Roasted Market Veggies with Basil Aioli

I can't tell you how many times I've been asked how on earth I manage to cook dinner from scratch every single night?!? And... I'm here to tell you, it's all about the simplicity. Most of my recipes are super simple, which is the main reason I'm able to get dinner on the table. But, it goes deeper than that ... Read More

The Best Rosemary Potatoes

It all started with an Italian restaurant... I feel like quite a few of my stories and recipes begin with that line. The first time I tasted these golden cubes, crispy with olive oil, and scented with rosemary, I knew they had a permanent place in my life. So, for the last decade I've been making these potatoes and everyone loves ... Read More

Double Pumpkin Pie Granola

I don't know quite how to say this without creating enemies so I'm just going to come right out with it - I've never really liked pumpkin before! There, I said it and I'm probably the only one who doesn't go off the pumpkin deep end every year - well until this year that is! Poor pumpkin, it's not really it's ... Read More

The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone National Park is definitely awe inspiring - the water literally roars as it crashes over the cliffs into the canyon below! There are a couple of vantage points to view this canyon, and each one offers a unique view. We did the trails on both sides of the canyon, and we really enjoyed both. When we ... Read More

Grain Free Eggplant Parmesan

I've fallen hard for eggplants this year - Japanese eggplants to be precise! I've always been so so about them in the past - it was a 'take them or leave them' sort of thing, but all that's changed now! The texture of the Japanese variety is so much creamier than the regular globe eggplants - they're longer and thinner ... Read More

Rosemary Garlic Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

You probably know by now that I'm all about simplicity, and never more so than in the summer! When produce is at it's peak, it tastes amazing all by itself, so I've been guilty of eating tomatoes plain right off the vine all summer long. But... last weekend we went to this phenomenal Italian restaurant in Calgary (it's called Mercato ... Read More

Summertime Penne with Fresh Corn, Tomatoes, and Basil

I finally found a gluten free pasta that doesn't leave me longing for the days when I could eat anything I wanted! It's as close to the real thing as I've ever had, and I couldn't be more excited! I almost gave up entirely on trying anymore gluten free pasta because there are so many bad ones. You know what ... Read More