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Pinteresting Things Tuesday

1 Oct

Hey ya’ll

Since I’ve been on a Pinterest binge the past couple weeks, I wanted to do up a little post of all the things I’ve been obsessing over on that dang website.

I am going to try making this a weekly thing but you all know how bad I am at that. So bear with me.

1. Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes


Umm, heck yes! My favorite winter drink made into a cupcake? Yusss.


2. Bahn Mi Pizza



Is this a thing?? I am always amazed by the new ways people switch up the basic pizza!


3. These Crockpot Carne Asada Nachos



Nachos are like my holy grail pub food. Plus these ones look all vegetable-ey.


4. Spring Samosas with Sweet and Spicy Mint Chutney



Samosas are one of those favorites that I always forget about. These are a neat twist on the classic Samosa, it uses rice paper wraps instead of pastry, so they’re even guilt free!


5. This Cheesy Artichoke Pumpkin Dip



Serving it in a pumpkin? Priceless.


6. Pumpkin Cake with Candied Pumpkin Seeds Inside





7.  Asian Salmon Tacos



I never thought of using salmon in tacos! What a wonderful idea.


8.  Pan Fried Pork Dumplings



Just yum. Would be perfect for a Dim Sum brunch.


9. This Fudge Sundae in a Cookie Bowl



What the…what?


10. Pumpkin Ravioli with Hazelnut Brown Butter Sauce and Balsamic Drizzle.





I hope you enjoyed! If you want to keep up with my pins, you can follow me here.


Miss Delish asks:


What are you pinning today?


Have a great day, folks!


Garlic and Sage Pork Chops with the Creamiest Mashed Potatoes Everrrr

27 Sep

We have the creamiest mashed potatoes ever, and we have the longest title ever.

Sometimes you just have to make a long title to get your point across.

First lets talk about some TV things. We all know it’s the season for new and returning series and to be honest, I am feeling overwhelmed with the amount of new shows that look amazing. The shows that I am continuing to watch from last season are:

– Modern Family

– Big Bang Theory

– New Girl

– Girls (which isn’t on till later in the year)

– then just randoms like Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover, SNL, ect.

But now I am really screwed. There are like 10 new shows that I want to start watching and I know I just don’t have the time it’s not good for you to watch that much TV.

The other night, I started watching Hostages, and now of course I am hooked. Can we just talk about how much drama they managed to jam into that first episode. WOW. Also, I am intrigued by this show because it seems more like a movie plot, rather than a TV series. It will be interesting to see how they continue with the show.

We also caught an episode of The Goldbergs, which was hilarious. I absolutely love Wendy McLendon-Covey, pure comedy right there.

I’m also super interested in:

-Trophy Wife

-Hello Ladies

-The Blacklist

What have you guys been watching!? Do you have an insight as to which shows I should commit to?

Anyhoo, on to the goods.


I made this last week when I just felt like a ‘fall’ meal. I wanted something hearty, with some type of pan sauce. I threw this meal together pretty quickly and it was delish. Typically you would want to have some veggies with your meal. Don’t worry, we had salad which is not pictured.


I seared off the pork chops and then removed them from the pan, added some olive oil, chopped garlic and sage. Then added some chicken stock and white wine to de-glaze. I seasoned it up and then added the pork chops back to the pan, covered it and simmered for a couple minutes to cook the chops through. Then I served the pork chops and pan sauce, over a scoop of the best mashed potatoes ever.

The end.

Miss Delish asks:

What new/returning shows are you into this season?

What dish comes to mind when you think of fall?


Garlic and Sage Pork Chops in Pan Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 6

Garlic and Sage Pork Chops in Pan Sauce


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 bone in pork chops
  • 6 cloves of garlic. chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh sage
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


In a large heavy bottomed pan (that has a lid) heat butter and olive oil over medium high heat. Once melted and sizzling, add the pork chops, you may have to fry them in batches. Allow them to cook without moving them for 2-3 minutes until they are nice and golden brown, flip them and cook for another 2-3 minutes on the other side . Remove to a plate and set aside.

While the pan is still hot, add in the garlic and sage and cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes until softened and fragrant. Add in the white wine, followed by the chicken stock. Bring to a simmer, and then lower the heat and taste for seasoning. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add the pork chops back to the pan and simmer for 5-6 minutes until cooked through. Serve, drizzled with the pan sauce.


