Mexican Chocolate Tart

Time: 1 hour preparation; 4 hours rest Want to have a happy day? Try this delicious, easy tart. Music Selection: Barbara Streisand & Judy Garland – Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy Ingredients: Pecans: 1 1/2 cups pecan halves 1 Tbsp butter, melted 3 Tbsp brown sugar, packed 1 Tbsp water 1/8 tsp cayenne 1…

Bouillabaise

Time: 1 hour It’s all about that bouilla”base”… boom boom Music Selection: Meghan Trainor – All About That Base Ingredients: Baguette, cut lengthwise and then into 2 – 3 inch pieces Olive oil dried parsley to sprinkle on bread 5 cloves garlic 1 onion, diced 2 celery stalks, trimmed and chopped 1 fennel bulb, trimmed…

Spicy Pork/Turkey Udon Noodles

Time: 45 minutes This is quick, delicious comfort food. You can make it all with pork, all with turkey or a bit of both… Enjoy with Kitaro. Music Selection: Kitaro – Matsuri Ingredients: 5 packs (1.25 kg) udon noodles 4 tsp sesame oil 4 Tbsp peanut oil 5 cloves, garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped 3…

Blueberry Cream Cake

Time: 90 minutes Blueberries grow all over Canada, and although this cake is often referred to as a Nova Scotian blueberry cream cake, many provinces have blueberry festivals. One that we had a great time at, years ago is in Brigus, Newfoundland. If you haven’t been, you should go and enjoy the fun and festivities…

Turmeric Ginger Chia Pudding

Time: 20 minutes This is “so good” and the perfect snack or breakfast. You can make it the night before for a great, healthy and tasty breakfast – for when you need to feel so good all day long. Music Selection: Zara Larsson – So Good Ingredients: ½ cup chia seeds 1 – 400 mL…

Ham and Leek Chowder

Time: 90 minutes Comfort food… the whole house feels warm and smells so delicious with this simple, flavorful and healthy recipe! Music Selection: Maxwell Girls – Who Threw The Overalls In Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder Ingredients: 1 ham bone with meat on (or you could use a large ham steak with bone) 3 leeks 4 potatoes…

One-Pan Baked Gnocci

Time: 1 hour Still haven’t found what you are looking for supper tonight? Look no further – one pan, full hearty meal (or side dish) and healthy! Music Selection: U2 – Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For Ingredients: 1 kg gnocci ½ cup butter 1/3 cup flour ¼ tsp nutmeg ¼ tsp cayenne 1…

Coconut & Banana Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Time: 2 hours This cake is simple to make and creates an interesting and delectable dessert – the best thing that you can do is – fall in love with it… Music Selection: Christopher Cross – Arthur’s Theme Ingredients: 1 cup butter, melted 1 cup packed brown sugar ½ large pineapple, peeled, cut in quarters,…

Warm Red Cabbage Salad

Time: 30 minutes This is the easiest way to make something similar to braised cabbage. I like this recipe as it is done in the oven and is quick to make yet very flavourful… great side to so many dishes. Music Selection: Alfie Zappacosta – Turn It On Ingredients: 1 medium head of red cabbage…

Baba Pearl’s Sauerkraut Soup

Time: 4 hours This is a dish from both my husband’s and my childhoods. We both ate it with pork ribs in the soup, other recipes don’t include but might include mushrooms. This is as close as I could get it to my grandma and my husband’s grandma’s versions which were remarkably similar and definitely…