Cheddar-zucchini fritters

Make sure you really squeeze out the water from the zucchini. I usually wrap the shredded zucchini in a dish cloth and squeeze. And I also shred my zucchini in the food processor. They are tasty though!   Ingredients: 2…

GRILLED SHRIMP WITH GARLIC & HERBS

I love this recipe for grilled shrimp. It comes together in a plastic bag. You can even put them on a skewer. This recipe is definitely worth a try. Let me know what you think.   INGREDIENTS: 2 lbs extra large shrimp, peeled…

SWISS CHARD SOUP

This is such a tasty soup that comes together pretty effortlessly. Especially if you prep everything ahead of time. Try this the next time its a little gloomy out.  Ingredients:  2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil  1/2 onion…

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…