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…

Mushroom & Pea Risotto (Pressure Cooker)

Time: 35 minutes Don’t you want mushroom & pea risotto? You will. Trust me. So good. So healthy. So easy! That much is true. Music Selection:  Human League – Don’t You Want Me Ingredients: ¼ cup dried mushrooms 4 Tbsp butter 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, diced 2 cups sliced mushrooms, fresh 2 cups…

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Time: 45 minutes Laughter is the best medicine. Music helps us relax. Broccoli is good for us. Cheese is just yummy, so I am paring them all together. Enjoy! Music Selection: Victor Borge – Pianist Ingredients: 1 large head of broccoli (about 1 ½ lbs) 8 oz cream cheese, softened in microwave ¼ cup sour…

Chilean Rice

Time: 30 minutes We had a potluck a few months ago and one of our guests made a traditional chilean rice dish for the party. It was soooooo good. I decided to give a try and it is also very easy to make. To get in the mood, we played Huasos. Enjoy both! Music Selection:…

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)…

Fresh Cucumber Salad

Time: 15 minutes This salad is fresh, exciting and inviting… Kool & The Gang could not have said it better. This salad is great at BBQs, but also as a side dish to hearty meals like Swedish meatballs. Music Selection: Kool & the Gang – Fresh Ingredients: 1 large English cucumber 1 – 2 Tbsp…

Jalapeno Popper Appetizers

Time: 45 minutes This is another very simple and super tasty recipe, particularly if you like a bit of heat. They will make your mouth “pop with flavor”. They can be a bit messy to eat, so have napkins handy. Music Selection: Men Without Hats – Pop Goes the World Ingredients: 5 jalapeno peppers 1…

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…