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…

Red Cabbage Slaw

Time: 15 minutes This is a super fast, super healthy and super delicious side dish for schnitzel, but it also is a great topper for pulled pork sandwiches – it is so fast to make you will have time to yourself – maybe to daydream? Music Selection: Monkees – Day Dream Believer Ingredients: ½ head…

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Time: 1 hour So easy, so good, sooooo tasty! The smoked paprika and dill add just a little – wow factor to these already amazing appetizers…. AND guess what to all you keto dieters – they are keto friendly! Added bonus! Try these and you’ll get up and dance – ya boom boom boom boom…

Banana Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting

Time: 1 hour I have paired two absolute classics! Banana cake with peanut butter and chocolate chips with a hint of cloves smothered in peanut butter frosting AND BTO!!! You really ain’t seen nothin’ yet… baby! This is perfect for a potluck or high noon tea! Music Selection: Bachman Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen…

Dolmades

Time: 2 hours It is fall, and that means fall food. I made these delicious dolmades to accompany moussaka. A great greek dish that is comforting and makes you want to dance. Get up and dance! Music Selection: Hosapiko Ingredients: 8 oz jar grape vine leaves in brine 2/3 cup arborio rice 1 1/3 cup…

Keto Moussaka

Time: 2 hours Although Moussaka is a bit of work, it is such a hearty, delicious and healthy dish. The flavours are absolutely comforting, soul food. I’ve paired it with another version of Zorba’s dance. Enjoy. Music Selection: Andre Rieu – Zorba’s Dance Ingredients: 3 large eggplants Olive oil 1 large onion, diced 2 large…

Cassoulet

Time: 48 hours (over 3 days) Serves – 12 Cassoulet is a classic recipe that I only make once a year – partly because it takes a good 2 days to make it properly and secondly because then when we do have it, we appreciate it and enjoy it. This makes a big serving. This…

Poppy Seed Rolls

Time: 2 ½ hours Music Selection: Dua Lipa – Love Again Poppy seeds are something I crave in the Fall, as I remember my grandparents growing poppy, drying it and then making it into these delicious deep fried buns… so much love went into growing the poppy all the way to making the buns! These…

Loaded Focaccia

“I wanna raise your spirits. I want to see you smile” so I am pairing a simple, delicious focaccia and Marshmello’s “Happier”. This focaccia will make you happy – you can add toppings or strip it down to plain focaccia. It is great as a side to chilis, stews or soups. It is also great…

Holy Brunch Baked Plum Pudding

Time: 1 hour It is Sunday and my family is sleeping in – and I have ripe plums to use up… This is a super delicious and healthy breakfast, brunch or dessert. It has the right amount of anise flavouring to make this an absolutely divine dish. I paired it with this music, as it…