Christmas Steamed Plum Pudding

Time: 7 hours plus several days to soak fruit Music Selection: Yo-Yo Ma & Alison Kraus – Wexford Carol Although this dish uses fruit that would not have been in a traditional pudding, the flavours remain true to a traditional steamed fruit pudding. “With thankful heart and joyful mind”, I think you will find that…

Overnight Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Time: Overnight plus 30 minutes Music Selection: Sara Bareilles – King of Anything This dish will make everyone happy… super simple and great for Christmas morning when you are eager to get up! It is a great dish for brunch, when having company, too! We love it on Christmas morning with a strong coffee! There…

Brined BBQ Pork Chops

Time: day to brine; 15 minutes to BBQ Let your hair down with this super simple, very flavourful soul food. You will put your records on, sway to the tunes as you grill and dive into this delicious BBQ pork chop! Music Selection: Corinne Bailey Rae – Put Your Records On Ingredients: ¼ c salt…

Braised beef short ribs & Mujadara

Time: 4 hours While a dish that takes a while to make, you will fall for this recipe in a large way. It is bursting with flavour and is not only delicious, it is very healthy! Mujadara is normally a vegetarian dish, so you can also make it without the beef ribs, but we think…

Crispy Baked Cod

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: Christina Perri – A Thousand Years Ingredients: 3 large cod fillets, cut in 1/2 2 eggs, beaten 3 cups of garlic and herb flavoured croutons, crushed ¼ cup parmesan cheese Salt / pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 1 Tbsp dried parsley Tartar sauce: 2 Tbsp mayonnaise 2 Tbsp sour cream…

Berry Cobbler

Time: 45 – 60 minutes Music Selection: The Band Perry – If I Die Young This is a dessert that is pure comfort — for those days when you want a big cup of tea and feel self-reflective… it also is the exact perfect dessert to share with best buddies… Ingredients: 8 cups frozen or…

Taco Stuffed Red Pepper

Time: 1 hour Fall on me with all your light – this recipe will lift your spirit and fill you up. It is flavorful, easy to make and delicious, as well, as healthy. Enjoy! Music Selection: Christina Aguilera & A Great Big World – Fall on Me Ingredients: 4 bell peppers 1 lb ground beef…

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Time: 30 minutes These pancakes are soooooo delicious and fluffy. When you stack them up, they remind me of a drum, hence the pairing with the Little Drummer Boy (and besides it is now wintery and reminding me that Christmas is nearing). Music Selection: For King & Country – Little Drummer Boy Ingredients: 1 ½…

Fruit Coulis

This is such a delicious way to make a fruit syrup for desserts or pancakes. You can add the amount of sugar you like and use whatever fruit you have on hand, but it is a great way to use up ripe berries! Time: 20 minutes Music Selection: There She Goes – Six Pence Ingredients:…

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…