Victoria Sponge Cake with Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

VICTORIA SPONGE CAKE WITH STRAWBERRY RHUBARB JAM

By Aimee A light-as-a-feather vanilla-orange cake, layered with whipped cream and a tangy homemade jam. This simple dessert is a perfect...

Springtime Penne with Asparagus Stem Pesto

SPRINGTIME PENNE WITH ASPARAGUS STEM PESTO

By Aimee A low-waste, vegetarian dish that highlights seasonal Mediterranean ingredients. A craving for pasta and a well-stocked pantry...

 
 
 
Asparagus and Lobster Grilled Cheese

ASPARAGUS AND LOBSTER GRILLED CHEESE

By Aimee An East Coast-inspired Asparagus, Brie and Lobster Grilled Cheese that's completely decadent and packed with flavour. Our...

A Simple Fried Egg Tostada

A SIMPLE FRIED EGG TOSTADA

By Aimee An easy, 5-ingredient dish that's perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. As spring flirts with us here in the Maritimes,...

 
 
 
Weekend Links

WEEKEND LINKS

By Aimee Happy May! Here in Canada, we're far enough into spring to start planning our gardens. On the Simple Bites urban homestead...

Tips for Freezing Produce to Avoid Food Waste

TIPS FOR FREEZING PRODUCE TO AVOID FOOD WASTE

By Aimee Stop Food Waste Day is April 29. In the Simple Bites kitchen, I'm always looking to increase my zero waste efforts and get...

 
 
 
Cinnamon Toast with Ricotta and Strawberries

CINNAMON TOAST WITH RICOTTA AND STRAWBERRIES

By Aimee A simple and vibrant five-ingredient recipe that kids can make. Features fresh berries, creamy cheese and crispy cinnamon...

Earth Day Craft: Spring Garden Seed Kit

EARTH DAY CRAFT: SPRING GARDEN SEED KIT

By Aimee A simple gardening craft for kids that makes a special eco-friendly gift. Here's an Earth Day craft that is perfect for adults...

 
 
 
Weekend Links

WEEKEND LINKS

By Aimee In case you were wondering, today is Saturday. We've got a slow weekend at home ahead, puttering in the yard and cooking more...

The Ultimate Comfort Foods Recipe Round-Up

THE ULTIMATE COMFORT FOODS RECIPE ROUND-UP

By Aimee An invitation to return to restorative kitchen rituals and create the happy nostalgia of a comforting family recipe. Since...

 
 
 
How to Build Power Bowls

HOW TO BUILD POWER BOWLS

By Aimee Recipes and tips for cooking nourishing power bowls at home. With a little creativity and a lot of flexibility, nourishing...

How to Make Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE MACARONI AND CHEESE

By Aimee Two recipes for creamy homemade macaroni and cheese - classic and deluxe - made from scratch. Essential comfort food for all. A...

 
 
 
Tips for Baking with Kids

TIPS FOR BAKING WITH KIDS

By Aimee Simple tips for baking with kids at home. Great for beginners to novice bakers. Includes a list of easy recipes to get you...

Chocolate Pretzel Monster Cookies

CHOCOLATE PRETZEL MONSTER COOKIES

By Aimee Chocolate Pretzel Monster Cookies are a fun kitchen project to make with kids. Think of huge oatmeal cookies but jazzed up...

 
 
 
Regrow Vegetable Scraps for a DIY Spring Centrepiece

REGROW VEGETABLE SCRAPS FOR A DIY SPRING CENTREPIECE

By Aimee Easy, gorgeous and frugal: make this DIY spring centrepiece for the Easter table or just a splash of everyday beauty. We Canadians...

Classic Beef Stew with Root Vegetables

CLASSIC BEEF STEW WITH ROOT VEGETABLES

By Aimee A simple, classic beef stew with root vegetables, full of flavour and served up family style. This dish really needs very...

 
 
 
10 Kitchen Rules to Cook By

10 KITCHEN RULES TO COOK BY

By Aimee Even after years of practice, it still can be challenging to get a home-cooked meal on the table. Today's post reviews a list...

