Month: November 2015

Tequila Sunrise


A  pretty drink with visible layers of orange juice and grenadine, giving it a two-toned sunrise-like effect. The Tequila Sunrise is a cocktail made of tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup and served unmixed in a tall glass . The modern drink originates from California in the early 1970s, after an earlier one created in […]

Curried Pasta Salad

This recipe is from The Pioneer Woman. I haven’t tried it yet, but will do soon. It reminds me of something I used to eat as a young girl when my mom would take us to one of our favorite restaurants. Good memories. Makes 12 Servings Ingredients 3 pounds Chicken, Cooked And Diced/shredded 6 ounces, […]

Szechuan Pumpkin Soup

Another amazing recipe from amazing Auntie Bea! (Almost 86 years old and an major foodie!). Sauté some onion, garlic, chili flakes and some minced ginger in oil until soft. Add 4 cups (1 L) vegetable broth and 1 cup (250 mL) canned pumpkin purée. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer for 20 […]

Picadillo Stuffed Zucchini Boats

From a very old booklet called The Best of Beef. Got from my mom years ago when I started cooking. Looks like its from the 70s or 80s. No copyright date. Was a promotional booklet for the beef industry in Canada. Great recipe. A neat way to get creative with all those garden zucchinis we […]

Auntie Bea’s Curry Soup

Auntie Bea made a batch of this wonderful soup and sent it over for us in September of 2015, when we were hard at work getting our flip house (affectionately known as “Mel”) ready to put on the market. Let’s not forget how amazing she is – still going strong at 85 (she’ll be 86 […]

Turkey Sloppy Joes

I was suddenly craving Sloppy Joes today. Back in the day, I would have thrown a can of Manwich in with some ground beef and called that dinner.  But now that we are into more of a clean eating lifestyle (except for cheat days!), I was thinking more like turkey or chicken sloppy joes, home […]

Yorkshire Puddings in a Muffin Tin

Source:  Barbara Kafka, 3 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup cool milk 1/8 cup fat, reserved from roast Put the eggs in a large bowl and beat with electric beater for one minute. Add salt. Alternating the flour and the milk, add to the eggs.  Beat only until […]

Chicken Breasts Stuffed With a Mushroom Duxelles

Haven’t made this recipe yet, but intend to try it soon. It looks exquisite.  Like something you’d find on the menu of an elegant five start restaurant. Found this in an online forum on Gardenweb. I would also be inclined to try a variation on this, by using boneless skinless chicken breasts, and encasing it […]

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Super-good.  Awesome flavor and pull-apart-tender when done in the slow cooker. Made for the first time in mid October 2015.  Husband raved about how good it was. Really nice with Jasmine rice. Serves: 4 Ingredients 3-4 Boneless Chicken Breasts, chopped into small pieces 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil 1 t rice wine vinegar […]