Cipollata with Fresh Cod

Last night’s dinner was an ode to my childhood. Growing up, I hated cod. I always thought of it as the fishy fish, you know the fish that really smells like fish? As an adult, I love cooking with it, so many possibilities! For dinner, I decided to go with a very traditional dish, la […]

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Classic Shortbread Cookies

There is nothing like a buttery shortbread during the holidays or even with your afternoon tea. This cookie is so versatile that it’s no wonder so many people enjoy making them. You can make them sweet or savoury. Add herbs, fruit, chocolate, the possibilities are endless! I personally like them plain and simple. I have […]

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Pear and Feta Wreath Appetizer

During the holidays, we always want to prepare something special, but realize we can’t do it all at once. We need to find ways to create dishes that we can prepare ahead of time and then just defrost or warm up before serving. Let’s face it people, we aren’t a restaurant, although sometimes that’s what […]

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

I have been on a non-stop holiday baking ride these days! We are less than one week from Christmas! Ahhh!!! Have you got all your shopping done? If you’re hosting are you ready for your menu? Being home this year for the holidays I thought I would be way more prepared, but instead I am […]

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Holiday Avocado Dip

If you’re anything like me, your diet lately consists of pretty much Ferrero Rocher chocolates all day. This is the issue around the holidays. Friends and family are showing up for holiday visits, which is great, but that means we always have little snacks and treats ready for them. My cellar is full of chocolate […]

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Festive Cheddar Crackers

Crackers have always been that quick snack to keep the kids quiet and hold them off until the next meal. I wasn’t always a huge cracker fan, unless there was a wheel of melted brie next to it, then I would indulge. Now with Emilia, I’m always looking for homemade healthier alternatives to keep her […]

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Juicy Turkey Meatballs

Growing up my mother made the best meatballs hands down. I know I am biased because she is my mother, but feelings aside, I cannot find anyone else who can make a more softer and tastier meatball than she. My mother has always been the type to mix minced meat to get the best flavours. […]

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Nutella Banana Cheesecake

A few weekends ago, I visited my in-laws to celebrate my mother in law’s birthday. I wanted to make a dessert, but to be honest it’s hard to make something new with different ingredients, hoping everyone will enjoy it. I decided to stick to two flavours I knew that everyone at the dinner would enjoy, […]

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DIY Instant Oatmeal

I’m trying really hard to eat healthier in the morning. Many times my breakfast consists of coffee and a bagel because it’s easy and quite frankly, carbs do the job. Hot oatmeal is always delicious, but I know when I head back to work I won’t have time in the morning to cook my oatmeal […]

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Pumpkin And Zucchini Farro Risotto

Farro literally translates to ‘grain’ in Italian. This healthy alternative to white rice is an ancient grain that dates back thousands of years and a staple in my kitchen. I love farro, not only for it’s nutritional value, but also it’s chewy texture when cooked. It is very similar to barley, another nutritious ancient grain. […]

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