Crockpot Sauerkraut & Bratwurst

Time: 8 – 10 hours I like to use a crockpot on days when I know I will be rushing home from work to take one of the kids to some sports event, but they need to eat before we go! This recipe is super simple and I put it on as I am leaving…

Oiseaux Sans Tetes (Headless Birds)

Time: 1 hour Makes 6 Oiseaux Sans Tetes was a fancy meal for special occasions when I was a kid. I have always loved eating them and my mom and Aunt Thelma used to make them for us! This recipe is a slight variation on their recipe. I have paired it with another Leonard Cohen…

One Dish Ham, Peas & Carrots

Time: 1 ½ hours Such a simple dish, but always a hit at our house. Leftover ham and eggs can be fried for breakfast the next morning… If you have kids (or even if your household is just adults), I’d encourage playing the Seussical version of “Green Eggs & Ham”… it will bring back good…

Cretons (french Canadian pork pate)

Time: 90 minutes and day to cool If you are looking for a healthy, protein breakfast that isn’t eggs, this might be the recipe for you! Cretons is a french-Canadian pork pate. It is simple to make and my kids think it tastes a lot of tourtiere filling. It can be eaten cold on toast…

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,…

Philippine’s Pork Adobo

Time: 1 ½ hours When we first had kids, and both were working full-time, we had live-in nannies helping out with the kids, meals and cleaning! They were a God – send! One huge benefit to having these lovely ladies from the Philippine’s is that they made some amazing dishes, like pork adobo and chicken…

Swedish Meatballs

Time: 35 minutes My hubby was recently in Stockholm, Sweden for work — home of Swedish meatballs, VASA Museum (it has a full ship that sunk originally in 1628 – I bet they wish they had a better Save Our Ships (aka SOS) system back then!) and the ABBA Museum! While the rest of our…