Roasted Carrots with Sumac Yogurt Sauce

Roasted Carrots with Sumac Yogurt Sauce

Who isn’t trying to eat more colourful vegetables these days? I got this lovely recipe from Doug Hellman via The Cook’s Community Forum Facebook group but Doug also has a YouTube channel (Doug Cooking). Thanks, Doug!

Mummu Mashed Potatoes

Mummu Mashed Potatoes

I’m sure everyone thinks their mom makes the best mashed potatoes ever, but mine really does ;).  My kids call these “Mummu Mashed Potatoes” and they are a classic for the holiday table. They also count as major comfort food at my house.

Broccoli and Homemade Cheese Sauce

Broccoli and Homemade Cheese Sauce

My kids have always loved homemade cheese sauce. When they were little, it was about the only way I could get them to eat broccoli. Homemade cheese sauce is easy but takes a bit of elbow grease (whisking).

Roasted New Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic

Roasted New Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic

This is a super easy recipe for roasted new potatoes. If they are out of season just cube larger potatoes into 1/2″ chunks. Ingredients: 1 lb of new potatoes (President’s Choice often has small 1 – 1.5 lb bags of red or yellow new potatoes) 

Red Swiss Chard Sauteed with Garlic and Red Pepper Flakes

Red Swiss Chard Sauteed with Garlic and Red Pepper Flakes

My friend Laura gave me a lovely bunch of Red Swiss Chard from her garden today. After mucking about this afternoon doing the usual mundane Sunday chores I suddenly realized I was ravenous. I opened the fridge and there was the bag of chard so 

Sundays are for cooking (well this Sunday is)

Sundays are for cooking (well this Sunday is)

My daughter has recently taken an interest in trying new recipes…or to be more precise, finding new recipes for me to try. Today I made the Cauliflower Breadsticks she found on Tumblr which are from the delightful Mama Grubbs Grub blog. You can find the 

Packing up Hallowe’en or…baked Kabocha squash with brown sugar and balsamic vinegar

Packing up Hallowe’en or…baked Kabocha squash with brown sugar and balsamic vinegar

As usual, I left getting the Hallowe’en pumpkin to the last minute. I blame my kids. They weren’t keen to carve pumpkins this year…being 14 and 16 will do that to you. In any event, we happen to live on a street that gets loads