Beef Tater-Totchos

Time: 35 minutes Hay Amores – there are loves… then there are totchos… great for tailgate parties, BBQs, and Friday nights! Music Selection: Shakira – Hay Amores Ingredients: Cooking spray 1 – 800 g bag frozen tater tots 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 lb ground beef 1 pkg taco seasoning (3 Tbsp seasoning) 1 cup…

Mascarpone Grits

Time: 30 minutes You will LOVE this recipe for so many reasons – it is great for a quick, healthy breakfast with a runny egg on top, or as the base to put chili or stew on top of! No matter what you decide to do with this recipe, you will love it! Music Selection:…

Baked Arancini

Time: 90 minutes These little balls of goodness are like sunshine on your face on a wonderful summer day – enjoy! Music Selection: James Taylor & Yo-Yo-Ma – Here Comes the Sun Ingredients: 4 cups chicken broth 2 Tbsp olive oil ½ cup finely chopped onion 2 cups arborio rice ½ cup freshly grated parmesan…

Goat Cheese Mushy Peas

Time: 30 minutes In the wee small hours of the morning, when hungry, try these peas – healthy, delicious, and filling! Music Selection: Sting & Chris Botti – In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning Ingredients: 2 Tbsp butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 5 cups frozen green peas 1 cup water or chicken broth…

Candied Yams

Time: 1 hour Once you make these yams, they will always be one of your sides… enjoy with Sheryl Crow & Sting. Music Selection: Sheryl Crow & Sting – Always On Your Side Ingredients: 1 large yam ¼ cup butter, melted ½ cup brown sugar 3 Tbsp orange juice 1 tsp vanilla ½ tsp cinnamon…

Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Time: 25 minutes Better Days include making this amazingly fast and tasty pasta dish. It is a great entree or a side dish to steak or chicken. Make this day your “better day”. Music Selection: Better Days (featuring Justin Timberlake) – Better Days Ahead Ingredients: 1 lb fresh or cooked shrimp 3 Tbsp cajun seasoning…

Lemon Garlic Broccolini

Time: 15 minutes You will absolutely “Need” to make this recipe again and again, while listening to Jon Batiste… This is a quick, healthy, side dish – great for every day or special occasions. Music Selection: Jon Batiste – I Need You Ingredients: 2 packages broccolini (12 oz) Zest from one lemon 2 cloves garlic…

Beef & Mushroom Pie

Time: 7 hours This is true comfort food and although it does take some time to make, it will have you swaying to some fabulous jazz and singing along… Music Selection: Si tu vois ma mere (Sidney Bechet) – Avalon Jazz Band Ingredients: 2 ½ lbs chuck beef, cut in ½ inch cubes 3 cloves…

Buttered & Dilled Snap Peas & Carrots

Time: 15 minutes Simple, healthy and tasty… need I say more (and great music to get you energized about this side dish). Music Selection: Ann-Margret & Tina Turner – Proud Mary Ingredients: 2 carrots, peeled 4 cups washed and trimmed snap peas ¼ cup butter Salt/pepper 1 Tbsp fresh or dried dill Directions: Slice the…

One Pan Rib Roast Dinner

Time: 2.5  – 3 hours Say “I do” to this recipe – you won’t regret it. It is a very easy way to make a delicious, healthy meal without having a lot of pans to wash afterwards. Huge flavour and aroma from this fantastic dinner! Enjoy with a glass of your favorite red wine! Music…