Sticky Vietnamese Caramel Chicken

I used to make Vietnamese Caramel Chicken pretty much every week, and serve it with steamed rice and sautéed veggies. But somewhere along the line (actually at Thi Thi Subs in downtown Calgary), I discovered the beauty of Saté Chicken Banh Mi Subs, and somehow I forgot about caramel chicken for a little while. As it would happen, Vietnamese Caramel ...

Red Pepper Feta Spinach Salad with Dill Vinaigrette

Let me just start by saying that I've always been pretty sure I don't like dill. The only exception to this rule has been dill pickles, and then since I met my Canadian husband I've added in pickle chips as well, (which is primarily a Canadian flavor of potato chips which luckily we get in the states now). But that all ...

Pan Fried Rockfish with Quick Rosemary Mushroom Sauce and Broccolini

This is yet another recipe inspired by a text message - a few weeks back my sister texted me a picture of her dinner and it looked a lot like this! I changed a few things along the way, but this dinner is essentially her idea, and it happened like all great dinners - on the spur of the moment ...

The Making of a Perfect Day

There really is no such thing as a perfect day, and that's exactly what I want to talk about today. Life is full of imperfections and everyday challenges, so what makes for a 'perfect' day? To me, a perfect day is all about a state of mind. Things go wrong for sure, but at the end of the day you're ...

Rainbow Thai Chopped Salad

Cool crunchy veggies, sweet juicy mango, and grilled saté chicken are all enveloped with a creamy 'peanut dressing' bringing you the official salad of summer! Just kidding about that, while this is fantastic, I'm not so crazy as to say we're not going to be making another salad soon, (there's a Mediterranean salad and Greek quinoa salad coming your way ...

Strawberry Shortbread Bars

What is it about baking that's so much more fun than making dinner? Is it because baking is usually for something out of the ordinary, or that it's a way to show loved ones how much we care? Whatever the motivation happens to be, baking is one of my favorite activities, I'd even go so far as to call it ...

Lunch Creek in Glacier National Park

I've lived my whole life in Montana, visiting Glacier National Park countless times, but it was only this last summer that I finally stopped in the Lunch Creek area, (located just after Logan's Pass on the east side). The reason for this is simple, there isn't an official trail at Lunch Creek, but this year we explored this area in ...

Asparagus Fontina Frittata

Frittatas have quickly become a staple in our house since I made this Roasted Red Pepper Feta Frittata. They're just so easy and delicious! They're also one of those rare dishes where you can easily use up odd ends from the fridge, and somehow it still tastes awesome. Emptying the fridge is exactly how this frittata came about. I had ...

Pepperoni Pizza Salad with Homemade Italian Dressing

Is there anything better than pizza?... I'm thinking not, unless it's pizza followed by ice cream! I saw a saying the other day that said, 'If you had to choose between eating tacos everyday or being skinny for the rest of your life - would you choose hard shell or soft shell?' Well it would definitely be soft shell for ...