Poutine

(Canadian French fries with gravy & cheese curds) Time: 20 minutes Poutine is a French Canadian dish that is a must-have if you are ever in Canada. If you aren’t able to come to our wonderful country, then you can still make this recipe, but you may need to local ingredients… I am pairing it…

Wrapped Asparagus – Two Ways

Time: 45 minutes When I was a kid growing up in a rural town in Northern Alberta, my older brother had just bought a Z28 car and he had tickets to see Streetheart in Edmonton – about a 3 hour drive. He came back the next day with a concert t-shirt for me… I was…

Swedish Meatballs

Time: 35 minutes My hubby was recently in Stockholm, Sweden for work — home of Swedish meatballs, VASA Museum (it has a full ship that sunk originally in 1628 – I bet they wish they had a better Save Our Ships (aka SOS) system back then!) and the ABBA Museum! While the rest of our…

Bacon & Tomato Sandwich

Time: 20 minutes Makes 4 sandwiches What the World Needs Now is Love and Bacon & Tomato Sandwiches. Starting the day off with a great, healthy breakfast and great music is good for the mind, body and soul. Quick, easy and perfect for any time of day – even in the middle of the night…

Perogies for Breakfast – savoury or sweet?

Time: 15 minutes This blog’s purpose is to come up with interesting food, but to also come up with interesting, fun breakfasts that are healthier than a bowl of sugary cereal or instant oatmeal. Hence, this morning, we are trying both savoury and sweet perogies – which we usually eat for lunch or supper. A…

Star Anise Asian Beef Stew

Time: 2.5 hours Serves 6 This is a stew that a friend of the Philippines used to make for our kids. The flavours are amazing and the beef becomes like butter. It is easy to make, it just needs to cook for a few hours to get the full effect of the flavours. My oldest…

Grilled Cheese and Creamy Tomato Soup

Time: 20 minutes Makes 4 servings Love Is All Around when you serve comfort food for the soul like Grilled Cheese with a hot bowl of creamy tomato soup to dip your sandwich in…. yum. We make this for breakfast, lunch, dinner and days you just aren’t feeling great. I also found this was a…

One Dish Baked Macaroni & Cheese (with or without Sausage?)

Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes Serves 5 or 6 Music Selection: Olivia Newton John – “Magic” This is truly a “magical” dish that our friends (Tina & Dave) shared with us the other day – easy to make, pop it in the oven and “poof” out comes a delicious, home made macaroni & cheese….

Garlic Parmesan Potatoes Au Gratin

Time: 1 ½ hours Makes 6 side-dishes Music Selection: Celine Dion – All By Myself Seriously, while these potatoes are good enough to be a meal on their own, they really do not want to be “all by myself”. They need some love – some roast beef, meatloaf, parmesan meatballs or fried chicken love. Now,…

Saucy Crockpot Ribs

Time: 15 minutes plus 8 – 10 hours in crockpot (or 1.5 hours in oven) Music Selection: Pitbull – Celebrate (from Penguins of Madagascar) “I just want to celebrate”… Who wouldn’t if you have these delicious ribs? This is the easiest crockpot recipe! We actually have had this for breakfast with steaming hot rice (you…