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Here are some of Jill’s favourite recipes for you to enjoy. Go ahead and cook up something amazing!

(Note: the more than 175 recipes from Jill’s previous website are being republished here over time. Check back here soon for more.)

Caesar Potato SaladCaesar dressing and dip from The Garlic Box brings a next-level twist to classic summer potato salad. We’ve been carrying this local company's products for 20 years and this recent addition has become one of our favourites to use as a dip with veggie trays, too.
Pasta with Semi-Dried TomatoesO Sole Mio tomatoes (sold in-store) are extraordinary... perfect, semi-dried tomatoes packed in sunflower oil with basil leaves. Fantastic on bruschetta, in special salads or in this delicious and easy pasta dish!
Tex Mex Barbeque PizzaNo need to heat up the house. What could be easier than a delicious Tex-Mex pizza made with barbeque sauce and rotisserie chicken on top of a pre-made shell or naan bread.
Orange Honey Cake with BerriesThis cake is the epitome of the Mediterranean - but with a local touch. A combination of cornmeal and flour is the base for this cake and olive oil replaces the typical butter. Orange juice and zest give this a sunny citrus flavour and of course, the finishing touch is drizzling the warm cake with a syrup of honey and water. One of our favourites!
Sausage and Pepper FrittataThis easy, delicious and colourful frittata is ideal for breakfast, brunch or dinner. Make it your own by changing the type of sausage or vegetables. If you would like this to be a vegetarian meal, omit the sausage and add more vegetables.
Asparagus MimosaNothing says spring more than asparagus. This attractive dish is ideal for a buffet table or a special dinner.
Spicy Rosemary NutsNuts with a memorable kick. Seasoned to perfection, Jill's rosemary nuts have just the right amount of spice. You're guaranteed to eat this delicious snack by the handful - be sure to use a spoon to serve!
Easy Tex-Mex Black Bean SoupThis is one of the easiest soup recipes and a good example of how just a few key pantry staples can be turned into a quick and satisfying soup.
Pasta e FagioliThis humble pasta and white bean dish is a cross between a soup and a stew. It gets terrific flavour from the addition of a Parmesan rind that simmers in the first stages of cooking.
Apple CakeThis recipe originated from the Budget Cutters Cookbook that appeared in The London Free Press in November 1982. It was a recipe from Mrs. Gordon H. Willert of Thedford. I always fall back on this recipe when I’m in a hurry. I particularly like it because it only uses one bowl to mix the batter and it produces a flavourful, dense, moist cake. This is a good recipe when apples are in season.
Jill’s Cabbage Roll SoupUnlike cabbage rolls, this soup recipe goes together quickly but provides all the wonderful cabbage roll flavours. It is so delicious!
Leek & Potato SoupThis is one of the most satisfying soups, made from two of the most humble ingredients! It is delicious served cold in the summer - and then it is called Vichysoisse.
Jill’s Tuna PastaThis is one of our all time pasta dishes using our favourite essentials using tomatoes, pasta and tuna.
Dessert CrepesLooking for something special for dessert? Dessert crepes are a year-round favourite. These are packed with colour and flavour thanks to Plaid Shirt Farms' black currant products.
Roasted Herb Spatchcocked ChickenSave yourself time and effort with this easy spatchcock chicken. Flattening makes for even cooking and better contact with the lemon bed below. Works best in All-Clad's stainless lasagna pan.
Bacon OkonomiyakiChef Michael Olson shares his Okonomiyaki recipe from his cook book "Living High off the Hog". It's a Japanese cabbage pancake cooked on a griddle, topped with a delicious sweet sauce, kewpie mayonnaise and bacon!
Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Toasted PecansPanna cotta is an Italian dessert that translates to “cooked cream”. Infinitely variable and can be made a day ahead. In this Thanksgiving version we’ve used canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Using gelatin leaves provides a beautifully silky texture.
Chicken ProvençalIn under an hour, Jill's Chicken Provençal recipe elevates just a handful of ingredients into a sublime classic. It's a great option for informal entertaining or a quick midweek family dinner (and is tested to work perfectly in our 20th anniversary oval casserole!).
Pasta Salad with Carrot Top PestoPerfect for the time of year when bunches of fresh local carrots appear on market stands, inevitably accompanied by their beautiful bushy green tops.
Ran’s Basic PaellaChef Ran prepared this hearty dish to highlight the Staub 'One-Pan Wonder' Collection. Be sure to try it out!
Fire in the Kitchen Meatball DinnerPerfect at any time of year! Fire In The Kitchen spices are the secret to a truly next-level meatball. We used "3 Alarm" for a zesty kick. Or for that BBQ taste without any grilling, try them with "Smoke Eater".
Jill’s Egg SaladMemories of Jill's mom are the inspiration behind this classic sandwich recipe!
Jill’s RatatouilleA Rustic French Classic. Stemming from the Provence region of France, this hearty country dish is a mélange of Mediterranean vegetables. Paired to perfection with bread, pasta and rice!
Blueberry Coffee CakeThe following blueberry coffee cake is a great recipe to use local blueberries. It’s not that blueberries are just so delicious and fresh and can be enjoyed with your breakfast or turned into a multitude of desserts — they also freeze well and their shelf life is much longer than many other berries.
Peach Thyme LoafWith an abundance of local peaches in store in August, this is the perfect time to try this loaf! A bit of thyme added to the recipe provides a unique and savoury flavour.

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