Brined BBQ Pork Chops

Time: day to brine; 15 minutes to BBQ Let your hair down with this super simple, very flavourful soul food. You will put your records on, sway to the tunes as you grill and dive into this delicious BBQ pork chop! Music Selection: Corinne Bailey Rae – Put Your Records On Ingredients: ¼ c salt…

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,…