Tag Archives: cheese

Creamy macaroni and cheese with kale and bacon

A delicious twist on a comforting family favourite! My family has always loved homemade mac ‘n cheese and it’s no wonder. After all, isn’t it just like a warm, creamy, comforting, satisfying hug in a bowl? I tend to always … Continue reading

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Paula Roy’s Favourite Foods – episode 10 recipes

Shining a spotlight on Maritime hospitality! The new summertime episodes of Paula Roy’s Favourite Foods on Rogers TV Ottawa have been such a treat to prepare. I love to travel and have visited many regions in Canada, something that makes … Continue reading

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Potato and Cheese Pierogis

Until last week, I mistakenly thought pierogis – those pillowy soft, addictively delicious filled Eastern European dumplings – were too fiddly to bother making at home. I changed my mind after looking through a box of kitchen gadgets where I … Continue reading

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Candied Walnuts

One of my fondest holiday memories from my childhood is of the countless hours I spent cracking almonds, walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts for my father to devour. As a kid, I didn’t yet appreciate how delicious these treats were were … Continue reading

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Sunchoke-stuffed squash

One of the things I love most about the Farmers’ Feast project (and about visiting farmers’ markets in general) is that it gets me working with new-to-me ingredients. This month, the sunchokes and Delicata squash included in my mystery basket … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Feast – the 2015 Thanksgiving edition

I like that gratitude is a word we hear more often these days. I was raised in an environment where being grateful was reinforced as a very important family value and I’ve consciously strived to encourage my children to count … Continue reading

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Make-ahead Scallops au Gratin

I’ve always loved this dish, also known as Coquilles St. Jacques. For years, it was my ‘have to impress these people’ meal. These days, I prefer this version which can be made the day before a party. I also like that … Continue reading

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