Schwarties Hash Brown

All credit for this recipe is from The Best of Bridge group. We have used this for years and as we are celebrating, with our kids and grandkids, our 30th Wedding Anniversary, I wanted to use it again. The  2020 Covid 19 year took a toll on everyone for sure.   2 lbs. Frozen Hash…

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushroom Cream

On Sunday afternoon we were dining at Cuckoo’s in Coombs and we had this sauce. It is to die for. Total addictive. You have to try it. It will go on anything and be so wonderful. Of course the Chef couldn’t give us HIS recipe and it is beyond yummy. This is Don’s and is…

Whole Salmon Cooked In Oven

When the weather isn’t exactly BBQ  time, then this is a wonderful way to cook whole salmon in the oven. Don did this yesterday, and we loved it. 1 4-8 lb. wild salmon, scaled and cleaned 2 tbsp. olive oil pinch of kosher salt pinch of ground pepper 1 mini orange, thinly sliced 6 sprigs…

Homemade BBQ Sauce for Absolutely Everything

Last night Don made this sauce for our BBQ chicken but after tasting it we joked it would be good on our eggs in the morning. Guess what? We did and it is fabulous. Don makes Paquette McMuffins every Sunday and we dobbed some on our egg and it was great.. Now he has made…

Rack of Lamb – Marinated With Herbs and Garlic

Don prepared this last night and really liked it. I think it was just because he wanted to use his new Christmas Le Creuset pieces. 1 rack of lamb 3 sprigs fresh thyme 1 tsp. dried rosemary 3 cloves garlic 1 tbsp. salt 1 tbsp. pepper 1 tbsp. chili powder 2 tbsp. olive oil 1/2…

Really Special Trout Pie

Sometimes you try something because it sounds good and this would be one of them. It is sooooo delicious! 2 frozen pie crusts (yes, it works really well) 3 trout fillets (approx. 8 ounces each) pinch each of salt and lemon pepper 1 beef bouillon cube dissolved in 3 cups water 1 tbsp. olive oil…

Vanilla Poached Pears in Spectacular Sauce

That sauce….Don could bottle it and become very rich. Kelly feels bartenders would also go crazy as in something like an Old Fashioned. Take out the simple syrup and use this sauce. OMG!!! Anyway, I digress. here we go. 1 bottle of a Riesling white wine 1 cup water 3/4 cup sugar 1 whole vanilla…

Beer Battered Fish and Homemade Chips

Last night Don made Fish and Chips and I have to be honest….they were THE best yet. So  we agreed no more ordering in. You might be surprised at one of the ingredients but, boy oh boy, it worked. 3 large russet potatoes vegetable oil for deep frying 1 1/4 cups flour  2 tsp. baking…

The Most Awesome Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms

Don made these and my goodness, they are truly awesome. If you make them once, you will definitely make them many more times. 20 very large white mushrooms, stems removed 12 medium shrimp, tails on 1/2 cup softened cream cheese 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce pinch of garlic powder 3/4 cup s grated Parmesan Cheese Steam…

Scallop Spaghetti In A White Wine Sauce

Don made this for dinner one night last week and we are all still praising this dish. It is more than awesome and, trust me, you will love it. White Wine Sauce 1 tbsp. butter  1 tbsp.  olive oil 4 cloves minced garlic 1 cup white wine 1 cup whipping cream 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese,…