Sauteed Green Beans

Time: 20 minutes Now green beans may not be your favourite vegetable (yet), but on the next rainy night when you want some delicious, aromatic comfort food, try these delicious sauteed green beans. You can play with the toppings to get different flavours! Enjoy your rainy night and your green beans! Music Selection: Eddie Rabbitt…

Pumpkin Pie

Makes 2 pies Time: 90 minutes Once you try this pie you will have lots to be thankful for! It is healthy and sooo very delicious. I also provide my mom’s favourite (and unique) way of making pumpkin pie… I think you will enjoy this! Music Selection: Johnny Cash – Thanksgiving/Thank You Ingredients: 2 pie…

Leek & Mushroom Stuffing

Time: 90 minutes I definitely did it again – this is one of our traditional dishes at big family events — Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. It is very flavourful and moist! Once you have this stuffing, you’ll never look back and you’ll “do it again”. Music Selection: Britney Spiers – Oops I did it Again…

Roast Duck

Time: 3 ½ hours “You are perfect…. you should have a perfect world”… wouldn’t it be great to have someone tell you this everyday? or to tell someone this everyday? To make your world perfect today, consider sharing a wonderful meal with family or friends and listen to some relaxing, soothing music by Katie Melua….

Plum Custard Cake

Time: 90 minutes It is Fall and I love to eat stone fruit in cobblers, crisps and cakes. For Thanksgiving, I made this very simple and delicious cake, with typical Fall flavors – cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cardamom! The perfect symphony… Great music and great food. Music Selection: Ed Sheeran (including Andrea Bocelli) –…

Mushroom Ragout

Time: 20 minutes “Everything flows, here comes another new day”… It is Thanksgiving and I love the smell of the fresh, cool air. To give “thanks” this year, we made a delicious Mushroom Ragout to go over Creamy Grits and roast duck – mostly foods that are native to Alberta (duck, corn, mushrooms). So good,…

Spinach & Mandarin Orange Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Time: 20 minutes Serves 6 Music Selection: Elvis – That’s Alright I’ll tell you what’s alright – this spinach salad. It is rather festive in color and flavors – green, red, white and orange! You can buy poppy seed dressing, but I like making mine to add a bit more of a citrus flavor! It…

Ta-Dah Brined & Roasted Turkey

Time: 24 hours of brining; about 3 hours roasting Music Selection: Alan Walker – Faded Christmas Music Selection: Carol of the Bells It is our family tradition to have turkey at Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. Quite often, we host these events for both of our families and I enjoy brining and roasting the turkey. I…