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…

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…

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties

Time: 30 minutes Sometimes in life, you just need to will good things to happen. So, today, join me and believe that “life’s about to get good”. A great way to start you in the right direction, is to have a healthy, hearty breakfast! There are a lot of options for interesting, unique, and healthy…

Cretons (french Canadian pork pate)

Time: 90 minutes and day to cool If you are looking for a healthy, protein breakfast that isn’t eggs, this might be the recipe for you! Cretons is a french-Canadian pork pate. It is simple to make and my kids think it tastes a lot of tourtiere filling. It can be eaten cold on toast…

Philippine’s Pork Adobo

Time: 1 ½ hours When we first had kids, and both were working full-time, we had live-in nannies helping out with the kids, meals and cleaning! They were a God – send! One huge benefit to having these lovely ladies from the Philippine’s is that they made some amazing dishes, like pork adobo and chicken…

Swedish Meatballs

Time: 35 minutes My hubby was recently in Stockholm, Sweden for work — home of Swedish meatballs, VASA Museum (it has a full ship that sunk originally in 1628 – I bet they wish they had a better Save Our Ships (aka SOS) system back then!) and the ABBA Museum! While the rest of our…

Easy Pie Dough (Pate Brisee)

The “Princess Bride” – PB is one of my all time FAVOURITE movies. I have watched it many, many times with my family. This is also one of my favorite PB (Pate Brisee) recipes so I am pairing them up! Plus, once you try this recipe you will have found your “one true love” for a pie…

Pulled Pork Breakfast Options – hash or eggs benedict?

Pulled Pork Hash or Eggs Benedict? Time: 15 minutes Music Selection: Colin James – Voodoo Thing You will truly feel that some voodoo has occurred in that you can make two different amazing breakfasts in such a short period of time AND you can use up some leftover pulled pork and/or herb infused potatoes. We…

Crockpot Pulled Pork

Time: Prep: 10 minutes; Cook time: 4 hours high; 8 hours low Music Selection: Head Above Water – Avril Lavigne When life is throwing you a million curve-balls and you are short of time, a crockpot pulled pork recipe may “keep your head above water”… I like to keep a pork shoulder in the freezer,…

Mushroom Marsala Pork Tenderloin

Time: 45 minutes Music Selection: Fred De Palma – D’Estate Non Vale This is a dish that a local italian restaurant makes from time to time and one day shared the recipe in a cookbook where a number of restaurants contributed to it. I like that it is a very delicious and hearty dish. It…