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: …

Nut and Dried Fruit Granola

Ingredients: 2 cups rolled oats ½ cup all purpose flour ½ cup brown sugar, packed 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground ginger 3 tbsp vegetable oil ¼ cup orange juice 3 tbsp pure maple syrup ½ cup chopped nuts…

Minestrone Milanese

I have been making this recipe for about 25 years!  And it’s a perfect hearty minestrone to have in the fall and winter months. There are a lot of veggies that go into this.  And my advice to everyone is to prep, cut, chop, mash, (you…

Eggplant Caponata

Caponata is a dish popular in Sicily.  It is a tangy eggplant salad that I normally serve as an appetizer.  Would accompany a cheese board perfectly! Ingredients: 2 tbsp brined capers, drained ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil …

Chicken Korma

    Ingredients: 1 large red onion; ½ chopped, ½ sliced 1 1 inch piece of ginger; peeled and thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic; smashed ½ teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin Kosher Salt …