Giveaway: Le Creuset Minimalist Dinnerware Set

GIVEAWAY: LE CREUSET MINIMALIST DINNERWARE SET

By Aimee Win a set of timeless stoneware dinnerware that will last for a lifetime of gathering and entertaining. In the world we know...

 
 
 
Chocolate Beet Snack Cake Recipe

CHOCOLATE BEET SNACK CAKE RECIPE

By Aimee Naturally-sweetened and inherently moist, this chocolate beet snack cake features winter beets - peels and all, in a comforting...

Simple Bites turns Ten!

SIMPLE BITES TURNS TEN!

By Aimee This week we celebrate the 10 year blogiversary of Simple Bites. Remarkably, I've been a content creator, publishing on this...

 
 
 



Chicken Picatta

Chicken Picatta

A simple pan sauce made with capers, butter, white wine, chicken stock and lemon juice envelop chicken cutlets in the traditional Chicken Piccata recipe made in episode 101 of... Read more ...

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers sizzling on the grill is the definitive sound of summer in America. Hamburgers with 80 lean meat and 20 fat, that are featured in this video, makes juicier, more... Read more ...

Beer Bread Tasting with Grandkids - FUNNY!

Beer Bread Tasting with Grandkids - FUNNY!

This is a tasting from the end of my Italian Beer Bread episode where I have two of my grandchildren tasting the bread with me. This is my favorite tasting! I've never... Read more ...

I'm Turning 21 During the Pandemic - Here's How I Plan On Celebrating

I'm Turning 21 During the Pandemic - Here's How I Plan On Celebrating

Whenever I used to picture what my 21st birthday would look like, it usually involved a fancy brunch in the city with my closest friends, a girls' trip to a tropical... Read more ...

12 Funny Father's Day Wine Labels For the Dad Who Is Wine in a Million

12 Funny Father's Day Wine Labels For the Dad Who Is Wine in a Million

If you're looking for a Father's Day present your dad won't whine about, then wine is the way to go. Of course, because wine is served best with a little cheese, a cheesy... Read more ...

The Best Apple Cider Vinegars

The Best Apple Cider Vinegars

There are so many ways to use apple cider vinegar. Here are a few of our favorite picks. Yes, apple cider vinegar is perfect for pickling. It's also a must for many slaws... Read more ...

Make Your Own Jams and Jellies

Make Your Own Jams and Jellies

Cookbook author Cathy Barrow adds rye whiskey and cardamom to this peach jam, giving it a slightly spicy, complex depth. Get the recipe for Rock 'N' Rye Peach Jam The elusive... Read more ...

The Best Coconut Oils

The Best Coconut Oils

Here are some of our favorite choices for cooking with coconut oil. For first-time buyers, picking the right coconut oil can be a challenge. Refined or unrefined? Virgin or... Read more ...

The Best Food Processors

The Best Food Processors

Whether you're making a smooth beet hummus or just looking to get chopping, here are some of our favorite food processor selections. If a chef's knife is the home cook's best... Read more ...

Food as Medicine on the Navajo Nation

Food as Medicine on the Navajo Nation

In March, when COVID-19 closed down the schools in Kayenta, Arizona-just 25 miles from Chilchinbito, home to the first known case on the Navajo Nation-the school district... Read more ...

Recipes for All Your Farmers Market Finds

Recipes for All Your Farmers Market Finds

As farmers markets pop back up, we're all craving the spoils of summer. Grab your reusable bags and take some inspiration from these seasonal greats. You'll need super-fresh... Read more ...

Coconut Key Lime Pie Smoothie

Coconut Key Lime Pie Smoothie

This Coconut Key Lime Pie smoothie is the best of all the worlds: mouth-puckeringly tart lime, coconut milk, and creamy Vanilla Whey Shakeology . Key lime pie is an extremely... Read more ...

The Best Wine Gifts For Father's Day

The Best Wine Gifts For Father's Day

Maybe Dad's a collector, with a cellar full of vintage Champagne and Cabernet Sauvignon. Or, perhaps he's a lover of the simpler things-his favorite kind of wine is “red” and... Read more ...