Wild Sockeye Salmon Cakes

Wild Sockeye Salmon Cakes

These salmon cakes feature delicious wild Sockeye salmon, lemon, fresh dill (which is one of my favorites but is optional here) and they are really very healthy as they have little saturated fat or unwanted calories. There’s certain food items we religiously buy at Costco because of superior quality and price. The Parmigiano Reggiano is […]

Balsamico Cabbage with Boursin and Glutino Crackers

Balsamico Cabbage with Boursin and Glutino Crackers

Whenever I prepare Lebanese Shawarmas, I think it is absolutely a must to include the pickled cabbage. But you don’t need tons of it, and a head of cabbage goes a long way. A great way to use up that remaining head is to use it for this appetizer. When cabbage is cooked with balsamic […]

Vegetarian Bean Pate

Vegetarian Bean Pate

There are times when I really miss my Babcia’s pate. Hers was like most Polish pates, which are more firm and easily sliced as compared to those in North America.  Most American style pates are also typically very heavy and rich. Recently I found a recipe for a vegetarian pate which looked to be a […]

Ghoulish Halloween Goodies

Ghoulish Halloween Party Treats

Halloween is such a fun time, everyone gets to dress up in their favorite outfit and pretend to be someone else. The parties take on their own special life and there’s lots of laughing and joking, I think we should have them more than once per year! A Halloween party isn’t complete without themed foods, […]

Roasted Poblano Soup with Polenta Croutons

Roasted Poblano Soup with Polenta Croutons

After buying some fresh green Poblano peppers my original plan was to make a roasted pepper stuffed with rice and other goodies. However one evening we had a smaller main dish planned so I decided to switch up the plans and augment our dinner with the peppers. I had some polenta left over from my Grilled […]

Grilled Polenta with a Warm Balsamico Salsa

Grilled Polenta with a Warm Balsamico Salsa

With the sun going down earlier in the day and the smell of freshly fallen leaves in the air, it’s a great time of year to fire up the BBQ for dinner. An uncommon but great choice for grilling is slices of polenta from a tube – it’s very easy to work with. A container […]

Simple and Delicious Potato Salad

Simple and Delicious Potato Salad

Fall seems to be galloping towards us so when possible we’ve been taking advantage of the remaining warm days to go for hikes in the mountains. On one long hike the physical activity and fresh air really tired us out so once back home I decided to prepare some light and easy to make items […]

Ambercup Squash with Cinnamon Raisin Croutons

Ambercup Squash Soup with Cinnamon Raisin Croutons

So what are the results when you blend together roasted squash, broth and a pumpkin spice mix? It’s a delicious, aromatic soup! It features sweetness from the honey, spiciness from the black pepper and when topped with cinnamon raisin croutons the result is a unique and very satisfying soup.  This recipe calls for already roasted […]

Homemade Bread & Butter Pickles

Homemade Bread & Butter Pickles

It’s the middle of summer and a great time to go wild at your local farmers’ market. There’s a cornucopia of fresh local vegetables and fruits, and it seems like no matter what item you get, it is at the pinnacle of freshness and taste. Lately our eldest daughter has taken a fancy to pickles, […]

Simple Tomato Salad

Simple Tomato Salad

Sometimes the best things are the simplest things, just like with this tomato salad. It is the quintessential easy and delicious salad that goes with just about any meal, but especially with meats off of the BBQ. Simple Tomato Salad   Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins   Author: Costco Diva Recipe […]

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