Cheesy Cauliflower Grits

Time: 25 minutes Get ready for a new twist on grits – a healthy, delicious version that sneaks a few extra vegetables into your family! We love this dish served with a hearty stew or red braised lamb shanks… Music Selection: Pitbull (featuring Blake Shelton) – Get Ready Ingredients: 2 shallots, diced finely 2 Tbsp…

Chinese Cabbage & Mushroom Stir Fry

This is a great, comforting side dish – like an old cardigan… something that you love and cherish and are familiar with. This dish is easy to make, healthy and super delicious. Enjoy with the comfort of your favorite warm, cozy cardigan/sweater and some delicious star anise beef stew and Taylor… Time: 25 minutes Music…

Sauteed Green Beans

Time: 20 minutes Now green beans may not be your favourite vegetable (yet), but on the next rainy night when you want some delicious, aromatic comfort food, try these delicious sauteed green beans. You can play with the toppings to get different flavours! Enjoy your rainy night and your green beans! Music Selection: Eddie Rabbitt…

Crispy Oven Baked Broccoli & Mushrooms

When we have company for dinner, my husband usually fusses over the perfect meat recipe and I fuss over the appetizers/desserts. That leaves the “middle” items or side dishes – salad, vegetables, potatoes/rice/pasta… Often these dishes do not get all the praise that the meat and dessert get. However, these little crispy veggies are easy…

BBQ/Firepit Potatoes & Bacon

When I was a kid, my parents had a cabin with a firepit and often, they’d make these foil packet potatoes. Maybe it is nostalgia, or maybe it is just that these potatoes “take it to the limit”, but we just had to make them, although we did ours on the BBQ. Still delicious and…

Mushroom, Broccoli & Swiss Cheese Rolls

This is a recipe that I came up with to try and get a few more vegetables into my kids. Since they love all of these ingredients, I decided to throw them together. I can’t say this is their favorite recipe, but they all ate the buns! So, I think the rolls were a success….

Spinach Puffs

Time: 45 minutes If you haven’t watched this funny movie, you should! Kronk was one of my kids’ favorite characters. He is fun loving and an excellent cook. He also makes spinach puffs in this movie… so even when many years after my kids stopped watching the movie, they always remind me of Kronk when…

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…