Swedish Caramel Cookies

Time: 30 minutes True bliss and freedom – enjoying a caramel cookie, on a sunny afternoon, with a cold glass of milk… fika Music Selection: ABBA – Ode To Freedom Ingredients: ½ cup butter, at room temperature ½ cup brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 Tbsp golden syrup (like Rogers) 1 Tbsp melted honey 1…

One-Pan Baked Gnocci

Time: 1 hour Still haven’t found what you are looking for supper tonight? Look no further – one pan, full hearty meal (or side dish) and healthy! Music Selection: U2 – Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For Ingredients: 1 kg gnocci ½ cup butter 1/3 cup flour ¼ tsp nutmeg ¼ tsp cayenne 1…

Coconut & Banana Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Time: 2 hours This cake is simple to make and creates an interesting and delectable dessert – the best thing that you can do is – fall in love with it… Music Selection: Christopher Cross – Arthur’s Theme Ingredients: 1 cup butter, melted 1 cup packed brown sugar ½ large pineapple, peeled, cut in quarters,…

Warm Red Cabbage Salad

Time: 30 minutes This is the easiest way to make something similar to braised cabbage. I like this recipe as it is done in the oven and is quick to make yet very flavourful… great side to so many dishes. Music Selection: Alfie Zappacosta – Turn It On Ingredients: 1 medium head of red cabbage…

Pork, Apple & Sage Stew

Time: 90 minutes This is a super flavorful comfort dish that only takes about 90 minutes in total! It is a dish that is so comforting, it is great to share and let others know you are there for them… Music Selection: Rachel Platten – Stand By You Ingredients: 1 kg pork shoulder, cut into…

Cheddar Cheese Dumplings

Time: 25 minutes This is a no fail dumpling recipe that I use all the time with beef stew, pork stew and soups, like chicken or turkey. So easy, so quick, so good. Music Selection: Birds of Chicago – Sugar Dumpling Ingredients: 1 egg ½ cup water 1 cup flour 2 tsp baking powder ½…

Crispy Prosciutto & Pesto Eggs Benedict

Time: 45 minutes Looking for a twist on eggs benedict for brunch? This is a quick and easy way to add a little extra flavour and add a delicious bruschetta to top it off. Music Selection: Olivia Newton John and Andy Gibb – Rest Your Love On Me Ingredients: 3 english muffins, split in halves…

Bruschetta

Time: 15 minutes Bruschetta is one of those perfect comfort foods – tasty, light, savoury and so delicious as it soaks into a warm slice of toasted baguette…we’re good. Music Selection: Dua Lipa – We’re Good Ingredients: 3 tomatoes 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 shallot ½ cup fresh basil, chopped 2 tsp white balsamic vinegar…

Easy Hollandaise Sauce

Time: 15 minutes I often cheat and use pre-packaged hollandaise sauce, but this version is quick and easy to make… and sometimes, it is just nice to put in that little extra effort! Music Selection: Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington Ingredients: 3 egg yolks 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp Dijon mustard ¼ salt Pinch…

Divine Carrot Cake

Time: 3 hours Love is divine… so is this cake…. the perfect combination of comforting flavours. Music Selection: Seal – Love’s Divine Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1 Tbsp baking powder 2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 2 ½ cups brown sugar 1 ½ cups vegetable/canola oil 6 eggs 2…