Tender and Juicy: Italian Meatballs

Ontario, Canada What is the perfect meatball? It’s a plump, juicy ball of highly seasoned meat that’s so tender a spoon can pass right through it with almost no resistance. Why this recipe works. A panade made from buttermilk-soaked fresh bread adds tons of moisture and flavor. Minced pancetta and gelled stock guarantee extremely juicy…

Tender Italian Style Meatloaf

Ontario, Canada Juicy Italian meatloaf is a tender, flavorful dish made from a combination of ground beef and Italian sausage. It’s basically a big giant meatball cooked in a rich tomato sauce and covered with a thick layer of cheese, so delicious! And let’s not forget about leftovers the next day, sliced and grilled for…

Creamy Zuppa Toscana

Jalisco, Mexico What is Zuppa Toscana? Zuppa means soup and Toscana means Tuscan. Tuscan Soup! A creamy Italian soup with sausage, bacon, potatoes, onion, garlic and traditionally kale but I have used spinach. It’s a bowlful of pleasure for the taste buds! Creamy, fatty, garlicky perfection for cold, damp days to warm the soul. So…

“The Works” Pizza Lasagna

“The Works” Pizza Lasagna Nova Scotia, Canada Well if you like “The Works” pizza why not make into a lasagna? I do and it’s a great take on one of my  favorite Pizza’s. And if you’re really lucky you have access to Sam’s Pizza Sauce and Brother’s pepperoni and salami for a grand slam. This…

Classic Lasagna: At Home

Classic Lasagna Nova Scotia, Canada Homemade lasagna is the best. It brings together all of the things we love in a good pasta dish. Noodles, cheese, fresh herbs, delicious meat sauce and occasionally I like to add frozen spinach to the ricotta cheese mixture for a different take. If you’ve never made lasagna before or…

The Secret Pizza Recipe

The Secret Pizza Recipe Nova Scotia, Canada Truth is, the last time I made Sam’s Restaurant famous brown sauce pizza at home was at my big Sister’s place and it’s always a 2 day event because we all know goodness takes time! Time in the kitchen is never a waste and the place where the…

Spaghetti Carbonara: Easy, Simply Good

Spaghetti Carbonara Ontario, Canada Here’s another super easy pasta recipe and the best part about this dish is that you only need a few ingredients. No wait, the best part is the bacon, ya the bacon. It all comes together in 15 minutes or less with 8 ingredients. Spaghetti, broth, cream, bacon, garlic, Parmesan, eggs…