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the list of recipes below are links to dana's past newsletters and waterloo chronicle newspaper columns
(all of which are listed on her "news" web page) - scan through these to read the recipes

note: for olive oil & balsamic vinegar pairing recipes - please visit dana's olive oils & vinegars web page


tina's tortilla spirals
danaís favourite bruschetta
quinoa tabbouleh
roasted garlic & sweet potato hummus
fresh salad rolls with thai basil lemongrass mint balsamic dipping sauce
strawberry & basil camembert baked in a bread boule
relish cooking studio's tomato & goat cheese tart
date & bacon rumaki
artichoke, asiago & prociutto quesadillas
secret spiced nuts
asparagus cigars with prosciutto & parmesan
citrus-marinated olives
rosemary shortbread with pears & camboloza cheese
drunken shrimp sambuca
'to die for' caprese-style brie
bombay chicken wontons
tina's mushroom-topped brie
gorgonzola & walnut terrine
haloumi cheese appetizer
smoked salmon tartare on crisp potato rounds
black sesame and wasabi-crusted tuna cubes with ginger soy dressing
moroccan lamb meatballs
coconut-crusted shrimp with ginger tamarind dipping sauce
warm cheese olive bites
tina's famous marinated brie
crystal fold
easy appetizers
swedish nuts
roasted grapes with parmesan
festive cherry tomatoes stuffed with feta-pesto tapenade
thai shrimp and lime "cups"
sweet potato crepes with potato vegetable curry and butternut squash, apricot and almond chutney
pastry wrapped brie with strawberries & fresh basil
tiny cheddar black pepper biscuits with honey thyme turkey & cranberry-cherry compote


spiced squash & pear soup
susieís smoky tomato soup with lapsang
spanish-style chickpea soup with sherry
french onion soup
dairy-free creamy leak & potato soup
coconut, ginger, chicken & lemon soup
zesty turkey and peanut soup

dips, spreads & sauces

avocado cranberry salsa
herbs de provence bread dipper
blackberry mint salsa
strawberry avocado salsa
roasted garlic & sweet potato hummus
asparagus guacamole
quinoa tabbouleh
dianneís famous dip
moroccan spiced carrot dip
pam's eggplant caviar
becky's artichoke dip
cheese fondue
gabe's brandied orange-cranberry sauce
zia maria's olive tapenade
coconut lime sauce (drizzle on seafood, or use as stir fry sauce)
citrus olive tapenade
chipotle hummus
texas caviar
kim's spinach & artichoke dip


pear & pecan salad with cranberry vinaigrette
herbs de provence vinaigrette
mixed green salad with balsamic roasted figs & feta
roasted potato salad with creamy avocado dressing
tuscan summer salad
quinoa tabbouleh
dsg caesar salad dressing
arugula & fennel salad with sugared citrus almonds, chevre & blood orange vanilla vinaigrette
mixed greens with balsamic soaked cranberries, pears & baked goat cheese
herrle's sweet corn & quinoa salad
mom's "health salad" with champagne vinaigrette
tina roberts' caesar crisps (from "the two sisters cookbook")
yukiko's warm chickpea salad
gabe's committee salad
red & green salad (shredded brussels sprouts with bacon and nuts)
tina roberts' summertime pasta (with brie, fresh basil & tomatoes)
caprese salad skewers
mixed greens with pistachios, dried cranberries and bacon salad
maple blue cheese salad
blueberry drizzle salad
potato salad with maple-dijon vinaigrette
wasabi potato salad
panzanella salad
winter greens with caramelized parsnips & warm-baked goat cheese

breakfast – sweet (muffins, baked goods and more)

raspberry smoothie
strawberry vanilla balsamic jam
banana muffins (with butter olive oil)
white chocolate lemon & blueberry granola
pumpkin raisin muffins
bacon pancakes
rhubarb pecan muffins with fresh orange
lemon cream cheese muffins
sneaky cheddar cornmeal muffins
donut muffins
banana butterscotch muffins
whole grain lemon blueberry cormeal muffins
kerry joy’s pumpkin loaf
robert hudyma’s wild rice, sundried blueberry & cranberry scones
'emergency' granola bars
stuffed french toast with cream cheese & strawberries
spa granola
lemon & raspberry balsamic yogurt "sundaes"
orange yogurt

breakfast – savoury

crÍpes with berries & ricotta
twisted hickory bacon with brown sugar rub
asparagus fritatta with red bell peppers & feta cheese
crepes with crispy bacon, syrup and cinnamon

sandwiches & burgers

dana's ultimate grilled cheese sandwich
3 p's sandwich (proscuitto, parmigiano, & peppers)
donna-marie pye's turkey, bacon & avocado wraps
shrimp burgers
best ever burgers

entrees – chicken

healthier chicken piccata with capers
sesame chicken stir fry
thai cilantro chicken breasts
chicken con queso
parmesan & panko crusted chicken fingers
chipotle chicken kebabs with mango & pineapple
moroccan chicken tagine
chicken flautas
chicken pot pie
chicken masala
achiote chicken skewers with guava sauce
crunchy chicken casserole
chicken with apple brandy cream sauce

