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Mini Beef Meat Pies

These savoury Mini Beef Meat Pies aka Hand Pies or Cornish Pasties are a total touchdown when you serve them at your Super Bowl Party or whenever you are watching a sporting event. Hearty and delicious they are loaded with beef and a wonderful blend of spices. Here’s the video on how to make Mini […]

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Mexican Street Corn Dip

a bolw of corn and spices as a dip

This easy to make Mexican Street Corn Dip is my spin on the classic Mexican Street Corn which is made with grilled corn on the cob that’s been slathered with a creamy dressing and spiked with spices and cheese. This dip has the same awesome flavour combinations, it’s just easier to make and serve. Mexican […]

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One Dish Moroccan Chicken

This One Dish Moroccan Chicken recipe is so easy to make; just prepare your casserole pan, add all the ingredients, pop it into the oven and dinner is ready in 55 minutes. Here’s the video on how to make it from My Left Frying Pan Moroccan Chicken Serves – 4 This guest-worthy dish tastes like […]

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Eat Your Nuts!

That small handful of nuts is perfect for a mid afternoon snack when your body is crying out for protein. Better yet, have a small handful of these Sweet and Spicy Walnuts.  They are easy to make and fabulous to snack on. But size matters, especially for serving size, so a small handful is all […]

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Pancakes – Six Recipes using Whole Grain Flours

Here are some tips and recipes to help you make perfect whole grain pancakes. Pancake Primer Measure all of the dry ingredients using a dry measuring cup Measure liquid ingredients using a glass or wet measuring cup No buttermilk? Make your own – use the same amount of milk in the recipe and add 1 […]

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Gluten Free Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Drizzle

coconut cookies with chocolate

These gluten free cookies are perfect for holiday baking. Any guests lactose free? Check the label on the dark chocolate, most dark chocolate does not contain lactose. I use liquid egg whites for this recipe. If you choose to use fresh eggs, either make a lemon curd with the leftover yolks or add them to […]

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Shortbread Empire Cookies

Shortbread Empire cookies on a rack as the almond icing sets

Empire Cookies are usually made with Sugar Cookies. Mine use Shortbread instead. I was inspired after I attended an event with the Scottish Embassy in Toronto. I tried one of their Empire Cookies that used shortbread and was instantly hooked. This is my version of that cookie experience, much easier to make than rolling out […]

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The Gift of Time

Two cowboys

About ten years ago, with the Christmas present countdown veering me right into Stressville, it suddenly became very clear to me that buying my husband more stuff was verging on insanity. We’re both extremely busy, working in film and TV, shooting My Left Frying Pan, and stuff was the last thing either of us needed. […]

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How to Make Guacamole

Crack open a bag of corn chips there’s going to be homemade guacamole, if you have a couple of ripe avocados kicking around in your fridge. No? Well then put them on your grocery list this week. Pick harder avocados at the grocery store and leave them on your counter to ripen, once they are […]

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