Dill Pickle Soup

Time: 30 minutes Growing up in the ’70s – this song was played at every wedding, resulting in a mass group of people doing the polka! I haven’t heard it in years, but I made this delicious soup (which we love to have at a local Eastern European Restaurant) and it jogged my memory –…

Country Man’s Lasagna

Time: 1 1/2 hours How do you get rid of blues? Get Rhythm and eat lasagna. This is our favourite recipe. Growing up in Northern Alberta, our local grocery store was a general store that sold clothes, food, etc. and specialty items, like ricotta or fresh basil were a rarity, so we had to improvise….

Beef Paprika Goulash

Time: 2 hours ” Not a yes-sir, not a follower, Fit the box, fit the mold. Have a seat in the foyer, take a number. I was lightning before the thunder “… This dish is a make-ahead in a crockpot oldie but oh, such a goodie. I like to make it in a crockpot as…

French Canadian Split Pea Soup with Ham

Time: 4 hours on stove; 4 hours on high in crockpot; 8 hours on low in crockpot My dad was visiting the other day and was gushing about the amazing split pea soup my mom made from scratch using a smoked ham hock… he made me think I should make some, too. Split Pea Soup,…

Brined Roast Chicken with Vegetables & Gravy

Time: 2 ½ hours cooking; 4 – 8 hours brining “And I think to myself… what a wonderful world” as I sit at the table and enjoy some rosemary brined chicken with vegetables, smothered in gravy… I like brining my chicken as it keeps it moist longer and that way, we have leftovers for lunch…

Cachopo with Calabrese – a fried, filled steak from Spain!

Time: 1 hour When I was first considering making a food blog, I was researching interesting recipes and came across a list of the top 100 foods to eat in the World. Cachopo was on the list and not having heard of it, I was intrigued and decided to make it, partly because I really…

Creamy Shrimp Alfredo

Time: 20 minutes This is a quick, healthy seafood pasta dish that is deliciously filling. Inspired by the pasta, I am pairing it with Patrizio Buanne in this funny tune that is a dialogue between a mother and a daughter who wants her mom to find her a husband because the “moon is in the…