Mom’s Pancakes

12 Days of Christmas with LG,BE Day 12: We've made it to Day 12 foodie friends!! What a fun writing and cooking challenge this has been for myself and for my family and loved ones who got to "test-drive" some of the recipes along the way with me. Some of these recipes were obviously not [...]

Chocolate & Raspberry “Trifles”

12 Days of Christmas with LG,BE Day 11: When I think of trifles, I think of the food queen herself -- Nigella Lawson -- explaining the components of an authentic English trifle and how she made it seem like the most perfected masterpiece of all the British desserts that exist. But trifle takes time.. and [...]

Filet Mignon with Peppercorn Cream Sauce

12 Days of Christmas with LG,BE Day 10: An evening winter grill, anyone? I got really luxe with my lobster fettuccine earlier this week, but I also figured it's pretty fair to share a luxe 'turf' option too. In my boyfriend's opinion? That always means FILET + since I'm the 'mastermind behind flavour' according to [...]

Mr. & Mrs. Claus’ Cocktails

12 Days of Christmas with LG,BE Day 9: For all of the Mr. & Mrs. Claus' out there (with the kiddies or not) it's nice to be matchy-matchy with your partner in joy, right? MRS. CLAUS 2 oz. of whiskey2 oz. of ginger beer2oz. of cranberry-pomegranate juice (makes mrs. claus' drink a deep red)1 cinnamon [...]

Lobster Fettuccine

12 Days of Christmas with LG,BE Day 8: Hey guys, I know I am 1 day behind on my 8th day of Christmas (so sorry!) but I'm back! Sometimes you need a a tiny break when you're go-go-go all the time, (I'm human!!) , but I hope you'll forgive me because I have a really [...]

White Chocolate & Cranberry Blondies

12 Days of Christmas with LG,BE Day 7: Sure, brownies are pretty awesome... but have you ever had a Blondie? Essentially a regular chewy brownie minus the cocoa powder but that makes it taste like a butter tart instead and it's so dreamy. I recommend that if you plan on making these for your family [...]

Sheet Pan Egg-in-a-Hole with Crispy Prosciutto

12 Days of Christmas with LG,BE Day 6: Who doesn't love a good breakfast? This may be surprising to most, but my favourite meal to enjoy out is actually breakfast and not dinner. I genuinely miss going out for breakfast on Sunday morning -- and I'm talking actual breakfast guys and not brunch! Like the [...]

Whole Roast Chicken with Garlic Thyme Butter

12 Days of Christmas with LG,BE Day 5: I will be the first to admit that my first roast chicken experience was a complete failure. What day did it happen on, you ask? Why, only Thanksgiving! (Yes, I made chicken instead of turkey on Turkey Day since it was a humble company of two). I [...]

Baked Citrus Salmon with Avocado Salsa

12 Days of Christmas with LG,BE Day 4: Winter dishes are usually portrayed as hearty stews, comforting casseroles, or meat-heavy classics.... but I'm here to expand your perspective my friends! Salmon is a delicious fish that's just as adaptable for winter-eating as us Canadians are throughout the seasons. Salmon has this richness from all of [...]

“Coq Au Vin” Meatball Stew

12 Days of Christmas with LG,BE Day 3: If you were hoping that I was going to share some winter comfort food, then you came to the right place. Traditionally coq au vin is one of those prestigious French dishes that people hear about but mostly feel intimated when they think about executing the dish. [...]