Roast Duck

Time: 3 ½ hours “You are perfect…. you should have a perfect world”… wouldn’t it be great to have someone tell you this everyday? or to tell someone this everyday? To make your world perfect today, consider sharing a wonderful meal with family or friends and listen to some relaxing, soothing music by Katie Melua….

Mushroom Ragout

Time: 20 minutes “Everything flows, here comes another new day”… It is Thanksgiving and I love the smell of the fresh, cool air. To give “thanks” this year, we made a delicious Mushroom Ragout to go over Creamy Grits and roast duck – mostly foods that are native to Alberta (duck, corn, mushrooms). So good,…

Creamy Cabbage, Bacon & Sausage Soup

Time: 90 minutes Music Selection: Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) Summer vacation is nearly over and for whatever reason, I love to make soups and hearty foods in the Fall. Using vegetables from your garden or a local farmer’s market make this even more delicious. This soup is healthy, simple to make…

Chicken Hasselback Pasta

Time: 35 minutes Music Selection: Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take it There was a time before the age of #metoo where this type of behavior wasn’t ok… Dont’ take the BS any more. I’m not going to. But today, kids (and adults?) still want to rock… This chicken hasselback pasta ROCKS… This is…

Crockpot Asian Short Ribs & Rice

Time: 8 – 10 hours Music Selection: Jess Glynne – Right Here Ingredients: 1 cup soy sauce 1 cup beef broth ½ cup brown sugar 6 cloves garlic (or 1 Tbsp minced) 2 Tbsp grated fresh ginger 2 tsp sesame oil 2 Tsp crushed red pepper flakes 5 – 6 lbs bone in beef short…

Chicken Chickpea Shakshuka

Time: 45 minutes Would you be happier eating this shakshuka? Yes, yes – you would and you’re going to be “just fine” today…. especially if you make this dish. It is a one skillet dish, fast, healthy and the flavours taste even better the next day! Music Selection: The Corrs – Would You be Happier…

Oven- Fried Rice

Time: 1 hour & 15 minutes Do you know what I like about this recipe? You can “get ready” while it bakes! It is a great dish to make, even for breakfast (just add some scrambled eggs and small pieces of ham). This is a recipe one of my sister-in-laws made for Christmas dinner and…