Red Snapper Veracruz Style

Hello all! This is my take on Red Snapper baked Veracruz Style. Veracruz is in Mexico, and it is one of their classic celebrated dishes.  It comes in many forms and has a lot of spin offs. This is one of them and it is epically delicious + quick to prepare!  How this recipe came…

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….