some French bread pizzas out there in your grocer’s freezer cabinet. Thing is, I can promise they don’t taste as good as my recipe, and they cost more. And that is before we begin to talk about the things those brands add to their Read More…

Spicy Mango Chicken

My family is funny with spicy food. My husband loves a good Indian curry, but really isn’t into Mexican food at all. My son and I adore Mexican food, but curry? Well, not so much. The ones we do like are milder. My son likes coconutty, fruity Korma but me, I prefer to keep fruit Read More…

Shrimp and Vegetable Risotto

If you asked my family what their favourite comfort foods were, risotto would probably come in the top ten – and my Shrimp and Vegetable Risotto with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto would definitely rank high on the list of their favourite risottos! Risotto truly is the ultimate comfort food, both for eater and cook, as Read More…

Easy Veggie Risotto

Although risotto has a reputation for being a bit of a fiddle to make, it’s actually only the stirring that requires any real effort, and you really don’t have to stir for all that long. In fact, I can have a delicious Easy Veggie Risotto on the table in not much more than thirty to forty Read More…