Instant Pot Beef & Mushroom Stew

Time: 60 minutes Quick, healthy and delicious!! Plus, you will love breathing in the delicious aroma when you release the pressure! Music Selection – Sia – Breathe Me Ingredients: 2 lb beef chuck stew meat or round oven roast, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion chopped 2 carrots, peeled and…

Candied Yams

Time: 1 hour Once you make these yams, they will always be one of your sides… enjoy with Sheryl Crow & Sting. Music Selection: Sheryl Crow & Sting – Always On Your Side Ingredients: 1 large yam ¼ cup butter, melted ½ cup brown sugar 3 Tbsp orange juice 1 tsp vanilla ½ tsp cinnamon…

Church Chicken

Church Chicken Time: Brine overnight; Bake 1.5 – 2 hours Music Selection: Coldplay – Everyday Life This is an oldie but a great recipe. It was one my grandma made on Sundays – she’d put it all in the oven while we were at church and when we’d get home, there would be this amazing…

Berry Cobbler

Time: 45 – 60 minutes Music Selection: The Band Perry – If I Die Young This is a dessert that is pure comfort — for those days when you want a big cup of tea and feel self-reflective… it also is the exact perfect dessert to share with best buddies… Ingredients: 8 cups frozen or…

Cheesy Cauliflower Grits

Time: 25 minutes Get ready for a new twist on grits – a healthy, delicious version that sneaks a few extra vegetables into your family! We love this dish served with a hearty stew or red braised lamb shanks… Music Selection: Pitbull (featuring Blake Shelton) – Get Ready Ingredients: 2 shallots, diced finely 2 Tbsp…

Red Wine Lamb Shanks

Time: 3 ½ hours This is a recipe that takes a bit of time and preparation, but man is it worth it! The slow cooking style really pulls together the flavours of the red wine sauce. It is definitely comfort food, and a dish you want to enjoy fully and slowly, like this song by…

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…