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Quiche

Quiche

Can I make a flaky pie crust AND bake a silky egg custard to truly bake a quiche? Do you hear trepidation in my question? You bet! With the weekly supper challenge theme, “eggs,” I set myself up for a challenge. The best quiche I 

Dill Pickle Potato Chip Soup

Dill Pickle Potato Chip Soup

When a weekly supper challenge involves “chips”, Dill Pickle Potato Chip Soup was the first thing that came to my mind. Chips are a comfort food. It only seems natural to pair comfort food with comfort food, in a soup. Luckily, I was inspired by 

Cajun Inspired Shrimp and Italian Grits (Polenta)

Cajun Inspired Shrimp and Italian Grits (Polenta)

Through a weekly cooking challenge among friends, we happened upon “Cajun” as the theme. I’m born and bread in Canada. Except for a handful of dishes I’ve eaten, Cajun, is a just a Southern concept. I scoured the grocery stores for grits – nada. Fresh 

Grilled Watermelon Salad

Grilled Watermelon Salad

Its hot, its cool, its grilled, its watermelon salad! Will watermelon grill if its 80% water? Yes! By keeping the rind on when grilling and using high temperatures, this summer treat can indeed be grilled. The most noticeable difference after grilling the watermelon, is the 

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Kale and Pickled Mustard Cabbage

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Kale and Pickled Mustard Cabbage

Can mushrooms burst with flavor and nutrients without much loved bacon or cheese? The answer is yes! I’m on a personal challenge to ensure that vegetables really stand out at the dinner table without basting the vegetables in high amounts of fat. So, how can 

Smoked Chinese Char Siu (BBQ Pork Belly)

Smoked Chinese Char Siu (BBQ Pork Belly)

Can you smoke Chinese Char Siu BBQ Pork Belly for an Asian meaty treat? Why is Char Siu, or more commonly known as Chinese barbeque pork not actually cooked on a barbeque? Why is Char Siu roasted? Born and raised in Canada, Char Siu was 

Make Ahead “Canned” Laksa

Make Ahead “Canned” Laksa

A prepared single serving meal that isn’t run of the mill, Make Ahead “Canned” Laksa?  When I need a break from chili, casseroles and stewed dishes, I want a bright and flavorful dish! Can a bright and flavorful, out of the box meal really be 

Cornbread Loaf

Cornbread Loaf

Do you love cornbread? Can a sandwich be made from cornbread? Can the flavor of cornbread and texture of bread coexist? Smoke the cornbread loaf for some authentic southern flavor! A slice of cornbread loaf is great for grilled cheese, pulled pork sandwich, pork belly