Pesto Sauce

“Pesto sauce has so many uses, beyond just pasta.” INGREDIENTS 2 cups fresh basil leaves 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled 3 tablespoons pine nuts 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese fresh ground black pepper DIRECTIONS Place garlic and salt in food processor and pulse until forms a paste. Add… Read more »

Strawberry Cream Phyllo Cups

“A sweet appetizer of berries and cream great for a get together.” INGREDIENTS FILLING 3 oz softened cream cheese 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 cup whipping cream one teaspoon vanilla fresh strawberries or other berries DIRECTIONS Make Phyllo Cups and set aside. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, honey, whipping cream and vanilla. Beat until… Read more »

Chicken And Cheese Filling

“This Chicken and Cheese Filling is a versatile filling for bread, puff pastry, phyllo cups and more.” INGREDIENTS FILLING 1 cup finely chopped, cooked chicken 3/4 cup shredded cheddar, swiss or provolone cheese 4 cups spinach, steamed (or 1/2 package frozen) 1/2 cup finely chopped red peppers 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/4 cup finely… Read more »

Phyllo Cups

“Mini phyllo cups can be made ahead, frozen and filled with almost any savoury or sweet filling for a great appetizer.” INGREDIENTS 3 sheets phyllo pastry Butter, melted or Pam sugar if making dessert cups DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly grease 24 mini muffin tins. Place 1 sheet of phyllo on work surface, keeping… Read more »

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Spread

“Wild mushrooms add a more intense flavour to this savoury spread. Serve with wholegrain baguette or crackers. ” INGREDIENTS 1 large sweet onion 2 cups sliced mushrooms (cremini, shitake) 2 tablespoons olive oil salt pepper balsamic vinegar 1 small package goat cheese DIRECTIONS Cut onion in half. Slice onion halves into thin slices. Heat olive… Read more »

Brie and Green Apple on Bagels

“Adapted from the original Brie and Green Apple Appetizer recipe, we love this for lunch.  It’s almost like eating apple crisp for lunch!  Adjust the amount of brown sugar to your liking.” INGREDIENTS 1/8 cup butter, melted 4 oatmeal bagels, sliced in half 3 green apples 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup pecans, chopped small… Read more »

Brie and Green Apple Appetizers

“This is a great appetizer for a wine and cheese get together. ” INGREDIENTS 1/8 cup butter, melted 1 French baguette, sliced into 1/2 inch slices 3 green apples 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup pecans, chopped small round of Brie cheese DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray or lightly grease baking sheet. Toast… Read more »

Baked Brie and Hazelnut

“This Baked Brie and Hazelnut recipe also works well on a mixed greens salad rather than on toast triangles. From Great Moments In Cooking.” INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup bread crumbs 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1/4 cup finely chopped hazelnuts 1 1/2 pounds Brie 2 green and 2 red apples (garnish) Toast triangles… Read more »

Blueberry Jam

“Puree the blueberries and it makes a jam with a jelly like consistency .” INGREDIENTS 4 1/2 cups crushed blueberries (just under 2 litre container) 2 tablespoons lemon juice 7 cups granulated sugar 1 tablespoon butter 2 pouch certo liquid pectin DIRECTIONS Wash jars. Sterilize jars in stove at 250F for 20 minutes. Put lids… Read more »

Scrumptious Pancakes

“Soy milk gives pancakes a slightly sweeter taste than regular milk.” INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups flour 3 tablespoons sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups soy milk 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional) blueberries, strawberries, bananas, melon DIRECTIONS Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder… Read more »