Spicy Thai Grapefruit Salad with Shrimp

This beautiful salad recipe features a wonderful combination of flavours, colours and textures that satisfies your craving for sweet, sour, spicy and salty. Spicy Thai Grapefruit Salad with Shrimp is simple to make and can be personalized to meet your heat tolerance level.

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Roasted Artichoke Hearts

Our friend Rob used to make an artichoke dish when we came to visit. He called it Carciofi. Pronounced Car-Cho-Fee. A little research confirmed that what he was making wasn’t actually Carciofi but it was really good anyway.  Maybe I should call this Robciofi. If you don’t normally eat artichokes, these Roasted Artichoke Hearts will win you over. They’re really easy to prepare and they’re delicious!

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Easy Focaccia Bread

This should be called Super Easy Focaccia but I think I over-use the word super. Since Focaccia dough is similar to pizza dough, the obvious way to make this an easy recipe is to use frozen store bought pizza dough. So this is for my friends who say they love homemade bread but wouldn’t make it.

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Hot Layered Mexican Dip

This super simple layered dip is baked in the oven and served hot with tortilla chips for dipping. I’ve witnessed people eating this by the spoonful right out of the dish. It’s that good. I think I’ve been making Hot Layered Mexican Dip since the eighties so it’s pretty retro.

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Beer and Steak Spice Mussels

A few years ago we had the best mussels in Prince Edward Island after a golf game. Most of the golf courses served free mussels and the only thing better than free mussels is free GOOD mussels. And these ones were so good, we actually asked how they made them. Expecting a lengthy description, we were surprised to find out they were made with 2 ingredients.  Beer and steak spice.  No kidding. So we made Beer and Steak Spice Mussels at home and they were just as good as in PEI.

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