• Pumpkin Pot Pie With Sausage & Kale

    In the spirit of fall and everything pumpkin around here, I whipped up this tasty little pot pie. I loved using fresh pie pumpkins and ground pork instead of the traditional chicken, carrots, and peas. This recipe was a home-run and I cannot wait to make it again for family around the holidays. It’s easy to prepare (even the crust is a breeze to...
  • Oak Leaf Lettuce Salad With Cabrales And Red Grapes

    Any pungent blue cheese, such as Roquefort or Gorgonzola, can be substituted for the Spanish Cabrales cheese called for here. Ingredients:     1/3 cup pine nuts     2 tablespoons sherry vinegar     2 tablespoons Shallot Confit, plus 5 tablespoons of the reserved shallot oil     1 teaspoon honey     1/2 teaspoon kosher salt     1 pound red and green oak leaf lettuce (about 16 cups)     6 ounces Cabrales cheese, crumbled...
  • Green Leaf Salad With Apples And Bacon

    This Apple Salad with Bacon is easy to throw together and full of delicious flavor! Made with crisp, fresh ingredients with a luscious dressing, you will want to bring this salad to every get together. Ingredients: 60 g bacon cubes 1 red-skinned apple 1 organic lemon 1 head green oak leaf lettuce 1 Organic orange 2 tbsp. hazelnuts 2 tbsp. apple vinegar 3 tbsp....
  • Buttercrunch Lettuce And Mandarin Orange Salad

    The very first time I tried this salad in Toronto what seems a lifetime ago,  I couldn’t get enough of it. It was so good I had to restrain myself from licking the plate! I’ve altered the salad slightly over the years by reducing the amount of olive oil the original recipe called for as well as swapping out the canned mandarin orange slices...
  • Bacon, Lettuce And Tomato Wraps

    These Wraps feature crisp bacon, juicy tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and a special sauce that make these standout! You will love them for lunch, a snack, or even an appetizer! Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds peppered bacon (thick-sliced) 6 flour tortillas (10-inch) 6 tablespoons mayonnaise (OR salad dressing) 10 ounces iceberg lettuce (shredded) 3 tomatoes (large, seeded and chopped) Directions: Place bacon slices side by side...
  • Beet Salad With Goat Cheese

    This is a delicious and easy salad which takes little time and is a great meatless main course. It uses beets, goat cheese, candied walnuts and baby greens. For a main dish salad, add chicken. Feel free to include more of your favorite vegetables too. Ingredients:     4 medium beets – scrubbed, trimmed and cut in half     ⅓ cup chopped walnuts     3 tablespoons maple syrup...
  • Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

    These spring rolls are a refreshing change from the usual fried variety, and have become a family favorite. They are great as a cool summertime appetizer, and are delicious dipped in one or both of the sauces. Ingredients:     2 ounces rice vermicelli     8 rice wrappers (8.5 inch diameter)     8 large cooked shrimp – peeled, deveined and cut in half     1 ⅓ tablespoons chopped fresh Thai...
  • BLT Salad With Creamy Goat Cheese Dressing

    This salad is my farewell salad to summer. And no, that doesn’t mean we wont continue to eat salads for the rest of the season, but this salad is everything I love about the summer season and I felt like if I was going to post a salad “recipe” this had to be it! It’s chock full of so many fresh ingredients and is...
  • Charred Romaine With Smoky Seed Clusters

    This charred romain is dressed in a simple balsamic dressing and loaded with smokey seed clusters, blue cheese crumbles (from our favorite cheese maker!) thinly sliced radishes and minced parsley. Simple, delicious and filling to boot! Ingredients: Salad     2 large heads of romaine lettuce, halved lengthwise, rinsed and patted dry     2 tablespoons olive oil     3-4 radishes, thinly sliced     4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled     2-3...
  • Crunchy Chinese Pork Salad

    Intriguing flavors and textures make this main-dish salad an instant family favorite. Most of the ingredients are pantry staples. Make pork roast the night before and plan for this “planned over” supper, or purchase deli pork roast. Pair with fresh breadsticks hot from the oven. Ingredients: 3/4 pound roasted pork loin (cubed) 4 slices bacon (diced) 6 cups iceberg lettuce (torn) 8 ounces water...
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