Marilou’s Giant stuffed Pasta Shells alla Gigi

A friend of mine recommended that I check our this blog called Trois Fois Par Jour. Its by a local Quebecer – a multi-talented young woman named Marilou Bourdon. She is a singer/songwriter, cook, blogger and now, author. I subscribed to her blog via Facebook and have really enjoyed the recipes she’s posted – Easy, innovative,…

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…

Mind-blowing Black Bean Brownies

Say whaaaat!?  Yup, if you’re still here after reading black bean brownies, I thank you. I do have a flare for the dramatic when it comes to food but I guarantee , they ARE mind-blowing because they are super delicious and taste like they’re terrible for you.  Isn’t that what we are all looking for,  the…

Mamma Rosa’s Crespelle

Mamma Rosa’s Crespelle TBT! Originally posted: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010   What are Crespelle?  In a word , they are heaven. They are Italian crepes used as an alternative to pasta in dishes such as manicotti or fazzoletti.     Recipe for ricotta/spinach filling follows.   I had never even heard of them until my friend from work, Toni, had me…

Giada’s Vegetable “Meatloaf” with Checca sauce

Hello everybody, So, how’s 2014 treating you so far? I don’t know if its because I am in my mid 30’s now but this holiday season really affected my weight and I know that I didn’t eat more than in previous years.  I have surpassed my acceptable weight limit, broke the unbreakable barrier.  If my scale could talk it…

Dunya Red Lentil Soup

Hello and Happy Holidays to all! On the 25th of December I hosted a Christmas party for my family. It was fantastic! It was a pot-luck party so everyone brought something. My Aunt Mary made this beautiful fruit salad with berries, romaine lettuce and slivered almonds – delicious. My mom made her famous lasagna my…

Patricia Delicia’s Butternut Squash Soup.

Hey all! The best recipes are those that can be prepared in a pinch but taste like weekend food. Even better recipes are those which are also high in nutritional value.  This one has it all. Such recipes don’t come along that often but when they do, I look forward to sharing them with you….