Ragout De Boulettes

This is a French Canadian dish and my husband says it is wonderful. Take it from me, if he says it, then it is. It is really a great pub food.   This will serve 10 – great for family dinners or potluck dinners.   3 lb. ground lean pork 1 lb. ground beef 1/2 […]

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Potatoes Anna

These are absolutely lovely and delicious. The suggestion of these makes my mouth water.   2 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes 1/2 cup melted butter 1/4 cup grated onion salt and pepper   Peel potatoes and slice paper thin. Generously butter a pie plate or muffin tins. Arrange the potatoes by overlapping each slice around the […]

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Warm Pear Salad

2 Bartlett pears, ripe but still firm 1 tsp. olive oil 1 tsp. honey 1/2 tsp. dry mustard pinch of salt pinch of freshly ground pepper 1/4 medium red onion, thinly sliced in rings 2 heads of baby spinach,  stems removed 1 /2 bunch watercress, stems removed 1/4 lb. Roquefort cheese, crumbled 1 1/2 tsp. […]

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Veggie Coleslaw With Poppy Dressing

This is not the usual cabbage coleslaw but made with real vegetables done differently.   3 tbsp. crème fraiche ,(make your own, it is best) 1 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated 2 1/2 tbsp. fresh orange juice 1 scant tsp. poppy seeds salt and pepper to taste 2 small carrots 4-5 radishes […]

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Coconut Rice With Fresh Ginger

Thinking of having seafood or trout for dinner and don’t what to have with it? This coconut shrimp will make you think of sand, sun and the ocean.   1/2 cup shredded coconut (sweetened) 1/2 cup finely chopped shallot 1/2 tsp. finely chopped jalapeno pepper 2 tsp. minced fresh ginger 1 tbsp. olive oil 2 […]

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Fresh Pineapple, Jicama and Avocado Salad

I get it – deck time is around the corner and it is always a treat to put out a salad no one has made before and this is  really nice one to make.   3 tbsp. fresh lime juice grated lime peel 1 tsp. white rum 2 tsp. honey pinch of salt pinch of […]

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No Bake Pumpkin Pie With A Difference

I love pumpkin pie that is baked  but this might be one to try and see what raves you get.   Graham crust – ready made or make your own. 1/4  cup caramel ice cream topping plus 2 tbsp. for the  topping 1/2 cup chopped pistachios, plus more for the topping 2 pkgs. of Vanilla Instant pudding 1 […]

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Super Bowl Starter Dip

Everyone is coming over on Sunday and you are frantically looking for something a little different to start the game with. Let me help you   1 1/2 cups Marscapone cheese 4 oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened 1 tbsp. butter 1 cup sautéed spinach or kale (or mix the two together) 1/4 cup grated Asiago Cheese, and more grated […]

Blueberry Custard Tarts

I bought some fresh blueberries on Sunday and was pondering what to make. I made fresh blackberry muffins this morning for our workers in the bathroom (changing tub for shower) and they need their energy. So…… of course, tarts.   Make the pastry of your choice (or store bought if you can’t ). 3 eggs […]

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Fresh Fig, Cheese and Brittle Crostinis

Now that we are finally settled  in our beautiful condo, it is time to start entertaining and we started yesterday with our new neighbors. One of the easiest treats to serve would be something like this.   1/4 cup sugar 1 tbsp. water 1/4 peeled and finely chopped pistachios 1/8 tsp. crushed pink peppercorns 4-5 […]

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Reuben Meat Loaf

This is the recipe you want when your family becomes tired of the same old, same old recipe you always use. It captures all the flavours of the Reuben sandwich everyone loves.   1 egg, slightly beaten 1 tbsp. ketchup 1 tbsp. thick Teriyaki sauce 2 cups soft bread crumbs pinch of salt 2 lbs. […]

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The Painter’s Guacamole

I am calling this as a tribute to the raves our painters made when we gave them a ‘taste’. They kept up with their raves and he gave them a few more chips with the guacamole on top. Then it turned out that Don gave it to them when they stopped for lunch along with […]

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