Bacon apple pie

When I ran across this recipe, I thought it was a match made in gastronomical heaven. All of our favourite things come together–pie, bacon, apples! What a great way to celebrate the flavours of fall.

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Nacho macaroni and cheese

I am a huge fan of mac and cheese. I may even be as so bold to say that it is one of my favourite dishes. So when I ran across this recipe for mac and cheese with a bit of Tex Mex flair, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try it. 

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Quiche Lorraine

Quiche lorraine was one of the first things we made for Gastrofare back in 2009. There’s something about this classic French dish that is so appealing–simple, fluffy and delicious. I was happy to try my hand at making it, as I’m attempting to expand my week-night meal repertoire (beyond just desserts) to help David out…

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Thanksgiving with family

Thanksgiving is David’s favourite holiday of the year, with plentiful food and hot drinks to be had. With David’s parents and grandmother in town for the holiday, we planned for a feast of a meal. However, we decided to forego the traditional turkey, given our relatively small number, and opted for Cornish game hen.

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Broiled trout with bacon, onion and raisins

On our monthly trip to Fresh Farms, we usually endeavour to find some new, bizarre seafood to try. Perhaps it was our recent utter selectional failure that led to the mullet incident (a fish I never again wish to have/smell) that prompted our playing it safe with rainbow trout. I came across this recipe involving…

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Fall risotto with roasted butternut squash and bacon

For our wedding anniversary, because first year is “paper”, I’d gotten David a cookbook entitled II Love Bacon! (you know, the other great love of his life). There were a host or interesting recipes to try out, and last night we finally got around to trying one of them. Nothing like a sunny fall day,…

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Eggs en cocotte with tomato and bacon

I’m not sure why I prefer making breakfast to other meals of the day. I don’t think I’m a morning person in particular, nor do I think that I have any special affinity for eggs or toast. It may just come down to laziness, at the end of the day. I suppose I would term…

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Bacon-wrapped trout

I’m somewhat compulsive when it comes to menu-planning…we have this great little pad for obsessive list-makers like myself (“What to Eat“), where I delight in being able to plan out our meals for the next several days. In theory, this is to allow for better grocery planning. But I think I just enjoy the imagining…

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