Baked Italian Chicken Wings

  Hello there! I made this really easy, very flavourful and frankly, exciting dinner tonight and wanted to share. These chicken wings are so irresistible! It’ll be really hard to control yourself around these; delicately salted, with a parmesan, garlic and herb sauce brushed over deliciously crispy wings, glistening on their platter, waiting to be savoured. I cannot…

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…

Baked Pretzel Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard dip

You will love these!  Pretzles are so flavourful that no additional seasoning is required and with the honey-mustard dip, it just satisfies all cravings – salty, sweet, crunchy with the juicy warm chicken on the inside. This recipe is family and figure-friendly and when you can whip these up in minutes, what’s not to love? 🙂 Best…

Party Snacks!! Hot Chocolate Almonds & Spicy Baked Chickpeas (Easy)

Throw-back! Originally posted on Saturday, March 5th 2011 on vanillabeanonline.blogspot.com   Party Snacks!! Hot Chocolate Almonds & Spicy Baked Chickpeas Good morning all! I wanted to share two new exciting recipes that can be put together in no-time! I’m pairing them because they are very similar prep-wise and both would be great for your next…

“Valen-tiny” Chocolate-dipped Espresso-Shortbread Cookies

Inspired by the holiday dedicated to love, love, love.  Nothing says Valentine’s Day like hearts and chocolate. So, I made these cookies over the weekend for a party I was going to. These were, I thought, perfectly Valen-tiny. These are quite small but packed with a deliciously satisfying chocolatey-coffee flavor – highly addictive! I find that adding coffee in one form…