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…

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…

Avocado Baked Eggs

I’m sure, like me, you’ve seen avocado baked eggs all over the internet. I love eggs and avocados so I couldn’t wait to try. Eggs are not as high in cholesterol as once thought. They have amazing health benefits such as reducing the risk of breast cancer, they’re great for vision and they boost your…

Overnight French Toast

Once your casserole is prepped, place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight. All of the liquid and delicious flavours will be absorbed by the bread & ready to bake 🙂 For Easter this year, I was receiving for brunch. I don’t know about you but “Brunch” is music to my…

Delicious Paleo Banana Pancakes (GF)

  Hello there! Thank you for stopping by. Let me start off by saying once again that I have not gone Gluten-Free or Paleo and I sure as hell ain’t going Vegan but I do like to visit sometimes. So what should you be focused on when trying to improve overall health? Reducing inflammation, healing your…

Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread

Hello all! I wanted to call this “Party Bread” because it is sooo awesome – its best served at a party but it’s also like a party in your mouth. When you take a bite you wanna dance around in place a bit 🙂 People do that sometimes when they eat something really good. Well, the people…

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

  Hello there! Southern biscuits have a wonderful soft flakey texture with a buttery taste. Crispy on the outside with an almost cake-like softness on the inside. I am in love with them, as much as you can be in love with food. Eat them sweet, savoury or just plain, for breakfast, dinner or even dessert….

Bay House Mashed Green Plantains

Hey there! Being of Italian descent, this post sure feels like it comes out of left field for me. Previous thoughts : Plantains…we don’t eat them. We just know that they look like bananas but cannot be eaten as such. We also know that many people from different backgrounds buy them but …”What do they do with them?”, I’d wonder….

Sicilian Blood Orange Loaf Cake

Hey there! This cake initially caught my eye because of its pretty pink frosting with those lovely, glossy blood orange slices on top and of course, the originality of it. You can always find recipes for lemon cakes or lemon loaves but never blood orange – the rare beauty. I found this where you can find all of…

Zucchini and Goat Cheese Tart

Hello there! Hope you are enjoying the holidays, spending time with family, friends and eating a lot of good food. We certainly did. One of my contributions to this Christmas’ fare at my Aunt’s house was this Zucchini and Goat Cheese Tart. It was a hit, plus it was pretty to boot. Not surprising really; I turned…

Marilou’s Make-ahead Breakfast Burritos (Burritos Matin)

  *Recette en Francais inclus* I’m not done with Marilou’s book yet. She’s great at this recipe thing. I am of course referring to Marilou Bourdon and her cookbook, Trois Fois Par Jour. Her recipes are easy, no fuss and contain ingredients that do the body good. These burritos are undeniably delicious and addictive. The main ingredients are…

Apple, Cheddar and Maple Muffins

Cheese and apple – one of my favourite snacks. Combined and baked into a muffin!? This recipe is one of the top 3 reasons I bought the cookbook – Trois fois par Jour! This recipe gets top marks not only for taste and simplicity but its healthy too. It does not contain any refined sugars or butter. The…

Fancy-pants Soppressata and Gruyere in Puff Pastry

  I say “fancy-pants” because there’s just nothing more posh to me than puff pastry or good heavens, Gruyère cheese! Although, in reality, it’s just a classy salami and cheese sandwich. I actually went a slight bit rustic by leaving it whole and serving it on a thick wooden cutting board and people cut their own…

Vanilla-Sage Cornbread

  Hello there, It’s Oct 7th so Happy Birthday to me! This recipe was a delicious gift to myself and now also for you! Hope you try it. I began a love-affair with cornbread years back when my husband and I tried it for the first time at our favorite Southern-American restaurant called Savannah in downtown…

Mediterranean Spinach and Tenerumi pie with Dill and Feta

Education break! Ok… What are Tenerumi? They are the mild and tender leafy greens from the cucuzza plant. A cucuzza plant produces pumpkin or squash. The leaves or tender greens of the plant are very popular in Sicilian cuisine – a staple if you will. Finding them can be challenging unless you go to Jean-Talon Market…

Jalapeno n’ Cheddar Shortbread Crackers

Happy Mother’s day to all the wonderful, selfless & dedicated moms out there 🙂 Also to those moms who prompt the phrase, “Its good but nothing beats my mom’s, (insert food here). For me its her meatballs – haven’t tasted better. My mom, who is all of those great things just mentioned, inspired me to cook when…

Watermelon “Cake”

      Hello there! I hope everybody had a great Easter or Passover 😀 This year, my contribution to the Easter festivities was a Watermelon “cake”. It’s not really a cake…although it looks like just like one. Its a solid piece of watermelon on the inside, deceptively decorated.  I found this recipe on Pinterest a…