Tag: entertaining

GRILLED CHEESE WITH BRIE AND PASSION FRUIT JAM

GRILLED CHEESE WITH BRIE AND PASSION FRUIT JAM

I made these for my cousin Danielle’s bachelorette party and they were a hit. I got two marriage proposals that night because of them. And people were still talking about them for a week after. When entertaining, taking something simple and making it special really […]

PUMPKIN GINGER SPICE ICE BOX CAKE

PUMPKIN GINGER SPICE ICE BOX CAKE

My cousin hosted Thanksgiving this year so my only task was to make dessert. Instead of doing some sort of pie, I wanted to try something different. Pumpkin is the preferred flavour for desserts this time of year, so I made an icebox cake. It’s […]

ORZO FRITTATA WITH SMOKED TURKEY

ORZO FRITTATA WITH SMOKED TURKEY

I’m always looking for quick and easy lunch options that are tasty, carry well and can be eaten at room temperature – and of course healthy. This frittata meets all the requirements. I make a dish of this on sunday and portion it out. It […]

TOASTED MARSHMALLOW ICE CREAM

TOASTED MARSHMALLOW ICE CREAM

The first time I had toasted marshmallow ice cream was from Gregg’s in Toronto. It instantly became my favourite ice cream. I made this quick no-churn recipe and it is the best toasted marshmallow ice cream I’ve had. It’s smooth and creamy. The texture is […]

MEATBALLS STUFFED WITH MOZZARELLA

MEATBALLS STUFFED WITH MOZZARELLA

This is a great appetizer for the holidays. It takes a little work to make, but the end result is totally worth it. These can be made in advance so the day you’re entertaining you can warm them up and concentrate on other things.

FIG & WALNUT CROSTINI

FIG & WALNUT CROSTINI

I was having friends over and I wanted to make something quick and already assembled…meaning not a cheese platter for us to munch on while we talk, and it would have to go great with a bottle of wine. I had a jar of fig […]

STRAWBERRY ROSEMARY COCKTAIL

STRAWBERRY ROSEMARY COCKTAIL

I love making summertime cocktails. This year I am obsessed with using sparkling wine and herbs. Strawberries are in season and can be used, but I tend to buy the frozen ones and use them as ice cubes in the drink.