Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage

I had a fear of making Gnocchi, just like I fear pie crust. In my mind recipes like this are so much work and are so easy to mess up! They seem mysterious; things only wise old women have mastered. What actually went through my mind: What if, rather than fluffy and soft,  my gnocchi come out dense and heavy? What if they’re too soft and just fall apart, disintegrating in the boiling water? What if I just never get it right and discover that bottom line –  I CAN’T make gnocchi? This is silly of course because just like with pie crust, fresh pasta or any other challenging recipe, practice makes perfect.  Practice until it becomes second nature.

Pork Loin Roast with Apples and Onions

How long has it been? I’ve missed you! At the request of some of my followers and also due to lack of time, I’ve been posting simple recipes directly on Instagram. People enjoy simply clicking on a pic and finding the recipe directly in the app. Apparently going to my profile and clicking on a…

My Zuni Sheet Pan Chicken

Hey all ! I love a roast chicken recipe that includes bread. You can roast a chicken over thickly sliced bread or like in this recipe, adding bread cut into crouton sized pieces to the roasting pan, absorbs all of the cooking juices and packs a real flavour punch! The edges get all toasted and…

Crunchy Baked Drumsticks à la KFC

Hey all! A reboot I always say that I don’t like cover songs, cover bands, wedding bands… I don’t like it when restaurants change or remove a beloved item from their menu.  I like good things to stay exactly the same, in their original format, most of the time 😉 Although, I guess there has to be exceptions because…

Giada’s Lasagna Rolls

  Hey everybody, I know my posts have been few and far between and I do apologize for that. I’ve been busy and haven’t had much time for experimentation and what I like to call recreational cooking. However this weekend I was inspired! I got an email from Giadzy which is Giada De Laurentiis’ newsletter. I…

The Best Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs #quickprep

Hi guys, Long-time-no-write! I thought I had gone into blogging retirement but I stumbled upon this recipe and it was so good and easy to make I just had to share. Besides the fact that these ribs are saucy, fall off the bone, roll on the floor delicious, they can also make for a very…

Banana Bread: Taste-Two

Hello there, Sometimes a sequel can be as good as the original. It happens. Based on my original recipe, Banana Bread with Pecans and Chocolate Chips, which is always, ALWAYS a mega hit whenever I make it, Banana Bread: Taste Two, is a little healthier, heartier and it’s my preferred version at the moment.  It could have been called “Banana bread made…

Mini Post! Creamy Dill Dressing

Hello there! Here’s a really easy recipe for creamy dill dressing.  Last night, I doloped it over smoked salmon and fingerling potato salad. It’s so versitile! Drizzle it over some grilled shrimp, seafood salad or cooked fish such as trout or salmon. While I was prepping the rest of my dinner, I was dipping potato chips in it….

Farro Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese over Beet Hummus

  Hello there! I tried this gorgeous salad at a recent event I attended at Appetite for Books, a lovely, aptly named cookbook store in Westmount where you can attend either a traditional cooking class or a private dinner for 10, where you watch and learn how your delicious 4 course meal is created. I…

Sardines Stuffed with Spinach, Pine nuts and Raisins

…with Oranges. If I had added “with oranges” to the title it would have been way too long but it must be said. 😉 This typical Sicilian dish is comprised of sweet, savory and citrus flavours. Its delicate, delicious and very healthy. Sardines are one of the highest sources of omega 3 and B12 you can get! This…

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

  Hey there! Found this great recipe on Pinterest, “The world’s catalog of ideas” It’s a marvellous place to lose yourself in. It can motivate you to make delicious muffins like these AND introduce you to new food concepts, like sandwich cake! Do you know what a sandwich cake is??? (It’s revolutionary! Stay tuned!) and It can…

Herbed Rabbit with White Wine Sauce

Original post: Nov 25th 2009 Hi guys! In my opinion, this is the best rabbit dish I have ever tasted. Tender braised meat in a  thickened white wine sauce delicately flavoured with onion, marjoram and oregano.  Deceptively easy to prepare, this dish will make you look good; like a seasoned chef. Ha! You see what I did…

Chickpea Bolognese and Pasta (V)

  Hello there, I often try to go meatless with my pasta sauces and I always feel like there’s something missing…Oh yeah. It’s sausage. So you will understand my hesitancy when I came across this recipe in my new Thug Kitchen cookbook (Vegan). Although, I noticed that I kept flipping back to it, curious. So I made…

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Heya! I’ve got just the thing for you to bring to your next holiday party which will raise your social status by a few notches guaranteed!  😉 Adorable, tempting, irresistible, chocolatey, soft, fluffy, delicious & NUTELLA are some of the adjectives I would use to entice you into making/eating these whoopee pies…as if you needed to be…

Baked Italian Chicken Wings

  Hello there! I made this really easy, very flavourful and frankly, exciting dinner tonight and wanted to share. These chicken wings are so irresistible! It’ll be really hard to control yourself around these; delicately salted, with a parmesan, garlic and herb sauce brushed over deliciously crispy wings, glistening on their platter, waiting to be savoured. I cannot…

Overnight Oats with Chia and Berries

Hello all, It has been a while and honestly, I’ve missed writing to you! Ever heard of overnight oats? They’re the best thing ever because it takes minutes to prepare, there’s no cooking involved, it’s healthy and super delicious! I hadn’t heard of this until recently when a friend of mine explained to me, in great…

Roast Chicken with Bread and Arugula

Hey everyone! The Barefoot Contessa has done it again! For those that follow my blog a little, This roast chicken recipe is as delicious and easy to make as her Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef recipe; therefore, it’s a keeper.  Not only will it taste great but it really has that wow-factor as it has little twist to it,…

Miso Glazed Black Cod

  Black cod: My new favourite way to get in my Omega 3’s.  It is a mild tasting white fish, with the perfect texture; firm, moist and flaky. Also, you can’t deny, its darn gorgeous! That lovely caramelized top is achieved with a mixture of white miso paste, brown sugar, sesame oil and Mirin; a combination that adds…