Jalapeno Popper Chorizo Cheesecake

Jalapeno Popper Chorizo Cheesecake
Dad loves cheesecake so why not surprise him with a savoury take on cheesecake for dinner this Father's Day? Jalapeno poppers are one of my favourite foods and they consist of jalapeno peppers stuffed with cream cheese and cheddar cheese that are coated in breadcrumbs and fried until crispy! Since the poppers are already filled with cream cheese and cheesecakes primary ingredient is cream cheese it only seemed natural to combine the two to make a jalapeno popper cheesecake! But would a savoury cheesecake work? A cheesecake classically has a simple crumb crust and for this one I went with crumbled cheese crackers to start things off nice and cheesy! Next up was the cheesecake batter which is pretty normal with cream cheese, eggs and sour cream along with the cheddar cheese and jalapenos! I wanted this cheesecake to be a nice and satisfying meal so I decided to add some chorizo sausage to the mix! Once the crust and batter are ready you simply bake it like a normal cheesecake and then enjoy it warm from the oven or chilled from the fridge! If your dad loves cheesecakes and poppers then he'll love this jalapeno popper chorizo cheesecake!

Slow Cooker Breakfast Baked Potatoes

Slow Cooker Breakfast Baked Potatoes
Father's Day is this weekend and it's always nice to start dads day off right with a nice hearty breakfast and these slow cooker breakfast baked potatoes are perfect. Baked potatoes are always satisfying and why not for breakfast? These baked potatoes are made easy by cooking them in the slow cooker overnight so that they are ready for breakfast and you just need to prepare the toppings when you get up in the morning. Of course I like to start off with the breakfast classics of bacon and eggs to which I add cheese, which melts into the freshly baked potatoes, along with cool and creamy avocado. No matter how you top these slow cooker breakfast baked potatoes dad is sure to enjoy them this Fathers Day!

Father's Day Recipes

Father's Day Recipes

Father's Day is next weekend and if you are still looking some some recipe ideas to make this the tastiest Father's Day ever, I've got you covered! Whether you are making dad the perfect breakfast, brunch, dinner or dessert I am sure that he will appreciate the extra effort on a day that is set aside for him. In this roundup I have included a few recipes that are easy enough for the kids to make with supervision and a few more challenging ones with a preference for steaks and grilled meats along with a few sweet and savoury treats and plenty breakfasts and brunchs. This Father's Day show dad how much you care with some tasty home cooking!

Broccoli and Bacon Chicken Alfredo Linguine

Broccoli and Bacon Chicken Alfredo Linguine
Chicken alfredo pasta is so nice and easy to make at home and it's even better with the addition of broccoli and bacon! Chicken alfredo is a classic dish where pasta and chicken is served in a creamy alfredo sauce which traditionally consists of butter and parmesan cheese and these days often contains cream. This broccoli and bacon chicken alfredo pasta is as easy to make as cooking the pasta, pan frying the bacon followed by the chicken before making the sauce with butter, parmesan, garlic, cream and plenty of fresh cracked pepper and tossing it with the pasta, chicken, bacon and broccoli! All said and done this meal takes about 30 minutes so it's perfect for a rushed night and it's also impressive enough to serve to guests!

Lemon Pepper Parmesan Roast Trout

Lemon Pepper Parmesan Roast Trout
I often find myself thinking that I should enjoy seafood more so I thought that I would share my current favourite fish dish, this lemon pepper parmesan roast trout. This is a super quick and easy one-pan roast fish dish where the whole meal is roasted on a pan at the same time. The fish, I like trout, salmon or even tilapia, is seasoned with lemon, fresh cracked pepper and dill before being topped with parmesan and roasted until the fish is melt in your mouth tender and the cheese has melted; yum! Asparagus and tomatoes are also roasted on the pan completing the meal and everything is served with a hit of fresh lemon juice which makes things bright and fresh! The lemon, pepper and dill combo is absolutely fabulous in this lemon pepper parmesan roast trout and it's the perfect light and quick meal anytime!

Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
Quick and easy, grab on the go breakfasts are sometimes common these days but it's always nice to take some time, not a lot, and enjoy a nice home cooked breakfast every once in a while, like these blueberry banana oatmeal pancakes! Pancakes are one of my all time favourite, nostalgic, breakfasts as they bring me right back to homemade pancake breakfasts cooked fresh by mom! Of course pancakes aren't only for breakfast, they also make great brunches, lunches and my all time favourite treat, pancakes for dinner! Pancakes are a perfect base to add flavour and a great classic is blueberries! I am really into the blueberry and banana combo, especially with oatmeal and yogurt, so it seems only natural that blueberry oatmeal banana pancakes would be oh so good and topping them with yogurt instead of syrup would just take them over the edge of amazing! These blueberry banana oatmeal pancakes with honey lemon yogurt are perfect for any occasion from busy workday breakfasts, to special weekend brunches and even for dinner!

Soft and Chewy Lemon Cheesecake Cookies

Soft and Chewy Lemon Cheesecake Cookies
Who likes cheesecake? I do! I do! I'm a huge fan of cheesecake and I was recently thinking about some kind of cheesecake cookies using cream cheese and these soft and chewy lemon cheesecake cookies fit the bill perfectly! I am currently crushing on a lemon cheesecake so lemon was the perfect flavour to with for some cheesecake cookies! These cookies use cream cheese and lemon curd in addition to butter to to keep them nice and moist and chewy. The intense lemon flavour comes from the lemon curd in addition to an extra hit of lemon zest! Once you mix the simple cookie batter you just bake for 10 minutes and you are good to enjoy some tasty cookies; in less than 20 minutes all said and done! Yum! You really can't go wrong with all of the flavours of lemon cheesecake in cookie form with these soft and chewy lemon cheesecake cookies!

Thai Lemongrass Chicken and Avocado Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Thai Lemongrass Chicken and Avocado Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing
With the warmer weather here it's time to pull out some recipes for the grill, starting with this thai lemongrass chicken and avocado salad with spicy peanut dressing. I am so obsessed with Thai style peanut sauce and it makes for a really easy and tasty dressing simply by thinning it out a bit with coconut milk or water and it's so good on salads! This salad stars a simple grilled lemongrass chicken where the chicken is marinated in a lemongrass marinade over night to infuse it with tons flavour before grilling it up to perfection, which adds a nice hint of smokiness! I like to keep this salad light by using a base of shredded cabbage but lettuce is also great! The salad is filled out with juicy cucumbers and bell peppers along with carrot and cilantro, not to mention the amazingly cool and creamy avocado! The combination of the lemongrass grilled chicken with peanut dressing, pepper, cucumbers and avocado is simply amazing! This thai lemongrass chicken and avocado salad with spicy peanut dressing has to be one of my favourite summer meals!

One-Pan Meals

One-Pan Meals

All too often I find that my nights are super busy and I want a quick and easy meal, that's homemade and most importantly, tasty! Quick is always good but sometimes I enjoy the simplicity of a meal that can be cooked in one-pan or one-pot or a skillet meal or a meal that can all be easily done on the grill! With the holidays approaching, including Thanksgiving and Christmas, I thought that it would be the perfect time to roundup some of my favourite one-pan meal recipes! These recipes include a wide variety of recipes from soups to pastas, to slow cooker recipes, to stews and even some grilled and oven baked recipes. I found that I have shared a lot of recipes that are a simple pan cooked meat with a tasty pan sauce where I leave out the pasta or rice and veggies so that you can construct the meal as you desire. With many of those recipes you can easily cook the pasta, rice, quinoa, etc. along with some veggies right in the pan with the sauce making an easy one-pan meal! I have updated those recipes with tips on how to turn them into one-pan meals! No matter which of these quick and easy, one-pan meal recipes that you choose you are sure to enjoy a tasty meal even on a busy night!