Old Smokey Cucumber & Radish Salad

Time: 15 minutes In a pandemic, we need a miracle… I’m pairing Smokey R & The Miracles with this amazing, unique (made up myself recipe) salad! It is full of super-foods (microgreens & red onions), super easy and super smoked paprika delicious. I made this a few days ago for my family and we had…

Alive Again Salsa

Time: 1 hour; makes about 8 small jars Ok – it is week 5 of social distancing, isolation and quarantine due to the worldwide pandemic. To keep busy this week, my 15 YO daughter and I decided to make home made salsa. We even canned it. It is also Easter week and because we won’t…

Fresh Herb & Mushroom Pasta

Time: 30 minutes This recipe is definite soul and comfort food. It is like eating fresh mushroom soup pasta. While you can make this with dried herbs, it is soooo much better if you can get fresh herbs and use heavy, rich cream. I’ve paired it with Angels, as this type of food truly mixes…

Ricotta Stuffed Pasta (Conchiglie)

Time: 35 minutes This recipe will give you a “reason to believe” you too can be a gourmet chef. Simple, tasty, fast, hearty…. yummy! Believe. Music Selection: Rod Stewart – Reason to Believe ¼ cup Basil pesto 24 oz Marinara Sauce or 4 Cheese Pasta Sauce 350g Conchiglie pasta 87/b (about 2 1/2 inches long)…

Irish Mashed Potatoes & Cabbage (Colcannon)

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: The Rumjacks – Home This Irish mashed potato recipe is one that is comfort food. It is often served at pubs. I like it as a twist on our regular mashed potatoes, as it is tasty and adds some extra vegetables into it. It is great as a side dish…

Potato, Cauliflower & Pea Curry

Time: 45 minutes Looking for a side dish that will spice up your meal? Well, look no further. This is easy, one dish, healthy and tasty… it might be a bit too good to be true! Music Selection: Spice Girls – Too Much Ingredients 2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed ½ cauliflower head, cut in…

Broccoli Cauliflower Bake

Time: 1 hour Not to brag, but this might be one of the easiest and delicious side dishes that you can make. It is great for sharing and it re-heats well. The dill is a must add, so don’t skip the dill. You will find yourself adding this to your favourite recipes list. Music Selection:…

Holiday Carrots

Time: 45 minutes These carrots are magical and great for any festive occasion. We make them often and they are always a big hit. They will magically disappear so make extra. Music Selection: Doris Day – It’s Magic Ingredients: 8 large carrots ¼ cup brown sugar Grated orange rind from one orange 2 Tbsp butter…

Braised Red Cabbage

Time: 2 ½ hours Music Selection:  Pursuit of Happiness – She’s So Young It is Canada Day and I thought I’d pair a red and white dish (cabbage and onion and apple) with a Canadian band – the Pursuit of Happiness! Canada is a country known for its friendly citizens – we are a happy…

Slimming Broccoli Salad

Time: 15 minutes Summer time – summer body! This is a great, delicious salad to eat all summer long. It is great for BBQ parties and potlucks and keeps well. It is very simple, healthy and crunchy! It is a salad to eat “forever and ever”… I hope you enjoy it and the music. Music…