Portobello mushroom lasagna

After years of having a bizarre and tremendously flexible schedule (thank you grad life), I now find myself in the position of having a fairly regular hours job. This means that I don’t generally have a lot of time to make lunches, so I’ve taken to trying to make big meals that yield tasty leftovers…

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Chicken macaroni casserole

I’m always on the hunt for easy meals that will make good leftovers. Casseroles definitely fit the bill. I realized I hadn’t really ever made a casserole, so I thought it high time to try my hand at it.

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Mac & Cheese

Anyone who knows me will tell you that mac & cheese holds a special place in my heart. I have been known to eat mac & cheese for more than one meal in the same day. It is without a doubt one of my favourite dishes. So when a friend kindly gave me a cookbook all…

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Lasagna

One of our resolutions at the start of the year was to try our hand at making lasagne, which neither of us had ever made. Given the wealth of obscurer dishes we’ve tried, I’m not sure why it’s taken us this long to try it. We had extra ricotta cheese after making our delicious gnudi last week,…

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Gnocchi with prosciutto, peas and mushrooms

Our recent trip to New England was a whirlwind of culinary delights, and one of the highlights was visiting a fabulous recipe in Boston called Sportello, recommended by an old friend of David’s. Our meals were outstanding, and I particularly enjoyed my dish, which was potato gnocchi with a mushroom ragu, peas and cream. The gnocchi was…

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Super-saucy peanut butter noodles

  It had been awhile since I’d perused Bite Me, a sassy recipe book that has yielded such favourites as Tortilla Chicken with Avocado Dip. David and I are both fans of peanut sauces generally, and the idea of an easy noodle peanut sauce recipe, that looked to be great for leftovers as well, seemed appealing…

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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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Fettuccine alfredo

There are a few staple dishes that I will consistently order in a restaurant, largely because there is something comforting about the familiarity of flavour. Fettuccine alfredo is one of those staples. Ever since I was a kid, I was always drawn to its creamy, rich flavour. My consistently ordering it, however, has also exposed…

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Pseudo-bachelordom Blues

With Angie away in Vancouver, I’ve been working hard and living on not much more than macaroni and cheese. But despite my energies being focused elsewhere, even I can only take so much bland pseudo-bachelordom. Thankfully, I remembered that not too long ago, Angie and I threw together some fresh tomato sauce-the perfect recipe to…

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Fettuccine with chicken liver sauce

I’m not sure why I’m such a fan of liver and liver-related products (such as foie gras). There’s just such a wonderful creaminess to it along with a lovely, round flavour. To that end, I came across a recipe for a pasta sauce involving chicken livers in Hazan’s The Classic Italian Cook Book and set…

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