Turkey and Rice Casserole For Buffets

With the festive season fast approaching, here is a recipe to help with the Buffet. It is made with leftover turkey (this makes it a great Boxing Day or New Year’s Eve treat) and rice. 1 cup rice pinch of salt 3 cups water 2 1/2 cups cooked turkey, diced 3 cups white mushrooms, cleaned…

Orange Sauce for a Roast Duck Dinner

Some people really like duck and this is a sauce that will make the flavours take off and sing. 3/4 cup currant jelly 1/3 cup sugar rind of 3 oranges, grated 1/4 cup port wine 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice pinch of salt dash of cayenne 1/4 cup lemon juice Combine the jelly, sugar…

Tropical Bun Sliders

I was reading this recipe over and immediately thought of Hawaii. It sounded so delicious I am going to share with you. Besides, it made me hungary. 12 Hawaiian sweet buns, still intact 9 x 13″ baked form 3/4 cup alfredo sauce, store bought jar 12 slices of Black Forest Ham, thinly sliced 1 –…

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

These remind me of an old-fashioned cookie my Mom would make. By the way, they are absolutely delicious. Make them and you will agree you should have doubled the recipe. 2 1/2 cups sifted flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg pinch of salt 1 cup…

Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

It has been a while since I posted a good cookie and thought this one would fill the bill. 1 cup butter, room temperature 1 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1 large egg 1 egg yolk 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1 3/4 cups flour 1 tsp. cinnamon 3/4 tsp. baking soda pinch of…

Fresh Fig Compote {Jam}

I have always loved fresh figs and when we lived in the Okanagan, our kids bought us a fig tree for a house warming. So this is the tie-in for the recipe below. Two nights ago, while skimming some very old cooking shows Don has kept, I found this one and I made it yesterday….

Herbed Cheeses in Golden Cases

Okay, here is another recipe to add to the “entertaining” list you are setting up. These will not last long as they really are super tasty. 1 loaf unsliced white bread 1/4 cup melted butter 1/4 cup Gruyere cheese, 1/8 cup butter, room temperature 2 1/2 tbsp. flour 1 1/4 cups milk 1 egg yolk…

Trout En Papillote ( in parchment)

I love trout and this is such a quick and easy dinner to prepare, I thought you would like it and trust you make it quite often. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and make sure the rack is in the center. Tear off 4 large pieces of parchment. It should be large enough to…

Cinnamon Loaf With A Streusel Topping

Always looking for new and wonderful things to try, here is one you will probably really like to try….again and again. 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 3/4 cup sugar 2 large eggs 2 tsp. vanilla 2 1/4 cups flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda pinch of salt 2/3 cup buttermilk Preheat oven…

Blueberry Stuffed Lemon Muffins

In my cookbook, I do have a recipe for muffins like these but the difference, by accident this morning, was to change  up the muffin just a little bit. I used buttermilk rather than milk and made 3 layers of the batter. Watch! 2 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 3 tsp. baking powder pinch of…

Old Fashioned Onion Soup

We have had this sitting in our recipe box now for over 30 years and I thought it might be a giggle to make it up again. It was delicious back then and should be even more so now. Let’s go! 1/4 cup  butter 4 cups thinly sliced onions 4 cans (10 1/2 oz. size),…