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Category: Appetizers

Italian Summer Bites

Italian Summer Bites

It’s a long weekend, Ontario (and British Columbia, Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Nunavut and Northwest Territories)! Enjoy the day off! Get together with some friends! Make some cocktails and enjoy the outdoors. I will be spending today flying back from Italy where we […]

White Bean Dip

White Bean Dip

Last minute guests dropping by? Want to give your wrap or sandwich a little lunchtime love? Want to switch up your usual refried beans and tortilla chips? Stock this White Bean Dip in your fridge and it will do triple (or more) duty. This dip is a […]

Baked Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Dip

Baked Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Dip

I have a confession, I have never met a potato I didn’t like! Maybe it’s from being half Irish on my mother’s side. Who doesn’t like potatoes? I love potato chips, Tuesday, March 14 is National Potato Chip Day. What?! National Potato Chip Day?!!! Yes! […]

Middle Eastern Pre-Dinner Dips

Middle Eastern Pre-Dinner Dips

With the holiday season upon us, the next few weeks of posts are going to be related to things that can help make your holidays a bit easier. The may be recipes that you can pull together in a hurry, cocktails for some festive cheer […]

Mushroom Cheese Tart

Mushroom Cheese Tart

Welcome to December! Holiday season and entertaining are fast approaching!  With this in mind, the next few weeks of posts are going to showcase things to make your holiday season easier. They may be recipes that you can pull together in a hurry, cocktails or […]

Fabulous Focaccia

Fabulous Focaccia

Focaccia is such a fun word to say. It sounds a little, I think, like a good curse, which should be accompanied with an angry fist shake, like when someone cuts you off in traffic. Fo-ca-cia! It is also a dense bread that you can […]

Tortino di Michele (a recipe from Osteria dal Capo)

Tortino di Michele (a recipe from Osteria dal Capo)

  Back in the summer, Pete and I were lucky enough to have dinner at Osteria dal Capo one evening when we were in Padova. We had a wonderful dinner and both the meal and service were lovely. At the end of the evening, we chatted […]