Tortellini with Peas and Prosciutto

Active time:  25 minutes Total time:  25 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients: Kosher salt 1 pound meat filled tortellini 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 4 ounces prosciutto or pancetta, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic,…

Sausage and Mushroom Feta Caps

I love this recipe.  It comes together pretty easy.  You can prep and stuff them ahead of time, and bake them when ready to serve.   Ingredients: ¼ cups olive oil, divided 4 hot Italian sausages, casings removed 1…

Black or Green olive tapenade

This is another go to when I have company!  It’s such an easy dish to prepare. And most times I serve both the black and green olive tapenades. Ingredients: 1 cup pitted oil cured black olives, or if you want, use the green ones …

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Ingredients: For the Shrimp: 2 pounds (12 to 15 count) shrimp 1 tbsp olive oil ½ tsp kosher salt ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper For the sauce: ½ cup chili sauce (recommended: Heinz) ½ cup ketchup 3 tbsp prepared…

Baked Brie with Carmelized Pear

  I absolutely love this flavour combination!  Serve with sliced baguette, crisp breads or flatbreads   Ingredients: 1 round (8oz/250g) Brie Cheese 1 tbsp sliced hazelnuts or slivered almonds, toasted Carmelized…

POMEGRANATE MARTINIS

This is Oprah’s favourite martini!  And I have to admit, it’s also mine!  Especially this time of year. The recipe serves 2 - but why make only 2?  I make a large amount, put it in a plastic juice bottle and keep it in the freezer.   It’s…

Cranberry Apple Cider Sangria

I just love the colour of this drink :). It's going to be the perfect cocktail for Girls Game night Saturday :) Ingredients: 1 bottle of red wine 2 cups apple cider (non-alcoholic) 1 cup unsweetened cranberry juice 1/2 cup Triple…

Apple Butter - Dairy Free!

Don't let the recipe name fool you! There is no butter in this recipe! This tastes exactly like apple pie filling! Makes for a great topping to cheese and crackers, or just toasted bread. Ingredients: 4 pounds assorted apples, peeled…
Polenta and Provolone Spinach Bake

Polenta and Provolone Spinach Bake

This Polenta and Provolone Spinach Bake recipe is very versatile! I used to make this all the time when we went camping! Dom used to grill pieces of this over the outdoor fire pit. Can you say yummy!!! I’ve served this as an appetizer,…
Curried Butternut Squash Bisque

Curried Butternut Squash Bisque

I made this curried butternut squash bisque recipe on Family Day. It felt like it took all day, and that's because I made my own Veggie broth to go along with it. And I must say, it makes a big difference. It's a great tasting soup. Takes a…