Chicken Bruschetta Recipe

This is a great chicken dish that is full of flavour.


What You Will Need:

–   1 can diced tomatoes

–   3/4 cup shredded Italian blend cheese

–   1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

–   5 boneless skinless chicken breasts

–   1 cup canned tomato sauce

–   1 tsp minced garlic

–   2 cups small garlic croutons, crushed slightly


What You Will Need to do:

1.   In a bowl, mix the drained tomatoes, cheese and basil together.

2.   In a skillet, place the chicken and then pour tomato sauce over top.  Cook for 5 minutes.

3.   Add the garlic, tomato cheese mixture and cook for at least 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked thoroughly.

4.   Top with the croutons and enjoy.



Pesto Puff Pastry Twists Recipe

These great pastry twists are great with salad, pasta or so much more which is quick and easy.

What You Will Need:

–   1 package of frozen butter puff pastry, thawed

–   4 Tbsp of pesto

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 425°F.

2.   On a floured surface, roll out the pastry into 10-inch square and then brush with pesto.

3.   Cut in half crosswise and then cut each half crosswise into 24 equal strips.

4.   Starting from centre of each strip, twist to form like a straw.  Bake for 12 minutes or until the twists are crisp and golden.

Simple Salmon with Hoisin Recipe


I seem to be using a lot more hoisin sauce in our meals lately and why not make salmon extra delicious with this recipe:


What You Will Need:

–   2 Tbsp hoisin sauce

–   2 tsp soy sauce

–   1/2 tsp dark sesame oil

–   4 skinless salmon fillets

–   1 tsp sesame seeds

–   Cooking spray


What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 400°F.

2.   In a bowl, combine the hoisin sauce, soy sauce and dark sesame oil together.

3.   Next, add the fish to the bowl and let marinate for a minimum of 15 minutes, turning half way through.

4.   Remove fish from marinade and place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

5.   Sprinkle fish evenly with sesame seeds and bake for 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.



Cheeseburger Soup Recipe


A delicious recipe that is full of taste and is sure to have everyone asking for seconds:


What You Will Need to do:

–   1/2 pound ground beef

–   3/4 cup chopped onion

–   3/4 cup shredded carrots

–   3/4 cup diced celery

–   1 tsp basil

–   1 tsp parsley flakes

–   4 Tbsp butter

–   3 cups chicken broth

–   4 cups diced and peeled potatoes

–   1/4 cup flour

–   2 cups cubed process cheese

–   1 ½ cups milk

–   3/4 tsp salt

–   1/2 tsp pepper

–   1/4 cup sour cream


What You Will Need to do:

1.   In a saucepan, cook the beef and then set aside.

2.   In the same saucepan, cook the onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley in 1 Tbsp of butter until the vegetables become tender.

3.   Now add the broth, potatoes and beef and bring to a boil.  Once the contents start to boil, reduce the heat, cover and let simmer until potatoes are tender.

4.   While you waiting for the potatoes to cook, in a separate saucepan, melt the rest of the butter.  Then add the flour and cook until the contents begin to bubble.  Add this to the potato mixture and then bring to a boil.

5.   Once the contents are mixed together well, reduce the heat and stir in the cheese, milk, salt and pepper.  Continue to cook and stir until the cheese has melted.

6.   Now turn off the heat, stir in the sour cream and enjoy!


Turkey and Roasted Red Pepper Meat Loaf Recipe

An easy recipe that lets you enjoy that great taste of turkey.


What You Will Need:

–   1 1/2 pounds ground turkey

–   1 small chopped yellow onion

–   1/2 cup bread crumbs

–   1 beaten egg

–   1 cup grated Parmesan

–   2 Tbsp Dijon mustard

–   1 cup chopped parsley

–   1 cup of roasted red peppers from a jar  – cut into ½” pieces

–    ¾ tsp salt

–   ½ tsp pepper



What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 400° F.

