Pasta with Pumpkin Marinara

Happy Friday! I am fully embracing the fall and hitting you with another fall recipe. This is pasta with a creamy pumpkin marinara sauce. I found this recipe on Cookie & Kate website (link here). The sauce recipe has the basis of a regular marinara by using onion, bell pepper, crushed tomato, garlic and oregano….

Pumpkin Spice Roasted Carrots

Well it’s officially fall! That means it’s pumpkin spice time! Now you may be thinking, “isn’t that more of a dessert and coffee thing?”, and you are right.. usually. But putting a little pumpkin spice on some vegetables before roasting is so incredible. Trust me. My go-to seasoning for roasted veggies is typically just olive…

Ground Orange Chicken

Orange chicken is such a great Chinese takeout dish. You have pieces of battered and fried chicken that are coated in a sweet and sticky orange sauce. It’s so delicious but I always feel a little guilty eating it because I know how unhealthy it is. However, today’s recipe is a lightened up spin on…

Honey Cake

I know I have posted about this honey cake before. It is made every year in my house for Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year). It is just such a delicious cake because is light and fluffy, and nicely sweetened, which is perfect for the occasion. This cake has 3 forms of sweetness – white sugar,…

Fish Piccata

Have you ever had chicken piccata? It’s a classic Italian dish made with sliced chicken breast in a lemon, butter and caper sauce. It is so delicious. It’s a nice light meal because there is no heavy tomato sauce like many other Italian dishes and there is so much lemon juice which brightens everything up….

Colourful Rice Salad

On Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), it is tradition to eat certain foods, called simanim (see-ma-neem). For the most part, these are sweet items because you want to start the new year on a sweet note. The foods that I am using today – from the selection of simanim – are apples, honey, beets and…

Homemade Pizza

Apparently it is National Cheese Pizza Day on Sunday (September 5). I don’t need much of a reason to eat pizza, but obviously I had to celebrate this special day. I thought about making cheese pizza but I didn’t want plain cheese pizza. I like having toppings, so that’s what I did. I definitely had…

Baked Peaches

Peaches might be my ultimate summer fruit. When they are in season, my family always buys a whole bunch of them… weekly. And they do not go to waste! Mostly, we just eat them fresh but sometimes, it’s nice to bake with them. I love making crisps/crumbles but sometimes you want a dessert that’s easy…

Chocolate Cherry Blondies

I’ve been loving the summer fruits that are in season right now. But sometimes I go a little overboard at the grocery store and I can’t eat them fast enough, so they start to go bad. When that happens, the best option is to bake with them! Today, my fruit was cherries. I had so…

Cucumber Salad

Do you ever buy an ingredient for a recipe that you don’t usually use when you cook? That’s what happened to me. I bought a bunch of dill for my last post (Shredded Apple Polenta) but I wanted to use up the leftovers before it went bad. So I went with the obvious choice –…