Relish Recipes

Ricotta & Roasted Red Pepper Crostini

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Ricotta & Roasted Red Pepper Crostini
This is an easy appetizer I've made for years. Creamy ricotta cheese provides the background for sweet roasted red peppers. Add some peppery arugula for a different flavour and a salute to the Italian flag - highlighting red, white and green. The toppings work beautifully with traditional crostini or with pan-fried polenta for gluten-intolerant friends and family - Emily Richards (from Per La Famiglia - Memories and Recipes of Southern Italian Home Cooking)

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Potato & Shallot Bake

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Potato & Shallot Bake
It's not often that you can find a gratin-like side dish that doesn't include cheese. That's why we love this one. Rich and delicious, this dish is always a winner with roast turkey. You can use all milk instead of milk and cream, it will just not be as luscious. You can even substitute an alternate non-dairy beverage such as almond or soy milk for those that are dairy-free.

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Harvest Apple Cheddar Soup

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Harvest Apple Cheddar Soup
This soup is a special enough for the Thanksgiving table or a delicious weeknight dinner with warm soft bread pretzels for dipping or serving alongside. It's bursting with robust, sweet and savoury flavours and really when can you go wrong when you combine bacon + apples + cider + Cheddar. It's the definition of fall comfort food and guaranteed to get rave reviews.

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Large-Batch Triple Chocolate Brownies

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Large-Batch Triple Chocolate Brownies
All brownies are not created equal. I have eaten many a brownie in my day, and while anything caramel is my jive, I really do love chocolate brownies. It seems to be my go to treat for dropping off to friend or neighbour when a pick-me-up is needed, I can whip up a batch when heading to the cottage or off for a hiking weekend and I always seem to have the ingredients on hand if I just REALLY need some chocolate! Follow our recipe plus tips mixing and lining your pan with parchment paper successfully. Enjoy!

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Jerk Chicken & Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Supper + Sheet Pan 101

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Jerk Chicken & Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Supper + Sheet Pan 101
Buried in your oven drawer or stacked in a kitchen cupboard, you probably have a stained, well-worn sheet pan that's seen you through all kinds of dishes, from cookies to baked chicken fingers. But sheet pans can take it a step further by making a complete meal. It concentrates flavour, requires little handling and has virtually no messy clean up. And because a sheetpan can withstand high temperatures, you can finish your dish under the broiler for even more caramelization. Today's recipe from Best Of Bridge 5-Ingredient Cooking is a delicious way to make a simple sheet pan meal. Phlippens Jerk Sauce is new to our store shelves, but we have been loving all of this local company's selection of smoked sauces for the past 2 years. They are all made right here in Waterloo region using local ingredients without any additives or preservatives. It's an easy way to add flavour to any protein. If Phlippens is not available to you, feel free to use any "jerk" seasoning sauce or paste.

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