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 that needed changing, it was the process. Her method of pre-sauteeing everything individually before putting it all in a roaster and into the oven for a final bake made all the difference. It’s now a dish so full of layered flavour, you can’t believe how easy it is to make.
Category Archives: Vegetables
Submitted by Katrina on Mon, 15/04/2013 - 8:55
Anniversary Chicken (or Pan Seared Chicken Breasts with a Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Cream Sauce)Submitted by Katrina on Mon, 01/04/2013 - 5:20
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 a nursery rhyme pre-school thing all morning, and classes at the gym that night. What I’m trying to tell you is, this is not a meal to make on a busy night. This is a meal that takes a lot, and I mean a LOT, of prep time, but it’s worth every minute.
Submitted by Katrina on Mon, 04/02/2013 - 11:33
This was always one of my favorite snacks growing up, and now it’s one of my kids. I couldn’t find my Nana’s recipe though when I went to make it this morning, so I hunted around online until I found one that I thought was similar, then just made a couple of changes to it. While I found the recipe on Tasty Kitchen, I’ll give you the like to the author’s actual blog here: One Ordinary Day.
Submitted by Katrina on Mon, 01/10/2012 - 2:58
Now, I don’t actually know if this is southern style corn. In fact, I would guess that it’s not. I just didn’t know what else to call this and southern sounded good (truth be told I was ok with bacon corn, but thought others might find it a little plain sounding…). Please don’t hate me southerners, I love you, I love your food, there are many days a month where I wish I could screw everything, pack up the family, and move to South Carolina. Hugs.
That’s exactly what it is though. Bacon quickly fried crisp, some frozen corn tossed in, then everything seasoned with some salt, pepper, and paprika.
Submitted by Katrina on Mon, 20/08/2012 - 10:28
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 this post, before the recipe (but only for the next 3 days). Pretty pretty please, with a cherry on top, can you go to this website and vote. If you liked my steak, by all means, click away for me. If you didn’t, that’s ok too, because there are tons of fabulous recipes there that I’m sure will wet your appetite. You don’t need to make an account or anything, just enter your birthday (they need to make sure you’re older than 19), and click on your favorite recipe. That’s it.
Submitted by Katrina on Wed, 08/08/2012 - 1:09
Now, I’m not often one to opt for salads. I’m trying to get healthier, but my big plan is really just to cut out pop, and start running on the elliptical (which is what I’m supposed to be doing now, but the kids went down for a nap really easily today, and I’m thinking I can knock out this post and join them for an hour, so maybe the salad post is on point today). You know what can make a salad a whole lot better though?
And not just any cheese. Goat Cheese, the soft loggy kind that I just can’t get enough of (it’s my favorite burger topping too).
Submitted by Katrina on Mon, 11/06/2012 - 8:37
I’d like to introduce you all to my new favorite lunch. I haven’t quite convinced Oliver that it’s a lunch (he always side-eyes salad), but if I throw a hot dog on a plate with this beside it, he’s quite happy to pick away. Silly boy. If you already know Panzanella salads, well first off, lucky you and why didn’t you tell me about them sooner. Second, you may think that this is not a panzanella. Look, I like cheese.
Who doesn’t like cheese? If you are one of those crazy people (cough, Bo), who doesn’t like cheese, just leave it out.
Submitted by Katrina on Tue, 24/04/2012 - 11:39
Submitted by Katrina on Wed, 18/04/2012 - 4:41
I should probably let you in on something right off the top: I do not like stuffed peppers. You could even say I hate them. I’m not really sure why, I don’t remember them being a staple in our house growing up. Still, I have this mental dislike that usually prevents me from even trying them, let alone cooking them. You may then ask yourself why there is a recipe on my site.
Well, I was going out to a movie with Bo, and Me-maw was watching the kids, so I wanted to make something for her that only had to be popped in the oven. I figured, Oliver loves peppers and he loves rice, so he should love these.
Submitted by Katrina on Sat, 24/03/2012 - 10:32
Let me just start off by saying that I really loved this dinner. After about 5 good bites, sampling everything and rubbing my crusty bread around in the little bit of sauce that drained to the bottom, I looked Bo in the eyes and said without an ounce of doubt “Yep, this is in my top ten”.
Two minutes later, because I’m always afraid to commit to my favorite meals, I started back peddling, “Well, I’m pretty sure it is. Yep, it’s definitely in the top ten, but that’s as of right now, you now. I’m not committing to top ten for life or anything but right now, certainly for the next few months at least, top ten for sure”.