Canadian Recipes

Slow Roast Baby Back Ribs

Slow roasting these meaty ribs makes them fall-off-the-bone dee-licious.

Recipes Thai

Thai Grilled Chicken with Peanut Sauce

  This dish is perfect if you want to impress guests and still be part of the party.    The trick is, all the preparation is done in advance.  So all you’ll need is a few minutes at the grill before you’re ready to serve dinner.  If you have a rice cooker, there’s even less…

American Recipes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Want to add some pizzazz to those boring mashed potatoes. Garlic lovers can’t resist this combination, accented with tidbits of toasted garlic and nicely balanced with sour cream and parsley. [yumprint-recipe id=’18’] 

Recipes Spanish

Andalusian Tuna Salad

Ahhh…a soothing breeze off the Mediteranean as you take refuge from the warm sun along Spain’s southern coast. When having a leisurely lunch in the tourist towns of the Costa del Sol you’ll be tempted by the wide variety of seafood. While there are often lots of fried foods on the menu, you can usually…

Irish Recipes

Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese

There is surely no vegetable as versatile as the humble spud.  In Ireland, where you’ll find Tayto Park, a theme park devoted to them and even a national potato day celebrating them, you’ll find potatoes in 97% of households.  So for a nation whose diet includes potatoes regularly, creative cooks have come up with lots…

French Recipes

Pork Medallions with Tarragon Cream Sauce

It could be argued that the key to French cuisine is mastering the art the “saucier”. The cook who prepares the sauces or “saucier” can turn drab into delicious with his skill of balancing and contrasting flavours in a sauce that compliments any dish. One sauce that combines some typically Lyonnaise ingredients, is the tarragon…

Eastern European Recipes

Chicken Paprikash

At the heart of Budapest is the very popular and beautifully restored Great Hall Market. Besides the vegetable, meat, and fish stalls you’ll find the finest Hungarian specialties. One such specialty is paprika which is used in abundance in Hungarian cuisine. The spice is made from air dried red peppers or chilies and ranges from…

Italian Precooked Ingredients Recipes

Festive Frittata

While traditional Italian frittata is skillet fried similar to an omelette, this version is baked in a shallow casserole dish. Since this recipe includes bread, baking allows time for the liquid to be absorbed. With some garnishing on top, the resulting presentation is both festive and easy to serve. [yumprint-recipe id=’8′]

French Precooked Ingredients Recipes

Easy Shrimp Bisque

You’ve just asked your party guests to sit down for the main meal when you scan the appetizers and see that you have an uneaten shrimp ring and a partly eaten veggie platter. Before these prepared treasures sit out too long, put them in the fridge so that you can give them a reprieve and…

Italian Precooked Ingredients Recipes

Hearty Minestrone

The first time I read an Italian-only menu, I noticed a category called minestre where various soups were listed. Later, I learned that Italian cuisine has zuppa, originating as a meager peasant’s ration of broth served with bread and the more hearty minestre. The most hearty of them all, minestrone, is a soup with broth,…