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…

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…

Stir Fry Udon Noodles

Walking through the grocery store yesterday, I saw frozen udon noodles and was inspired to make something “I Love” and my family loves – udon stir fry. I nearly had all the ingredients – just needed some sake/mirin and bok choy. The rest pulled together into this amazing, delicious, healthy meal that was fast and…

Upside Down Pear Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread is one of my favourite aromas. The whole house feels warm and cozy, just from the wafts of gingerbread scents. This is a great way to use up a few pears. It is a great dessert, but also a great brunch recipe. I hope you love this recipe! Time:  1 hour Music Selection: Ginger…

Fresh Herb & Mushroom Pasta

Time: 30 minutes This recipe is definite soul and comfort food. It is like eating fresh mushroom soup pasta. While you can make this with dried herbs, it is soooo much better if you can get fresh herbs and use heavy, rich cream. I’ve paired it with Angels, as this type of food truly mixes…

Flavorful Baked Tilapia

Time: 35 minutes Although not fried, this fish dish will have you “rockin’”. It pairs perfectly with this music as one bite of this dish, will make you want to get up and dance. Great for the soul… Music Selection: Doug Deming & Dennis Gruenling & The Jewel Tones Ingredients: 3 tilapia fillets ½ tsp…

Banana Tartes Tatin

Banana Tartes Tatin Time: 30 minutes Makes 6 individual tartes Music Selection: Zappacosta – Nothing Can Stand In Your Way I really like this simple recipe. It can be a fancy dessert or you can serve it for breakfast. Sometimes, I make it with pears or apples instead of bananas! AND sometimes, I make it…