Love’s Blush Smoothie

This is unusual but thoroughly delicious smoothie. The recipe is for 2. 6 oz. cooked beets (yes, really) 1/2 cup chilled orange juice* 5 tbsp. plain yogurt, chilled 1/3 cup chilled mineral water – NOT FIZZY 1/2 cup whipping cream touch of honey orange slices for decoration First and foremost, place the beets in the…

Nut and Chocolate Delight Smoothie

With Spring finally here and summer close behind, this is a delightful and best start to anyone’s day. Give it a try! 2 bananas 3 tbsp. smooth peanut butter 5 tbsp. vanilla yogurt 2 scoops Chapman’s chocolate ice cream 1 cup milk 1/4 cup whipping cream chopped salted peanuts for garnish Place the peeled bananas…

Braised Short Ribs – Asian Style

It is so much fun to dine at the Paquette restaurant with Don at the helm. This is one delicious dish to serve. It made two meals for the three of us and, yes, licking the plate was a good show of appreciation. Uh, sorry Mom! 5 lbs. boneless beef short ribs, cut into 4…

New Spring Hasselback Beets

The meaning of Hasselback is ‘comb cut’ and that is what we will do with the medium size spring beets. These are a delight to serve and anyone lucky enough to sit at your table will want to make these as well. Here we go. 12 small/medium red and yellow beets, scrubbed 1/4 cup coconut…

A Special Taste Of Spain In This Omelette

On this side of the world we have similar food ideas and this one is truly a special one from Spain. It is an omelette but it is beautifully different. 1/2 cup olive oil 1 half onion, sliced very thin 2 medium yellow potatoes, peeled and sliced very thin 4 eggs, lightly beaten pinch of…

Raspberry/Blackberry Muffins

Our family loves muffins.. all kinds. Kelly has me making the smaller size muffins for her lunches, this way you are not so filled up with the larger size. Your choice. This recipe calls for one or the other berry, or, if you want to be really different, use both. 1 cup rolled oats (not…

Apple Crepes With Calvados Butter Sauce

Don loves making crepes, so I went back into my cookbook and found this one. We made this often in our Bed and Breakfast, and was always a favourite when guests returned. It is not difficult and it is another die-for recipe. Crepes 4 beaten eggs 2 tbsp. sugar 1/2 cup melted butter 1 1/2…

Sauce For Ribs Baked in Slow Oven

Don makes this almost as ‘the one and only sauce’ when baking ribs. 1 cup ketchup 1 cup Lillies Smoky BBQ Sauce, #22 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp. molasses 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbsp. onion powder 1 tsp. Joe’s Stuff Cajun seasoning 1 tsp….

Phantom Spring Rhubarb Muffins

This recipe, believe it or not, is from my cookbook and, since it is almost Spring, I thought you might like to try these. Be prepared- they do not last long. Maybe that is why they are called phantom. Hmmm. 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup Crisco oil 1 large egg 1 1/3 cup flour…