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Mini Grilled Stuffed Peppers Recipe with Sausage & Basil

Jul 15, 2013
Mini Grilled Stuffed Peppers Recipe with Sausage & Basil | cookincanuck.com

Mini Peppers are stuffed with zesty turkey sausage, fresh mozzarella and basil, then cooked on the grill to make bite-sized appetizers. When a recipe involves sausage, mini peppers, fresh mozzarella and the grill, I tend to think that it has everything going for it. I first became enamored by these mini sweet peppers when I [...]

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Grilled Italian Panini Recipe with Zucchini, Summer Squash & Basil {Vegetarian}

Jul 18, 2012
Grilled Italian Panini Recipe with Zucchini, Summer Squash & Basil {Vegetarian}

I have this little problem that crops up whenever I cook for other people. I am perpetually trying to convince them how easy it is to make a certain dish. Part of it is an “Aww gee, shucks” kind of reaction when they compliment my cooking. But mostly it’s because I want my friends to [...]

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Baked Caprese Turkey Meatball Recipe with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Basil Pesto

Apr 30, 2012
Baked Caprese Turkey Meatball Recipe with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Basil Pesto | cookincanuck.com

Healthy turkey meatballs are studded with sun-dried tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, and brushed with savory basil pesto. Last week was all about comfort food, and these baked turkey caprese meatballs with pesto hit the mark. After running the half-marathon last weekend, my body was in recovery mode. Last Sunday, the day after the race, things [...]

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Vegetarian Naan Pizza with Eggplant & Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto Recipe

Feb 15, 2012
Vegetarian Naan Pizza with Eggplant & Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto Recipe | Cookin' Canuck | www.cookincanuck.com

When I was a kid, the only way my parents could get me to eat eggplant was to take me to a Greek restaurant and set an order of Moussaka in front of me. Maybe it was the cheesy layers, smothered in a creamy Bechamel sauce or maybe it was the hypnotic music and alluring [...]

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Caprese Quesadilla with Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Mayonnaise Recipe

Sep 8, 2011
Caprese Quesadilla with Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Mayonnaise Recipe

Photographing food gives one a new perspective on things. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure certainly applies when it comes to props and backgrounds. That tarnished spoon tucked away in the drawer, which would need a vigorous polish to be fit for the Thanksgiving table, finds its way into many photos. Its gray patina [...]

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Caprese Olive Oil Bread with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Bocconcini & Basil Recipe

Jul 17, 2011
Caprese Olive Oil Bread with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Bocconcini & Basil Recipe

Each morning, my 7-year old son sneaks outside for “Produce Patrol”. He starts with the strawberry plants, then gradually makes his way over to the tomatoes and lettuce, picking off any specimens he deems ripe enough for immediate consumption. If his bounty includes four strawberries, he washes them and doles one out to each family [...]

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Pesto Potato, Tomato & Fresh Mozzarella Salad Recipe

Jul 28, 2010
Pesto Potato, Tomato & Fresh Mozzarella Salad Recipe

When you have a marathoner in the family (um…not me), you have to plan to include some sort of carbs into each meal. Five mornings each week, my husband heads out to run anywhere from 7 to 21 miles and, on the other two days, he does strengthening workouts. The man burns some serious calories. [...]

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Crispy Pancetta, Bocconcini & Olive Mint Tapenade Crostini Recipe

Jun 23, 2010
Crispy Pancetta, Bocconcini & Olive Mint Tapenade Crostini

When my mum comes to town, shopping is bound to be on the agenda. Now, this is not frivolous shopping. Well, in my food-obsessed opinion, cruising the aisles of the local specialty market is far from being a superficial way to conduct some mother-daughter bonding. When we walked away with a bag full of international [...]

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Caprese Frittata with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil Recipe

Jun 16, 2010
Caprese Frittata with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil Recipe

Most mornings, I am content with a bowl of high-fiber cereal. Throw some fresh fruit and milk on top and I am ready to face the day. Well, after a cup of strong tea and a couple of toothpicks to pry open my eyes, that is. These extra measures are required after a slumber such [...]

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