Brie and Green Apple on Bagels

“Adapted from the original Brie and Green Apple Appetizer recipe, we love this for lunch.  It’s almost like eating apple crisp for lunch!  Adjust the amount of brown sugar to your liking.” INGREDIENTS 1/8 cup butter, melted 4 oatmeal bagels, sliced in half 3 green apples 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup pecans, chopped small… Read more »

Brie and Green Apple Appetizers

“This is a great appetizer for a wine and cheese get together. ” INGREDIENTS 1/8 cup butter, melted 1 French baguette, sliced into 1/2 inch slices 3 green apples 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup pecans, chopped small round of Brie cheese DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray or lightly grease baking sheet. Toast… Read more »

Baked Brie and Hazelnut

“This Baked Brie and Hazelnut recipe also works well on a mixed greens salad rather than on toast triangles. From Great Moments In Cooking.” INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup bread crumbs 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1/4 cup finely chopped hazelnuts 1 1/2 pounds Brie 2 green and 2 red apples (garnish) Toast triangles… Read more »

Blueberry Jam

“Puree the blueberries and it makes a jam with a jelly like consistency .” INGREDIENTS 4 1/2 cups crushed blueberries (just under 2 litre container) 2 tablespoons lemon juice 7 cups granulated sugar 1 tablespoon butter 2 pouch certo liquid pectin DIRECTIONS Wash jars. Sterilize jars in stove at 250F for 20 minutes. Put lids… Read more »

Scrumptious Pancakes

“Soy milk gives pancakes a slightly sweeter taste than regular milk.” INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups flour 3 tablespoons sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups soy milk 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional) blueberries, strawberries, bananas, melon DIRECTIONS Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder… Read more »

French Toast

“While we enjoy French Toast for breakfast or lunch, in France they serve it for dessert and call it pain perdue or ‘lost bread’ since it was a way to use up stale bread. Use a white fluffy bread for best results — we like to use soft crust italian or french bread sliced about… Read more »

Breakfast Oatmeal Blast

“Breakfast Oatmeal Blast makes a healthy breakfast, lunch or afternoon snack.” INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon almonds, slightly ground 1/2 cup yogurt, plain 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese, plain 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced 2 tablespoons quick oats, uncooked 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar to taste DIRECTIONS Chop almonds in food processor. Add yogurt, cottage cheese, stawberries… 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 »