Mascarpone Grits

Time: 30 minutes You will LOVE this recipe for so many reasons – it is great for a quick, healthy breakfast with a runny egg on top, or as the base to put chili or stew on top of! No matter what you decide to do with this recipe, you will love it! Music Selection:…

Baked Arancini

Time: 90 minutes These little balls of goodness are like sunshine on your face on a wonderful summer day – enjoy! Music Selection: James Taylor & Yo-Yo-Ma – Here Comes the Sun Ingredients: 4 cups chicken broth 2 Tbsp olive oil ½ cup finely chopped onion 2 cups arborio rice ½ cup freshly grated parmesan…

Lemon Garlic Broccolini

Time: 15 minutes You will absolutely “Need” to make this recipe again and again, while listening to Jon Batiste… This is a quick, healthy, side dish – great for every day or special occasions. Music Selection: Jon Batiste – I Need You Ingredients: 2 packages broccolini (12 oz) Zest from one lemon 2 cloves garlic…

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…

Spinach Puffs

Time: 45 minutes If you haven’t watched this funny movie, you should! Kronk was one of my kids’ favorite characters. He is fun loving and an excellent cook. He also makes spinach puffs in this movie… so even when many years after my kids stopped watching the movie, they always remind me of Kronk when…

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…

Fresh Cucumber Salad

Time: 15 minutes This salad is fresh, exciting and inviting… Kool & The Gang could not have said it better. This salad is great at BBQs, but also as a side dish to hearty meals like Swedish meatballs. Music Selection: Kool & the Gang – Fresh Ingredients: 1 large English cucumber 1 – 2 Tbsp…

Broccoli Cauliflower Bake

Time: 1 hour Not to brag, but this might be one of the easiest and delicious side dishes that you can make. It is great for sharing and it re-heats well. The dill is a must add, so don’t skip the dill. You will find yourself adding this to your favourite recipes list. Music Selection:…

Cream Cheese Broccoli Stuffed Potatoes – breakfast? side dish?

Time: 1 hour (oven); 15 minutes (microwave) Seriously…. what are you gonna do? Make these for breakfast with scrambled eggs or a side-dish with chicken or steak???? Decisions… decisions. I’d do both… Maybe Chilliwack can help you find the answer. By the way – this is a breakfast cheat recipe if you make it in…

Grilled Crab Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Time: 45 minutes I like to make these mushroom caps on the BBQ, but they can also be made in the oven! They are such a versatile recipe and are great as an appetizer or side dish. When I make them, I often think of Dr. Seuss – “you can make them here or there,…