Italian Roasted Eggplant Salad – Summer Supper Salads

Show of hands: Who LOVES slaving over the hot stove to make dinner on a hot summer day? Alright, if you put your hand up, I know you’re a lying liar what lies at midnight.  The answer is: no one. No one likes making dinner on hot sticky summer days. Unfortunately, we all still have to eat, even if we don’t really feel like ... Read More »

Cheesy Poutine Bites #GayLeaMom


As a Canadian, I grew up knowing that one of the best toppings for French Fries was cheese and gravy – that’s right, Poutine! While we didn’t have it often, it was such a treat any time I did eat it.  Those who are not familiar with poutine are missing out: warm, cheesy, melt-y, messy, and delicious!  There are all ... Read More »

Mini Spaghetti Pies #GayLeaMom


With the pace of our lives these days, we are all about quick! We love casseroles and crockpot dishes – pretty much anything you can throw together in one pot, bake, and enjoy! And fortunately for me, the kids prefer those kinds of meals to the traditional meat, potatoes and veggies meal.  So when I heard of the idea of ... Read More »

Lazy Lasagna

I love lasagna – I love the layers of meat sauce, the copious amounts of cheese in various forms, and the noodles. What I don’t love is how long it takes me to prepare it. I know, it’s not nearly as finicky as things like cannelloni, but you can’t deny that it takes time.  Yesterday, since I was leaving in the late ... Read More »

Curried Sweet Potato Soup in 15 minutes

featured curried sweet potato soup

Alright. If you’ve been hanging out with us on the blog this month, you’ll know that I won a Harley Pasternak Power Blender from Salton at Blissdom Canada last month. I’ve been having an absolute blast with it, and the honeymoon period is definitely not over yet. Mornings are filled with raw veggie smoothies (so far, a Lime Spinach smoothie is ... Read More »

Bread Bowl Recipe for Soup

Bread Bowl for Soup

Here’s a fun way to serve soup or stew on a cold winter day! This bread bowl recipe is very simple and such a delicious way to spruce up a meal.  It looks very impressive, tastes great, and the best part is that you get to eat the bowl when you are done! The kids love that part (actually, so ... Read More »

Exciting New Flavour From KFC #SweetChiliCrunch


Want to hear what top secret adventure I have been up to this past week? I had a chance to join several other bloggers at the test kitchen for KFC Canada, where all the recipes are developed and tested.  We were brought there (hush, hush) to hear about the history of KFC, and more importantly, to learn about their brand new ... Read More »

Peanut Chicken Spaghetti Squash #pulocuisine

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Ah, fall. Crisp blue skies, brisk fresh air. Savoury soup bubbling on the stove, sweet & tart apple pie baking in the oven. Time to harvest the pumpkins for pie and spaghetti squash for dinner. Last year at this time, I harvested 12 – yes, twelve – spaghetti squash from the veggie garden. This year? Four. I have absolutely no ... Read More »