Funnel Cake

Always the right time for Funnel Cake!

There really is nothing like outdoor barbeques, the sunshine on your face  and the overall joy of summer.  Living in Canada, there is an added appreciation for summer, because they tend to be so short here!  If only there was a way of having summer all year round…  Well, this post is meant for you Summer Sweeties, and guess what, I’ve discovered a small way of keeping that oh-so-sweet summer-loving feeling all year round, and …

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Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Easy and So-Delicious Vegetarian Baked Jalapeño Poppers

Let me tell you, these jalapeno poppers are so delicious!  Specifically speaking, the heat from the peppers blends beautifully with the creamy/garlic-y filling!  Each time I make these, they are a surefire crowd-pleaser and gone in minutes.  In other words, these will definitely not disappoint, I promise you that! For the reasons mentioned above and how quickly these can be made, these Jalapeno Poppers are a perfect little snack to have around when guests arrive.  …

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Portuguese Coconut Custard Tarts

Portuguese Coconut Custard Tarts

Growing up in a Portuguese household meant we always had yummy Portuguese desserts for special occasions.  Because they were so readily available throughout my childhood, I have to say I did not hold as much of an appreciation for how special they are, until I began to get older.  Now, I find I randomly get cravings for Portuguese desserts and often seek out such treats on my own.  Not only are they delicious, but they …

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Quinoa and Black Beans Recipe

Quinoa and Black Beans Recipe

If you’re in a rut when it comes to thinking of recipes for side dishes, then I hope this recipe is of some use to you.  This is a really simple side dish, that is healthy, and can pair nicely with many types of mains. Quinoa is a protein-packed grain and is so versatile.  It’s such a great alternative to rice.  Not only is quinoa delicious on it’s own, it can also be mixed with …

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberries & No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Truffles

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries and No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Truffles

In honour of Valentine’s Day, I’m sharing two recipes with you today.  These recipes are so incredibly easy to make.  Not to mention, they are delicious and look like you’ve really put in some effort, when in fact, you only took some minutes to complete these. I decided on these specific treats because Valentine’s Day sort of crept up on me this year, completely forgot about it, and so had nothing prepared.  These recipes require …

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Portuguese Baked White Beans with Chouriço

Portuguese Baked White Beans with Chouriço

These beans remind me so much of grandma (or vó, as we always call her).  These Portuguese Baked White Beans with Chouriço (or feijões, the Portuguese word for beans) is a staple dish at grandma’s and was often served at her house, on our many Sunday family dinners there, as I grew up.  I guess you could say, this dish is the Portuguese version of pork and beans. I would like to add that although …

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Best Portuguese Rice

Best Portuguese Rice Recipe

As far back as I can remember, this rice dish has been a part of our family gatherings.  At our house, this Portuguese rice is served as a side to either chicken or fish. This particular recipe is my mother’s and I must say, it truly is the BEST Portuguese rice I have ever had (of course, I may be a bit biased ) , but I am equally confident in making this statement.  And …

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Best Tuna Melt Panini

The Best Tuna Melt Panini

This is the Best Tuna Melt Panini! Tuna is one of those accessible and affordable foods that can be made into delicious meals.  A tuna sandwich, in particular, is a common and classic sandwich that can be made in minutes and can leave you feeling full and satisfied.  What’s great about a tuna sandwich is that it is so versatile and can really be tailored to fit the individual’s tastes. I’ve always been a fan …

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Tiramisu Recipe Using Cream Cheese

Quick and Easy Tiramisu Recipe (using cream cheese)

Hands down, tiramisu, is one of my all time favourite desserts!  I just love the combination of coffee and cream, simply incredible.  This recipe is a bit of a cheat version, because it does not use mascarpone cheese, an ingredient that is traditionally used in tiramisu.  Instead, we use cream cheese in this, and let me tell you, it is amazing!  This particular recipe has been in our family for years.  It has become a go-to …

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