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American Canadian Condiments & Preserves Recipes

Traditional Cranberry Sauce

Growing up, Thanksgiving or Christmas always included the traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings.  But there was a down side; turkey gravy gave me indigestion.   So to make that dry turkey white meat easier pallet, I became a fan of cranberry sauce.  Sometimes we’d have the canned stuff, but when we’d go to granny’s…

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Indian Main Course Recipes

Butter Chicken

Tender chicken pieces are stewed in a creamy, mildly spiced sauce making this an irresistible Indian food favourite.

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Italian Main Course Recipes

Fettuccine with Fresh Marinara & Meatballs

When garden ripe tomatoes are in season, let them punctuate this easy and delicious fresh tomato sauce with a few exclamation points!!!  I try to use fresh, seasonal ingredients as much as possible since the flavour and nutrients are at their greatest.  This dish works with both vegetarians or carnivores as the meatballs are served…

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Canadian Main Course Recipes

Lancaster Perch Rolls

The perfect sauce to serve with perch or pickerel on a bun.

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Italian Main Course Recipes Seafood

Salmon with Penne & Vodka Cream Sauce

There have been lots of variations on this recipe over the years, but you may find this offers a nice balance while being chocked full of salmon.

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Main Course 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 fuss in…

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Italian Kitchen Tips

The secret to blending pasta and sauce

Have you been straining your pasta in a colander over the sink and rinsing it all these years. Well, if you want a perfectly blended combination of pasta and sauce it’s time to learn the secret used by many Italian cooks. They call this method mantecare la pasta which roughly means creaming the pasta. To…

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Italian Main Course Recipes Seafood

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

You are right if you thought this dish was going to be spicy.  Fra Diavolo is Italian for “Brother Devil”, and this zesty sauce goes well with pasta and seafood.  You may want to experiment a little by adding a splash of wine or vodka to the sauce or replace the salt and throw in some…