I was going to call this post Date Squares but I thought that Matrimonial Squares was more interesting and also called that by the author, Bonnie Stern….because I had to explain to a friend that a few ‘dates’ leads to matrimony!    But whatever you call them, this dessert is my all-time favourite.  Sweet from […]

What is it best thing about pizza or lasagna that you love?  Is it the cheese?  Is it the tomato-y sauce?  Is it the blend of cheese and tomato-y sauce? I discovered this delicious recipe that gives you the tastes of pizza or lasagna without the noodles or crust.  The filling is giant lima beans […]

Do you ever have those days when you look in fridge or pantry and just need to use up the end of food items?  Well, this recipe is the result of one of those days.  I had some coconut milk left over from a previous recipe, end of a jar of natural peanut butter and […]

Not only have I been enjoying my Instant Pot for main dishes, it has been a significant time saver for preparing cooked beans and legumes from dried, and making soups.  Now I have been enjoying it for making homemade cold cuts.  Instead of buying prepared chicken and turkey slices, some of which have additives, I […]

Good day, folks.  Sometimes I am just looking for that ‘something extra’….a topping for a salad, a sprinkle for hummus or a little snack in the middle of the day. Lucky me, I came across this recipe in a cookbook  called Soframiz .  These za’atar spiced almonds are savoury and spicy and have an herby flavour […]

The hot and sunny weather has produced such beautiful basil in my garden.  I have enough for pizza toppings and making pesto.  But enough of pesto…what else can I do with it? It’s a beautiful shade of green and so fragrant. I guess I could make a homemade basil mayonnaise but decided on this summer’s […]

It’s summer.  It’s very hot.  I hardly want to cook, but it’s pasta night and I need something simple to make.  I found this Martha Stewart One-Pan Pasta recipe.  Really? One pan? Can this be?  One dish to clean?  I have to try this out. The recipe is very straight-forward.  The only substitution I made was […]