It’s that time of year again. Christmas! It’s also time for another BS’ in the Kitchen cooking segment on CTV Morning Live Saskatoon. Given that it is Christmas time, it was only appropriate to do something fitting of the season.
I was first introduced to strata by my girlfriend, whose Mom makes a large one for breakfast every Christmas morning. Being that I’m swamped with work, I really didn’t have time to think up some elaborate Christmas themed recipe, instead opting for a delicious dish that could be easily and quickly made for either a group breakfast, or even as an appetizer! So here you go, Mini Breakfast Strata! It is super delicious!
Posted in Appetizer, breakfast, Cheese, Easy, muffin
Tagged baked, breakfast, breakfast strata, cheese, christmas, easy, group, mini, miniature, muffin tin, puff pastry, recipe, strata
Zucchinis…you either love or hate them…or rather, you love them but then hate them because you have so many at the end of the gardening season that you can’t possibly fathom eating another one of those massive green squashes.
Yeah that sounds about right.
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Healthy, Pizza, Vegetable
Tagged basil, cheese, healthy, healthy alternative, low carb, pepperoni, pizza, Roasted, squash, vegetable, zucchini
The Breakfast Pizza – the end of a trilogy! This also marks the 4th day in a row that I have eaten pizza. I can’t complain though, pizza is a wonderfully balanced meal in my eyes (and stomach)!
I figured it was time to try making a breakfast pizza, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint! Not only did it gift my nostrils with the pleasant aroma of my breakfast favourites, the flavour was wonderful! Combining breakfast classics onto thin, airy pizza crust, how could you go wrong? Well you can’t! Unless you burn it of course…
Posted in breakfast, Cheese, Dinner, Egg, Pizza
Tagged Bacon, breakfast, breakfast pizza, cheese, egg, green onion, ham, how to make pizza, no knead pizza dough, Potato, thin crust
I have had visions of creating a salad in this style for quite some time and finally got around to actually doing it the other day! Along with fancying up the presentation of a watermelon salad, I wanted to try marinating watermelon and this was the perfect opportunity!
Initially I had plans to add some baby arugula into the dish, unfortunately when I went to the grocery store they were all out, so I just had to make do without it!
This salad really transforms the watermelon into a savoury dish that felt surprisingly hearty! Marinating the watermelon adds subtle hints of lemon, honey and balsamic to the freshness of the watermelon, and pairing it with the feta, mint, bacon and red onion makes it much more savoury. Topping it all of with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar gives it a bit of needed acidity and a nice tang!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Fresh herbs, Fruit, Lunch, Salad, Side
Tagged Bacon, Balsamic, cheese, easy, Fancy, Feta, fruit, marinated watermelon, mint, recipe, red onion, Salad, summer, vinegar, watermelon, watermelon salad
This is one of those “non-recipe” recipes, where I just toss a bunch of ingredients on something until i’m satisfied! Those are the best kind of recipes anyways, right?
Now you may have noticed this isn’t actually a pizza, more a faux-pizza, using delicious toppings you might find on a pizza but rather than pizza dough, I use a portobello mushroom! Low-carb and delicious, not that I particularly care about low-carb, but I DO care about delicious!
Posted in Appetizer, Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Lunch, Pizza, Side, Vegetable
Tagged calabrese, capocollo, cheese, italian, low carb, mushroom, parmesan, pizza, Portobello, recipe, red onion, ricotta, salami, substitute
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and so is another BS’ in the Kitchen CTV Morning Live – Saskatoon appearance! This time, we have settled on the theme of “Breakfast in Bed” for our Mother’s Day special! After discussing it with Carlene, we decided crepes would be the way to go. They are easy to make, very versatile, and will impress that hard working mother in your life! Carlene is going to be cooking up some sweet red velvet crepes, and since not all mothers have a breakfast sweet tooth, I decided to make a savoury crepe recipe!
Posted in breakfast, Cheese, Lunch, pancake
Tagged Bacon, cheese, crepe, french, green onion, julia child, mothers day, mushroom, parmesan, recipe, ricotta, savoury, spinach
I just can’t let go of the daily grilled cheese posts…
Therefore I have decided to do a roundup of my top 5 sandwiches of the month (in no particular order). I also wanted to use this opportunity to help promote an awesome contest being hosted by Wisconsin Cheese’s Grilled Cheese Academy. I have found myself gazing at the amazing grilled cheese sandwiches on their website more than once, and it is with great pain that I am unable to enter any of their contests since I’m Canadian (and there have been a few!). Even though I can’t enter, I hope all you wonderful U.S. readers/grilled cheese lovers will take a moment to check it out. There are some awesome prizes, and they choose 11 winners so your odds are better than most contests!
Enter the Contest here (or click the photo):
Posted in Cheese, grilled cheese, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich
Tagged 2013, april, best, cheese, contest, Grilled, grilled cheese, grilled cheese academy, national grilled cheese month, review, Sandwich, top, top 5
What better way to end this month of amazing grilled cheese sandwiches, than by taking a moment to remember what brought us here: the amazing combination of cheese, butter, bread, and a hot pan. So simple, so glorious! It’s only fitting that we bid adieu to National Grilled Cheese Month with that wonderful sandwich that started it all: The Classic Grilled Cheese.
Posted in Bread, Cheese, Dinner, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich
Tagged 2013, april, bread, Cheddar, cheese, classic, french bread, Grilled, national grilled cheese month, original, recipe, simple, traditional
Reminiscing on blog posts of the past, I recalled the Prosciutto & Smoked Gouda Egg Sandwich I posted a couple years ago (WOW it’s really been THAT long?), and knew I had to fit those flavours into our 30 days of grilled cheese! Given that this sandwich was just going to consist of Gouda and prosciutto (no egg this time), I decided against using smoked Gouda, because as delicious as smoked Gouda is, my stomach cringed at eating 1/2 a cup of it along with the already smokey/salty prosciutto.
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich
Tagged 2013, april, cheese, easy, gouda, Grilled, ham, italian, national grilled cheese month, Prosciutto, simple