Desserts, Recipes, Spring

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

I started a tradition when my son Braden was in preschool, that I would bring in sugar cookies or cupcakes for his class on every holiday. Then my daughter Gemma started school the next year, and instead of 24 cupcakes it was 48 for every holiday! I could have stopped making them once they graduated preschool or kinder, but the expectation/standard had been set, and the kids and teachers loved them! Continue reading

Casual Weeknight, Entrees, Lamb, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy, Spring

Quick & Easy Lamb Tagine

On Sunday I made roast lamb for three, so I had lots leftover, which I planned to use in some quick weeknight dishes this week. While I was playing around with ideas for lamb gyros, lamb curry or maybe lamb stew– I already knew that this Lamb Tagine would top all of those! It’s one of my most favourite dishes of all time. It’s healthy (enough) yet comforting. The perfect balance of sweet, spicy and salty. It is so quick and effortless to make, and yet it tastes so much more complex! I could eat this every day.
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English, Entrees, Gluten Free, Lamb, Special Occasion, Spring, Sunday Dinners

Roast Boneless Leg of Lamb

Growing up my Mum used to make a huge roast dinner after church every Sunday for my family of nine… and all our friends… and the church missionaries… basically, there were about 20 people sitting round the dinner table week after week, and even though it was crazy and chaotic and loud, and fun, it never seemed like too many people, until the dishes we had to do afterwards, by hand! I look back at those times with awe and appreciation for my Mum who brought so many people together week after week with her renowned roast dinners, but even though she’s been a big inspiration to me in life, and in the kitchen, I have no desire to make a roast for 20 of our closest friends and family right now in this stage of my life. {Maybe when I have kids who are old enough to do hand dishes!}
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Casual Weeknight, Entrees, Family Favorites, Fish & Seafood, For a Crowd, Italian, On a Budget, Pasta & Rice, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Spring

Shrimp Fettucine Alfredo

This is one of my family’s most favorite recipes of all time! We are big fans of seafood and pasta in this house, but this Shrimp Alfredo recipe in particular is special because it’s loved as much by the kids as it is the adults, it’s healthier than any other Alfredo I have ever seen, takes no effort and 10 minutes to whip up, and uses just a handful of ingredients I always have on hand. I love finding recipes like these! It’s a keeper.

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