Tourtiere or Traditional French Canadian Meat Pie

“This is a traditional french Canadian meat pie recipe from my Grandmother. It is also known as Tourtiere. We had to sit with her one day while she made it so we could write down the amount of the ingredients since she never measured anything when she made meat pies. This recipe will make extras… Read more »

Shepherd’s Pie

“If you are in a hurry, pre-made mashed potatoes in the deli section of the grocery store works well in this recipe.” INGREDIENTS 6-7 potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 tablespoon butter salt and pepper 3 – 4 tablespoons olive oil 3 medium carrots, diced 1 1/2 large onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 stalk… Read more »

Garlic Sauce for Beef or Lamb

“Boiling the garlic makes for a rich flavoured sauce yet not too garlicky.” INGREDIENTS 2 heads garlic 1 1/2 cups chicken stock 3/4 cup dry white wine 3 tablespoons butter salt and pepper DIRECTIONS Boil garlic cloves for 20 to 30 min, or roast in oven. Squeeze pulp into food processor, puree. Combine stock and… Read more »

Rosemary Marinade for Filet Mignon

“Be sure and marinate steaks early, best if marinated a day ahead.” INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced 1 tablespoon shallot, minced 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin 1/2 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil DIRECTIONS Mix ingredients together. Spread on all sides of filet mignon. Marinate at least 6 hours,… Read more »

Meat Loaf Muffins

“I watched a show on TV where they made meat loaf in muffin tins so they were single size servings.  This is my own meat loaf recipe adapted to that idea.  You can freeze the extras for quick lunches.” INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 pounds ground beef, extra lean 1 1/4 cups finely chopped onions 1 cup… Read more »

Chili Recipe

“This is a basic chili recipe. I’ve updated to make it a little more spicy but it still may be mild for some. Feel free to add more chili powder if you prefer your chili on the hot side.” INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoon olive or avacado oil 2 pound hamburger 2 28 oz cans tomatoes 1/2… Read more »

Drop Biscuits or Pot Pie Biscuit Topping

“Although this recipe makes OK quick biscuits, it’s best use is as a great topping for pot pie or chicken and dumplings ” INGREDIENTS 1 2/3 cups flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup milk 1/3 cup vegetable oil DIRECTIONS Prehead oven to 475F. Use ungreased cookie sheet. Whisk together flour, baking… Read more »

Garlic Dijon Chicken or Pork Tenderloin with Side Pasta

“This is a great marinade for pork and makes an interesting sauce for a side pasta.” INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 tablespoons grainy dijon mustard 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 teaspoon pepper 1 large pork tenderloin 1 300g box multigrain or whole wheat spaghetti DIRECTIONS… Read more »

Veggie And Herb Pasta

“Lot’s of thyme and mushrooms give this pasta a real rich flavour.” INGREDIENTS 500 grams fusilli 4 – 6 cloves garlic, minced 4 green onions, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 2 cups mushrooms, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup chicken broth 4 tablespoons fresh thyme 1 teaspoon dried thyme DIRECTIONS… Read more »

Pumpkin Ravioli

“I’ve made this with fresh pumpkin puree but it works just as well with canned.” INGREDIENTS 1 15 ounce can unsweetened pumpkin puree 1/2 cup goat cheese 1 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons fresh thyme 1 400-g package won ton wrappers 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 pound… Read more »