Pork, Apple & Sage Stew

Time: 90 minutes This is a super flavorful comfort dish that only takes about 90 minutes in total! It is a dish that is so comforting, it is great to share and let others know you are there for them… Music Selection: Rachel Platten – Stand By You Ingredients: 1 kg pork shoulder, cut into…

Baba Pearl’s Sauerkraut Soup

Time: 4 hours This is a dish from both my husband’s and my childhoods. We both ate it with pork ribs in the soup, other recipes don’t include but might include mushrooms. This is as close as I could get it to my grandma and my husband’s grandma’s versions which were remarkably similar and definitely…

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Time: 1 hour Mushroom soup is so simple to make and delicious, comforting food. You will fall in love (again) with this dish – over and over! Music Selection: Dua Lipa and Elton John – Love Again Ingredients ¼ cup butter Salt/pepper 1 leek, chopped finely 3 Tbsp flour 6 sprigs fresh thyme 2 cloves…

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…

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…

Lamb Stew

Time: 1 – 2 hours Music Selection: EmmyLou Harris – Two More Bottles of Wine This recipe is best if you pour wine in the stew and have a glass on the side while you make it! Enjoy the stew, wine and Emmylou! Ingredients: 6 oz pancetta, chopped into strips 2 lbs boneless leg of…

Instant Pot Spicy Chicken Ramen

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: Miki Matsubara – Stay With Me This recipe will stay with you and quickly become a favorite. It is fast, healthy, and delicious – you can make it spicier by controlling the red curry/gojuchang. We made this tonight and I asked my kids to find music to pair with the…

Clam Chowder

Time: 45 minutes Music Selection: Billie Eilish – Ocean Eyes This is truly one of the best recipes I make. It is simple, delicious and healthy! AND my family loves it – this is a big recipe as we love the leftovers (this recipe does taste better the next day)! I paired it with this…

Beef Borscht Soup

Time: 2 Hours I can’t leave a Farmer’s Market in the Fall without buying all the ingredients for borscht. As soon as I smell the dill and see the beets, I’m determined to make borscht. Quite often it is a vegetarian dish, but my grandma Katie always made it with either beef ribs or shred…

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…