10 Things To Do With Your Leftover Turkey

It seems the first question after Thanksgiving dinner is: What do we do with all this turkey? Today, I’m putting together a list of some things that we do with our leftover turkey and how to make soup stock with the leftovers. I love having little packages of turkey in the freezer because I know there’s always a quick dinner …

Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower

Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower is not a replacement for mashed potatoes by any means, it’s an awesome side dish that can rival potatoes any day! This recipe is adapted from the wonderful Tupelo Honey Cookbook that a friend gave me a while back. And… by the way, the Tupelo Honey Cookbook is an absolute goldmine of great recipes and full of …

Grain Free Apple Crisp with a Twist

This Grain Free Apple Crisp comes to you with a little twist from the basic recipe. The secret ingredient in this recipe is orange juice, (an excellent tip from my mother-in-law). Notes of citrus in an apple crisp are absolutely perfect. The cinnamon and orange play off the apple, and it’s perfect with a crispy – crunchy topping!

Kananaskis Country – Alberta

Overview Map. We’ve spent a lot of time in Kananaskis country over the years we lived in Calgary. While most people head straight west for Banff National Park, we would often head to the less crowded and much closer region called Kananaskis. Kananaskis is situated about 1 hour west of Calgary which makes it really close to the city for …

Healthy Benefits of Coconut Oil

Is anything better than butter? Well… maybe. I never thought I’d say this but, my love for coconut oil is up there with butter, (and avocado)! What can I say, I love rich foods. What I love even more is finding sources for these foods that are actually healthy for me.

Homemade Maple Ice Cream

This Homemade Maple Ice Cream is my first choice to pair with my favorite holiday desserts. It’s so perfect with apple pie or crisp, pecan pie, or the traditional pumpkin pie. The only dessert that I prefer vanilla over maple is of course with cherry pie. But, overall maple ice cream definitely wins in my book. I absolutely love the …

Cranberry Orange Sauce

My family has never been big on cranberry sauce, it's usually more about the turkey and stuffing. But, all that changed when I started making this Cranberry Orange Sauce. Now, everyone looks forward to cranberry sauce with their turkey, and I even get requests to make it in between the holidays! Something about the orange really tempers the acidity of ...

Lina’s Italian Market – Calgary

Lina’s Italian Market is a great specialty market, and I used to live just 10 minutes away! As you can imagine, they saw quite a bit of me over the last 4 years that we lived in Calgary. With so many options and great food, I’m glad I’ve been able to sample quite a bit of it over time. Since …

Natural Sweeteners – Dates

I just finished up a 3-part series on natural sweeteners, but I forgot one of the most important ones. Today we’re going to talk a bit about dates because they are so delicious, and they’re probably the healthiest sweetener available. I’ve just started using them, so I don’t have many dessert recipes just yet, but they’ll be coming.