Butter Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Maple syrup. Toasted pecans. Pure vanilla and softened butter. These are our transitional ingredients as we head into fall baking season.

Still to come are the bolder flavours, like dark chocolate and peppermint, candied orange peel and rum. For now, however, these cookies are the perfect warm up to the 12 days of holiday baking projects.

Butter Pecan Shortbread cookies will melt in your mouth and keep for at least a week. They are the ideal accompaniment to a cup of tea on a chilly November afternoon.

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Dinner Uncomplicated: Glazed Ginger Chicken Meatballs

A simple and delicious recipe for baked chicken meatballs – the perfect make-ahead meal or quick weeknight fix.

If there ever was a year for an uncomplicated dinner strategy, it is this one. Today I’m sharing both a recipe and a cookbook recommendation to help you with that never ending question: What’s for dinner?

Our family of five consists of two active adults, one teen, one tween and one kiddo with the appetite of a teen. My crew comes to the table ravenous at the end of the day and I alway need fresh inspiration for easy meals.

Read on for a Glazed Ginger Chicken Meatballs recipe and your do-ahead dinnertime plan.

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A Fall Escape to Cape Breton

Join me virtually for a culinary adventure around the world-famous Cabot Trail on beautiful Cape Breton Island.

Thanks to an Atlantic Canada travel bubble, those of us in the Maritimes are able to move around from province to province without needing to self-quarantine.

This has been the year for exploring locally, be it a family camping excursion, a PEI adventure or city staycation. Last weekend we crossed an item off the top of our Bucket List: driving the stunning Cape Breton Island Cabot Trail in peak autumn.

I know many of you are feeling stuck in your own neighbourhoods. Family travel feels like a lifetime ago – and future travel? Uncertain. For now, I’d encourage you to keep dreaming big and embrace armchair travel.

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Creamy Bacon, Leek and Mushroom Fettuccine


Featuring new leeks, wild mushrooms and fresh garden thyme, this Creamy Bacon, Leek and Mushroom Fettuccine is simple, seasonal comfort food.

With winter just around the corner, I’m looking for more excuses to slow down and savour time around the table.

Today’s recipe is so delicious, your family won’t want to be anywhere else except where you are dishing up this creamy pasta.

Might I suggest you bookmark this recipe for one of those first cool nights of fall. Then light a few candles, pour a glass of wine and twirl a bowl of mushroom fettuccine.

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More Than a Meal

Observing World Food Day by advocating for better food for all with ‘More than a Meal’ campaign.

My friends, good food is not always a choice.

Right now, 690 million people don’t have enough to eat. With the pandemic, the problem is only getting worse.

To raise awareness for healthy, nutritious meals, I’ve partnered with World Vision International and the Chefs’ Manifesto on this 2020 World Food Day.

I’m delighted to share that our ‘More Than A Meal’ global campaign launches today! Read on for recipes and inspiration.

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