Roasted Vegetable Lasagna with Boursin Cheese and Ricotta

What is it about the process of roasting vegetables that makes them so incredibly delicious. I’d say it’s the caramelization, the olive oil and the seasoning. Roasting a vegetable transforms it and it suddenly it becomes a vessel for any delicious flavours and aromatics you can throw at it! Think roasted potatoes with lemon and…

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Easy & Delicious Short Rib Ragu (Slow Cooker)

Hello there! I find that watching cooking shows inspires me to cook more creatively, taking me out of the rut which I get into now and again. They also inspire me to snack… A LOT.  You can’t watch a cooking show without getting hungry. It’s impossible! To be honest, writing this post is making me hungry….

Giada’s Lasagna Rolls

  Hey everybody, I know my posts have been few and far between and I do apologize for that. I’ve been busy and haven’t had much time for experimentation and what I like to call recreational cooking. However this weekend I was inspired! I got an email from Giadzy which is Giada De Laurentiis’ newsletter. I…

Lazy Lasagna with Ricotta and Spinach

Hey there, The longest I can go without pasta is about a month and then I lose my mind. Most Italians reading this are probably thinking “A month? Are you crazy?!?” I get it but I really try to avoid pasta as much as I can. Tonight though, I had just about reached my limit and Man! This…

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,…

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…

Marie B’s Italian Lemon-Ricotta Cookies #winner

Back….wayyyy back in 2009, I had a cookie comptetition. It all started because I was searching for the recipe for those traditional soft, sugar-glazed lemon cookies. My grandmother’s cookies were awesome but her recipe had no quantities, no measurements, just a list of ingredients. Grandmas are awesome,  professionals at their craft, they did everything by…

Creamy Ricotta Scrambled eggs – low in fat

Good morning all! You know I always like to share the quick & easy recipes that are also delicious….and healthy. I like it even better when they don’t taste healthy. Admittedly these creations are seldom my own. Except today, I have created a spin-off on Gordon Ramsay’s method of making scrambled eggs. As with many…