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…

Tuscany Shrimp Pasta

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: Rocco Hunt & Ana Mena – A Un Passo Dalla Luna When you make this dish “you will smile”. It is a hearty and healthy dish that blends divine flavours that will make you smile every time you think of this dish and when you make it! Enjoy… Ingredients: 454…

Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches

Time: 1 hour “I think I love you”, will be what blurts out of your mouth when you take your first bite of these sandwiches. They are a little bit of work, but so, so very worth every minute and every bite! Enjoy… Music Selection: Partridge Family – I Think I Love You Ingredients: 4…

Cassoulet

Time: 48 hours (over 3 days) Serves – 12 Cassoulet is a classic recipe that I only make once a year – partly because it takes a good 2 days to make it properly and secondly because then when we do have it, we appreciate it and enjoy it. This makes a big serving. This…

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…

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…

Bacon Pancakes

Time: 45 minutes These Pancakes will absolutely rock you! The recipe and idea was a gift from one of my co-workers and I have to say, what a great gift. Who wouldn’t love finding a slice of bacon right in the middle of your pancake? My kids LOVE these and can make them themselves. As…

Blue Cheese Broccoli Pasta

Time: 30 mins Music Selection: Cher – Just Like Jesse James I know tonight, somebody is going to win the fight… you can do it… this dish is worth the effort. I like to make it as a side dish to my asparagus wrapped chicken. It is a great way to use up broccoli and…

Creamy Cabbage, Bacon & Sausage Soup

Time: 90 minutes Music Selection: Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) Summer vacation is nearly over and for whatever reason, I love to make soups and hearty foods in the Fall. Using vegetables from your garden or a local farmer’s market make this even more delicious. This soup is healthy, simple to make…

Chicken Chickpea Shakshuka

Time: 45 minutes Would you be happier eating this shakshuka? Yes, yes – you would and you’re going to be “just fine” today…. especially if you make this dish. It is a one skillet dish, fast, healthy and the flavours taste even better the next day! Music Selection: The Corrs – Would You be Happier…