Rum Raisin Squares

Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Music Selection: Meditation Melodies – Afternoon Tea Music The other night, over conversation with some friends we came to realize that the men in our group all had a strong like for raisins in desserts – raisin tarts, raisin pie and definitely raisins in rice pudding. Having a bag of…

Red Cabbage Slaw

Time: 15 minutes This is a super fast, super healthy and super delicious side dish for schnitzel, but it also is a great topper for pulled pork sandwiches – it is so fast to make you will have time to yourself – maybe to daydream? Music Selection: Monkees – Day Dream Believer Ingredients: ½ head…

Dill Sauce

Time: 20 minutes This is a must if you are making schnitzel… it really is dedicated to make schnitzel even better! Try it! Music Selection: The Mamas & Papas – Dedicated To The One I Love Ingredients: 1 ½ c. chicken broth 1 cup sour cream 2 Tbsp dried dill 2 heaping Tbsp flour Salt/pepper…

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Time: 1 hour So easy, so good, sooooo tasty! The smoked paprika and dill add just a little – wow factor to these already amazing appetizers…. AND guess what to all you keto dieters – they are keto friendly! Added bonus! Try these and you’ll get up and dance – ya boom boom boom boom…

Banana Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting

Time: 1 hour I have paired two absolute classics! Banana cake with peanut butter and chocolate chips with a hint of cloves smothered in peanut butter frosting AND BTO!!! You really ain’t seen nothin’ yet… baby! This is perfect for a potluck or high noon tea! Music Selection: Bachman Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen…

Dolmades

Time: 2 hours It is fall, and that means fall food. I made these delicious dolmades to accompany moussaka. A great greek dish that is comforting and makes you want to dance. Get up and dance! Music Selection: Hosapiko Ingredients: 8 oz jar grape vine leaves in brine 2/3 cup arborio rice 1 1/3 cup…

Keto Moussaka

Time: 2 hours Although Moussaka is a bit of work, it is such a hearty, delicious and healthy dish. The flavours are absolutely comforting, soul food. I’ve paired it with another version of Zorba’s dance. Enjoy. Music Selection: Andre Rieu – Zorba’s Dance Ingredients: 3 large eggplants Olive oil 1 large onion, diced 2 large…

Cassoulet

Time: 48 hours (over 3 days) Serves – 12 Cassoulet is a classic recipe that I only make once a year – partly because it takes a good 2 days to make it properly and secondly because then when we do have it, we appreciate it and enjoy it. This makes a big serving. This…

Crispy Oven Baked Broccoli & Mushrooms

When we have company for dinner, my husband usually fusses over the perfect meat recipe and I fuss over the appetizers/desserts. That leaves the “middle” items or side dishes – salad, vegetables, potatoes/rice/pasta… Often these dishes do not get all the praise that the meat and dessert get. However, these little crispy veggies are easy…

Poppy Seed Rolls

Time: 2 ½ hours Music Selection: Dua Lipa – Love Again Poppy seeds are something I crave in the Fall, as I remember my grandparents growing poppy, drying it and then making it into these delicious deep fried buns… so much love went into growing the poppy all the way to making the buns! These…