The Cooking Chronicles: Mother’s Day Barbeque

My Mum requested a barbeque for her Mother’s Day supper, so of course we complied. I decided to make apple cheddar turkey burgers (which I’ve made before) and a side of grilled fiesta stuffed peppers, with Mack’s help.

Fiesta Stuffed Peppers

It really was a family affair – my dad helped out on the grill, and I enlisted my sisters to round out the meal: Amanda contributed a salad (with a citrus vinaigrette made from scratch, a first for her) and Felicia and Jeff made dessert – strawberry chocolate crepes.

Full plate


We probably should be pampering my Mum more often than once a year, because she does more for us than we often realize. Thanks Mum for everything!

The Cooking Chronicles: Apple-Cheddar Turkey Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries

My inner control freak always has me conducting a run through of dishes I plan on making for a party prior to the event, in order to catch anything that might make it difficult the day of. For Mack’s upcoming housewarming, this meant trying recipes for Sweet Potato Fries and Apple-Cheddar Turkey Burgers this weekend.

We tweaked the sweet potato fries to include what we had on hand, which resulted in a coating of olive oil, brown sugar, garlic salt and taco seasoning. They turned out quite nice in the end, with a  sweet coating and a nice crunch. We still need to try another batch using the more recognizable orange yam.

Sweet Potato Fries

We halved the recipe for turkey burgers, as it was just the two of us, and substituted something labeled “Montreal Seasoning” in place of the Grill Seasoning, as it was all we could find in the bulk spice section of Save-On Foods. The patties cooked for six minutes on each side, as noted in the instructions, but the tenting didn’t quite work so well. Instead, I stuck the cheese-topped patties in the warm oven for a few minutes. Placed on a kaiser roll with a slice of granny smith apple, it made for a satisfying supper – the Montreal spice, in the words of Guy Fieri, was “money.” We are planning on making mini versions of this burger for the party.

Apple-Cheddar Turkey Burger (with a Bacardi Breezer product placement in the background)