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…

Pumpkin Pie

Makes 2 pies Time: 90 minutes Once you try this pie you will have lots to be thankful for! It is healthy and sooo very delicious. I also provide my mom’s favourite (and unique) way of making pumpkin pie… I think you will enjoy this! Music Selection: Johnny Cash – Thanksgiving/Thank You Ingredients: 2 pie…

Rum Raisin Squares

Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Music Selection: Meditation Melodies – Afternoon Tea Music The other night, over conversation with some friends we came to realize that the men in our group all had a strong like for raisins in desserts – raisin tarts, raisin pie and definitely raisins in rice pudding. Having a bag of…

Leek & Mushroom Stuffing

Time: 90 minutes I definitely did it again – this is one of our traditional dishes at big family events — Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. It is very flavourful and moist! Once you have this stuffing, you’ll never look back and you’ll “do it again”. Music Selection: Britney Spiers – Oops I did it Again…

Spinach & Mandarin Orange Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Time: 20 minutes Serves 6 Music Selection: Elvis – That’s Alright I’ll tell you what’s alright – this spinach salad. It is rather festive in color and flavors – green, red, white and orange! You can buy poppy seed dressing, but I like making mine to add a bit more of a citrus flavor! It…

English Sticky Toffee Pudding

Time: 1 hour Makes 18 puddings Music Selection: GooGoo Dolls – Iris “I just want you to know who I am”… part of the chorus in a song that my oldest son liked when he was little. It is a soulful song. So, I am pairing it with a soulful dish. AND I want you…

Ta-Dah Brined & Roasted Turkey

Time: 24 hours of brining; about 3 hours roasting Music Selection: Alan Walker – Faded Christmas Music Selection: Carol of the Bells It is our family tradition to have turkey at Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. Quite often, we host these events for both of our families and I enjoy brining and roasting the turkey. I…