Hi I’m Alisa!
Canadian as can be and from Ontario.
How I learned to cook is an example of divine intervention. I grew up in a meat and potato loving family… seriously like 5 times a week… and had no idea how to cook. My mom kept it simple… too simple so my survival skills in the kitchen left much to be desired.
My university days set the stage for my culinary journey. For half of my first year, I survived on Mr. Noodles and bags of chips alone. Not a great way to avoid the freshman 15 that’s for sure! Then one day my roommate took pity on me and taught me how to make easy meals in a toaster oven. Simple cooking with variety beyond meat and potatoes! Life changer!
Baking, on the other hand, is in my blood. Give me butter and sugar and watch the magic happen! My Grandmother McFeeters was an excellent baker and she taught me all of her tricks from making perfect pastry & pies to some of the best cookies on earth. I have oodles of heirloom recipes I can’t wait to share!
I am living proof there is no better way to learn to cook than to get in the kitchen and cook! A new cookbook is better than a new pair of shoes any day! Inspiration and new flavours to experiment with abound.
Life beyond cooking…
I am a mom of two teenagers and a wife of over 19 years to my husband Luigi. When I am not in the kitchen I like to spend every waking minute checking out new places. New restaurants, wineries, coffee shops or countries. My husband and I love to travel and this here is a pic of Tirta Empul Temple in Bali this past winter (December 2019).
Nothing makes me happier than visiting new places and trying the food, local or halfway around the world. Food unites us bringing people together to share culture, traditions and loads of good stories. Food helps us remember places we have been, people we have met and the time we have spent with friends and family.
So I encourage you to put on your apron and get cooking! Because memories are made with food and life is meant to be delicious!
What to expect from the delicious spoon
You can expect simple recipes that have been tested to perfection. My recipes use wholesome ingredients to create healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I also love to bake so you can also expect lots of great tasty treats coming your way!
I like to keep things simple using as few bowls as possible and rarely use any fancy equipment. My grandmother used a spoon and fork for most things and at most a hand-mixer… simple. I have recently started to use an air fryer though so you might see this gadget used from time to time.
I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to work with amazing brand companies and associations such as BeeMaid Honey, Ontario Turkey Farmers, San Pellegrino, Bigelow Tea, Ontario Beans and Van’s Foods. My recipes have been featured on Parade, Health, and MSN.
navigating the delicious spoon recipes
You can cruise through the recipe archives by using the recipe index page or use the pull-down menu found at the top of the home page. The recipes there have been categorized by course, diet and special occasions.
You can also search for what you’re looking for by ingredient using the search bar located on the home page sidebar – just off to the right under my picture!
Once a week I send out an email with all of the posts from the week which is a great way to keep up with posts.
And always, if you still can’t find what you are looking for, need help to find an ingredient, or want to substitute another ingredient, PLEASE don’t hesitate to drop me an email and just ask.
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