Beef Rigatoni

Time:  Minimum 1 hour – better if you have 3 or 4 hours This rigatoni is the reason we are able to stay home for year number two of a pandemic! It is comfort food that is soooo tasty, it will keep you warm, comfy and happy to share with loved ones. Music Selection: Calum…

Herbes de Provence Pork Stew (instant pot)

Time: 1 hour It is so good (c’est si bon)… it really is. Fast, tasty, savoury, healthy… enjoy. Music Selection: Eartha Kitt – C’est Si Bon Ingredients: 1 – 3 lb pork loin or shoulder, cut into ½ inch cubes 2 large carrots, cut in large ½ inch coins 2 celery, chopped in ½ inch…

Pueblo Chili Burger (“slopper”)

Time: 2 hours Since I have not been to Pueblo, Colorado where this delicious pub food originates AND not ever having one, I think this may be one of our favorite Friday night pub and beer nights at home! I think we were all surprised how much, we absolutely loved this dish and you can…

CLUB Spicy Beef Blueberry Tacos

Time: 90 minutes Be part of the CLUB and enjoy these amazingly Albertan/Canadian Tacos while enjoying great Canadian music in tribute to a Canadian who loves his country and “gives back”… Music Selection: Steven Page – Canada Loves You Back (CLUB) Ingredients: 12 medium soft tortillas, warmed Goat cheese, crumbled Fresh basil, chopped finely Beef…

Sausage with Onion Gravy & Mashed Potatoes

Time: 30 minutes This is a hearty recipe that you will fall in love again and again with. Simple, fast and not many dishes to clean afterwards (added bonus)…. Music Selection: Anne Murray – I Just Fall In Love Again Ingredients: 5-6 potatoes Butter 1 cup sour cream 1 package of 5 – 6 sausages,…

70’s Cult Classic Mushroom Burger

Time: 30 minutes My parents owned a drive-in burger bar in a small town in the 70s. They were known for many food items, but the one that people still ask my mom if she will share her recipe for is her classic mushroom burger. This is not exactly her recipe. It is close, but…

Baked Ziti

Time: 1 hour Comfort food that will helps making anything feel possible. Music Selection: Lea Michele – Anything’s Possible Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef 3 italian sausages 280 g ricotta cheese 3 – 14 oz cans of pureed tomato sauce 3 cups grated mozzarella or mix cheese 1 lb ziti pasta Handful fresh basil Fresh…

Montreal Smoked Meat

Time: 8 – 10 days If you can’t get to Montreal in the middle of a pandemic, then you have to bring Montreal to you! This recipe takes over a week, but is so worth it. It is a close copy of the recipe at meatwave.com which I follow closely, other than to reduce the…

Beef Tater-Totchos

Time: 35 minutes Hay Amores – there are loves… then there are totchos… great for tailgate parties, BBQs, and Friday nights! Music Selection: Shakira – Hay Amores Ingredients: Cooking spray 1 – 800 g bag frozen tater tots 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 lb ground beef 1 pkg taco seasoning (3 Tbsp seasoning) 1 cup…

Crispy, Spicy Burritos (Instant Pot)

Time: 90 minutes While this recipe does take a bit of time, it is a healthy, savoury meal that you will turn to again and again! Music Selection: Los Lobos – Come On Let’s Go Ingredients: 3 lb oven or chuck roast, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 onion, sliced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1…