Indian Hand Pies

I am usually so focused on the main dishes when I make an “Indian Feast” that I never really think about appetizers.  For our last dinner, I had every intention of making these Curry Beef Pies (or Indian Hand Pies as G likes to call them) but because I couldn’t find any of the pre-made […]

Apple cinnamon breakfast pizza

The other day we had a couple of extra kids around the house for dinner, so I made a triple batch of pizza dough for them to create their own masterpieces. Some of our kid’s friends can be picky eaters, but everyone loves pizza, even more so when they make one that tastes better than […]

Food porn: Rustic garlic bread pizza

I hate to sound like a total knob, but the discovery of home made pizza dough at 43 years of age has been somewhat of an epiphany for me. Last week I found a simple variation for garlic bread pizza courtesy of Jamie’s Italy. So simple: Toss your dough to the size you want. Brush […]

Puff Pastry attempt #1

Like many people, I love great puff pastry. I just have never had the knack for making it. While I remember my Mom and Grandmother making great pastry when I was a kid, when I started cooking I was never happy with the results so I just didn’t make it. Over the past couple of […]

Pizza Dough from Scratch

This recipe is a variation on the one that was offered through the LCBO’s Food and Drink magazine, back in the winter of 2008. We make pizza once a week now — I honestly can’t remember the last time we got delivery! Yield: enough for 2 thin-crust 12-inch pizzas, so by all means, halve the […]