entrees – pork

pancetta-wrapped pork tenderloin with sage
pork tenderloin with grilled peaches
pork calvados
spiced pork tenderloin with dried cherry & caramelized onion compote
roasted grapes & sausage
maple pork tenderloin with caramelized pear compote
pancetta-wrapped pork tenderloin with sage
cheater's pulled pork tenderloin
risotto with butternut squash, maple bacon & fresh thyme
pancetta baked pork fillets

entrees – beef & lamb

spring lamb pilaf
marinated flank steak
dsg beef bourguignon
tasty italian-style meatloaf
veal tenderloin stuffed with leeks, sausage & chevre
adam's touchdown chili with all the fixin's
bocconcini-stuffed meatballs
grilling the perfect steak
dead-easy blue cheese sauce for steak
grilled beef tenderloin with chocolate sauce

entrees – fish & shellfish (shrimp, squid, tilapia, scallops, salmon)

fish tacos with cilantro-coconut drizzling sauce
pecan-crusted salmon on blackberry-ginger greens
seared scallops & tropical salsa with lemon olive oil & grapefruit balsamic
cashew and coconut crusted tilapia
easy asian salmon
greek-style shrimp with tomatoes & feta cheese
tempura-style shrimp & vegetables
simple fried squid (calamari)
glazed salmon and rice rolls
cashew & coconut crusted tilapia with a persian lime olive oil & coconut white balsamic vinegar drizzle
pan fried tilapia with mango & nuoc nam sauce
pan seared scallops with leek & tarragon crème
brown sugar salmon
sesame-crusted salmon on greens

entrees – pasta

spaghetti alla carbonara
pasta with sausage, peppers & fresh basil
perfect smoked salmon pasta sauce
spaghetti glio olio e peperoncino
zingerman's mac & cheese
pumpkin gnocchi with walnut sage cream sauce
spaghetti puttanesca in 11 minutes
asparagus and mushroom lasagna filling
pasta san marzano

entrees – pizza

pizza with grilled pears, prosciutto, blue cheese & walnuts
bacon, apple & cheddar pizza with walnut-sage pesto & maple syrup

entrees – vegetarian

oven baked risotto with asparagus & mushrooms
local tomato tart with woolwich goat cheese & fresh basil
risotto primavera
tofu with leeks & peanut butter sauce

desserts - cakes

molten orange chocolate lava cake
blackberry cobbler
ricotta cake (italian-style cheesecake)
marmalade cake
susan's lemon pound cake
mini cheesecake (child-friendly)
tina roberts' frozen chocolate mousse cake
aunt jan’s banana cake with cream cheese icing
holiday pumpkin cheesecake
grand marnier pecan christmas cake
moist & chewy caramel apple cake
knotty pine’s buttered almond cake
easy hazelnut cake (gluten-free)
cream cheese pound cake
lemon buttermilk poundcake
the best carrot cake
brandied apple cake with walnuts & citrus cream sauce

desserts - pies

pecan kahlua pie
1967 1st prize cherry pie
mom's peach pie
key lime pie with coconut whipped cream
chocolate peanut butter pie
ruth bricker's fresh berry pie
pumpkin pie delight
rhubarb sour cream pie
banana cream pie

desserts - cookies

orange shorttbread with dark chocolate chips
momofuku milk bar compost cookies
key lime cookies
oatmeal delights
"the best" gingerbread cookies
chipnut bars
kelly's chocolate chip cookies (the best ever!)
cranberry orange biscotti
amaretti (à la Zia Maria)
whipped shorttbread
amaretti almond cookies (à la chef Batali)
michelle’s oatmeal cookies

desserts - other

lime & mint sorbet
tropical yogurt parfait with coconut lime drizzle
aunt janís buttertarts
aunt janís rhubarb crisp
double chocolate peanut butter crunch bark
classic canadian buttertarts with caramel sauce
grilled pineapple with cinnamon sugar
pavlova with pastry cream & fresh raspberries
verses chocolate mint truffles
rice krispie sushi
pineapple delight ambrosia
warm apple amaretto crisp
death by chocolate pate with raspberry splash
adam's grilled peaches
local strawberries on ice cream, drizzled with aged vanilla balsamic vinegar
ruby fruit topping and strawberry delight
ultimate lemon squares
chocolate pate with white chocolate eggnog sauce & fresh berries
grownup s'mores
double chocolate peanut butter bark
chocolate mousse with olive oil
caramel corn
panna cotta with balsamic strawberries
coeur à la crème
pumpkin croissant bread pudding with tipsy caramel sauce
decadent double chocolate brownies

side dishes - vegetables & starches

susanís marinated bean salad
baked parsnip ďfriesĒ with citrus rosemary salt
black-eyed beans / peas with mushrooms
make ahead rutabaga, apple & cheddar bake
asiago and white truffle mashed potatoes
simple roasted broccoli
lemon, caper & chive mashed potatoes
two-potato homefries with a duo of dippling sauces
jade broccoli with nuts & pancetta
tina robert’s green bean salad with toasted almond vinaigrette & soy-glazed almonds
green beans with white wine and fresh herbs
grilled corn on the cob with chipotle, molasses & orange glaze
savoury cornbread
banana basmati rice
salt-crusted baked potatoes
dana's favourite roasted potatoes
gabe's pickled sweet red peppers
mashed sweet potatoes with goat cheese



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