Autumn Apple Crisp

Time: 90 minutes Our lovely neighbor, across the street, picked and then gave us about 10 lbs of apples from her tree. They are small apples, that have a thin skin and are so tasty. I made this apple crisp, and didn’t have to peel them. This is a recipe that is timeless … one…

Sweet Heat Roasted Yam

Time: 45 minutes How can I describe this very simple, but extremely flavorful dish – YUM! It will make your day lovely and spicy! Music Selection: Bill Withers – Lovely Day Ingredients: 1 large yam, washed and skin on 2 Tbsp olive oil 3 – 4 Tbsp honey (liquid, heat up if solid) 1/2 tsp…

Peach Pie Pudding

Time: 25 minutes You will want to linger and enjoy this pudding. It is great as a dessert, but we also like it for breakfast as you can make it the night before! So healthy, delicious and a great way to use up ripe peaches! Music Selection: The Cranberries – Linger 3 cups milk (any…

Burst Tomato Rose Pasta with Balsamic BBQ Chicken

Time: 45 minutes Having great friends who have excellent taste in food and who are willing to share recipes – this is one that a friend shared a few days ago. It made a good portion and let me tell you – we had leftovers that did not make it past breakfast the next day!!!…

Blueberry Corn Salad

Time: 30 minutes Odd duets sometimes take the world by surprise… try this salad, I think you will be surprised at what a great side dish this is for family events and BBQs. Music Selection: Marc Almond & Gene Pitney – Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart 4 corn cobs 3 Tbsp olive oil 3…

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…

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…

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…