Pho {Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup}

  There’s no other way to put this: Pho {Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup} is my favourite food in the world. Simply put, there’s no other food I crave more than this. Fragrant beef broth made aromatic by simmering with toasted spices, ginger, and scallions poured over paper thin slices of beef on top of rice [Read On]

Slow-Cooker Ropa Vieja {Cuban Saucy Shredded Beef}

Today is a big day for me! I’m spending the day getting certified as a barreFit instructor. While I’m sweating it out in the studio, I want to share this fantastic recipe for Ropa Vieja that was inspired by my time in Miami last month. Take advantage of the slow-cooker to turn out this saucy, [Read On]

Strawberry Basil Infused Vodka

I need to get a little science geeky here for a moment. Did you know there are flavour compounds in food that you absolutely, positively cannot release unless you hit ‘em with alcohol? It’s the truth. There are two reasons for this: Volatility: You know how you can smell whiskey or another strong alcohol right [Read On]

Toffee Brownie Crackle {Crispy, Crunchy Brownie Wafer Cookies}

There are a lot of foods I like. Duh, right? No seriously, work with me here. The list is extensive. In fact, I’d say I like more food than I don’t like… I don’t naturally have a sweet tooth. It’s pretty easy to go overboard on my sweetness quotient. I prefer foods  a little further [Read On]

The Evil Genius Smoked Barbecue Chicken

My husband can cook, people. He is an engineer, so his cooking endeavours often include terms like “matrix”, “schematic”, “equipment”, and “sequence”. While the terminology might not be what I would use in the kitchen, his food speaks the universal language of YUM, so I always get excited when he’s inspired to make our meal. [Read On]

Playing games in good taste: FarmVille to Table

Are you a fan of FarmVille? Boy do I have some fun news for you! What do you call it when the game making powerhouse Zynga decides to release a game chock full of recipes featuring the bounty of summer harvested, fresh, home-cooked foods? Well, first you call it delicious and fun! Then you call [Read On]

Evil Genius, Sr.’s Slathering Barbecue Sauce

When it comes to barbecue sauces, I’m going to admit I have a bit of a neurotic streak. Big surprise, right? When I learned how easy it was to make my own all these years ago, it was hard to walk into a store and pay mucho deniro for the cruddy bottles of glorified ketchup [Read On]

Father’s Day Gift Guide: How and What to Choose

I don’t know what it is about Father’s Day, but I used to find myself stumped on things to help our boys get for my husband. He’s not an easy man to buy for because he really doesn’t want much more than he has. Well, aside from that little miniature backhoe that he drools over [Read On]