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 »

Penne With Cauliflower Sauce

“A great way to get the kids to eat more vegetables. Adapted from Pasta Harvest.” INGREDIENTS 500 grams penne 1 medium green cauliflower, cleaned but kept whole 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon flour 1 cup milk, as needed salt & pepper 2 ounces prosciutto, minced 1 small onion, minced 1/2 cup chicken stock 4… Read more »

Pasta With Sausage, Peas and Onions

“We like this best with Johnsonville Bratwurst but any rich, savoury style sausage would work.” INGREDIENTS 500 grams penne 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 4 bratwurst or other savoury flavoured sausage, skins removed 1/2 cup peas 1/4 cup milk pepper to taste grated parmesan for garnish DIRECTIONS Cook pasta al dente. In… Read more »

Pasta With Pesto Sauce

“There is nothing like pesto sauce made from basil straight from the garden.” INGREDIENTS 500 g whole grain linguine or spaghetti (see note below) 1 cup pesto sauce 2 tablespoons reserved pasta water Fresh grated parmesan cheese for garnish DIRECTIONS Cook pasta al dente. Before draining pasta reserve 2 tablespoons pasta water. Drain pasta. Add… Read more »