Broth Fondue

The first time I tried a fondue was way back in 2008.  After having spent my first 3 months in northern Italy, I decided it was time to venture a bit north, across the border, nestled in the foothills of the Alps, to the great land of Switzerland. I loved Switzerland!  It is just as…

Mary’s Pizza

Last weekend, we were honored to have been invited to the home of one of my husband’s colleagues, a successful fashion designer living in New Jersey.  We gladly accepted and were eagerly looking forward to a welcome escape from the hustle & bustle of the city, and the opportunity to get to know this lovely…

Asian Chicken & Vegetables over Rice

Welcome to the first day of my new 30 Minutes or Less meal blog! Yay! I am beyond excited about the new direction that this blog is taking, not only because a 30 minute meal is exactly what I need, but as I speak to people and explain to them what I am going to…

Turkey Noodle Casserole

So Thanksgiving has come and gone, and if you were like me and hosted a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, you were probably left with loads of leftovers. My husband certainly had no complaints about that, however I myself can only take so many turkey sandwiches before I’m completely over it ’til next Thanksgiving! I try to…

The Perfect Burger

Fire up those grills while you can! Barbecue season will quickly come to a close! Us Canadians do our best to stretch this period out as long as it will allow us, often times even barbecuing in the snow (at least I used to when I shared a Toronto apartment with my friend Arian!) And…

Portuguese Chicken

In honor of my mother and father’s 50th wedding anniversary this September, I wanted to prepare something special. Something that represented them. So I called my mom and asked her if there was one dish that both my mother and father adored. It didn’t even take her a second to think. She knew. “Portuguese Chicken“,…

Chicken Pot Pie

I have made many things in my life, but to my own disbelief, I had never prepared a chicken pot pie! Even its name emits wholesomeness, and that is precisely the feeling that it gifts us with when we eat it: that wholesome, cozy, comfy feeling, like putting on an old sweater or a pair…

Chicken Tikka Masala

Indian cuisine is always a welcome treat in our home. Being lovers of anything spicy, Indian is an easy sell. However, instead of ordering takeaway from the local Indian gem, I decided to find a recipe online for an original Chicken Tikka Masala and prepare the dish myself. The recipe choice was fitting for the…