Baked Arancini

Time: 90 minutes These little balls of goodness are like sunshine on your face on a wonderful summer day – enjoy! Music Selection: James Taylor & Yo-Yo-Ma – Here Comes the Sun Ingredients: 4 cups chicken broth 2 Tbsp olive oil ½ cup finely chopped onion 2 cups arborio rice ½ cup freshly grated parmesan…

Instant Pot Beef Parikash with Egg Noodles

Time: 45 minutes For whatever reason, this dish reminded me of White Nights and the scene where Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines dance…. love this movie and love this dish! Maybe it will make you want to dance, too. Music Selection: White Nights – Mikhail Baryshnikov & Gregory Hines Ingredients: 3 Tbsp olive oil 3…

Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Time: 25 minutes Better Days include making this amazingly fast and tasty pasta dish. It is a great entree or a side dish to steak or chicken. Make this day your “better day”. Music Selection: Better Days (featuring Justin Timberlake) – Better Days Ahead Ingredients: 1 lb fresh or cooked shrimp 3 Tbsp cajun seasoning…

Char Siu Pork

Time: 15 minutes plus marinating time This is one of those recipes that is quick to cook and delicious to eat. I like to do a big batch so we have left overs for noodle soup, stir fry fried rice. Music Selection: Ray Charles – What’d I Say Ingredients: 1/3 cup hoisin sauce 1/3 cup…

Turkey Club Burger

Time: 45 minutes It really would be paradise to come home to a burger like this – so tasty, filling and did I mention, healthy? Enjoy under an August moon while listening to Nicki Parrott… Music Selection: Nicki Parrott & Les Paul Trio – You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To Ingredients: 1 lb…

Beef & Mushroom Pie

Time: 7 hours This is true comfort food and although it does take some time to make, it will have you swaying to some fabulous jazz and singing along… Music Selection: Si tu vois ma mere (Sidney Bechet) – Avalon Jazz Band Ingredients: 2 ½ lbs chuck beef, cut in ½ inch cubes 3 cloves…

One Pan Rib Roast Dinner

Time: 2.5  – 3 hours Say “I do” to this recipe – you won’t regret it. It is a very easy way to make a delicious, healthy meal without having a lot of pans to wash afterwards. Huge flavour and aroma from this fantastic dinner! Enjoy with a glass of your favorite red wine! Music…

Instant Pot Beef Fajitas

Time: 45 Minutes If you haven’t tried instant pot fajitas – you really should. This is a pretty simple, fast recipe that is flavorful, delicious and healthy! Music Selection: Shakira – Try Everything Ingredients: 1 medium beef roast (about 3 – 4 lbs) – oven round, top strip roast, flank 2 onions 2 red peppers…

Lemon Chicken Bowls

Time: 30 minutes Nothing speaks to love and romance like this warm, cozy, super easy dish – comfort food that makes you want to snuggle with the one who is your reason… Music Selection: Calum Scott & Leona Lewis – You Are The Reason Ingredients: 1 cup rice (alternatively this is great with chilean rice)….

Hamburger Pie

Time: 1 hour “Just say that you want me” – and you will once you make this simple, tasty comfort food! This is a great way to sneak a few vegetables into your kids (celery, onions and mushrooms). Enjoy! Music Selection: Fleetwood Mac – Tusk Ingredients: 3 cups small cut hash browns, thawed 1 cup…