A Perfect Holiday Dinner

A perfectly roasted chicken and a lightened-up pumpkin pie bookend this delicious (and manageable) dinner.


Making fancy-people food is easier than you think.

Bologna Cake 

Seriously. Bologna Cake. I wouldn’t joke about a cake made of meat.

Perfect Roast Chicken

Let’s face it, the easiest way to roast a chicken is to stop at the grocery store on the way home and pick up one of those $8 roasted chickens. This is the second-easiest way.

Ravioli Lasagna

This is one of those dishes that is more *assembled* than it is cooked, but, frankly, I’m ok with that. It’s better (and cheaper!) than take-out, and you can pre-assemble it at some point during the day and have a minion throw it in the oven while you’re at the gym.

Oatmeal Banana Bread

This is one of the best things I have ever made. I have had a favourite banana bread for years, but today I felt compelled to come up with a new one. Cold weather always makes me want to bake, but I’m pretty sure that the Manitoba Holiday Food basket sitting on my counter beside…

Creamed Corn Cornbread

For tonight’s cornbread, I decided to try something new.  It went together super-fast and baked-up into a lovely, moist cornbread that went perfect with steaming bowls of chili.   Creamed Corn Cornbread Adapted from Tiny Test Kitchen 3/4 cup cornmeal 1/4 cup flour 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp sugar 1 egg,…