Chicken Parmesan Salisbury Steak

Chicken Parmesan Salisbury Steak

Chicken parmesans done salisbury steak style with chicken and zucchini patties, smothered in a simple and tasty Pomì organic tomato sauce and plenty of melted cheese!

Take a look at my tasty chicken parmesan salisbury steak recipe on Pomì!

White Chocolate Souffle Cheesecake

White Chocolate Souffle Cheesecake
Over the holidays I have the opportunity to make some special desserts and of course cheesecake is always near the top of my lists, especially this super easy 3 ingredient white chocolate souffle cheesecake! This cheesecake is a light and fluffy Japanese stye souffle or cotton cheesecake as opposed to a denser New York style cheesecake and it is simply amazing! The ingredients are pretty much the same as a New York style cheesecake with cream cheese and eggs but there are a lot more eggs compared to cream cheese and the eggs are beaten to incorporate air which gives it the rise, lightness and fluffy, cotton like texture. This version of the souffle cheesecake is one of the simplest around, containing just three ingredients; cream cheese, eggs and white chocolate! Normally cheesecake recipes would also include sugar but white chocolate is sweet enough that you can leave it out! If you are a fan of cheesecake, this 3 ingredient white chocolate souffle cheesecake is the perfect treat this holiday season!

Roasted Carrot and Tahini Soup with Pomegranate and Pistachios

Roasted Carrot and Tahini Soup with Pomegranate and Pistachios
We had snow last night! That means that it's the perfect time to share a warm comforting soup recipe and this roasted carrot and tahini soup with pomegranate and pistachios hits the spot! This soup is inspired by the flavours of one of my favourite side dishes, maple roasted carrots in tahini sauce with pomegranate and pistachios, and it's even better than the original! Carrots are roasted until tender and pureed into a soup flavoured primarily with garlic, tahini, lemon and maple syrup with hints of turmeric, cumin, coriander and a bit of smokey paprika. The flavour combo is simply divine in a soup and the tahini makes this soup so nice and creamy and oh so good! I like to top this soup off with ruby red jewels of pomegranate and crunchy green pistachios and serve it with a side of za'atar toasted pita chips! This roasted carrot and tahini soup with pomegranate and pistachios is the perfect meal for a cool fall or winter day!

Homemade Holiday Food Gifts

Homemade Holiday Food Gifts

The holidays are nearly upon us and that means that it is time get cracking and finish up those homemade food gifts! Nothing says I love you like the gift of homemade food products! Top on my list this year has to be the Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam followed by a close second of Vanilla Bourbon Caramel Sauce. Of course homemade jams, chutneys and marmalades are always a great way to go and if you are feeling like something a little different this year, Candied Orange Peels will keep things fresh. You cannot go wrong giving the gift of cookies, especially not with some homemade gourmet shortbread!

Soft and Chewy Banana Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chunks and Bacon

Soft and Chewy Banana Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chunks and Bacon
Peanut butter cookies are classic for good reason and they are one of my favourite cookies! It's hard to beat a melt in your mouth soft and chewy peanut butter cookie! One of the great things about the basic peanut butter cookie is that you can easily change things up! Like the peanut butter and banana flavour combo? Why not add some banana to your peanut butter cookies? Love peanut and chocolate together? Add some chocolate! Enamoured with the peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich, aka The Elvis? Why not a cookie version? This is it, the ultimate peanut butter cookie with bananas, chocolate, honey roasted peanuts and bacon!! These soft and chewy banana peanut butter cookies with chocolate chunks and bacon are just as easy to make as the original and so much better! I mean, bacon in cookies? Peanut butter cookies even? Yum!

Alright, alright, enough with all of the questions and exclamations; I'll leave you with some more photos and the recipe! (Ok, that was the last one...)

Gingerbread Loaf with Lemon Icing

Gingerbread Loaf with Lemon Icing
Ginger is a fabulous ingredient working in both savoury and sweet dishes! One of my favourites is the classic gingerbread cookie and I also really enjoy a simple ginger bread loaf or cake! This gingerbread loaf is so easy to make! It's a really simple quick bread where you mix the wet ingredients, mix the dry ingredients, mix them together, pour them into the pan and bake! For the wet ingredients in this bread I like to go with a combination of butter, yogurt and apple sauce which keeps the cake fairly light, super moist and tender. The flavour comes from powdered ginger along with chunks of candied ginger with a side of spices. I like to top this bread off with a fresh lemon icing and it's great for dessert, snack or breakfast, especially over the holidays!

Cranberry Bliss Bars

Cranberry Bliss Bars
The first recipe up for this holiday baking season are some cranberry bliss bars. These bars are inspire by the cranberry bliss bars from Starbucks and they are essentially a blondie bar recipe with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips topped with a cream cheese frosting, cranberries and a white chocolate drizzle. The "blondie" base is just a simple brownie recipe without the chocolate and these blondies are made with the usual suspects to which I add some orange zest and grated candied ginger along with the white chocolate chips and the dried cranberries. The frosting is a simple combination of cream cheese, powdered sugar and melted white chocolate and I like to add a hint of orange. Dried cranberries are sprinkled on before a final drizzle of white chocolate. These cranberry bliss bars are so nice and moist, chewy and tender and divinely and decadently delicious! They are to disappear quickly no matter where you serve them!

Holiday Cookie Guide

Holiday Cookie Guide

I can't believe that it's already December and that means that it is time to start thinking about Holiday cookie baking! You can never have too many cookies over the holidays whether for entertaining, giving them away as gifts or even just to snack on yourself. It's always nice to have a variety of cookies on your platter so that everyone can find something they like and perhaps even try some new ones! I have gathered a few of my favourite holiday cookies here to share with you and I will also be trying a some new ones over the coming days!

Although some cookies, like chocolate chip cookies, shouldn't be made until a few days ahead of time others, like shortbread and fruit cakes, will keep for weeks at room temperature and months in the freezer so you can plan accordingly to ensure that you are not swamped at the last minute with cookie baking. It's time to get your baking on!

Mongolian Beef Quesadillas

Mongolian Beef Quesadillas
Cheese is one of my favourite foods and melted is the best way to enjoy it! Whenever I make a tasty meat dish, like the slow cooker Mongolian beef, I like to make extra so that I can enjoy the leftovers with plenty of melted cheese in quesadillas! Quesadillas are so easy to make! It's pretty much just tortillas and cheese along with any optional meats, etc. that is fried in a pan, grilled or baked in the oven until the tortillas are crispy and the cheese has melted! These Mongolian beef quesadillas are stuffed with extra jalapenos for spicy heat and they are so good that you'll be making the Mongolian beef just for these quesadillas!