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 [...]

Lemon Thyme Gravy from Scratch

12 Days of Christmas with LG,BE Day 5: Also known as your roast chicken dinner's very best bud. If you ever throw out the drippings from any roast turkey, chicken, beef, pork dish, whatever it may be --- you will forever be on my naughty list. First of all... how could you? Second.... you get [...]

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. [...]

A Christmas Clementine Cocktail

12 Days of Christmas with LG,BE Day 2: As a child, the last thing that would be pulled out of my Christmas stocking every year was a plump clementine that would be nestled in the toe of the stocking. I always thought it was my parents way of telling me that I should eat some [...]

Jalapeño Cheddar Dutch Oven Bread

12 Days of Christmas with LG,BE Day 1: When I think about the beginning of quarantine, I'm reminded of how trendy and satisfying it was to have a sourdough starter and that everybody and their mother were making artisan loaf after artisan loaf. I'd say most people might have fallen off the wagon at this [...]

The BEST Bolognese

The classic meat-based tomato sauce for all your pasta nights just got an edit!! (Hint: it includes cooking with wine, like all good things should!!) INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp olive oil1 package of lean ground beef1 medium white onion, diced 5-6 large cloves of garlic, finely minced 2 cans of tomato paste 1 cup of beef [...]

Lemon Barley Risotto

Is there anything as indulgent as a healthy serving of fresh risotto? Comforting Italian food meets fine-dining, at least according to today's restaurant scene. You tend to see luxurious ingredients in risotto -- truffles, asiago, white asparagus, lobster, saffron... oh sorry, are you drooling? Should I stop? But we're forgetting that risotto is made from [...]