Restaurant Style Pad Thai

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This is not meant to be purely authentic Pad Thai but rather a replica of the Pad Thai I’ve enjoyed at many taverns in Canada. It does not use tamarind since that’s not an ingredient I typically have at home … Read More

Neapolitan Pizza Dough

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We have homemade pizza cooked on the BBQ every Friday, along of course with a glass (or two) of wine. I’ve recently changed how we make pizza dough, making a roughly 70% hydration dough for Neapolitan pizza. You can hand … Read More

Basic Quiche Recipe – Add Your Favourite Fillings

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Quiche is not complicated and I make mine based on one easy recipe then add whatever flavours, meats, vegetables, or cheeses I want (or have in the garden or refridgerator) for a filling. Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 cup cream (half … Read More

Turkey Tetrazzini

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This is a traditional tetrazzini recipe I made with leftover Christmas turkey. It made a great boxing day dinner served with cranberry sauce, creamy caesar salad, stuffed mushrooms, and celery bread.  We paired it with an amarone which went well … Read More

Smoked Salmon Frittata For Dinner

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A delicious way to have smoked salmon for dinner, combined with black olives and cream cheese.  Serve with Zucchini and Smoked Salmon Rolls with Cream Cheese.   Ingredients 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 small onion, chopped 4 ounces (about 125g) … Read More

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

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It’s zucchini season and I’m once again ‘blessed’ with a plethora of zucchini.  So looking for new ways to use up what’s current in the garden I decided to create my own version of stuffed zucchini for dinner one evening. … Read More

Kale Pancetta Frittata

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I purchased a deep 1- inch non-stick skillet on a whim one day as it was on sale and it turned out to be a good thing when I needed an small oven proof skillet to make my first frittata. … Read More

Maple Dijon Chicken Tenderloin

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I am always looking for new marinades for chicken.  This one is quick and easy and very tasty.  The first time I made it I marinated some chicken tenderloins then skewered them on BBQ skewers like a satay.  Grill for … Read More

Quiche Lorraine

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A classic Quiche Lorraine recipe with a slight twist — I use tarragon mustard instead of dijon and add red peppers. This recipe makes two pies, one of which I freeze for another day. This is not a low fat … Read More

Winter Vegetable Barley Soup

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I’m always looking for creative ways to use winter vegetables in meals. While we love roasted root vegetables by mid-winter we are looking for a change. Add to that the fact that homemade soup is a weekly staple in our … Read More

Roasted Italian Sausage, Carrots, Parsnips & Potatoes

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Winter is a time for root vegetables in our household and I am always looking for a new way to prepare them. Today I roasted parboiled carrots, parsnips and potatoes with browned sausage pieces. A twist on a classic country … Read More

Pasta Bolognese

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A meat lovers sauce with a slight kick from the italian sausage, this Bolognese style pasta sauce is great on a cold winter day. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 125 grams (about 4 ounces) pancetta 1 pound ground beef 1 … Read More

Pork Tenderloin With Maple Syrup

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“Recipe adapted from Great Moments In Cooking. Serve with mashed potatoes and carrots to soak up the extra maple syrup ‘gravy’.” INGREDIENTS 1 large pork tenderloin (or 4 thin pork loin chops) 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 heaping tablespoon tomato … Read More

Soy Sauce Chicken Wings

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“Make a big batch for a party snack.   Or use drumsticks or legs and make it meal sized.” INGREDIENTS 6 pounds chicken wings, cut off tips 2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup water garlic to … Read More

Saucy Chardonnay Chicken and Mushrooms

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“Easy enough for everyday but nice enough for entertaining.” INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons flour 1/4 teaspoon salt pinch pepper 6 boneless skinless chicken breast 2 tablespoons each butter and olive oil 1 cup Chardonnay wine 2 leeks, sliced 1 1/2 cups … Read More

Greek Tacos

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“These are as fun for kids to put together as traditional tacos but offer a different flavour. ” INGREDIENTS 1/4 large onion, finely chopped 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 red pepper, diced 1 zucchini, diced 1 tablespoon olive … Read More

Easy Chicken With Mushroom Sauce

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“An elegant chicken dish yet easy enough for every day.” INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons flour 1/4 teaspoon salt pinch pepper 6 boneless skinless chicken breast 2 tablespoons each butter and olive oil 1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme … Read More

Chicken Souvlakia

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“A tasty BBQ souvlakia. Make extra and freeze uncooked chicken on skewers. Much better than store bought. ” INGREDIENTS 6 boneless skinless chicken 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 … Read More

Chicken with Spinach, Feta and Rice Recipe

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“This is an everyday version of a family favourite. I also make a richer version, complete with cream sauce when we are entertaining. ” INGREDIENTS 4 – 6 cups spinach, washed 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled 4 single boneless skinless … Read More

Honey Garlic BBQ Ribs

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“This recipe is supposed to be from a famous restaurant in Montreal. All I now is it is always a crowd pleaser.” INGREDIENTS 4 pounds baby back ribs cut into strips 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup … Read More

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