Burst Tomato Rose Pasta with Balsamic BBQ Chicken

Time: 45 minutes Having great friends who have excellent taste in food and who are willing to share recipes – this is one that a friend shared a few days ago. It made a good portion and let me tell you – we had leftovers that did not make it past breakfast the next day!!!…

1-2-3 Easy As Can Be Peas

Time: 3 minutes Having spent a wonderful week in the Okanagan with some great friends, we went to many wineries. One place a friend of mine wanted to go to was a place that made vinegars… While the place was closed and we couldn’t go, my friend shared that growing up her mom made wonderful…

Blueberry Corn Salad

Time: 30 minutes Odd duets sometimes take the world by surprise… try this salad, I think you will be surprised at what a great side dish this is for family events and BBQs. Music Selection: Marc Almond & Gene Pitney – Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart 4 corn cobs 3 Tbsp olive oil 3…

Blue Cheese Bacon Potato Salad

Time: 45 minutes This is one of our favourite potato salad recipes (slightly improvised from Matt Dunigan’s Road Grill recipe) and we love potato salad at bbqs, potlucks, etc. So get the flames going on the BBQ and side this delicious side dish. Music Selection: MOD SUN & Avril Lavigne – Flames Ingredients: 3 lb…

Fennel Orange Salad

Time: 10 minutes So simple, so delicious, so healthy… the perfect salad to ensure great BBQ and family gathering memories. Music Selection: Maroon 5 – Memories Ingredients: 3 bulbs of fennel 2 large navel oranges 2 Tbsp olive oil ¼ cup of dried cranberries 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar Salt/pepper Directions: Remove tops of the…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Squares

Time: 20 minutes I am not going to lie – these are the best version of rice krispie squares. There used to be a place near my office that made these and I would get them regularly with an extra large cup of coffee… perfect for those days when you need a boost of energy…

Peach Pie

Time: 90 minutes Who would not want to be reunited time and time again with this classic – peach pie? Music Selection: Peaches N Herb – Reunited Ingredients: 1 pate brisee (pie dough) 10 medium peaches ¼ – ½ cup brown sugar ¼ cup minute tapioca (or cornstarch) 1 tsp cinnamon Dash of ground cloves…

Spicy Baked Beans

Time: 45 minutes This is a cheat recipe for sure – but a great recipe for barbeques and potlucks. Easy and delicious (and even healthy). Music Selection: Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson – The Last Cowboy Song Ingredients: 1 lb bacon 1 onion, diced 2 – 348 mL can of your favorite baked beans 1…

Grilled Radicchio Bundles – Two Ways!

Time: 30 minutes These little magical bundles are soooo delicious and easy to make. I like that you can serve them two ways with little extra effort, too. Great for keto dieters. Music Selection: Coldplay – Magic Ingredients: 1 medium head of radicchio 1 ball fresh mozzarella ½ cup pesto Option 1: 3 Tbsp olive…

BBQ Italian Porkloin

Time: marinating time: 2 hours; 30 minutes Wowsee – you will enjoy this simple and tasty recipe. Great for company! Music Selection: Lindsey Stirling – Til The Light Goes Out Ingredients: 2  porkloins, 2 lbs each ½ cup balsamic vinegar 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried…