Cassoulet

Time: 48 hours (over 3 days) Serves – 12 Cassoulet is a classic recipe that I only make once a year – partly because it takes a good 2 days to make it properly and secondly because then when we do have it, we appreciate it and enjoy it. This makes a big serving. This…

Stir Fry Udon Noodles

Walking through the grocery store yesterday, I saw frozen udon noodles and was inspired to make something “I Love” and my family loves – udon stir fry. I nearly had all the ingredients – just needed some sake/mirin and bok choy. The rest pulled together into this amazing, delicious, healthy meal that was fast and…

Scotch Eggs (air fryer or deep fried)

Time: 45 minutes Makes 6 I will admit that I finally broke down and bought an airfryer/pressure cooker. We are loving the new recipes that we are trying. This is the latest and I barely got them out of the airfryer and they are gone… My husband paired the eggs with one of his favorite…

Best Fried Pork Chops

Time: 30 minutes This is soulful food and music at its best. Comforting, calming, delicious… perfect for those days when you just need a hug and need to remember your blessings… love the life you live. Music Selection: Buddy Guy & BB King – Stay Around A Little Longer Ingredients: Brine: 3 cups water 1…

Sausage Stuffed BBQ Pork Tenderloin

Time: 2 hours Music Selection: Summer Salt – Driving to Hawaii This is a crazy easy, super delicious and interesting recipe! Every time we make it for company, they ask for the recipe as it so delicious and neat to look at. I have paired it with an interesting piece of music – reminds me…

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties

Time: 30 minutes Sometimes in life, you just need to will good things to happen. So, today, join me and believe that “life’s about to get good”. A great way to start you in the right direction, is to have a healthy, hearty breakfast! There are a lot of options for interesting, unique, and healthy…

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…