Strawberries Filled with ready-made cheesecake filling


  • 30 large and clean strawberries
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 package vanilla instant pudding


  1. Mix Instant pudding with milk and beat until done.
  2. Beat whipping cream until you get a firm texture.
  3. Mix Cream and pudding.
  4. Make 2 cuts in the strawberries (see image) not all the way through.
  5. Fill strawberries with the mix. A sandwich bag can be cut at the corner and serve as a filling bag.


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2 Minute Microwave Fudge


  • 1 pound confectioners’ sugar
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter/margerine
  • 1/2 cup mix of chopped-up nuts (if you wish, but not necessary)


  1. Use a sifter to aerate confectioners’ sugar, cocoa, and salt into a bowl suitable for microwaving.
  2. Add in milk and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
  3. Throw in the butter and microwave for 2 mins.
  4. Beat until soft and combined.
  5. Add nuts and stir (if you choose)
  6. Pour in average sized baking dish.
  7. Set aside for one hour.
  8. Cut into bars.

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Baked Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken


    • 4 boneless & skinless chicken breasts
    • 4 tbsps brown sugar
    • 4 garlic cloves, minced
    • 3 tsps olive oil


  1. Set the oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Grease pan.
  3. Fry garlic with oil until it becomes soft.
  4. Put the garlic in brown sugar.
  5. Put the chicken in a dish for baking.
  6. Put the garlic on the chicken.
  7. Combine salt and/or pepper as you like.
  8. Bake without cover for approx 20 mins. 


    Post thanks to Al from The Edmonton Painters –

Baked Cheddar-Broccoli Rice Cups


  • 1 10 – ounce thawed broccoli
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1/4 cup Ranch Dressing
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup grated cheese (any of your favourite kind)
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper – to taste



  1. Boil rice.
  2. Move cooked rice to a bowl to cool for a minute.
  3. Throw in all the ingredients, but only use 1/2 of the cheese.
  4. Grease a 8 cup muffin tray and make balls accordingly, thereafter sprinkling the rest of cheese on top.
  5. Put in the oven for 25 minutes and bake at 350 degrees – until golden and crisp.

Jello Worms


  • 6 ounces raspberry or grape flavor gelatin
  • 100 plastic straws
  • 1 empty, cleaned 1-quart milk or orange juice carton to hold straws
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 12-15 drops green food coloring waxed paper


  1. In a bowl, put the gelatins and pour boiling water.
  2. Mix the water and the gelatine until it’s perfectly even.
  3. Cool approx 20 mins, until tepid.
  4. Pull the straws to maximum length and place them upside down in the container.
  5. Cover them with a band to make sure they stay together.
  6. Mix the gelatin with cream and food coloring.
  7. Fill the straws.
  8. Cool approx 9 hrs until the gelatin is firm.
  9. Move the straws from the container and separate them.
  10. Put every 3 straws in hot water for 2 secs.
  11. Separate the worms from the straws with your hands.
  12. Put the worms on baking sheets and cool for 2 hrs.

Post thanks to Keith from The Red Deer Painters –

Hot chocolate Cups





  • 6 ounces chocolate
  • 1/2 ounces coffee
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 package instant pudding
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Cinnamon



For the cups-

Melt the chocolate and butter over hot water (double pot) while adding the coffee.  once the mix is nice and even, remove and let chill for a while.

Like in the image, dip balloons into the chocolate mix and let dry on a baking paper.  Refrigerate.

For the fillings-

  1. In a bowl, beat the whipping cream, milk and instant pudding until getting a firm texture.
  2. Fill the previously made cups with the filling.
  3. Top with cinnamon.




Chicken and Cheese Lasagna Roll-Ups


  • 3 cups cubed and cooked chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 1/8 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 cup  feta, crumbled
  • 8 lasagna pieces, cooked
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 1/2 cups of pasta sauce (either Prego or homemade tomato sauce)


1.    Mix combine chicken, cheeses, milk, and pepper in a bowl.
2.    On every lasagna piece, pour the half a cup of sauce and roll.
3.    Pour one cup of sauce in a pyrex.
4.    Place the lasagna rolls in the dish with the edge of the fold facing down.
5.    Pour the rest of the sauce over the rolls.
6.    Place cover before putting in the oven.
7.    Bake for 30 mins at 375 degrees.
8.    Sprinkle on top parmesan cheese.
9.    Serve.



Clean and Lean Lettuce Wrap

  • Serves 4


  • 4 leaves iceberg lettuce
  • 4 slices roast turkey
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 250g hummus
  • sprinkle of paprika


Top a lettuce leaf with a slice of turkey, cucumber, hummus and paprika, then, as if it were a sandwich, wrap it up with another piece of lettuce.
Repeat with the remaining ingredients.*serving suggestion This can be done with a variety of ingredients, such as tomatoes, avocados or peppers, as well as salmon, chicken, lamb or prawns.
White cheeses, herbs, garlic, lemon juice, paprika, turmeric, oregano, all work too. Whatever you have in your fridge!


Strawberry Basil Sangria Tastes Like Spring


  • ½ lb strawberries
  • 1 apple
  • 1 ounce fresh basil leaves
  • 1 bottle white wine
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup club soda
  • 1 cup white grape juice


  1. Cube strawberries and apple.
  2. In a large punch bowl, mix all the ingredients but the soda. mix well until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add the soda.
  4. Enjoy!




Blueberry Cream Cake


For the crust:

  • 1 + 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 + 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the filling:

  • 1 quart fresh blueberries
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • fresh whipped cream, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease a 10 inch spring baking pan.
  3. Combine the crust ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Pour into the pan and level it up.
  4. Take half the blueberries and spread a layer over the dough.
  5. Mix the filling ingredient in a bowl with the rest of the blueberries. Add it as a top layer to the pan.
  6. Throw some blueberries on top of it if you like.
  7. Bake for about an hour, check if middle is done.