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…

Loaded Focaccia

“I wanna raise your spirits. I want to see you smile” so I am pairing a simple, delicious focaccia and Marshmello’s “Happier”. This focaccia will make you happy – you can add toppings or strip it down to plain focaccia. It is great as a side to chilis, stews or soups. It is also great…

Holy Brunch Baked Plum Pudding

Time: 1 hour It is Sunday and my family is sleeping in – and I have ripe plums to use up… This is a super delicious and healthy breakfast, brunch or dessert. It has the right amount of anise flavouring to make this an absolutely divine dish. I paired it with this music, as it…

Clam Chowder

Time: 45 minutes Music Selection: Billie Eilish – Ocean Eyes This is truly one of the best recipes I make. It is simple, delicious and healthy! AND my family loves it – this is a big recipe as we love the leftovers (this recipe does taste better the next day)! I paired it with this…

Stir Fry Udon Noodles

Walking through the grocery store yesterday, I saw frozen udon noodles and was inspired to make something “I Love” and my family loves – udon stir fry. I nearly had all the ingredients – just needed some sake/mirin and bok choy. The rest pulled together into this amazing, delicious, healthy meal that was fast and…

Upside Down Pear Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread is one of my favourite aromas. The whole house feels warm and cozy, just from the wafts of gingerbread scents. This is a great way to use up a few pears. It is a great dessert, but also a great brunch recipe. I hope you love this recipe! Time:  1 hour Music Selection: Ginger…

BBQ/Firepit Potatoes & Bacon

When I was a kid, my parents had a cabin with a firepit and often, they’d make these foil packet potatoes. Maybe it is nostalgia, or maybe it is just that these potatoes “take it to the limit”, but we just had to make them, although we did ours on the BBQ. Still delicious and…

Mushroom, Broccoli & Swiss Cheese Rolls

This is a recipe that I came up with to try and get a few more vegetables into my kids. Since they love all of these ingredients, I decided to throw them together. I can’t say this is their favorite recipe, but they all ate the buns! So, I think the rolls were a success….