Instant Pot Spicy Chicken Ramen

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: Miki Matsubara – Stay With Me This recipe will stay with you and quickly become a favorite. It is fast, healthy, and delicious – you can make it spicier by controlling the red curry/gojuchang. We made this tonight and I asked my kids to find music to pair with the…

BBQ Leg of Lamb

Time: 4 hours to marinade; 2 hours to BBQ Music Selection: Faith Hill – This Kiss “Perpetual Bliss” – is a fitting phrase for this super flavorful, healthy and simple recipe for leg of lamb. It is a whole lot of marinating and slow roasting… relax and enjoy! Ingredients: 1 – 4 ½ – 5…

Devil’s Food Bundt Cake with Chocolate Mint Ganache

Time: 2 hours Music Selection: Charlie Daniels Band – The Devil Went Down To Georgia This is a perfect dessert for chocolate lovers! It is a super easy recipe and it turns our perfect every time. Ingredients: 1 ½ c. flour  2 tsp coffee instant dried ¾ tsp baking soda ½ tsp baking powder ¼…

Banana Foster Cheesecake

Time: 6 – 12 hours (long cooling and set time) Music Selection: David Foster & Japanese Philharmonic Orchestra – Flight of the Snowbird & Winter Olympics Theme Song This dessert is divine, much like this amazing composition by Canada’s David Foster. This dessert does take some time to make, although it is an easy recipe…

Mini Banana Split Baked Alaskas

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: Lee Greenwood – Home To Alaska This is a dessert that I have made for my kids’ birthday parties, but this year we made it for our fancy New Years’ Eve dinner. It is always a hit with young and old! Also, easy to make, especially if you buy a…

Blini Appetizer

Time: 2 hours Music Selection: Freda Payne – Band of Gold An oldie but goodie recipe paired with an oldie but goodie tune! Band of gold. These are medallions of gold! Enjoy. Ingredients: 1 ¼ cups milk (2% or 3%) 1 cup flour ½ cup buckwheat flour (use normal flour if you cannot find it)…

Crab Filled Chicken In Pastry

Time: 1 hour Music Selection: Tracey Ullman – They Don’t Know They may not yet know, but soon will how easy and delicious this very elegant meal is to make! Bon appetit! Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts 4 Tbsp butter Fresh dill 1 lb lump crabmeat 2 sheets puff pastry dough 1 large egg, lightly beaten…

Braised Mushrooms

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: Herman’s Hermits – There’s A Kind of Hush There will be a hush over your house while you enjoy this wonderful side dish. It is easy to make and yet so flavourful and aromatic. Ingredients: 200 g fresh small mushrooms (whole) – if using larger mushrooms, then quarter them 1…

Breakfast Blinis

Time: 2 hours Music Selection: Cowboy Junkies – Sweet Jane There is something so very comforting about blinis, just like this version of Sweet Jane. I like to make a big batch – some for breakfast and some as an appetizer. Ingredients: 1 ¼ cups milk (2% or 3%) 1 cup flour ½ cup buckwheat…

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 18 large cookies Time: 1 ½ hours Music Selection: Nina Simone – Here Comes the Sun These cookies have the perfect balance of cookie to chocolate chip ratio – trust me! These are a favorite for my kids and for me as I like that it has fruit in them and not too much…