Posted in Cheese, grilled cheese, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich, soup
Tagged 2013, april, campbell's, classic, grilled cheese, national grilled cheese month, soup, tomato, tomato soup
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 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
Now I know some of you guys(/girls) will disagree with me here, but often times I feel the need to expand my cooking/blogging repertoire by focusing on more non-sandwich dishes. Of course the pull of the almighty sandwich is a strong one, and soon enough, I find myself relapsing with yet another grilled cheese recipe on my hands. Fortunately, my Grilled Cheese support group (a.k.a our faithful readers!), make me realize there is no shame in creating one more grilled cheese!
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, grilled cheese, Lunch, Sandwich
Tagged basil, cheese, dinner, Grilled, grilled cheese, lunch, margarita, margherita, mozzarella, neopolitan, pizza, Sandwich, sauce, tomato
They say necessity is the mother of invention. How did necessity invent this sandwich you ask? Well one day after work, with bacon in my fridge and sandwiches on my mind, I was finding a BLT VERY necessary. Now here comes the gut wrenching twist…
I had no lettuce.
Posted in Easy, Lunch, Sandwich, Snack, Snack, Vegetable
Tagged Asparagus, Bacon, BAT, BLT, different, easy, lunch, new, Sandwich, tomato
After working way too many hours this week, I’m finally getting some well deserved R & R this long weekend, at my girlfriends family’s gorgeous cabin in Columbia Lake, BC. Being so busy at work, I’ve been neglecting my blogging duties, and relaxing at a cabin goes hand in hand with having plenty to eat and drink, which just so happens to go hand in hand with a little blogging!
Not a bad view!
After a friendly neighbour brought over some delicious Taber corn (adding to the already abundant supply on hand), a corn related recipe was definitely in order! Having seen several variations of corn salsa online and in magazines, I decided it was time to whip up my own!
Posted in Appetizer, Barbecue, Lunch, Side, Snack, Snack, Vegetable
Tagged avocado, barbecued, charred, cilantro, Corn, dip, guacamole, lime, onion, Roasted, salsa, side, summer, tomato
Here is the second recipe from Week 12 of the Julia Child JC100 celebration. We both agreed these provencal tomatoes were up there with the Asparagus and Hollandaise as the favourite recipe of the week. However, we think these bad boys would best be served as a breakfast food – topped with an egg and some hollandaise sauce (as Bob tested out shortly after making them)! Let’s get to the recipe so you can use some fresh garden tomatoes before the summer is over.
Posted in Appetizer, Bread, Dinner, Easy, Fresh herbs, JC100, Vegetable
Tagged child, cooking, easy, french, fresh, healthy, julia, provencal, tomato, tomatoes
Time is flying by with the Julia Child 100 year celebration and it’s already onto week 4! This time with the fancy and filling Salad Nicoise [nee-SWAHZ]. With each assignment Carlene and I receive, we try to stay true to the recipe, but add a little extra flare if possible! This week is no exception. Instead of piling a bunch of ingredients into a bowl, we wanted to use some great fresh tuna and a different plating style to class things up a bit!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Egg, Fish, Fresh herbs, JC100, Lunch, Potato, Salad, Seafood, Side, Vegetable
Tagged 100, anchovies, anchovy, birthday, boiled, capers, celebration, child, egg, Fancy, french, hard, jc100, julia, lettuce, nicoise, olive, parsley, pesto, plating, Salad, tomato, tuna
After picking up an avocado at the grocery store, in hopes that I would do something cool with it, I had planned on making a toasted tomato sandwich with avocado on it. While that would have been a simple and tasty dish, it wasn’t very creative. Fortunately, inspiration struck courtesy of the ingredients in my fridge (red onion mainly!) and the Deconstructed Guacamole Sandwich was created! These tasted great and were super easy to make, perfect for a quick snack or a twist on the traditional guacamole appetizer at at party!
Posted in Appetizer, Bread, Easy, Healthy, Lunch, Sandwich, Snack, Snack, Vegetable
Tagged appetizer, avocado, cilantro, creative, deconstructed, dip, easy, Garlic, guacamole, Mayo, mayonnaise, onion, party, platter, quick, red, Sandwich, tomato
Initially I had no plans on posting this recipe and was just making it because I was hungry, but after I made it, cut it in half and tried a little piece that fell out, it was too delicious and beautiful not to post! Fortunately my camera was close by and I snapped a few quick pictures. This is a really simple recipe and a great way to take your regular old sandwich to the next level!
Posted in Bread, Dinner, Easy, Lunch, Sandwich, Snack, Snack, Turkey
Tagged bun, cheese, ciabatta, deli, dinner, easy, lunch, meat, quick, Sandwich, sauteed, spinach, supper, tomato, turkey