Burst Tomato Rose Pasta with Balsamic BBQ Chicken

Time: 45 minutes Having great friends who have excellent taste in food and who are willing to share recipes – this is one that a friend shared a few days ago. It made a good portion and let me tell you – we had leftovers that did not make it past breakfast the next day!!!…

Blueberry Corn Salad

Time: 30 minutes Odd duets sometimes take the world by surprise… try this salad, I think you will be surprised at what a great side dish this is for family events and BBQs. Music Selection: Marc Almond & Gene Pitney – Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart 4 corn cobs 3 Tbsp olive oil 3…

BBQ Italian Porkloin

Time: marinating time: 2 hours; 30 minutes Wowsee – you will enjoy this simple and tasty recipe. Great for company! Music Selection: Lindsey Stirling – Til The Light Goes Out Ingredients: 2  porkloins, 2 lbs each ½ cup balsamic vinegar 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried…

Turkey Club Burger

Time: 45 minutes It really would be paradise to come home to a burger like this – so tasty, filling and did I mention, healthy? Enjoy under an August moon while listening to Nicki Parrott… Music Selection: Nicki Parrott & Les Paul Trio – You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To Ingredients: 1 lb…

Buttered & Dilled Snap Peas & Carrots

Time: 15 minutes Simple, healthy and tasty… need I say more (and great music to get you energized about this side dish). Music Selection: Ann-Margret & Tina Turner – Proud Mary Ingredients: 2 carrots, peeled 4 cups washed and trimmed snap peas ¼ cup butter Salt/pepper 1 Tbsp fresh or dried dill Directions: Slice the…

Braised Mushrooms

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: Herman’s Hermits – There’s A Kind of Hush There will be a hush over your house while you enjoy this wonderful side dish. It is easy to make and yet so flavourful and aromatic. Ingredients: 200 g fresh small mushrooms (whole) – if using larger mushrooms, then quarter them 1…

Butter Chicken

Time: 45 minutes This is a tasty, recipe that will warm your soul. In fact, I’d go so far to say that once you make it you “will be in love, and always will be” with it. It is a simple recipe and very affordable to make. We love to serve it with some warm…

Lamb Burgers Supreme

Time: 40 minutes You can never be the “way we were” after you try these lamb burgers. They are so delicious with flavour and the added vegetables not only add flavour, they are super healthy for you – making them “supreme”. Music Selection: Beyonce  – The Way We Were Ingredients: 1 lb ground lean lamb…

Chilean Rice

Time: 30 minutes We had a potluck a few months ago and one of our guests made a traditional chilean rice dish for the party. It was soooooo good. I decided to give a try and it is also very easy to make. To get in the mood, we played Huasos. Enjoy both! Music Selection:…

Jalapeno Popper Appetizers

Time: 45 minutes This is another very simple and super tasty recipe, particularly if you like a bit of heat. They will make your mouth “pop with flavor”. They can be a bit messy to eat, so have napkins handy. Music Selection: Men Without Hats – Pop Goes the World Ingredients: 5 jalapeno peppers 1…