70’s Cult Classic Mushroom Burger

Time: 30 minutes My parents owned a drive-in burger bar in a small town in the 70s. They were known for many food items, but the one that people still ask my mom if she will share her recipe for is her classic mushroom burger. This is not exactly her recipe. It is close, but…

Baked Ziti

Time: 1 hour Comfort food that will helps making anything feel possible. Music Selection: Lea Michele – Anything’s Possible Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef 3 italian sausages 280 g ricotta cheese 3 – 14 oz cans of pureed tomato sauce 3 cups grated mozzarella or mix cheese 1 lb ziti pasta Handful fresh basil Fresh…

Blue Cheese Bacon Potato Salad

Time: 45 minutes This is one of our favourite potato salad recipes (slightly improvised from Matt Dunigan’s Road Grill recipe) and we love potato salad at bbqs, potlucks, etc. So get the flames going on the BBQ and side this delicious side dish. Music Selection: MOD SUN & Avril Lavigne – Flames Ingredients: 3 lb…

Fennel Orange Salad

Time: 10 minutes So simple, so delicious, so healthy… the perfect salad to ensure great BBQ and family gathering memories. Music Selection: Maroon 5 – Memories Ingredients: 3 bulbs of fennel 2 large navel oranges 2 Tbsp olive oil ¼ cup of dried cranberries 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar Salt/pepper Directions: Remove tops of the…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Squares

Time: 20 minutes I am not going to lie – these are the best version of rice krispie squares. There used to be a place near my office that made these and I would get them regularly with an extra large cup of coffee… perfect for those days when you need a boost of energy…

Peach Pie

Time: 90 minutes Who would not want to be reunited time and time again with this classic – peach pie? Music Selection: Peaches N Herb – Reunited Ingredients: 1 pate brisee (pie dough) 10 medium peaches ¼ – ½ cup brown sugar ¼ cup minute tapioca (or cornstarch) 1 tsp cinnamon Dash of ground cloves…

Upside Down Nectarine Cake

Time: 1 hour I wonder as I wander…. how great is this cake for brunch, high noon tea or just as a dessert! Music Selection: Lindsey Stirling – I Wonder as I Wander Ingredients: 4 – 6 nectarines, skin on 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 3 tsp vanilla ½ cup…

Spicy Baked Beans

Time: 45 minutes This is a cheat recipe for sure – but a great recipe for barbeques and potlucks. Easy and delicious (and even healthy). Music Selection: Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson – The Last Cowboy Song Ingredients: 1 lb bacon 1 onion, diced 2 – 348 mL can of your favorite baked beans 1…

Chicken Jambalaya Fettucine

Time: 45 minutes My husband LOVES cajun food and he LOVES pasta… this is the perfect combo for him! Enjoy. Music Selection: Oli Brown – I Love You More You’ll Ever Know Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts 1 lb fettucine noodles 1 -2 andouille sausage 1 onion 1 red pepper 1 Tbsp oregano 1 Tbsp smoked…

Puffed Wheat Squares

Time: 20 minutes A recipe that brings back memories for me when I was a kid, but also to my kids when they were younger! Kicking back with a flashback to Roger Whittaker and puffed wheat squares. Music Selection: Roger Whittaker – Medley: New World in Morning, Last Farewell, Durham Town Ingredients: 6 Tbsp Cocoa…