Red Beans and Rice SoupMango SalsaBrownie Bites with Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting

How to Freeze Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce

Happy Sunday! Today is a pretty special day because… Paito and I got married one year ago today!

How to Freeze Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce


I seriously cannot believe that it's been a year!

So, on to my non-recipe for today. I use a lot of canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and tomato paste in my cooking, and they add a lot of flavour, the only problem is that recipes rarely call for more than one tablespoon at a time. What to do with the entire rest of the can…? Freeze it! I’ve come up with a handy step-by-step tutorial.

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Red Beans and Rice Soup

Happy Tuesday!

Today I've got a soup recipe for you… I realize it might be a little warm for soup, but seriously, it's delicious, so for today we will ignore the fact that soup could be considered more of a fall/winter meal (ok honestly, I eat soup all year round, but maybe that's just me).

Growing up my mom always made soup from scratch, she even made her own beef and chicken broth. That lady knows how to make a delicous pot of soup. However, those recipes take a loooong time to make. I remember soup literally taking all day, which is just a tiny bit intimidating to me. This soup is hearty and flavourful, but takes a shortcut using storebought chicken broth. If you feel like having a pot of soup on the table in about an hour this recipe is for you!

The original recipe called for chicken andouille sausage, but I couldn't find any at my local grocery store so I used Schneider's Country Naturals which worked great.

Red Beans and Rice Soup


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Cheesy Chicken Southwest Pasta Casserole

In these past few weeks I have been trying a lot (A LOT) of recipes, hoping for something to put on this blog. Which has led to the biggest amount of food disasters in the shortest amount of time. Needless to say there are many dinners Paito and I eat that I don’t post. Luckily this dinner turned out great! I know I post many pasta dishes, but this one is probably one of the most surprising flavour combinations.

Cheesy Chicken Southwest Pasta Casserole

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Baked Ziti

When I think of comfort food, my mind usually turns to pasta. Which is strange because other than Lasagna, my mom didn't make many pasta dishes when I was growing up; but there is just something about a nice cheesy, gooey pasta dish that will soothe your soul. This classic baked pasta dish is easy to throw together and will feed a small army. Luckily for Paito and I, it also freezes quite well, because it would probably take us a week to finish this.

Baked Ziti

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Hawaiian Grilled Chicken with Coconut Rice

I'm not sure about the rest of you, but I am so ready for it to feel like spring! I've been avoiding my winter coat out of sheer stubbornness, because really, we shouldn't be wearing them anyway in late March as far as I'm concerned. In fact, to celebrate the weather I am waiting for, I am posting a recipe that requires... gulp, your grill.

Hawaiian Grilled Chicken with Coconut Rice

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Mango Salsa

So, here we are, mid March, and yesterday Paito and I woke up to lots and lots of snow. I had actually planned to make BBQ chicken for dinner last night, in hopes of posting the recipe, but due to the snow I decided to make something that could be made from within the comfort of my warm and cozy kitchen. So instead I made something that tastes like summer; Mango Salsa! I know it sounds strange, and honestly when I first came across this recipe, I wasn't too sure if I would like mango all mixed up with spicy jalapeños and cilantro, but I'm telling you guys, it works! It's light and refreshing, and depending on how spicy you want it, delivers quite a kick. If you want it less spicy completely remove the jalapeño ribs, I just took out the seeds and it was perfect for us.

Mango Salsa

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Brownie Bites with Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting

I work part-time, so I tend to make big plans for my days off. Like clean-out-the-entire-basement or reorganize-all-the-closets type of plans. And they are great plans, but they usually don't happen just because, well, by the time I get to my day off I am often faced by a much more tempting offer (shopping trip to the states with my mom? Yes, please!) or all the little stuff that needs to get done takes up the better part of the day.

Sometimes though I accomplish most of what I planned, today was one of those days. I made you guys brownie bites with peanut butter frosting! I also made beef stew and cleaned the house, but the brownies were my big plan for the day.

Brownie Bites with Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting

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Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Before I met Paito I did not cook, at all. I liked to bake, but I did not feel confident cooking. We realized very quickly that eating out every single time we saw each other (which was almost every day) was going to be far too expensive, so we started to cook together; I absolutely loved it. I discovered this recipe for Chicken Tortilla Casserole a few weeks after we got married, and we've been making it ever since.

Chicken Tortilla Casserole

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