Category Archives: Dinner

Italian Style Sausage and Peppers

Italian Style Sausage and Peppers

I’ve been making this dish for a while now, but it always felt like there was something missing in it. I had gone through a bunch of different recipes, but they were all variations of the same. It wasn’t until I got this great cookbook to review “Lidia’s Favorite Recipes by Lidia Bastianich” that it clicked, it wasn’t the ingredients ...

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Anniversary Chicken (or Pan Seared Chicken Breasts with a Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Cream Sauce)

Anniversary Chicken (or Pan Seared Chicken Breasts with a Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Cream Sauce)

It’s ironic really that I call this Anniversary chicken, seeing as I was supposed to make it for our anniversary and instead we ordered pizza at nine at night once the kids were in bed. Happy five years hunny! Three weeks later though, I finally got around to making it. On a Monday night. When I had the kids at ...

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My First Time Spatchcocking

My First Time Spatchcocking

I had wanted to try spatchcocking a chicken for years, but I was too scared too. It seemed like it was everywhere though, on every cooking show I turned on, in ever magazine I bought. It was going to be so juicy, it was going to cook so much faster, it was going to be so easy to make. Every ...

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Steak au Poivre (steak in a cognac cream sauce) & Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Steak au Poivre (steak in a cognac cream sauce) & Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

I got an email a few months ago telling me about the Courvoisier Collective Challange. Courvoisier Cognac was looking for people to create recipes using their cognac, and then post them up on their site. It’s open to culinary students, and home chefs, in Ontario. This is why I’m going to beg and plead for your help at the beginning of ...

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Fillets of Sole Muenière

Fillets of Sole Muenière

You wouldn’t really know it, but I’ve been taking part in the JC100. It’s a celebration of Julia Child where bloggers from all over the world have been cooking her classic and memorable dishes, in honor of what would have been her 100th Birthday. We all get one recipe delivered to us each week, to cook and share. Unfortunately, life ...

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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Pasta, pancetta, garlic, Italian cheeses, and white wine. Let’s call this STOP PAYING A TON OF MONEY TO GO OUT FOR GOOD PASTA! And forget about good pasta, we’re making great pasta. Great pasta dishes start with great pasta though. I often make my own, but spaghetti and I don’t get along that well fresh. With the attachment that I ...

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