a tasty mixture of creations from my cucina & inspiration for my creations

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My Cooking Class With a Chef from Rome

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I recently had the most amazing experience learning how to make traditional Italian recipes from a chef in Rome. The best part? It didn’t require any travel -although I wouldn’t mind a trip to Italy ;). So how did this happen? Thanks to the beautiful world of technology & a wonderful company called The Chef and the Dish, we were able to Skype Chef Daniela into our kitchen.

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7 Summer Favorite Recipes

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Although the weather has been strange with this on and off again rain, there has been spurts of sunshine which means summer AND grill season is upon us! There is nothing I love more than enjoying good cuisine outside in the sunshine. And because just the thought of it puts me in such a great mood I am going to share my favorite summer recipes with you!

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Easy Antipasto Skewers

I first introduced you to mini versions of these delightful antipasto skewers around the holidays. Now they are making an appearance again for the summer! I recommend this easy appetizer for any kind of gathering you are hosting or attending this summer. Whether it is a family BBQ, weekend getaway at a cottage, picnic with friends or patio gathering, these will quickly become your go to. The long shish kabob stick makes them easy to eat for group gatherings – no one likes awkwardly balancing their cold beer, food & napkin. Find out what you need to make these tasty morsels below.

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Shishito Peppers on the Grill

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I think I may of found my favorite snack of the summer. Shishito peppers! They are quickly becoming the new cauliflower – making there way onto menus all over restaurants in Toronto. I made them for the first time this weekend for a girls getaway up north. Food is always a major priority for our girls weekends (as it should be). Usually our menu combines our go-to favorites (aka cheese ball) and trying out new recipes. This weekend we were eager to try shishito peppers on the BBQ. The recipe was super simple – and they were a huge hit. Find out how to make them below!

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Homemade Sausage Rolls

If you caught my Easter IG stories you saw the variety of appetizers I made which includes these delightful sausage rolls. They always remind me of my dad because they are his absolute favorite. So it was no surprise he was a happy camper when I made them for our Easter get together. I was surprised just how easy they were to make, only requiring 4 ingredients. Needless to say I’ll be making them again!

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