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…

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….

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,…

Mex-Itali Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers

Hey there! I saw some gorgeous Cubanelle peppers at Mourelatos and thought I’d find a recipe for them. Despite their name, they are Italian chill peppers. They are delicious, fresh tasting with just a tiny bit of heat and have a slightly thinner flesh than bell peppers. They are also sometimes called Italian frying peppers. I can’t really…

Simply Delicious Drumsticks

Why…oh why bake these drumsticks when I could be BBQ’ing ??  Well for one thing my gas BBQ is out of order. What I mean by out of order is that it was blown off the balcony by very strong winds, like… Exorcist-style. So…yeah that’s out.  I have a charcoal grill too,  but I’m pretty sure it has a family of birds…

Opa! Greek Fresh Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb

Throw-back-thursday!! Originally posted on January 9th 2011 on vanillabeanonline.blogspot.com   Hi, My choice for dinner tonight was this Fresh Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb from my fantastic cookbook, Around the Greek Table. I had people over for dinner when I last made this. All of my guests loved it and one of them actually described it as EPIC….