Bell Peppers Stuffed With Turkey

In the past, I have never warmed up to stuffed peppers. Maybe it was the texture or the flavors, I don’t know BUT I do know this recipe put my head in a spin. All the while it was baking in the oven, I could swear the neighborhood was lining up at the front door….

Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin

This is a real oldie but goodie. If you have not made these before, try it and it just might become a favourite. 12 large potatoes, cleaned, peeled and cut in thick rounds 1 large onion, grated Bechamel Sauce – recipe follows Butter a large oval casserole baking dish and set aside. Drop the potatoes…

I Missed You Too

Sorry, but we got to play B & B this past week and I missed doing it. Our guests were a lot of fun and so appreciative. I will be back next week with recipes and we will carry on. Thanks for staying with me. See you soon. Print

Heirloom Carrots With a Lime Butter Toss

This time of the year, gardens explode with bounty to use by either braising, steaming, frying, bbq-ing or simply eating raw straight from the earth. This is using multi coloured carrots, left with some of the tops (for added colour) and topping with the lime butter. 3 lbs. baby carrots 1 tbsp. salt 1 tbsp….

Fresh Cucumbers With Cream

This is a recipe that will wake up your taste buds. It is a little different, but try it out. 3 cucumbers, peeled 1 1/2 tsp. salt 2 green onions, if using 1 cup sour cream 1 tbsp. white vinegar 3 tbsp. sugar Slice the cucumbers quite thin into a bowl and sprinkle with the…

Chicken Breasts With Egg Noodles

Here is a quick and easy dinner to make when the schedules make time a premium in your household or you want to impress company. 4 chicken breasts, boned 3 tbsp. butter 2 tbsp. grated onion 1 garlic clove, grated 1/4 cup Pinot Grigio wine 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup Pinot Grigio wine 1…

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….