BEST Italian Lemon Pound Cake

Ingredients: For the cake: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup of sour cream 4 tablespoons lemon juice …

Swiss Chard and Lemon Ricotta Strozzapreti

This comes together pretty easy. And it tastes so refreshing. I like using the Strozzapreti pasta - the ricotta, swiss chard, bacon bits seem to get inside this pasta and it’s heavy enough to handle the sauce. Remember - the most important…

Italian Wedding Soup

  I usually double or even triple the meatball recipe. And then freeze them in separate baggies. This way, whenever I want the soup - the hard part is done already. Ingredients: Meatballs: 1 small onion, grated 1/3 cup chopped fresh…

Best Ever Banana Bread

I don’t even know who I can compliment on this recipe. I’ve been baking this for over 27 years.  Julian absolutely loves this. The most tedious thing in this whole recipe is “sifting” the flour 3 times. Honestly. Once that is done,…

Baked chicken Meatballs with Peperonata

These are yummy chicken meatballs with pancetta, onion, garlic and parsley, glazed with tomato paste.  Topped with the peperonata, and squeezed in between a fresh panino (your choice) or serve with a side salad, makes for a really yummy meal. Ingredients: Peperonata: …

Tomato Sauce with Awesome Meatballs

This my go to recipe for tomato sauce and meatballs.  Best tasting sauce I’ve had.  This is the most flavourful quick tomato sauce I’ve ever made.  When I first read the ingredients, I thought - NO way! But boy oh boy - this has got to…

Pan Grilled Oysters - no shucking necessary

The oysters hardly cook in this dish; they are still raw, but with a slight smokiness and some tasty juices for mopping up.  Once open, shells can be removed with your fingers or a butter knife. Use the smaller Canadian East Coast Malpeque…

Mushroom Sugo (Sauce)

This is for all my mushroom lovers out there.  I love love love mushrooms. I’ve used King Oysters, Shitake, Portobello, Cremini, and white mushrooms - but feel free to mix it up! And this sauce is super tasty with Pappardelle pasta - which…

Chicken Brodo with Egg drops, Spring Peas & Leeks

I came across this recipe in the spring and have made it a few times - but I wouldn’t limit it to Spring time only.  I think this soup is perfect for fall and winters too! Ingredients: 3 chicken legs with thighs attached 4 cups (1L)…

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

This decadent fudgy chocolate brownies recipe is from "Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook."   Whether you have the munchies or are just looking for a yummy chocolaty treat.. this brownie recipe is my favourite! Makes 16 Ingredients: …