Celebrate Canada 150 with this campfire dessert dip

No campfire? No problem! This oven-baked dessert dip packs all the gooey chocolatey-marshmallow goodness of the classic fire pit treat, no flames required. Keep it traditional and dive in with graham crackers or achieve sweet-and-salty nirvana and enjoy with potato chips. And for those who do have a campfire, Tom Filippou, executive chef for President’s […]

Put a twist on the traditional with melt-in-the-middle fish cakes

Everyone would love to cook up something new in the kitchen, but sometimes time and the effort it takes hold us back. The best way to overcome this is by incorporating a new flavour or a twist on a traditional product to help add novelty to your meal. If you’re looking for easy-to-make inspiration, this […]

Taste something new with Thai-style salad

Salads have a host of bountiful nutrients, but it can be easy to get stuck eating the same kind every day. To help get you of this rut, Tom Filippou, executive chef for President’s Choice cooking school, encourages you to try this Thai-style beet salad, which only takes 15 minutes to prepare and provides you […]

Flavourful fusion soup for cozy winters

Mixing cultures through food is a delicious trend that lets both professional chefs and home cooks get creative in the kitchen. As a judge on Chopped Canada and the owner of two successful restaurants, acclaimed chef Antonio Park is an expert in fusion cuisine. Raised by Korean parents, Park grew up in Argentina before moving […]

Turn holiday cravings into nutritious wins (+ smoothie recipe)

(NC) The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also a never-ending parade of food temptations, from boxes of chocolate at the office to hors d’oeuvres at parties. Higher levels of stress have been associated with increased appetite and desire to eat, especially among women. This sets up cravings […]

Peanut Butter & Banana Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Now that school is back in session we are trying our best to get back into a solid morning routine. We all know how it goes, Mom is so busy getting everyone else out the door each morning that she is the one forgotten. Most mornings I find myself leaving the house without having breakfast. […]

Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe

This Summer we made a trip to our local berry farm for the strawberry u-pick season. We ended up picking 25 pounds of strawberries and needed something to do with them. While my father and stepmother were in town from Nova Scotia we thought it would be a good idea to get her to pass on […]

My Family’s BBQ Sliced Potatoes Recipe

Grilling Season is here! Growing up I can always remember the Spring/Summer months of my Dad standing over the BBQ grilling us up a good feast. One of my all time favourite things that he made were these mouth-watering sliced BBQ potatoes. Over the years I have tried to master what my father made but […]

Easy M&M Fudge Recipe

Who doesn’t love a sweet treat?  We had our year end BBQ/potluck with Scouts a few weeks ago and the Beavers were in charge of desserts. Knowing that most would likely provide cookies or cupcakes I wanted to provide something different. After much thought, I decided that I would make some tasty M&M fudge. What […]

BLT Caesar Salad Recipe

Summer has arrived, and with that brings lots of BBQ and potluck type gatherings. This past week we had our first potluck of the season with a neighbourhood potluck. We were asked to provide a salad, being as we are new to the area we wanted to make a good impression. After some brainstorming with my […]