BBQ/Firepit Potatoes & Bacon

When I was a kid, my parents had a cabin with a firepit and often, they’d make these foil packet potatoes. Maybe it is nostalgia, or maybe it is just that these potatoes “take it to the limit”, but we just had to make them, although we did ours on the BBQ. Still delicious and…

Beef Borscht Soup

Time: 2 Hours I can’t leave a Farmer’s Market in the Fall without buying all the ingredients for borscht. As soon as I smell the dill and see the beets, I’m determined to make borscht. Quite often it is a vegetarian dish, but my grandma Katie always made it with either beef ribs or shred…

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Time: 45 minutes Laughter is the best medicine. Music helps us relax. Broccoli is good for us. Cheese is just yummy, so I am paring them all together. Enjoy! Music Selection: Victor Borge – Pianist Ingredients: 1 large head of broccoli (about 1 ½ lbs) 8 oz cream cheese, softened in microwave ¼ cup sour…

Bibimbap

Time: 1 hour (plus marinating time) This is one of our favourite korean dishes. It is hot, cold, spicy, salty, crunchy, soft, in other words – quite perfect. It is a great way to get protein, carbs and tons of vegetables. It is a bit of work, but so worth it. You will want to…

Creamy Cabbage, Bacon & Sausage Soup

Time: 90 minutes Music Selection: Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) Summer vacation is nearly over and for whatever reason, I love to make soups and hearty foods in the Fall. Using vegetables from your garden or a local farmer’s market make this even more delicious. This soup is healthy, simple to make…

Vietnamese Duck Soup

Time: 1 night marinating; 2 hours prep and cooking time Music Selection: Only C – Yêu Là “Tha Thu The other day, I had a great conversation with a lady from Vietnam who told me about Duck Soup… I was intrigued and decided to try it this weekend. Now, this recipe takes some preparation and…

Lemony Broccoli Parmesan Rice

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: Stampeders – Sweet City Woman If you haven’t been to the Calgary Stampede – you really should go. It is a world class event in horse riding, wagon racing, bull riding., roping etc. It is a dangerous and exciting sport/skill. In any event, it is a fun family event and…

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: BeeGees – You Should Be Dancing The BeeGees might get you up and dancing, but so will this sweet & sour chicken dish. It is a tasty healthy supper. While it does take a bit of planning, as I don’t always have cashews and pineapple around, I do really enjoy…

Korean Soft Marinated Eggs with Rice

Time: 30 minutes (plus marinating time – at least 6 hours or overnight) In our adventurous journey to try new and unique breakfast meals, this is our latest! It really was more like brunch as we had it closer to noon, as everyone slept-in this weekend! This is a great dish as you can make…

Oiseaux Sans Tetes (Headless Birds)

Time: 1 hour Makes 6 Oiseaux Sans Tetes was a fancy meal for special occasions when I was a kid. I have always loved eating them and my mom and Aunt Thelma used to make them for us! This recipe is a slight variation on their recipe. I have paired it with another Leonard Cohen…