2.   In a bowl, mix the turkey, onion, bread crumbs, egg, Parmesan, mustard, parsley, red peppers, salt and pepper.  Shape the meat into an 8” loaf and place in a baking dish.

3.   Bake for 45 minutes and enjoy.




Catalina Cranberry Chicken Recipe


I remember my mom use to make this dish all the time. It was, without a doubt, one of my favorites. The combination of ingredients may seem kind of strange but it is absolutely delicious!
What You Will Need:
– 3 lb of skinless chicken thighs and/or breasts
– 1 can of whole berry cranberry sauce
– 1/2 cup of catalina dressing
– 1 package of onion soup mix
What You Will Need to do:
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
2. Place the chicken in a baking dish.
3. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together and then pour over the chicken.
4. Bake for about 45 minutes or until the chicken is done.

Shrimp Lo Mein Recipe


This is a great take on this dish you may normally order at the restaurant or takeout:
What You Will Need:
– 8oz (roughly 1 cup) of lo mein noodles
– 2 Tbsp of canola oil
– 1 pound of peeled shrimp
– 2 minced cloves of garlic
– 2 cups (but sometimes I’ll put more because my family enjoys them so much) snow peas
– 1/4 cup of oyster sauce
– 1/2 tsp of salt
– 1 Tbsp of soy sauce
– 2 Tbsp of rice vinegar
What You Will Need to do:
1. Cook the noodles as indicated on the package.
2. In a skillet, heat the oil. Then add the shrimp, snow peas, garlic and salt. Cook until the shrimp are completely cooked.
3. Now add the oyster sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, and ¼ cup water. Continue to cook until the liquid begins to thicken.
4. Finally, add the noodles, toss to combine and enjoy!


Burger ‘n Fries Pot Pie Recipe

Burger 'n Fries Pot Pie


Click HERE to find out how to make this very creative and tasty idea that I found at the Betty Crocker website.



Just Like Earl’s Kung Pao Chicken Recipe


I absolutely love the Earl’s dish – Kung Pao Chicken.  I’ve got the recipe close to the restaurant’s version and here it is:

What You’ll Need:

–  1 tbsp vegetable oil

–  1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts

–  1 onion

–  8 oz green beans

–  2 tsp grated fresh ginger

–  2 cloves garlic

–  tbsp oyster sauce

–  2 tsp cornstarch

–  2 tsp chili garlic sauce

–  1 sweet red pepper

–  1/2 cup roasted unsalted peanuts

What You’ll Need to do:

1.  In wok, heat 1 tbsp of oil over medium-high heat and cook sliced chicken.  Remove to plate.

2.  Add remaining oil to pan and add sliced onion, chopped green beans, grated ginger and minced garlic for about two minutes.

3.   Add 1/3 cup water.  Then cover and cook over medium heat until no liquid remains (usually about three minutes).

4.  Whisk together oyster sauce, cornstarch, garlic chili sauce and 1/4 cup water, then set aside.

5.  Add red pepper to pan and cook until crisp.

6.  Place chicken back into pan.  Sprinkle peanuts over dish.

And remember, add 1-6 peppers, depending on how hot you like it!

If you have any recommendations on how to get this dish to be more like the original, I’d love to hear from you.


Smoky Bacon Corn Chowder Recipe



Here is another hearty supper recipe that can be served as a meal:


What You Will Need:

–   6 chopped slices bacon

–   1 finely chopped, white part, leek

–   1 finely chopped potato

–   2 cups frozen or canned corn

–   1 1/2 cups chicken broth

–   1 1/2 cups milk

–   398 ml can creamed corn

–   1/2 tsp dried thyme

–   1 bay leaf


What You Will Need to do:

1.   In a large pot, cook the bacon.  Discard all but 1 Tbsp of the bacon fat.

2.   Now add the leek and cook until tender.

3.   Then add the potato, corn, broth, milk, creamed corn, thyme and bay leaf.  Bring to a boil and then let simmer, while continue to stir once in a while, until the potatoes are tender

4.    Remove the bay leaf before serving.



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