Sweet Potato Noodles with Bacon & Sage is a perfect Fall time meal. This dish is full of flavour and is the perfect lunch or dinner.
There’s something about fall time that makes me want to cook and bake like crazy. It must be the coziness that fills the house when something is in the oven or on the stove, and the scents that fill the house when it’s cooking.
I’ve got a huge list of recipes that I want to make and I pretty much want to just put them on hold so I can do my Fall baking before Fall is over. Because you know what it’s like. Time just disappears and before you know it, it’s Christmas.
Speaking of Christmas I feel like I’m on the ball. I have a few gifts purchased….woot woot!!! So if you’re a procrastinator (I usually am), jump on the band wagon and start buying things here and there. You won’t be sorry.
For now though, back to Fall. Here’s a cozy and yummy dish using sweet potatoes…or yams…whatever the heck you call them. I never can tell the difference…ha.
This sauce is jam packed with flavour….so tasty.
Who doesn’t love bacon and sage?!?!
Sweet potatos or yams? anyone know?
Yippee, here’s my handy dandy spiralizer again. LOVE this gadget! The sweet potato noodles are so vibrant.
Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Focaccia Bread is a delicious Italian style seasoned bread that is full of flavour.
I can’t believe we are half way through September already. It’s crazy. Our house is back into our regular schedule again and the regular hockey season is starting up again. Now that it has been getting darker earlier and the kids are getting to bed at a descent time hubby and I have had a little more time in the evenings to ourselves.
We have been dating Netflix virtually every night…lol. Vampire Diaries to be specific. I am hooked to this show. We are only on the second season but I can’t stop watching it. Thank goodness we still have plenty more to watch because I hate that feeling you get when a series ends. I get so sad that there is no more to watch.
Does this only happen to me? anyone with me on that one?
Anyhow, I’ve got a super yummy focaccia recipe to share with you. Bread can seem intimidating but it’s actually super easy to make. If you have never tried it, I am telling you, just try this recipe. You’ll be hooked. It’s a good place to start, plus your house will smell so good and you’ll be so proud of yourself.
Focaccia bread has a signature look. It’s the dimples in the dough, they’re tiny little pockets you make with your fingers and they fill up with olive oil and herbs.
I love how it’s crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. The roasted garlic and parmesan covering the whole top are so aromatic and tasty.
Give it a go! I promise you won’t be disappointed.
We have returned from our back to back hockey tournaments and are getting into the swing of things again. We sure had great time meeting new families and watching some great hockey. Both boys came home with trophys which was nice. A third place trophy and a first place trophy. Now that summer hockey is over, there won’t be any out of town tournaments for a bit. Which is kind of a bummer because I love exploring the areas that we visit. Restaurants and grocery stores are my favourite because I get a lot of my inspiration for recipes from trying out new dishes and checking out different products at the store.
This particular recipe for no bake cheesecake is not a new found recipe though. It is a favourite of mine from when I was little. My mom used to make this quite often, and I loved it so much. I haven’t had this cake in years. I thought about it often though…lol. I got this recipe from my mom and decided to make it for my family. Although in her recipe there’s a jelly strawberry topping on top. But I messed that up the first time and then ran out of strawberries so I tried it with raspberry coulis and it was amazing too. (Recipe below)
Here are a couple of shots from our time in Minneapolis….
Caught a Minnesota Twins game. It was the first time the boys and I had been to a baseball game. I wan’t too keen on going but it was actually nice. It really helped that I had the most delicious burger EVER!!! at the ball game.
Here is Cohen lining up for a face-off. Such exciting games!
We couldn’t go to Minneapolis without visiting Valley Fair. We haven’t been there in a few years so for the younger boys this was all new. They had a blast, but I sure can’t do rides anymore the way I used to. Enough said…haha.
So here’s the recipe to Baba’s Cheesecake.
This Classic Meatballs recipe is tender and juicy and can be used for all sorts of meatball dishes from spaghetti & meatballs to sweet & sour meatballs to meatballs & gravy. Make a whole bunch and freeze them for a quick dinner.
Howdy Friends! I can’t believe it’s already the middle of August! For us that means we will be going on our last hockey tournament of the summer. I am so excited because that also means I get to hit up some of my favourite stores in Minneapolis. Being from a smaller city there are a lot of stores that I don’t get to visit too often. Like Ikea, Macy’s, Sam’s Club… the list could go on forever. Even though the shopping won’t be for me so much because my oldest boy is growing like a weed and needs new clothes again. But I still get excited to shop for them. Hey, shopping is shopping! right ladies?
My Classic Meatballs recipe is the one I have been using for years for all kinds of dishes that have meatballs in it. If you can make a few batches of these and freeze them, thats a bonus because they sure are handy dandy to have during those crazy evenings running to practices and lessons.
Sometimes I sneak in a certain vegetable because certain kids won’t eat them if they see this certain veggie in there. I do this by throwing it in the blender with the milk and eggs.
You can also mix up the ground meat and use pork, veal, or turkey. There’s many combinations. I prefer just all beef meatballs, but beef/pork are popular also.
Hope you love my Classic Meatballs!!