Real Italian Limoncello From Scratch

I made this years ago and the longer it sits, the better it is, (I think). 9 lemons, peeled thinly, no white, squeeze lemon juice into a bottle and place¬† in the refrigerator* 1 bottle vodka, plain – not flavoured Okay, that is the hard part….Pour this into a container with a tight fitting lid…

Cheddar Apple Biscuits

When you are preparing a brunch for family or for a light luncheon on the deck, try these biscuits. Really quite nice.   3 cups flour 3 tbsp. sugar 1 tbsp. plus 1/2 tsp. baking powder pinch of salt and pepper 3/4 cup finely chopped Granny Smith apple 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 10 tbsp….

Brown’s Social House

You know when you haven’t been back to a restaurant you liked for quite awhile, you wonder is it the same. Well, the other¬†day (Friday) I had my hair done and, as he always has for almost 30 years, Don took me out for dinner to show off my new ‘do’. He never fails this…

The Very Best Cheese Sauce Ever!

For our Sunday dinner, Kelly made a cheese sauce to die for. In fact, we even had it over our eggs on toast this morning. Give it a go and I am sure you will never use any other cheese sauce. 4 oz. Mozzarella cheese, grated 4 oz. Velveeta cheese 2 tbsp. butter 3 tbsp….

Rotisserie Roast Beef

On Sunday Don put a roast on the bbq and this is the rub he used. It was fantstic and I hope you will give it a try. 1/2 cup red dry wine 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar 1 tsp. Worchestershire 1 tbsp. Extra Virgin olive oil 1 tsp. ground pepper 2 tbsp. Montreal steak spice…

Leftover Ham Casserole

We bought a ham and, after two dinners, several days of sandwiches, omelets and soup, there was still some ham so….here we go (my mom would be so proud as we worked this as she could with a small roast of beef). 2 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 small yam, peeled and cubed 2…

BBQ’d Pulled Pork

I think Don makes THE best, and here is another version to try, and it is really easy with no fuss or muss. 4 lb. boneless pork shoulder Line the crock pot with large pieces of celery and carrots and place the roast in a slow cooker and proceed… Sauce 1 bottle your favourite bbq…

Grilled Chicken Salad With A Twist

The days are finally in summer temperature mode and I thought this would help out for making a light supper to be enjoyed on the deck. 1/4 cup olive oil 3 tbsp. fig balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp. dried dill 1 minced garlic clove pinch of pepper and crushed oregano 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts spring…

Cornbread With Frozen Sweet Corn

Having two members of the family who are here loving Cornbread and I am always looking and trying different recipes, here is one and I swear it is THE best Cornbread I have ever made. Kudos to the Spruce Eats. 1 cup sifted flour 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1 tbsp. baking powder pinch of salt…

Mushroom Tart

Here is another way to make something new…we are supposed to be learning something while at home, so this is delicious and you will probably make it again and again. 2 1/2 cups flour, plus 2 additional tbsp. 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp. cayenne 1 cup lard 2-3 tbsp. ice water 2 tbsp. butter 1/2…

Braised Ham With A Maple Raisin Sauce

Mother’s Day is very close and this could be a new way to serve ham. 7-8 lb. fully cooked bone in ham 6 cups water 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 cup maple sugar, granulated 1 tsp. dry mustard 1/4 cup white cranberry juice 1/4 tsp. ground cloves 2 cups golden raisins In a very large…