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Festive Pancetta Spaghetti

Festive Pancetta Spaghetti

December is here and holiday family gatherings are upon us! If there’s one meal that brings everyone around the table, it’s pasta. I don’t know about your family, but ours loves a good pasta dish, especially when there is delicious cured meat added to the mix.

Product:  Mastro® Pancetta

 

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The Most Delicious Open Faced Genoa Salami Sandwich

The Most Delicious Open Faced Genoa Salami Sandwich

After eating holiday party food it’s hard for me to eat the same old recipes we always gravitate towards. I’m always looking to bring the party home after mowing down delicious charcuterie spreads with cured meats and fine cheeses. You can bet that when I walk by the deli section at the grocery store I’m reaching for some yummy Mastro genoa salami to feed my cravings. They have the best quality cured meats that I just can’t get enough of. I thought I’d whip up something fun and easy that hits the spot this holiday season. What did I come up with? Prepare your mouth to water!

Product:  Mastro® Genoa Salami

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Crispy Prosciutto With Figs, Roasted Hazelnuts And Parmesan Mousse

Crispy Prosciutto With Figs, Roasted Hazelnuts And Parmesan Mousse

These elegant cocktail bites combine some of my favourite flavours; salty, crisp Prosciutto, sweet and supple figs, sharp nutty Parmesan and a drizzle of luscious honey. All the sweets and salties married together in a two-bite snack that will pair well with a coupe of dry bubbly or a fruity, floral Gamay. Because they are best served room temperature, you’re able to prepare some aspects of the dish, like roasting the hazelnuts and whipping up the Parmesan Mousse, a day or two before so you’re not stuck doing all the prep on the day you’re hosting your gathering. Having the day-of to tidy, do a little prep and give yourself time to pour a glass of wine and get fancied up makes for a calm and happy host… aka the best kind!

Product: San Daniele® Prosciutto

 

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Elegant Prosciutto, Pear And Bocconcini Salad Appetizer

Elegant Prosciutto, Pear And Bocconcini Salad Appetizer

When we think of appetizers for cocktail hour and formal parties, our mind often wanders to canapés. However, I remember the first time I was served a mini cheeseburger slider at a reception and thought to myself, “That is genius.” It’s fun to think outside the box and come up with hors d’oeuvres and apps that aren’t necessarily typical.

Product: San Daniele® Prosciutto

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Chicken Pancetta Spaghettoni

Chicken Pancetta Spaghettoni

December is finally here! I think it’s safe to say most people are starting to celebrate the holidays now. We love to host and entertain our loved ones this time of year so today I thought I’d share our favourite recipe to make for our guests.

Product:  Mastro® Pancetta

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Homemade Orechiette With Wild Mushrooms, Sage & Pancetta

Homemade Orechiette With Wild Mushrooms, Sage & Pancetta

Nothing says cozy like a bowl full of pasta. And if that pasta happens to be homemade… all the better! And if it’s Homemade Orechiette with Wild Mushrooms & Pancetta then things about to get real cozy, real fast.

Product:  Mastro® Pancetta

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Homemade Stromboli

Homemade Stromboli

When it comes to holiday entertaining, my motto is: keep it simple, elegant and most of all, joyful. Hosting your family and friends for a time of celebration should never be stressful – it’s all about coming together, enjoying each other’s company and sharing delicious food!

Product:  Mastro® Genoa Salami

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Prosciutto Pizza

Prosciutto Pizza

Prosciutto, mashed potatoes, pizza…just a few of our favourite foods and when you combine them all they make one heck of a pizza! When we’re entertaining friends and family over the holidays we like to switch things up and make a wide variety of dishes. Pizza is a great addition to any party and always a hit with the kids. It’s easy to make, everyone enjoys it and this recipe offers a little bit more elegance than your regular ol’ pizza! Perfect for holiday entertaining.

Product: San Daniele® Prosciutto

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Charcuterie & Pickle Skewers + Apple Shallot & Apricot Chutney

Charcuterie & Pickle Skewers + Apple Shallot & Apricot Chutney

The Holiday snacking table is one of my very favourite spots to hang out. It’s where the action happens – the good conversation, the sparkly cocktails and of course, the food.  I can spot a charcuterie or cheese board from a mile away – it draws me in like a laser beam. When all else fails and I feel that pang of hunger hit at a party, I know a few crumbles of cheese, some crackers and a salty slice of salumi will take care of it in a pinch.

Product:  Mastro® and San Daniele® Charcuterie Trio

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Christmas Eve Charcuterie Board

Christmas Eve Charcuterie Board

Whether you’re hosting an intimate family gathering or a large scale cocktail party, charcuterie boards are always a favourite. They allow everyone to sample a variety of foods and flavours, eating small portions throughout the evening and truly enjoying every delicious bite.

