Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake – This dessert that combines two already great treats, cheesecake and pumpkin pie to form a dessert that easily takes the number one spot in my favourite recipes of the year!
Caramelized Pear and Gorgonzola Quiche – The sweet pear and savoury gorgonzola cheese flavour combination is a beautiful one and it works wonderfully in a quiche.
Asparagus Grilled Cheese Sandwich – This is a surprisingly simple sandwich but it is just so good and now I am already looking forward to asparagus season when we are still in the middle of winter.
French Onion Soup – Speaking of cold winter days, this soup is the perfect cure! Although it takes a bit of time to properly caramelize all those onions, it is so worth it!
Thai Spicy Peanut Chicken Enchiladas – This was another of my fusion experiments that uses Thai flavours in Mexican enchilada form and the results were magical!
Vietnamese Caramel Shrimp Banh Mi – I had been wanting to try a banh mi sandwich for a while and this year I got the chance to make my own and I was addicted after the first bite!
Baked Goat Cheese Salsa – Warm baked and melted goat cheese goes so well with spicy salsa and this appetizer that combines the two is sure to disappear quickly from your holiday entertaining.
Butternut Squash Carbonara – Even though there is not much in the way of local produce in the middle of winter you can be sure to find some squash and this squash carbonara is so easy to make and it always hits the spot. The sweet butternut squash works really well with the savoury cheese and bacon in this pasta dish.
Spinach and Feta Quinoa Salad – This salad combines my one of my favourite flavour combinations with the spinach, feta and dill with quinoa for a super tasty salad or side that is also pretty healthy!
Pineapple Dak Bulgogi Tacos (Korean Spicy Pineapple BBQ Chicken Tacos) – Inspired by tacos al pastor, I tried adding pineapple to spicy Korean BBQ chicken and the combination was out of this world good!