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Roasted Butternut Squash with Fresh Sage and Garlic

Roasted Butternut Squash with Fresh Sage and Garlic

I cannot emphasise how well butternut squash and sage pair together. This is so simple, easy and delicious. I saved myself some time chopping and hit the produce department at my local grocery store for some peeled and cubed squash. This dish is also an […]

Linguine with Blue Cheese Sauce

Linguine with Blue Cheese Sauce

Don’t mistake simplicity for a lack of elegance in this recipe. A few quality ingredients, basic cooking technique, and you have an amazingly flavourful dish. The tang of blue cheese is softened into a beautiful cream sauce, which is spiked with a generous dash of […]

Bacon Tomato Jam

Bacon Tomato Jam

When nature provides you with a bountiful tomato harvest, you must not waste that bounty. So in addition to your normal recipes, please try this. Just adding a lavish spread of this jam on a burger, or spread on top of a wheel of double […]

Pan Fried Pickerel with Ghee

Pan Fried Pickerel with Ghee

The only thing better than fresh Manitoba pickerel pan fried in butter is pickerel pan fried in ghee fat. Here’s how we do it: Heat ghee in a skillet over medium high heat. Add fillets to pan, fry for approximately 2-3 minutes per side. Remove […]

Piccata Al Limone

Piccata Al Limone

This recipe is a wonderful example of a easy gourmet weeknight dinner. Take some cutlets, pork, chicken or veal, and a few simple ingredients, pair with a green salad and a glass of crisp white wine.  

Gnocchi with Mushroom & Sausage Ragu

Gnocchi with Mushroom & Sausage Ragu

Mix up your pasta night with this delicious, rich comfort food. This is a great weeknight dinner, using packaged gnocchi and topping it with this rich, homemade ragu. Top with parmesan and fresh basil. Enjoy!!  


From Kris' Kitchen

Bacon Cheddar Corn Chowder

Bacon Cheddar Corn Chowder

With the end of prime “soup season” in sight, I find myself making as many of these amazing soups as I can. This delicious, satisfying chowder is easy to make, and a new family favourite. I used President’s Choice frozen Corn and Jalapeno vegetables for […]

Instant Pot Sausage Potato & Spinach Soup

Instant Pot Sausage Potato & Spinach Soup

We love our Instant Pot, it’s a lifesaver when it comes to weekday meals. Need a shortcut soup that doesn’t skimp on flavour? Try this soup that is chock full of bacon, sausage, potato and spinach in a creamy broth. Instant Pot Sausage Potato & […]

Hamburger Soup

Hamburger Soup

This one pot wonder is full of beef, barley and vegetables guaranteed to warm you from the inside out. Hamburger Soup Recipe Type: Soup Author: Kristin Riley Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 1-28 ounce can diced tomatoes, with their […]

Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup

I actually really tried to come up with another name for this soup. I mean, when I first read the name on a menu, I didn’t have an overwhelming craving for it. Well it was definitely worth trying, because it’s become a family favourite. And, […]

Instant Pot Garlic Soup

Instant Pot Garlic Soup

Garlic lovers unite! This soup may just rival Homemade Chicken Soup as “the Cure” for whatever ails you. It’s flavour is mild, and is delicious on its own or paired with a grilled sandwich or even topped with homemade croutons. In the past, I’ve substituted […]