Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes (Easiest Recipe!)

This crab cake recipe is a hit in our household.  These little cakes are really simple to make and so delicious. All you’re doing is combining one-third of your bread crumbs (we use Panko bread crumbs, but feel free to use a bread crumb of your choice), sweet onion, green onion, parsley, egg, mayonnaise, lemon juice and garlic powder in a large bowl. Once this is all combined well, you fold in the crab meat, again …

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Watermelon, Arugula and Feta Salad with a Balsamic Vinaigrette

Nothing says summer like watermelon! I’m a fan of watermelon all through the year, but there really is nothing as delicious as a ripe watermelon in the summer season.  It’s fresh, the perfect amount of sweet, and I’m just in love with its bright colour. And since it is July, I’ve been inspired to make some yummy recipes using watermelon lately.  You’ve already seen my post on the Watermelon Margarita, which I hope you enjoyed!  …

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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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Tosta Mista (Portuguese Ham and Cheese Melt)

Tosta Mista (Portuguese Ham and Cheese Melt)

I’m back with another cheese melt recipe – the first being my Tuna Melt Panini recipe, which you can check out here . Today, I’m sharing a Portuguese version named Tosta Mista, which is a Portuguese Ham and Cheese Melt.  As I’ve already mentioned in my last Melt post, I just love a M-E-L-T.  The cheesy, bready goodness, what more could you ask for, right? Being Portuguese has meant these delicious Tosta Mistas have been …

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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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Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

I love ANYTHING lemon poppy seed flavour.  This is often the first thing I look for and purchase at any coffee shop.  For me, there really is nothing better than a slice of lemon poppy seed loaf/muffin/or cookie, with a warm cup of tea or coffee.  Yum.  I already feel cozier just thinking about it. I find the hint of lemon just freshens up these treats perfectly – leaving you with the perfect balance of …

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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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Bifana de Porco/Portuguese Pork Cutlet Sandwich

Bifana de Porco / Portuguese Pork Cutlet Sandwich

Being born and raised in a Portuguese household, this Bifana de Porco/Portuguese Pork Cutlet Sandwich was often made in our home growing up.  Both mom and grandma would make this, however the recipe I’m sharing with you today is my mother’s. This sandwich tends to be a hit for it’s delicious blend of flavours — the onions, mushrooms and sweet peppers compliment the meat perfectly, creating a really nice balance.  What we also did in …

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