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Roasted Vegetable Lasagna Recipe. So now I can officially start talking about the holidays right?

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

American Thanksgiving is finally over, everyone and there dog has been out shopping like crazy for Black Friday, us Canadians are wrapped in every piece of clothing we own, bracing against the harsh winter we are seeing arrive, what better time to break out the shiny balls and hideous garlands? Honestly, I feel like I am a little behind this year. Last year, we had most of our decorations up already and the tree went up on December 1st. This year, with two crazy toddlers, a busy blog and an upcoming book (details forthcoming….squeeee!) I haven’t even had time to put up window stickers. What I have figured out already is the food. I got a little push from my participation in the Canadian Tire Kitchen Crew Missions. ”You’re having a holiday dinner party or gathering at your house, and you want a spread that’s going to really impress your friends or families with festive hors d’oeurvres or special holiday meals.

The Silver Spoon – an Italian classic. Since 1950 Il Cucchiaio d’Argento has been one of Italy's best selling cookbooks, featuring a dazzling array of recipes meticulously collected from all corners of the country.

The Silver Spoon – an Italian classic

It was only 6 years ago that it was translated to English, extending The Silver Spoon to much more of the world with its encyclopedic anthology of culinary Italy. This year the publication was revised and updated so when it was brought to my attention, I couldn't help but take a look. The Silver Spoon is not one of those books filled with jaw dropping photography that has been styled down to the last carefully placed crumb or perfect dribble of sauce. Yes there are 400 more photos in the new edition but it's the simplicity of these photos that reflect the 2000+ recipes between its hard 18x28cm covers. The recipes may be traditional but I find they're also versatile as sometimes you just can't get that particular ingredient and make do with what you can get your hands on.

Serves 4 Serves 6 Preheat the oven to 180°C. Italian Meatballs Recipe. 1 Start with the tomato sauce, which will simmer while you prepare the meatballs.

Italian Meatballs Recipe

Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, celery, and parsley. Stir to coat with the oil, reduce the heat to low and cover the pan. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes until the vegetables are soft and cooked through. Remove the cover, add the garlic, and increase the heat to medium high. 2 Heat the milk in a small pot until steamy. 3 In a large bowl, combine the beef, pork, ricotta cheese, grated parmesan, eggs, salt, parsley, oregano, black pepper, garlic cloves and the bread-milk mixture. 4 Wet your hands and form the meatballs. 5 When all the meatballs are formed, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 6 Once all the meatballs are browned, arrange them in the sauce, turning each one over in the sauce to coat.

Meaty Man Balls. 'Twas the night before a trip And all through the house Was the sound of muffled screaming Yes that was me.

Meaty Man Balls

I had my crankypants on. Do you know how they say that food made with love and care tastes the best and that the feelings of the cook transpires into the food? I had about a million things to do on my to do list. This was one of those three recipes I made that day. These technically are man sized meat balls but I quite liked the idea of calling them meaty man balls. So tell me Dear Reader, do you adapt recipes a lot or do you stick to the instructions? Adapted from The Good Life by Adrian Richardson published by Pan Macmillan RRP $59.99 Makes 6 meatballs For meatballs For filling.