Quiche Lorraine

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 recipe but with homemade ingredients I think it’s worth it and way better than any… Read more »

Roasted Italian Sausage, Carrots, Parsnips & Potatoes

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 meal, it was easy to prepare, flavourful and hearty. Served with some fried kale &… Read more »

Pasta Bolognese

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 pound mild italian sausage meat (I used Johnsonville) 2-3 carrots, chopped fine (about 1 cup)… Read more »

Pork Tenderloin With Maple Syrup

“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 paste 2 teaspoons prepared mustard 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 clove garlic salt & pepper… Read more »

Chicken Salad

“Made with sour cream and dill, this has a nice zing to it.” INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup light mayonnaise 1/3 cup light sour cream 1 teaspoon dried dill 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon capers, drained and chopped 2 roasted chickens from the grocery store DIRECTIONS Remove meat from chickens and chop into cubes. Mix dressing ingredients… Read more »

Soy Sauce Chicken Wings

“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 taste DIRECTIONS Wash wings. Rub well with sugar. Lay in single layer in roasting pan.… Read more »

Saucy Chardonnay Chicken and Mushrooms

“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 sliced mushrooms 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 cup chicken stock 1/2 cup whipping cream (see… Read more »

Greek Tacos

“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 oil 1 pound lean ground turkey or ground chicken 2¬†tablespoon dried greek seasonings 1 teaspoon… Read more »

Easy Chicken With Mushroom Sauce

“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 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup chicken stock (or 1/2 white wine, 1/2 stock) 2 –… Read more »

Chicken Souvlakia

“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 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced DIRECTIONS Cut chicken into 2″ squares.… Read more »