Sticky Honey Sriracha Chicken Bites

Sticky Honey Sriracha Chicken Bites
Today I have a quick, easy and super tasty recipe for sticky honey sriracha chicken bites! This is an Asian style dish where chicken is coated in panko bread crumbs, fried until lightly golden brown and crispy before being tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce. It takes less than 20 minutes to make this meal, so you have plenty of time to cook some rice or pasta to serve it over along with some vegetables to make a complete meal that is easily doable on a busy weeknight. The sauce is a super simple and yet tasty combo of sriracha chili sauce along with honey for the sweet and spicy combo and there is a touch of soy sauce and vinegar to round things out with salty and sour. You can serve the crispy fried chicken tossed in the sauce, with the sauce drizzled over it or even on the side for dipping! No matter how you serve these sticky honey sriracha chicken bites, you are bound to enjoy them!

Spring Recipes

Spring Recipes

It has officially been Spring for a while now but it's just finally starting to feel like it! What's more is that I am finally seeing some spring produce in the grocery stores and that brings with it the promise of many good things to come! With that in mind I figured that it was time to roundup some of my favourite spring recipes using fresh ingredients like asparagus, strawberries, ramps, fiddleheads, peas, fava beans, artichokes, etc. I am definitely looking forward to making some of these recipes again and trying out some new ones using the fresh spring produce! This certainly is an exciting time of year, with the sun shining and the warming weather we can head out doors where the world is once again turning green; the perfect time to head out for BBQ's, picnic's etc!

Salisbury Steak Grilled Cheese with Mushroom Gravy

Salisbury Steak Grilled Cheese with Mushroom Gravy
April is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month, and thus, one of my favourite months! Today I am celebrating by turning the classic salisbury steak with mushroom gravy into a grilled cheese, a salisbury steak grilled cheese with mushroom gravy! So this grilled cheese is basically a salisbury steak, aka a ground beef patty, that is placed between two slices of buttered bread along with plenty of cheese and its grilled in a pan until the bread is nice and golden brown, crispy and the cheese has melted before being served topped with the tasty mushroom gravy! Yum! This salisbury steak grilled cheese with mushroom gravy can be a little messy but it is well worth it and a great way to enjoy #NationalGrilledCheeseMonth!

Cuban Mojo Pulled Pork Quinoa Bowls with Pineapple Salsa

Cuban Mojo Pulled Pork Quinoa Bowls with Pineapple Salsa
With the spring weather rolling in I have been thinking a lot about citrus-y flavours and these cuban mojo pulled pork quinoa bowls with pineapple salsa are my latest obsession! The pork is marinated in a sour orange and garlic marinade overnight before the pork is slowly braised in that orange sauce until it is super tender and shredded. You end up with a melt in your mouth citrus pork that is perfect for eating by the spoonful or for using as an ingredient in another dish like these quinoa bowls. I fill out the bowls with cuban style black beans, a juicy pineapple salsa, avocado and crispy fried tostones! The juices from the pork and the mojo sauce make for the perfect dressing! What a meal! There is such an amazing blend of fresh and vibrant flavours and textures in these cuban mojo pulled pork quinoa bowls with pineapple salsa!

Baked Chicken Santa Fe

Baked Chicken Santa Fe
Today I have a quick and easy dish that is both healthy and tasty, a baked chicken santa fe! This meal consists of chicken in taco seasoning that is baked on a bead of salsa, beans, corn and peppers which is smothered in plenty of melted cheese! This dinner is perfect for busy work nights as you can simply throw everything into a casserole dish and bake it in 30 minutes or less! You can easily throw extra veggies into the sauce and you can serve it over rice pasta, quinoa, etc. for an even heartier meal! The fun part of this meal is of course topping it with your favourite taco toppings like avocado, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, cilantro, green onions, etc.

Easter Leftovers Recipes

Easter Leftovers Recipes

Happy Easter!


As much as I enjoy the roast for a holiday dinner I usually have more fun coming up with tasty ways to enjoy the leftovers! Ham is a common centrepiece of the Easter dinner and there are plenty of ways to make sure that any leftovers do not go to waste. Ham is great in soups, sandwiches and pretty much anything with eggs; speaking of which, there are also plenty of ways to enjoy any leftover hard boiled eggs from your Easter festivities! If you went for something else like a lamb, turkey or roast beef for dinner, I've got you covered with some tasty soups and sandwiches as well!

I hope that everyone has an amazing Easter and enjoy your leftovers! I know I already have plans for mine

Lemon New York Style Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Lemon New York Style Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust
Cheesecake is one of my absolute favourite foods and I am so obsessed with the new York style cheesecake! When I was thinking about special desserts for easter, this lemon new york style cheesecake with gingersnap crust seemed like a no-brainer! I mean it's a cheesecake! It's nice and bright and spring-y with the intense lemon flavour! Perfect for Easter! Lemon and ginger is a fabulous flavour combination so I like to use crumbled gingersnap cookies for the crust! This cheesecake recipe is so easy to make and it takes very little actual hands on time. You pretty much just smash some gingersnap cookies into crumbs, mix with butter and press it into the bottom of a springform pan for the crust and then you simply mix the cream cheese, eggs, sugar, lemon and sour cream for the cheesecake itself before baking! I like to make cheese cakes in a smaller 6-7 inch springform pan to get a smaller cheesecake so I have provided the recipe for that along with the recipe for the more standard 8-9 inch spring form pan. Whether you are making this for Easter or for any other time, you are sure to enjoy this lemon new york style cheesecake with gingersnap crust and it's sure to disappear quickly!

Dutch Babies with Lemon Curd and Blueberries

Dutch Babies with Lemon Curd and Blueberries
Easter is this weekend and I was looking for some ideas for a nice breakfast or brunch and when I came across a recipe for dutch babies with lemon curd and blueberries on Nerds with Knives I had found what I was looking for! Dutch babies are a kind puffy pancake, rather like a popover or a yorkshire pudding, where the batter is baked in a pan until it gets all nice and golden brown and puffy! When removed from the oven the the puffy centre sinks in and you can fill it with tasty things! I usually like to make these as savoury treats with my spring favourite being asparagus and double smoked bacon popover but it's also really nice when on the sweet side. These dutch babies are filled with a cool, creamy and intensely flavoured homemade lemon curd along with fresh blueberries making them perfect for both Spring and Easter!

80 Easter Recipes

80 Easter Recipes

Easter is next weekend and that means that it is time to start thinking about your menu! The Easter long weekend provides plenty of opportunities for feasting whether it be a special long weekend breakfast or brunch or appetizers for an Easter get-together and the big family Easter Sunday dinner. Most of the focus on Easter weekend will go to the Easter Sunday dinner which will most likely be a big meal with the centre piece likely being a roast and it can be a ham, a turkey, beef or even lamb! Of course you will need some tasty sides to go with your main and lets not forget about dessert! Although I really enjoy a nice big roast for Easter dinner I sometimes like to change things up a bit and salmon or lamb tagine is a great way to go. With the extra time on the long weekend I like to do at least one special breakfast or brunch and there are plenty of great ways to go! No matter what your plans are for your Easter weekend dining, you cannot go wrong with one or more of these tasty dishes!