• Italian Wedding Soup

    Italian Wedding Soup

    This meatball and pastina soup has made a major come-back on social media recently and I’m into it! The stand-out ingredients are mini meatballs and a leafy green like spinach or escarole. It was literally the soup served at every Italian wedding I attended as a child here in Montreal, so it’s not just a […]

  • Easy Lasagna Rolls with Spinach, Ricotta and Prosciutto

    Easy Lasagna Rolls with Spinach, Ricotta and Prosciutto

    I love the creamy comfort of the béchamel & nutmeg, the contrast of the fresh tasting marinara sauce and the slight saltiness of the Parmesan cheese and prosciutto. So simple to prepare and can be made ahead. Freeze before baking and then cook from frozen the day you want to serve it or prepare it […]



    We’ve got your holiday dessert needs covered! This deliciously decadent chocolate soufflé cake is light with an intensely chocolatey gooey center. Plus, it’s easy to make! There’s only 1 tablespoon of flour, which can be omitted completely if you like or substitute with a gluten-free option. I add about 3 tablespoons of freshly brewed espresso […]

  • Mom’s Lasagna

    Mom’s Lasagna

    There are so many great ways to make Lasagna and I love them all but this recipe in particular obviously holds a special place in my heart, and stomach and is beloved by the whole family. In fact, if anyone else but my mom makes the Christmas Lasagna, you will hear a few low grumbles […]

  • Eggplant Stuffed with Rice, Dried Figs & Feta

    Eggplant Stuffed with Rice, Dried Figs & Feta

    When I try developing recipes, they don’t always pan out because that is the nature of experimentation but then, there are these moments, like today, when I just hit it right out of the park! This puts wind in my sails! The flavours – This dish is savoury because addition of tomato, a little sweet […]

  • Miso-Braised Beef with King Mushrooms (Instant-Pot)

    Miso-Braised Beef with King Mushrooms (Instant-Pot)

    Recipe by Chef John/All Recipes No Instant-Pot? Not to worry! Check out the original stove-top version, linked here! This recipe takes your usual, tired, braised beef experience in a different direction! For me, the standouts are the meaty king mushrooms which provide some textural contrast without adding any starchiness and of course, the star ingredient, […]

  • Spaghetti a la Nerano

    Spaghetti a la Nerano

    If you’re a lover of food, specifically Italian food, you may have heard murmurs of this dish. If you have, it’s probably because of Stanley Tucci. In his book “Taste” (which is a great read or listen by the way. He narrates, which makes it even greater), he raves about the dish, “raves” may be […]

  • Stephanie’s Tiramisu

    Stephanie’s Tiramisu

    Tiramisu, a classic Italian dessert, is light, creamy and coffee flavoured, what’s not to love especially for a coffee addict such as myself.  So many variations of Tiramisu exist but this one has got to be my favourite as it’s made with a delicious zabaglione/mascarpone mixture folded into whipped cream. The resulting cream is delicious […]

  • Vanilla Ginger Pear Crostata

    Vanilla Ginger Pear Crostata

    This pear crostata, pie, galette, or whatever you want to call it, is just so incredibly delicious and couldn’t be more perfect for fall. If you love apple pie, then you will undoubtedly love this. Pears are to me, earthy and sweet and go naturally well with vanilla. The ginger and lemon serve to provide […]

  • My 2011 Tiramisu Post – Two cookies compete!

    My 2011 Tiramisu Post – Two cookies compete!

    This post was coopied directly from my original site on Blogger.com. I used to write exactly what I thought and with such enthusiasm! lol Enjoy! Hello, I recently bought Gourmet Magazine on my last trip to the grocery store. I don’t usually buy it because I’ve got countless cookbooks and I also receive Food Network […]

  • Scotch Eggs

    Scotch Eggs

    The perfect little snack, a jammy soft-boiled egg within a tasty sausage layer that’s breaded and fried until crispy and golden. I mean, it doesn’t get better than that. Give this English picnic snack a try! I see this served with a fresh side salad or as part of your weekend brunch spread that includes […]

  • Butternut Squash Lasagna

    Butternut Squash Lasagna
  • Spanakopita


    What’s not to love? Crispy, buttery phyllo, a dilly spinach and feta filling- served warm or at room temp, and sneakily stolen from the fridge as a midnight snack. It’s heaven to me. When I started to develop a passion for cooking in my early 20’s, I asked (begged) my friend, who is of Greek […]

  • Blueberry Slab Pie

    Blueberry Slab Pie
  • Easy Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with Pine Nuts and Ricotta Salata

    Easy Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with Pine Nuts and Ricotta Salata

    with Pine nuts and Ricotta Salata

  • Thai Steak Salad with Fresh Herbs (Yum Nua Yang)

    Thai Steak Salad with Fresh Herbs (Yum Nua Yang)

    Easy to prepare, this Thai steak salad delivers so much fresh flavour with a kick from the Thai chilies! I was first introduced to skirt steak salad when I made Giada De Laurentiis’ Italian Steak Salad with arugula salad and parmesan cheese and I made it so often! It’s easy & light and full of […]

  • Apple Cider Doughnut Cake

    Apple Cider Doughnut Cake

    Fall is in the air and what do we want? Apple desserts! Spice cakes! Cinnamon! Nutmeg! and all of those warm cozy spices! This cake made my whole house smell of apple & cinnamon as it baked evoking happy feelings of sugar and spice and everything nice. Not too sweet, this perfect tea cake is […]

  • Easy Vegetable Curry with Crispy Tofu

    Easy Vegetable Curry with Crispy Tofu

    This easy and delicious curry has been a major staple around my house especially during this isolation we’ve been braving. It’s comforting, a little spicy and hearty. Serve over rice and enjoy!

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