Creamiest Mashed Potatoes Ever

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: Serves 6


  • 6 large yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt


Peel and cut the potatoes into the cubes. Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Set the pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Once the water has boiled, lower the heat to medium and remove the lid if you were using one. Cook for 20-25 minutes until fork tender.

Drain and add back into the hot pot. Turn the heat off but leave the pot on the heat with the lid removed, while you get the butter and cream ready. This will help to evaporate any extra moisture from the potatoes and result in a fluffier final product!

In a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup, add the butter and cream. Heat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until the butter is melted and the mixture is steaming.

Remove the pot with the potatoes from the heat and mash them until they are fairly smooth and there are no more lumps of potato. Then add in about 1/4 of the hot cream mixture and mash, mash, mash until the liquid is absorbed and the potatoes are smooth. Repeat until you have used all of the cream. Add the kosher salt and give it one last mix before serving.





Pumpkin Spice Donuts

26 Sep

So, I made these little cuties.

They’re just so….*ahhhh* angels singing.

And to boot they’re freakin’ easy and quick to make.

All you need is a spice cake mix, can of pumpkin puree, oil, eggs, cream cheese, powdered sugar and milk. OH and sprinkles, can’t forget the sprinkles.

Mind are just terrible looking, compared to the beauties on this pinterest pic.

I just chalk it up to the fact that none of my pinterest endeavors will ever look like the picture. Much less disappointing that way.

Check out the recipe here!

Talk to ya’ll later.

Winter Apple & Cranberry Quinoa

27 Dec

Good Morning Lovelies!! I hope everyone is having a fabulous day so far.

Many of you are probably back to work today after having some time off for holidays, that is if you didn’t have to work yesterday (like me) or if you aren’t one of those lucky you-know-whats that is off until after the New Year.

If you are one of those lucky you-know-whats, I’m not sure if we can still be friends.

Okay, okay, I forgive you and I will put aside my jealousy since it is the holidays.

Now that Christmas has come and gone, I guess we move on to New Years!

Mr. Delish and I have been invited to a beautiful 4 course meal and then drinks and dancing! The event is put on by the Fraser Valley Italo-Canadian Club and I have heard of people going in previous years and it sounds like an amazing way to spend New Years eve! I am expecting a delicious meal, too.

Oh and some wine of course!

I know a lot of people tend to make New Years Resolutions around this time of year as well. Personally, I don’t make resolutions just because I think a lot of times they fail and then you end up feeling guilty.

For example, one of the fitness classes I go to at my gym, normally has the same group of ladies that take the class 3 times a week. I’d say there is probably about 15-20 women that have been going for a long time. Then every year when January rolls around, the class will be PACKED for the first 2 weeks and then it will slowly trail off to the same group of 15-20 ladies.

I’m not sure what it is but it just seems like trying to make a change for a certain period of time is kind of setting you up for disaster, you’re more likely to work hard at something if you don’t put a time frame on it. Especially with fitness, it is something that you have to incorporate into your daily life, and just make it part of your routine. Eventually you get used to it and even grow to enjoy it. Whereas the resolution lets you go strong for a couple of weeks, then slowly lose your momentum and then stop entirely. Then you feel guilty and beat yourself up about it, which makes you depressed and less motivated to get back on the horse and try again.

I’m not saying resolutions don’t work, I am sure there are people out there that really stick to their resolutions and make them happen!

So since I am not resolving to do anything specific, I will just say that I really need to post more on this little site of mine, it’s getting ridiculous here.

Especially because this recipe I am about to post, was supposed to be posted directly after the Lemony White Wine Pork Chops recipe…that I posted on December 10th….

Well technically this is the next recipe I posted, but it just happened to be 16 days later…



Pumpkin & 3 Cheese Cannelloni

29 Oct

Good Morning!

How was everyone’s weekend? Was it spooky?

I went to a Halloween party on Saturday and my friend dressed as a “Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” bride, and I dressed as her bridesmaid. Let’s just say there was a whole lot of trashy going on. Pretty sure the pictures are highly inappropriate BUT hey, what other day of the year can you dress up as WHATEVER you want, and it would be totally acceptable.

I’m telling you, there is no other day.

Well I mean, there is Sunday when I find it totally appropriate to wear sweatpants that have a hole in the butt. I have other sweatpants, trust me, I do. I just like the holey ones. There’s something about them that’s just better. I also like the suspense of the possibility that someone will knock at the door and I have to madly scramble to put different pants on.

It’s exhilarating.

Anyways, now that I have confirmed you have completely lost your appetite. Let’s get to some food, shall we?


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