Bocconcini, Cherry Tomato and Basil Skewers

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“A fun twist on tomato and bocconcini salad, these skewers make a simple, but delicious, one bite appetizer.” INGREDIENTS wooden skewers or tootpicks bocconcini minis (about 36 per 200g container) large basil leaves cherry tomatoes olive oil balsamic vinegar salt … Read More

Spinach and Feta Triangles

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“Spinach is one of the easiest greens to grow in the garden. Succession planting means we have spinach to enjoy from early spring to late fall. Spinach and Feta Triangles make a great appetizer or side dish with chicken souvlaki.” … Read More

Savoury Crumb Topping

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“A handy savoury mixture for on top of mushrooms or vegetables. ” INGREDIENTS 1 cup olive oil 8 cloves garlic 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup chopped parsley 4 cups bread crumbs 1/2 cup parmesan cheese 4 teaspoons oregano DIRECTIONS Put … Read More

Proscuitto Pillows With Goat Cheese

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“Serve these warm on their own as an appetizer or over a salad.” INGREDIENTS 8 slices Proscuitto di Parma 4 ounces goat cheese, cut into 8 slices 2 tablespoons drained and chopped sun-dried tomatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon … Read More

Leek and Chicken Ring Canapes

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“From Great Moments In Cooking. One Christmas we were invited to a get together with a few couples and I was to bring the appetizer. Just to add a little pressure, the host was a professional caterer! These were a … Read More

Pesto Sauce

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“Pesto sauce has so many uses, beyond just pasta.” INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled 3 tablespoons pine nuts 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons olive oil 3/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese fresh ground black pepper … Read More

Strawberry Cream Phyllo Cups

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“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 … Read More

Chicken And Cheese Filling

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“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 … Read More

Phyllo Cups

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“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. … Read More

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Spread

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“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 … Read More

Brie and Green Apple on Bagels

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“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, … Read More

Brie and Green Apple Appetizers

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“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 … Read More

Baked Brie and Hazelnut

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“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 … Read More

Blueberry Jam

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“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 … Read More

Scrumptious Pancakes

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“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 … Read More

French Toast

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“While we enjoy French Toast for breakfast or lunch, in France they serve it for dessert and call it pain perdue or ‘lost bread’ since it was a way to use up stale bread. Use a white fluffy bread for … Read More

Breakfast Oatmeal Blast

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“Breakfast Oatmeal Blast makes a healthy breakfast, lunch or afternoon snack.” INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon almonds, slightly ground 1/2 cup yogurt, plain 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese, plain 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced 2 tablespoons quick oats, uncooked 1 teaspoon … Read More

Garlic Dijon Chicken or Pork Tenderloin with Side Pasta

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“This is a great marinade for pork and makes an interesting sauce for a side pasta.” INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 tablespoons grainy dijon mustard 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 … Read More

Veggie And Herb Pasta

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“Lot’s of thyme and mushrooms give this pasta a real rich flavour.” INGREDIENTS 500 grams fusilli 4 – 6 cloves garlic, minced 4 green onions, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 2 cups mushrooms, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 3 tablespoons … Read More

Pumpkin Ravioli

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“I’ve made this with fresh pumpkin puree but it works just as well with canned.” INGREDIENTS 1 15 ounce can unsweetened pumpkin puree 1/2 cup goat cheese 1 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons fresh thyme 1 400-g package won … Read More

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