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…

Clam Chowder

Time: 45 minutes Music Selection: Billie Eilish – Ocean Eyes This is truly one of the best recipes I make. It is simple, delicious and healthy! AND my family loves it – this is a big recipe as we love the leftovers (this recipe does taste better the next day)! I paired it with this…

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Time: 45 minutes Laughter is the best medicine. Music helps us relax. Broccoli is good for us. Cheese is just yummy, so I am paring them all together. Enjoy! Music Selection: Victor Borge – Pianist Ingredients: 1 large head of broccoli (about 1 ½ lbs) 8 oz cream cheese, softened in microwave ¼ cup sour…

Irish Mashed Potatoes & Cabbage (Colcannon)

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: The Rumjacks – Home This Irish mashed potato recipe is one that is comfort food. It is often served at pubs. I like it as a twist on our regular mashed potatoes, as it is tasty and adds some extra vegetables into it. It is great as a side dish…

Roast Duck

Time: 3 ½ hours “You are perfect…. you should have a perfect world”… wouldn’t it be great to have someone tell you this everyday? or to tell someone this everyday? To make your world perfect today, consider sharing a wonderful meal with family or friends and listen to some relaxing, soothing music by Katie Melua….

MMM – Maureen’s Marvelous Meatloaf!

Time : 1 hour 15 minutes Serves 5 – 6 Music Selection: Meatloaf – Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad This meatloaf is my mom’s recipe, originally. Over the years, I have modified it a bit. My hubby LOVES this meatloaf recipe. He likes me to make a big loaf so he has leftovers to…

Coconut Waffles + a Cheat Version

Time: 20 minutes Music Selection: Eagles – Kokomo Close your eyes and take a long, slow deep breath – can you smell the sweet, toasted coconut? Well, you can… and it will only take 15 – 20 minutes! Turn on Kokomo, grab a bowl and get ready for an escape breakfast! I have two versions…

Dill & Bacon Grits (Nachynka)

Time: 20 minutes Music Selection: The Tragically Hip – New Orleans Is Sinking Growing up, with a Ukrainian heritage, we had “nachynka” at many Sunday, after Church, dinners, at Church potlucks and at every big holiday (Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving). Like many ethnic foods, every family and region, has their own slight twist – some like…

Fried Rice – Dinner? Lunch? Breakfast?

Serves 4 Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: Cher – Believe As Dr. Seuss wrote in Green Eggs & Ham, “Would you? Could you?”…. Would you eat fried rice for breakfast? “Believe” it or not — I made fried rice, sunny side up eggs and gyoza for my kids one morning AND… they ate it. In…

Cream of Wheat

Serves: 4 Time: 10 minutes Music Selection: Lionel Richie – Hello This really is a breakfast that is fast, delicious comfort food that you can be creative with! Here is the simplest version. “Hello?” – Is it a bowl of delicious cream of wheat that you are looking for?  You will be glad if you do find it and make it! Ingredients: 4 cups milk 2 Tbsp vanilla 2 Tbsp butter Dash salt 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp cream of…