How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Do you have a romantic dinner with your sweetheart? My husband, the beef farmer, always opts for a steak dinner. This year, we’re doing something different! We’re doing a beef hot oil fondue! Disclosure – This post is written in partnership with Canadian Beef. All thoughts and opinions on this blog are honest and my own. Proud to be a … [Read more...]
Coming from the city and coming from a family of Spanish, Filipina, Caribbean, Chinese roots, I love 'ethnic' cuisine. Living on an island in Northern Ontario, I need to find ways to create dishes with local produce and tweak recipes so that I can use Island ingredients when so much of the Asian ingredients aren't available where we live.
I'm also a Food Network Canada addict. We don't watch much TV in our house, but my biggest weakness is Food Network!
Cooking with Beef: Beef Grades & Beef Cuts Explained #MyCanadianBeef
When cooking with beef, many people often wonder which beef cuts to use for certain dishes. This prompted me to write a post about cooking with beef and beef cuts explained. Disclosure – This post is written in partnership with Canadian Beef. All thoughts and opinions on this blog are honest and my own. Proud to be a Canadian Beef Advocate. Beef Grades "What's the highest … [Read more...]
Super Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe
Many moons ago, when my daughter was old enough to go on play dates with friends' kids her age, my friends and I came up with tons of toddler-friendly activities to do with our tiny tots. Baking sugar cookies was one of those activities and this super easy sugar cookie recipe is a definite keeper. We use this super easy sugar cookie recipe for all occasions. Christmas, … [Read more...]
Holiday Favourite! Gingersnap Cookies!
I have to say that Gingersnap Cookies happen to be my all-time favourite cookie! There's just something about the flavours from the ginger, cinnamon and molasses that make me feel all toasty warm inside! Gingersnap cookies are to me, THE ultimate holiday cookie! Admittedly, December is all about the baking in this house. I put together assorted cookies for our mail and … [Read more...]
Fudgy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
It's December and that means it's time for me to bake batches and batches of Fudgy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies! December is the month when I bake up a storm in the kitchen. I get all my Christmas baking done and the house smells like cookies for weeks! ~HAPPY HOLIDAYS!~ Each year, as a little thank you, I bake cookies for our Canada Post mail carrier and our other delivery … [Read more...]
Not Your Regular Beef Pot Pie ~ This One Has a Biscuit Topping!
Usually when you think of beef pot pie, you think of a flaky pie crust. Right? Well, though I do make pie crust at home, I actually don't enjoy making it. I'm just not a pie kind of gal. Disclosure – This post is written in partnership with Canadian Beef. All thoughts and opinions on this blog are honest and my own. Proud to be a Canadian Beef Advocate. This recipe came … [Read more...]
Beef Caldereta #MyCanadianBeef
Beef Caldereta is a dish that transports me to my childhood. Whenever I have this dish, I think of the days when I was a kid in my grandparents' kitchen and I would watch my grandparents cook food from their country of birth. They spoke fondly of life in the Philippines and preparing Filipino food at their house was a way my grandparents were able to share their stories and … [Read more...]
Little One’s Favourite Beef Nachos
Little One wanted to share an easy recipe that can be made with when you don’t have lots of time. The kid loves her favourite beef nachos! Disclosure – This post is written in partnership with Canada Beef. All thoughts and opinions on this blog are honest and my own. We know how busy work days and school days can be. We sometimes make these beef nachos (with beef from … [Read more...]
Baklava Two Ways
One of my mom's favourite treats is Baklava. We're going to do Baklava two ways today, because I have two great ways to make it. One is my favourite way and the way I first learned how to make it, and the other way is my aunt's way. My Tita Fely always cooks for huge crowds. I would say that she is probably the best cook in my mom's family. When it comes to cooking … [Read more...]
Quick & Easy Mongolian Beef Recipe #MyCanadianBeef
This quick and easy Mongolian Beef recipe is perfect for busy weeknights because it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish! Disclosure – This post is written in partnership with Canadian Beef. All thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own. Now that we're well into the first month of back to school, it's back to trying to figure out what to … [Read more...]
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Homemade cinnamon rolls are a favourite with my husband, daughter, and our friends and family. The funny thing is that though I love baking for others, I actually am not a fan of baked goods? I love the incredible smells that permeate the air while I've got goodies baking in the oven. The entire house smells heavenly. I'm just not a bread/pastry/sweets person. Wait. … [Read more...]
Savoury Barley Salad
I had the idea of this savoury barley salad because I wanted to come up with a variety of recipes that call for barley as the main ingredient. It's September and the weather is getting cooler. This time of the year calls for soups and stews. I don't know why, but every fall, I make lots of barley dishes. We've also been harvesting lots of product from our gardens on our … [Read more...]
Mmmm. There's nothing better than homemade kimchi. You won't believe how easy it is to make! In my other life (the one before I moved to Manitoulin Island), I used to teach English at Western Town College and then at Pacific Gateway International College in Toronto. Some of my Korean students taught me how to make homemade kimchi. That was almost twenty years ago, and … [Read more...]
Homemade Brown Sugar Boba
Little One loves bubble tea and boba milk, so when she saw Inga Lam's homemade brown sugar boba video, she just had to make it! We live on a small island in rural Northern Ontario, and there are no bubble tea shops here. Whenever we go to the city, Little One always has to get her boba fix. If anything, this pandemic has been giving Little One lots of time to teach … [Read more...]
Little One’s Chili con Carne Recipe
Disclosure - This Chili con Carne post is written in partnership with Canadian Beef. All thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are my own. We are certainly living in challenging and unusual times. People are staying at home and practising physical-distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For us, this means not going out in social environments unless it is necessary. … [Read more...]