Blueberry Muffins

Fluffy, moist and deliciously good, these blueberry muffins are loaded with juicy blueberries in every bite!

Penne with Peppers, Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

This pasta dish is full of deliciously fresh flavors and  so perfect for using your summer produce!! So seriously yummy you won’t miss the meat!

Frikkadel – Delicious South African Braised Meatballs

Spiced with cinnamon and coriander and then slowly simmered in a creamy tomato curry sauce make this dish so flavorful and delicious! Giant Meatballs –…

How to get the perfect Dome on your Muffins (Simple …

Get muffins with the perfect dome by using these simple and easy, tried and tested techniques!

In Memoriam

On September 6, 2011, we laid down to rest, our third child Brooklyn Alexie Raines. She was only 37 1/2 weeks old and was delivered stillborn. Today,…

Slow Cooker Melt-in-Your-Mouth-Meat-Loaf

One of the earliest cookware that I have purchased when we first came to the USA was a slow cooker. I’ve had mine for about…

Chai Tea

  I love Chai Tea! I was first introduced to Chai Tea in December 2003 during our honeymoon in New Zealand. A friend of Mark is married…

Guest Post: Ginger Sesame Seed Noodles

  There are certain recipes where the adage “less is more” truly applies. This is one of those. Sometimes the best flavors come out when you don’t…

Indian Butter Chicken

A deliciously satisfying and perfectly spiced curry dish – Butter Chicken – made from scratch. Easy and simple, tried and tested recipe for curry lovers.

Demarle Food Demo

  Last Tuesday we had a food demo at the house of Terese Burns showcasing the wonderful  Demarle bakeware. Terese is  a distributor of Demarle products…

Baked Chicken Nuggets (Chicken Scampi)

Kids and adults will both love this tried and tested, delicious and healthier Homemade Chicken Nuggets. Regular and gluten-free options here, too. Both are equally yummy!