Vegetables

Italian Style Sausage and Peppers

italian sausage and peppers bake

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)

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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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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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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 ...

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Southern Style Corn from the freezer

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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 ...

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

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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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Goat Cheese Crisp and Potato Salad

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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 ...

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