Easter Weekend highlights

Wow …that was a busy Easter weekend.  I don’t think we had much time to unwind since Friday. We hosted some family over on Saturday, and had the kids for an Easter egg hunt. Sunday was our usual family dinner at my parents.  Though it was overall a break from the kitchen, I still ended…

Homemade rustic pasta with bolognese sauce

Pasta is always good, especially on a cold & rainy spring day like today. I’ve always wanted to try making noodles from scratch, since upon my research it seemed like something fairly straight forward. Even though I don’t currently have a pasta machine (something I’ll definitely need if I try this again haha), I really…

Maple Baked Black Eyed Peas (Easter Dish)

It’s Springtime up here in Montreal, Canada. That mean’s its Cabane à Sucre time (Sugar Shack). A time tested passion here, where we dine on Breakfast foods like Bacon, Eggs, Pancakes, Maple syrup, Tire (boiled Maple syrup until it’s super thick and served on a popsicle stick on snow to make a nice Maple lollipop), and…

Sweet & savory Marinaded pork chops w/ Brussels sprouts 

Meal prep can sometimes seem like a chore. Between all the things that we have to do everyday, sometimes it’s just easier to just get some takeout right? Well with this easy recipe, you can start it the night before and let is marinate overnight…then just fire up the BBQ and cook when you’re ready….

Easter No-bake Mini Layered cheesecakes (via Sugar Hero)

Youtube: Easter Mini Layered cheesecakes  So with Easter on the way, I’ve been cruising the blogosphere looking for some pretty, bright ideas from other foodies. I came across a wonderful site, filled with some amazing recipes. The site is called Sugar Hero (click to visit her page, I’m sure you will find something unique and wonderful…

Me Gusta … Fish Tacos

Fish tacos have become a staple in our kitchen. Whatever the season, they are a fairly easy prep meal, that is jam packed with flavors and veggies.  The best part about these tacos are that you can use almost any kind of fish and toppings that you like. Tilapia, sole, salmon, halibut the choice is…

Easy, Peasy Beef & broccoli 

When we get visits from our god-children, one of their favorite dishes is Beef and Broccoli. It’s a good way to get then to enjoy some healthy ingredients ( and we know how tough it can be to get some kids to eat all those veggies ).  It’s an easy dish to prepare, and you…

Mediterranean Olive Bread 

Youtube: Mediterranean Olive Bread  Tonight I took my ‘bread making skills’ to task and took on a new recipe. Mediterranean Olive Bread, a normal bread dough infused with Italian spice and Black Olives. I’ve always enjoyed a good olive loaf from the market, but never had the idea of making one from scratch. So I…

C is for Cookie, and that’s good enough for me

Whats better than a nice, soft and chewy cookie? I mean really. Cookies can be almost any flavor under the sun. From chocolate chip to fruit, even nuts have their place in cookies. Stay tuned for more delicious Cookie recipes and photos in the coming weeks.

Roasted Chicken leg w/ Veggies

Monday’s aren’t the most fun day of the week. For most of us it’s a recovery day from the weekend. Weekend withdrawal day as it were.  I like to look at it as a day for new beginnings…. if the week had seasons Monday would be Spring. So why not try a new spin on…

Beef, tofu and vegetable chow mein 

Another delicious dish from a little while ago here at the Rutti Tutti Foodie kitchen.  Simple dinner idea, chalk full of veggies, tofu and thinly sliced beef. Finished with a simple sauce consisting of soy sauce, hoisin, spices and a little bit of corn starch slurry. This dish is sure to quench your thirst for…

Tasty, healthy Muffins

Sometimes we all are looking for something to quench our sweet tooth without going over board. Other times we are in a rush and need a quick, healthy snack.  For times like that, when I’m not in the mood to go crazy on empty calories I like to enjoy a muffin. Muffins are easy to…