I have been challenged!

I have been challenged with an ingredient. Back in the summer my friend Jamie (who has since moved to Toronto 🙁 ) challenged me to make a meal using horseradish.  I put together 5 or 6 dishes, including a dessert – a horseradish cheesecake, and served all our friends.  Once again Jamie has challenged me withRead more

One Pot Wonderful

One pot wonder meals, they seem to be the modern day once loved, now loathed casserole. The idea for one pot wonder meals is simple, cook your entire meal using only one pot!  For kitchens without dishwashers, like my own, one pot wonders mean quick and easy clean up!  If you look on the internetRead more

Updated Sausage and Peppers

As a girl who grew up in an Italian family and didn’t eat tomatoes or cheese, sausage and peppers was one of the few Italian dishes I liked. Sausage and Peppers is definitely a comfort food.  Sausage and Peppers also doesn’t require a lot of ingredients so it’s an easy dish to throw together.  IRead more

Rosemary makes Risotto!

In an effort to make use of all the pancetta I have, read about making pancetta here, I decided to think up some creative ways to try incorporate it. The first thing I thought of was risotto.  I had never made risotto before so it seemed like a good time to try!

Long process with tasty reward

This next recipe had been an ongoing process for about a month.  Reason it took so long is because it involved curing meat!  Something completely new to me but given my love for cured meats I was extremely excited when I opened up the next cookbook and saw what I was going to be doing!

Sometimes cheese doesn’t make things better.

Matt's

The next recipe comes from fellow Windsorite Rino Bortolin’s cookbook: Rino’s Kitchen – Cooking Local in Windsor & Essex County.  The last time I used this book my friend Jen was really happy (which is sarcastic) that I made asparagus and put up a whole post discussing it.  (you can read about it here.)  ForRead more

Prosciutto Time!

On our last trip to Eataly (you can read about it here btw), I bought a new book called “Prosciutto” by Carla Bardi.  The book is not only a guidebook for prosciutto but it also contains a few recipes.