Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling and Cinnamon Pecan Topping

Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling and Cinnamon Pecan Topping

It wouldn’t be Fall in our house without a pumpkin dessert! My mom’s all-time favorite pumpkin recipes – oven-roasted pumpkin and a super easy pumpkin pie recipe that I’ll share with you one day. Well this past weekend I decided to test out a different pumpkin dessert recipe, something simple but unique – Pumpkin Muffins […]

Decorated Pumpkin Cheesecake

Decorated Pumpkin Cheesecake

Treat yourself this Fall with this luscious Decorated Pumpkin Cheesecake made with an Oreo cookie crust and topped with a classic vanilla cheesecake layer. This would be the perfect dessert for Halloween parties or Thanksgiving! The decorating technique is easier than you might think, you only need to colour some of the cheesecake batter and […]

Plum Tart

Plum Tart

I love plums and this Fall I was lucky as I had the chance to eat as many as I liked right from my grandma’s backyard (visited her in the Fall for the first time in 8 years).   Now we’re home… no plum trees in the backyard but a great farmers’ market nearby. We went […]

Turkey Breast with Herb Stuffing Wrapped in Bacon

Turkey Breast with Herb Stuffing Wrapped in Bacon / Piept de Curcan cu Bacon Umplut

A couple of weeks ago I bought Weber’s Way to Grill book by Jamie Purviance and decided to try out this mouth-watering recipe. Every time I get in a store with cookbooks I feel like a kid in the candy store. I could spend hours reading about food, analyzing recipes and admiring irresistible pictures. I […]

Beer Roasted Chicken on Our New Grill

Beer Roasted Chicken / Pui cu Bere la Gratar

This weekend we bought a Char-Broil grill. It has an infrared cooking system which helps prevent flare-ups , you get more even cooking temperatures and the food is juicer… all while using less fuel than traditional gas grills. We’ve done our share of research and enjoyed many bbqs cooked to perfection on this grill at […]

Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Stuffing

Pork Tenderloin with Mushrooms

This is such a savory recipe with a moist and flavourful stuffing. I found the recipe on mushrooms.ca but I’ve modified it slightly by adjusting the ingredients to my taste (more mushrooms of course!) and adding white wine. Here’s the original recipe. We served it with mashed potatoes and my amazing Beet Salad. Time: 55 […]

Country-Style Baked Potatoes

Country-Style Baked Potatoes

This is a very simple dish with a great taste that can be served either as a main course or as a side dish. I know this recipe is about baking potatoes but, the key ingredient that makes this dish so delicious is the smoked bacon added to the sauce that is mixed with the […]