Easy and Delicious Thanksgiving Stuffing

A delicious Thanksgiving stuffing chock full of crisp celery, plump dried apricots and crunchy pecans. Whether you call it dressing or stuffing, one of the most important side dishes at Thanksgiving has to be this one. Thanksgiving stuffing is also one of the sides I used to find the most intimidating. The seemingly endless variations on this Read More…

Crock Pot Apple and Pear Sauce

As with so many of my recipes, there’s a story behind my Crock Pot Apple and Pear Sauce. For years I made applesauce in a saucepan on the stove, the same way my late mom did, and it was delicious. Then one day about three years ago, I came across a Homemade Crock Pot Applesauce Read More…

My Best Roast Potatoes

I first posted My Best Roast Potatoes Recipe five years ago for Christmas 2010. During one of my website relaunches, the post was too old to be carried over and disappeared. Within a week I had three requests for its return! I’m bringing My Best Roast Potatoes back again today because a) they really are amazing, b) I Read More…

Homemade Coleslaw – My Mom’s Recipe

My late Mom’s homemade coleslaw was seriously amazing. Creamy and luscious with just a hint of tang, Mom’s homemade coleslaw was never over-dressed. I remember huge bowls of the stuff at family picnics, barbecues and potlucks. There were rarely any leftovers. Raw cabbage is really good for you – full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, Read More…

Creamed Spinach

Creamed Spinach is my husband’s favourite side dish. I confess, I never used to be able to understand why. Every time I tasted it in restaurants I found it far too rich. I also thought it was often over-salted, almost disguising the flavour of the spinach entirely. As I was convinced I didn’t like it, Read More…