One Pot Pasta!

Yes! I cook! I know most of you know this about me as I share some of my fav recipes with you here. But, you would think it was big news the way Tracey and Jason reacted when I prepared my first ‘On Air’ dish last week on Cityline.   This healthy and quick ‘One-Pot’ meal is a go to staple in my home.  Using just a handful of seasonal and inexpensive ingredients you will have a delicious dish in just 13 MINUTES!! Setting your kitchen timer is of course optional.  I find using this tool lets me enjoy cooking and the company I am keeping. Your focus can be on your guests rather then worrying about your meal timing. Hear the beep, add the next ingredient, reset and relax!! Once prepared, this dish serving is so big it can easily be served warm right away and as cold leftovers the next day! Delish!   Here is a printable recipe to add your recipe binder! Penne with Shrimp, Feta and Spring Veggies...

Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Marshmallows

Over the Christmas break,  I made these delicious little nibbles and served them at my New Year’s Eve party. I loved the look and the taste of them so much that I wanted to share. Most years after the holidays,  many of us are left with uneaten chocolate and candy canes. Well, instead of throwing it away, here is a fun, easy and tasty way to use up those Christmas goodies. They are great to serve in a  bowl or add them to a piping mug of hot chocolate after coming in from the cold. I’ve set out the instructions below.  They couldn’t be easier and were really quick to make. I hope that you enjoy making them and that your guests and family enjoy eating them! ~ Shoana     1. Crush candy canes into small pieces. 2. Lay out a sheet of wax paper. You will need this later. 3. Break up the chocolate into small pieces and add it to a double boiler.* 4. As the chocolate melts, stir gently. The chocolate will melt in just a few minutes. 5. Dip one end of the marshmallow about half way into the melted chocolate. 6. Then, dip the chocolate end into the candy cane pieces. 7. Place the marshmallows, candy cane side down, on the wax paper. Don’t worry, the candy cane pieces keep the marshmallow from sticking. 8. Let them cure for at least 30 minutes then enjoy!  *TIP:  I don’t have a proper double boiler, so I improvised by filling a pot half way with water and using a heat proof glass bowl.   **REMEMBER:  If you do this, don’t forget to leave room for the steam to escape. This will prevent the...

DIY Pumpkin Spiced Latte & Thanksgiving Treats

Wow! You guys really love your Pumpkin Spiced Lattes!! Yesterday, I showed a recipe on Cityline and I have been swamped with requests for the recipe! Well, ask and you shall receive! I hope you all enjoy!! Here is the link to the whole segment so you can see the other DIY Thanksgiving desert ideas I shared. Happy Sweet Thanksgiving! ~ Shoana p.s. I would love to credit this recipe properly but I just had it saved on my computer. If anyone recognizes it, please add the credit to the comments page below.  ...

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper & Kale Penne

Finally, I can honestly say that I found a recipe that has kale in it that I actually like! This recipe originally came from Rachel Ray. I just tweaked it to my taste and simplified the directions a bit. I hope that you try it and enjoy it as much as I do! ~ Shoana If you would like to print the recipe click on this link: Creamy Roasted Red Pepper & Kale...

Super Easy Slow Cooked Ribs

Here is a recipe that I have been making for a while now. Super easy ribs in a slow cooker… who knew?? They never fail on a busy weeknight or for guests popping over for a casual night in. I hope that you like them as much as I do! Enjoy! ~ Shoana You can print the recipe here – Easy Slow Cooked Barbecued...