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Italian Main Course Recipes

Penne with Sausage & Mushrooms

A simple one-pot sausage and pasta dish with garlic, mushroom and Parmesan cheese. This is one of those recipes that can be very delicious if you use quality ingredients.  Get some nice spicy Italian sausage from your favourite butcher shop and a wedge of authentic Parmesan or Asiago cheese that you will grate yourself to…

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Appetizers Fusion Recipes Vegetarian

Barbecue Flatbread Pizza

The wonderful thing about pizza is that almost everybody loves it. Why order take out when you can have a hot, crisp thin crust pizza, cooked outdoors where the party is, in just minutes.

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American Main Course Recipes Vegetarian

Baked Macaroni Tomato and Cheese

  This dish is easy and cheesy!  Thanks to the tomatoes, it has amped up goodness and  makes a great main course for vegetarians.  You could serve some Italian sausage or meatballs on the side for the meat lovers in the gang.

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Canadian Main Course Recipes

Tuna Casserole

This simple, economical recipe is made with common pantry ingredients.

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Italian Main Course Recipes

Sicilian Stuffed Meat Roll

This Italian style meat roll is seasoned minced beef stuffed with ham and cheese, then glazed with tomato sauce.  This recipe was inspired by my friend Joan, who is a fantastic cook with an open mind.  She worked in the Detroit-Windsor auto sector along with coworkers from a variety of ethnic groups and spoke fondly…

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Canadian Main Course Precooked Ingredients Recipes

Turkey Tetrazzini

This is one of my favourite ways to use up cooked turkey breast and often gets made the day after a big Thanksgiving or Christmas feast. This one dish meal is packed with everything to bring excitement to that dry leftover white meat. The recipe is an adaptation of Chicken Tetrazzini whose origins may surprise…

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Canadian Main Course Precooked Ingredients Recipes

Ham Casserole with Broccoli & Cauliflower

This one dish meal is a fantastic way to use up leftover ham.  It includes a tasty combination of potatoes, vegetables and a cheesy sauce.   

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Breakfast Canadian French Recipes

Sweet & Savory Crêpes

One of the things I remember most about by first visit to Quebec City was ordering crêpes from a street vendor. Once you chose your fillings and placed your order you watched and waited as the crêpier showed off their technique. Then voilà, a delicious treat that you could eat on the go as you…

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Italian Main Course Recipes

Conchiglie al Forno (Shell-sanga)

When looking for a hearty dish to serve at a party (or when you have an army of teens to feed) I turn to this no-fail pasta recipe.  I have nicknamed it Shell-sagna since it is closely related to baked lasagna, except it’s a bit easier to prepare and serve. 

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Irish Recipes Side Dish

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…