Siu Mai

My Brother in law Mike, who is a very knowledgeable home cook, loves traditional Chinese food. So much so that my niece and nephew, although having fewer than a dozen years between them, can order all the tastiest dim sum by name. We tend to eat out quite a bit and he...

Greek Style Pizza Bread

It's been 'Greek week' over at our place. First we made a huge Greek salad with cucumber, tomato, green peppers, dill, fennel and fennel fronds, feta cheese, and some premium olive oil which we've been working on for days! We needed to use up the rest of the feta...

Crispy Southern Fried Chicken

There is no comfort food quite like fried chicken and there are so many tips and tricks that make this recipe truly great. Through our years of first hand experimentation in addition to countless hours of research we are proud to bring you this recipe which guarantees...

Gumbo Stew

We needed a dish to help keep us warm this winter. Being in the Cariboo now about 350km North of Vancouver it stays a little on the cool side here compared to on the Coast and with this years polar vortex bringing in cool air between -20 and -30C we've really had to...

Authentic Louisiana Hot Sauce

We've forayed into pepper sauce making in the past and it turned out alright, but certainly not how we expected. Having done little research into hot sauce recipes at that time or even having gone far enough to check out the real names of different pepper varieties...

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BBQ Stuffed Chile Rellenos

This is our first year growing poblano chile peppers so I thought I'd try out a few new recipes. After looking up stuffed chile recipes of various types I decided to settle on a kind of open faced chile rellenos with pulled pork and rice. Normally chile rellenos are...

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Pulled Chicken Gyros

This dish features simple ingredients but when they all come together it's magic. As such, there are countless regional variations; In Canada there are donairs,  in Greece there are gyros, in Pakistan there is Shawarma, and in the UK there are doner kebabs.  Popular...

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Bacon Tuna Melts

We topped our Mama's Homemade Bread with a tantalizing mixture of tuna salad and bacon to produce this mouth-watering meal. Enjoy the photos and recipe below!     Mama's Homemade 'No Hunger' Bread Recipe Here Bacon Tuna Salad 1 can drained tunafish (try chunk you may...

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Mama’s Homemade Bread

Your heart will be warmed when the aroma of this magnificently simple, traditional bread permeates your kitchen and home and when your friends and neighbors taste it they will beg you for more! This isn't that 'baker's fluff' that you buy from the supermarket that can...

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Rainy Day Beef Stew

We sure don't need to water our plants on a day like today! It's foggy and dark outside, but pretty warm at the same time... kind of strange for being the middle of summer. We had some nice stewing beef chunks in the deep freeze waiting for just such an occasion....

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Pasta Pizziola

We couldn't decide on whether to have pizza or pasta casserole this evening so this is what I came up with... Pizza macaroni or pasta pizziola as I call it. Enjoy the photos!        ...

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Not your Average Pasta Dish

This was basically an amplified Hamburger Helper clone dish featuring pork with wine reduction, tomato, aromatics, and some Indian spices for fusion confusion. This simple creation would have been lost if it weren't for Kim doing an awesome job snapping all the photos...

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