I live in St. Albert, Alberta. The recipes I share are a collection of meals I make for my family from dinner to desserts, family friendly to gourmet. I am always experimenting, so my recipes range from good old homestyle cooking to epicurean delights.

My late Grandmother was the person who inspired me the most. She was a lady of simple means, lived on a farm, grew an enormous garden, baked the most delicious bread and grew the most beautiful flowers.

My favourite sport is track and field, and this is where I’ve spent my weekends for the past 12 years watching my son compete. He is now 22 and away from home at University. He encouraged me to start blogging, I think mostly so he would have an online recipe book to learn to cook from. I have been married for 26 years to a wonderful man, my main taste tester!

In addition to cooking I enjoy photography, decorative painting, crafting and gardening.

Visit Laureen’s blog at: www.artandthekitchen.com.

Laureen’s Favourites
Cooking Ingredient: Himalayan Pink Salt
Meal: Dinner- family gathered around the table is the best time to reconnect!
Course: Main
Kitchen Tool: Cast iron skillet or meat thermometer
Restaurant: The Oak Room at Fairmont Calgary Palliser
Foodie City: New Orleans


Posts by Laureen King


This Holiday season I’m joining hands with Tre Stelle to promote their #RandomActsOfCooking campaign. The goal of this awesome campaign is to encourage people, those that love cooking or miss cooking, to get back into the kitchen over the holidays and cook something for someone else. We would love to have you join in by … Continue reading “#RandomActsOfCooking”

Savoury with Sweet, an unexpected, delicious flavour combination!

Autumn is my favourite time of the year!  Gorgeous colors grace the landscape; from vine ripened red apples to golden wheat crops ready to be harvested.  There is an abundance of garden fresh produce eagerly waiting to be used in your fall and Holiday recipes. The kids are back in school and life goes back … Continue reading “Savoury with Sweet, an unexpected, delicious flavour combination!”

Recipe Makeover with Tre Stelle®

An old classic recipe with a modern twist It’s time to dust off those old dog-eared cookbooks you got from your Mother, or even your Grandmother, and put a modern twist on some classic recipes! Start with a basic recipe and have some fun experimenting with different ingredients. You may surprise yourself with a new … Continue reading “Recipe Makeover with Tre Stelle®”

Winter Comfort Food

If there are two things that go hand in hand, it’s Winter and Comfort Food. In addition to warm sweaters, cozy blankets, slippers, fuzzy pajamas and the warmth of the fireplace.  As much as we complain about the cold weather, it’s a great time to slow down a bit, snuggle up with a great book … Continue reading “Winter Comfort Food”

Holiday Survival Guide

The Holiday season will soon be upon us! This year make the commitment to slow down, relax and enjoy it! We become extremely stressed by trying to make everything perfect that we miss the true joy and beauty of the Holiday Season. The most important thing about the Holiday Season is spending time with family … Continue reading “Holiday Survival Guide”

Staying Cool

Summer time – sunshine filled days of outdoor swimming pools, camping trips, bike rides and of course frozen treats to cool everyone off. Who doesn’t love popsicles, a great dessert, no forks or spoons required! If you like Tiramisu you are going to love this recipe for frozen Tiramisu Popsicles. It is the perfect dessert … Continue reading “Staying Cool”

Grilling for Dad

Nothing brings family and friends together better than a backyard BBQ! This Father’s Day let Dad show off his culinary skills on the grill with these helpful “Tips and Tricks”. Let’s celebrate Dad on Father’s Day by setting him up for the most successful BBQ season ever. A few tips and tricks will have Dad … Continue reading “Grilling for Dad”