Rosemary “Yorkshire” Puddings

Fall Mains, Spring Mains, Winter Mains

Of course, fabulous to serve alongside a delicious prime rib roast of beef; although I have been known to make them to have with beef stew made with red wine. Rosemary just goes so well with beef! The puddings are crisp on the outside, soft inside and stay puffy! Preheat the oven to 350 F …

Turkey, Hunter’s Style

Fall Mains, Spring Mains, Winter Mains

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This recipe for tacchino alla cacciatora is from Julia della Croce’s cookbook “Umbria.” The book explores the foods and traditions of that region of Italy and is filled with great recipes. Turkey, either wild or farm raised, is eaten all over Umbria but not the …

Italian Veal Stew With Rosemary

Fall Mains, Spring Mains, Winter Mains

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This very tasty spezzatino (stew) is from the north east area of Italy. It’s quite simple to prepare and is braised in the oven. Traditionally it’s served with polenta. ** I have served the stew as a second course, preceeded by a pasta first course but it …

Braised Chicken In Saffron Cream And Pasta

Fall Mains, Fall Pasta, Spring Mains, Spring Pasta, Winter Mains, Winter Pasta

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. If you like saffron, this one is for you! It’s saffrony and winey and yummy! When I make this chicken, I like to serve it in the Italian manner, I use some of the sauce to dress the paccheri/pacchero pasta (a very large tube pasta with …

Chicken Braised In Apple Cider

Fall Mains, Winter Mains

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. There is just something about apple cider (the hard stuff), in a sauce, then you have new crop apples add some great bacon and voila, a great combination! You might like to serve the braise with Colcannon** or mashed potatoes, or maybe even dumplings. The …

Roast Pork With Ginger Thyme Sauce

Fall Mains, Winter Mains

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. A long-time favourite at our house! Redolent with ginger and fresh thyme, a perfect autumn dinner, perhaps served with spaetzle or roasted potatoes. The sauce is delicious!  Any leftovers would make a great sandwich using some of my Spiced Fruit Chutney. Makes 6 Servings Rub …

Roasting A Turkey

Fall Mains, Winter Mains

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. It’s getting to be the time of year when I regret the loss of buying a proper turkey, known as New York Dressed.  I wrote a post. “Cock-a-Doodle-Do” that you might wish to check out.  We really enjoy a proper and properly cooked turkey.  Sadly, we …

Veggie Moussaka

Fall Mains, Spring Mains, Summer Mains, Winter Mains

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I found some end of  season eggplant at the Farmer’s Market and thought, what better way to use it, than to make this for Veggie Monday…not saying you can’t make it on other days! This makes a really, really tasty vegetarian main course. A nice addition might be a salad …

Pan Seared Pork Chops

Fall Mains, Spring Mains, Summer Mains, Winter Mains

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Properly cooked pork chops are fabulous, so tender & juicy. This is one of those things to keep up your sleeve, especially after coming home from work and having to come up with something easy, peasey for dinner! Gelderman’s** is a great source for excellent pork …

A Favourite Mac ‘N Cheese

Fall Mains, Fall Pasta, Spring Mains, Spring Pasta, Summer Mains, Summer Pasta, Winter Mains, Winter Pasta

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Kid food, childhood memories, bubbly and golden mac ‘n cheese with tomatoes…what’s not to love? Because I adore tomatoes, this is right up my alley and I hope yours too! I like to make this with tomatoes that are available locally right up to the …