Mussels Steamed in a Tomato Wine Sauce

  Ingredients: 3 dozen fresh mussels ½ cup olive oil ¼ cup finely chopped celery ¼ cup chopped onion ½ cup sliced green onions 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves ½ cup dry white wine …

Porcini Mushrooms and White Bean Stew

Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 ¾ cup homemade or low sodium store bought chicken broth stock (I use veggie broth too) ¾ ounce dried porcini mushrooms 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced …

Tortellini with Peas and Prosciutto

Active time:  25 minutes Total time:  25 minutesA great  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…

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…