Here are some of Jill’s favourite recipes for you to enjoy. Go ahead and cook up something amazing!
Cheese FondueThere's no real "wrong" way to enjoy fondue. It's a fabulous means to enjoy whatever breads, cured meats, fresh fruits and vegetables you might have on hand. Meatballs with SauceThis is one of Jill's top family favourites; her family has been serving meatballs on Christmas Eve for over 50 years. Delicious over pasta, serve them with a basket of bread on the side. Or make a meatball sub!Stove Top Mac & CheeseThere are many levels of Mac and Cheese, from your store-bought KD to your favourite lobster Mac 'n Cheese. In between, there are countless options. This is a elevated but everyday version using Red Fox Leicester cheese from England, which gives it not only a fabulous taste but a lovely color as well.Mushroom and Spinach LasagnaThis delicious lasagna features our favourite Rummo noodles along with a rich filling of earthy mushrooms including porcini, several cheeses and spinach.One-pan Chicken, Mushroom and Truffle BakeOne-pan dishes are all the rage and this is a perfect example of how easy it can be to make a delicious dish in your cast iron skillet. This awesome dish marries fresh mushrooms, dried porcini mushrooms, Favuzzi mushroom truffle puree and Rummo orzo. Comfort food at its best with a bit of elegance.Truffle Scalloped PotatoesMountain Oak black truffle cheese takes scalloped potatoes to a whole new level. Topped with Torres truffle potato chips, this is a dish that will become a special occasion favourite.Basque ChickenThis easy and robust dish is just the ticket for cooler weather. It features smoked Spanish paprika and is a perfect recipe to enjoy in a Staub One Pot Wonder.Sweet Potato, Kale and Corn ChowderThis hearty vegetarian chowder takes advantage of all that Fall has to offer. It freezes well, too.
Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Maple Dijon VinaigretteA wonderful new take on Brussels sprouts. By shaving them and serving them raw, it makes for a delicious salad.
Susan’s Potato SaladA dollop of Dijon elevates this versatile and classic summer side. Highly recommended.JambalayaJambalaya is a classic New Orleans dish, brimming with meat and seafood. A Lodge cast iron pan is an ideal vessel in which to cook and serve this delicious one-pot dish.Cast Iron Skillet PizzaFor lovers of a crisp crust, nothing tastes better than pizza in cast iron. Start on the stove and finish in the oven for a delicious meal.Wild Mushroom Risotto with Peas and Truffle OilComforting risotto gets a spring lift with bright green peas, specialty mushrooms and fresh sprouts. A drizzle of truffle oil elevates it to "special occasion" status.Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom and Mustard Cream SauceThis easy and rich dish goes together quickly with just a few ingredients. Serve with your favourite mashed potato recipe. An ideal special occassion meal. Lemon Cream with BerriesThis is one of the easiest and most delicious desserts you will ever make using just three ingredients. This delightfully silky, sweet dessert can be garnished with whatever fresh berries you wish.Pasta with Lemon and Toasted BreadcrumbsJill learned this delicious pasta dish while in Sicily. This version includes chicken and features Sicilian Volcano lemon juice married with Filotea Lemon pasta.Chocolate Sauce Pudding CakeThis is a double chocolate hit with a pudding-like cake that has been doused with Toboggan's rich Vanilla Stout Chocolate sauce. Simply fabulous when served with quality vanilla ice cream. Leftovers can be microwaved briefly.Lentils with Beets, Walnuts and Goat CheeseI love lentils, particularly the French green Du Puy lentils. These lentils keep their shape and texture much better than most, and the color is more intense. Once you’ve had these it’s hard to go back to any other kind. This salad features sweet roasted beets and goat cheese with the lentils, along with toasted walnuts and a delicious vinaigrette. One of my favourite main-course salads, it can be served with the lentils warm or chilled.Vegetarian Lentil Shepherd’s PieComfort food at its best, featuring healthy lentils and local root vegetables. Just as satisfying as its meaty counterpart. Coconut Curry Chicken with Cauliflower and ChickpeasStonewall Kitchen maintains a prominent place on our shelves at Jill's Table. One of our absolute favourites is their Coconut Curry Simmering Sauce. We love extending the basic recipe by adding chicken, cauliflower, and chickpeas. TourtièreThis is a special traditional treat Jill makes every Christmas Eve. The pastry is very easy to prepare and so tender and delicious. Serve this with Jill’s Table Apple Tamarind chutney to make it extra special.Hearty Tuscan SoupThis soup is Tuscan simplicity at its best. Great quality olive oil, tomatoes and beans along with some local vegetables. A heaping spoonful of grated cheese is all you will need to round out this satisfying soup!
Rana Pasta SaladThis recipe uses two of our all-time favourite ingredients at Jill's Table: Rana ravioli and Sacla oven baked tomatoes with garlic and capers. This is the ideal recipe for a quick pasta salad. The oil in the jar becomes part of your dressing.Farro SaladFarro is one of the most ancient grains, with its roots in the Mediterranean. This healthy salad features crisp fennel and cucumber. You can buy great local fennel at the outdoor farmer’s market at Covent Garden Market.Greek Orzo Salad with Grilled Vegetables and Monforte HalloumiAn updated version of one of our most-requested recipes!Chicken Stew with BiscuitsA delicious and comforting one pot dinner.Lamb TagineThis is one of those great Sunday meals. The aromas will tantalize you as this dish simmers either on the stovetop or in the oven.
Josie’s Balsamic BeefThe only disappointment will be that you hadn't discovered this recipe sooner.Easy Black Bean SoupThis super easy recipe combines some of our favourite pantry staples. I love the variety of garnish possibilities.Josie’s Black Bean BrowniesNo one will ever guess that there are black beans in these delicious, moist, gluten-free brownies. For these little miracles we'll be forever grateful to our past resident chef, Josie Pontarelli!