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
Three Italian deli meats, three Italian cheeses, boy was I looking forward to this! The spicy meat, balanced by tons of cheese oozing everywhere, the bite of red onion, tang of red wine vinaigrette, and notes of tomato throughout, all I’ve gotta say it Buon appetito! I felt like an Italian eating this one!
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, grilled cheese, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich
Tagged 2013, april, calabrese, capicolla, capocollo, cheese, Grilled, italian, mozzarella, national grilled cheese month, parmesan, red wine vinaigrette, ricotta, salami
Well folks, we have a top contender for grilled cheese of the month…. But really is it fair for this three cheese, meat tomato, etc, etc, combo to be going up against featherweights like “The Slim”?? Maybe not, but WHO CARES!! This was one MEGA DELICIOUS grilled cheese! It’s like having lasagna, without actually having to do all that boiling, frying, stacking and baking (not to mention waiting!). This right here, is a beautiful thing. Ladies and Gentleman, I unveil the Lasagna Grilled Cheese!
Watch me prepare the Lasagna Grilled Cheese on live TV HERE!
Posted in Beef, Cheese, Dinner, grilled cheese, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich
Tagged 2013, april, beef, cheese, Grilled, ground beef, italian, lasagna, mozzarella, national grilled cheese month, parmesan, ricotta, Sandwich, tomato
In a continuation of the delicious spinach pasta dough I made, here is another great use for it! To make the pasta, check out the Spinach Pasta Dough post. Once you have made the dough follow these instructions:
Check out this video for a visual on how to quickly cut your pasta into fettuccine!
Posted in Dinner, Pasta, Vegetable
Tagged dough, fettuccine, fresh, frozen spinach, homemade, parmesan, pasta, sauce, spicy, spinach, tomato
A Kevin O’Leary inspired recipe, a strange thing you might think? Turns out he provided great inspiration for this tasty dish!
This is what we know about Kevin.
- He can be a little full of himself from time to time…
- He certainly “brings the heat” to hopeful entrepreneurs
- He is all about the “green” (a.k.a $$$$)
- His favourite restaurant in Toronto serves Italian food
- He is a wine connoisseur
Well it’s obvious isn’t it?! We need to make an appetizer that’s full of itself, can handle the heat, is green, perhaps Italian, and maybe even has some wine in it! So it came to be, The Kevin O’Leary, a.k.a Deep Fried Ravioli Stuffed with Spinach & Ricotta, served with a Spicy Tomato Sauce!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Pasta
Tagged boiled, cookin' greens, deep fried, dough, dragons den, Fried, frozen spinach, homemade, kevin o'leary, parmesan, pasta, ravioli, ricotta, spicy, spinach, tomato sauce
A dedicated Bon Appetit subscriber (and recipe maker), it wasn’t until last month (when I saw foodie friend Dan’s Goodside’s pork chop) that I noticed they encourage you to “Cook the Cover” and then feature some of the recipes. Given how delicious their February cover looked, I had to give it a go! I adapted the recipe to fit to the ingredients I had on hand, swapping out the ground pork for ground turkey, as well as cutting most of the ingredients in half. I should also mention, that at 5:00PM, when I was just about finished cooking the ragu (or so I thought), I noticed it’s supposed to simmer for 4 hours…!!! Well I sure as heck wasn’t about to wait until 9:00PM to eat the delicious smelling ragu in front of me! So I simmered it until the pasta was done boiling and enjoyed my shortened version. Even though I didn’t cook it nearly as long as the recipes suggests, it had great flavour. If you’re in a rush, and don’t want to simmer it for 4 hours, don’t worry, it will still taste great!
Posted in Dinner, Pork, Turkey
Tagged bon appetit, cook the cover, february, italian, parmesan, pasta, Pork, ragu, recipe, red, rigatoni, sausage, spicy, tomato
To go along with the Lemon Pepper Seared Tuna, I decided to try mustard greens and made this salad. The mustard greens are fairly bitter, so I paired it with a sweet lemon vinaigrette.
Posted in Easy, Salad
Tagged easy, honey, Lemon, mustard greens, parmesan, recipe, Salad, sesame, sesame seed, Vinaigrette
Last week, Carlene and I got an email asking whether we would be interested in celebrating Julia Child’s 100th birthday by joining many other foodies in cooking a Julia Child recipe each week! Always interested in trying new recipes, especially those from a culinary icon like Julia Child, we opted in! Every Monday over the next 100 days leading up to Julia Child’s birthday, we will be receiving a a recipe and the option to cook and blog it. Check out the Facebook page (and several other social media channels) to learn more about this awesome celebration and discover what recipes they post every Thursday.
Posted in breakfast, Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Egg, JC100, Vegetable
Tagged 100, art, Asparagus, birthday, cheese, child, cooking, egg, french, jc, jc100, julia, omelette, parmesan, quick, rolled, roulee, stuffed
I made this salad a while back for my mom’s birthday after she had picked up several different ingredients from the farmer’s market and wanted me to construct a dinner for her! Some of those ingredients were beets, parmesan cheese and fresh berries, so I decided to go with a fresh and flavourful beet salad!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Healthy, Salad, Side, Vegetable
Tagged arugula, Balsamic, beet, blackberry, cheese, fresh, Fried, healthy, parmesan, raspberry, Salad, Vinaigrette
As usual, the recipes I post on this blog are dictated by what is currently in the fridge (i’m too lazy to go searching the grocery store for specific ingredients!). so when I was greeted by a nice purple eggplant in the fridge and some sourdough bread on the counter, this is what ensued!
Posted in Fried, Grilled, grilled cheese, Panini, Sandwich, Vegetable
Tagged bread, breaded, crusted, eggplant, Fried, Garlic, marinara, no meat, Panini, Panko, parmesan, Sandwich, sourdough