Product:  Mastro® and San Daniele® Charcuterie Trio

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Elegant Charcuterie Spread

Elegant Charcuterie Spread

Well, after sharing delicious recipes featuring Mastro & San Daniele cured meats the last few weeks the highly anticipated charcuterie spread is finally here! I’m sure you could see it coming and if you’re anything like me, this will be your favourite recipe of them all! Nothing get’s my mouth watering like a good selection of the finest cured meats paired with delicious cheese and accompaniments. The best thing about charcuterie spreads are that they aren’t complicated. They’re so easy to put together and take the stress away from holiday entertaining yet they still look very elegant. That’s the key to hosting holiday parties: finding uncomplicated dishes that wow your guests.

Product:  Mastro® and San Daniele® Charcuterie Trio

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San Daniele<SUP>®</sup> Mortadella Chef's Salad

San Daniele® Mortadella Chef's Salad

With the school year quickly approaching I’ve been trying create meals for our family that can also be turned into great leftover lunches. I made this delicious chefs salad last weekend and it was a huge hit with the family, I kept a portion off to the side so it wouldn’t wilt and we could use it the next day for lunch. This is a great dinner option during the school year that will make great leftover lunches.

Product: San Daniele® Mortadella

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San Daniele<SUP>®</sup> Mortadella Doraemon Burger

San Daniele® Mortadella Doraemon Burger

Doraemon is everyone’s favourite robot from the 22nd century! It is the main from the popular Japanese anime series Doraemon, and has been very popular around the world since its debut in 1969. Doraemon has a lot of cool gadgets the are both useful and futuristic, I just wish those gadgets are available in real life!

Product: San Daniele® Mortadella

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San Daniele<SUP>®</sup> Mortadella Cheese Stuffed Pizza

San Daniele® Mortadella Cheese Stuffed Pizza

This summer I discovered the beautiful art of making homemade pizza. I love pizza. But the thought of making it myself felt daunting. Until I went to a potluck dinner and saw my friend Troy whip up an amazing pizza meal in 30 min. I watched how easy it was and was blown away by how delicious it tasted!

Product: San Daniele® Mortadella

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San Daniele<SUP>®</sup> Mortadella Bites

San Daniele® Mortadella Bites

Sometimes a successful lunch means you have to think outside the box. Everyone tires of the same old boring sandwiches for lunchtime, so why not mix it up a bit, get creative, allow yourself to be inspired by some of your favourite products. When we hit a lunchtime slump in this house, I often start thinking about how I can make mealtime more fun for everyone. Here’s one of my new favourite tricks using San Daniele® Mortadella and a beautiful focaccia bread. We create Mini Mortadella Sandwich Bites!

Product: San Daniele® Mortadella

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Mastro<SUP>®</sup> Prosciutto Cotto Peach Tart

Mastro® Prosciutto Cotto Peach Tart

This has to be my favourite ‘Go To’ prosciutto cotto recipe! It’s great for lunch or when you have company over and it always seems to be a hit with everyone. This Tart so easy to make, it’s incredibly tasty and full of flavourful! Mastro has the best Prosciutto Cotto, it’s full-flavoured Italian-style ham, it’s so tasty and extra lean (click HERE for a $1 off coupon!). It’s one of my favourite things to eat, followed by Brie and peaches so it’s no wonder why I enjoy this recipe so much.

Product: Mastro® Prosciutto Cotto

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Mastro<SUP>®</sup> Prosciutto Cotto Baked Brie and Apple Sandwiches

Mastro® Prosciutto Cotto Baked Brie and Apple Sandwiches

This blog post should come with a warning.  I’m about to introduce you to both a product and a recipe that will change the way you do lunch!  Are you ready?  Today I’m thrilled to introduce you to the exciting world of Mastro and San Daniele Italian Deli Meats.  The are crafted by true Salami and Prosciutto Masters with years of expertise & techniques, and who use authentic Italian ingredients to create outstanding Italian deli meats.  This is not an ordinary sandwich meat.

Product: Mastro® Prosciutto Cotto

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San Daniele<SUP>®</sup> Prosciutto Inigri

San Daniele® Prosciutto Inigri

Japanese and Italian are probably people’s two favorite cuisine! What would be better than that…It would be fusion of these two cuisines! In partnership with San Daniele and Mastro food, we have created an easy and brand new recipe…Prosciutto wrapped Onigiri!

Product: San Daniele® Prosciutto

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Penne alla Vodka & Mastro<SUP>®</sup> Capocollo

Penne alla Vodka & Mastro® Capocollo

If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed that all my meals that I eat involve carbs – specifically, pasta. Another thing I always have in the fridge is charcuterie. I find it to be one of the most satisfying little snacks you can have on the go whenever. So when I was asked how I would incorporate capocollo into one of my every day meals, I naturally thought PASTA.

Product: Mastro® Capocollo

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Spaghetti alla Mastro<SUP>®</sup> Capocollo

Spaghetti alla Mastro® Capocollo

Capocollo (sometimes called coppo) is a cold cut that is made from pork shoulder, similar to ham or prosciutto. It adds a lot of flavour to any dish, so I decided to dress up my spaghetti of the night with it. I fried it with tons of garlic, added some diced tomatoes, and finished it with fresh basil and parmesan cheese and voila! Delicious…

Product: Mastro® Capocollo

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