My favorites

My favorites

  • 23 Recipes
My favorites
Stifado lamb recipe

Stifado lamb recipe

Traditionally, Stifado is made with game and equal weight of shallots and meat. We have used lamb and reduced the amount of shallots so that they don’t override the delicate flavour of meat
Steamed Chicken With Mui Choy - 梅菜鸡

Steamed Chicken With Mui Choy - 梅菜鸡

Steamed Mui Choy with Pork Belly (梅菜扣肉) is one of the traditional Hakka dishes but here instead of using Pork Belly I have replaced pork with Chicken for a healthier version
Pirate Surprise and Caribbean Jerk Chicken

Pirate Surprise and Caribbean Jerk Chicken

An unadorned plate of Jerk ChickenPirate Surprise and Caribbean Jerk Chickenby Victoria ChallancinMaëlle, my son's girlfriend, wanted to surprise my son while they were visiting Mexico over the holidays with a birthday party dinner starring many far-flung friends who were home visiting as well
Beef & Guinness Pies

Beef & Guinness Pies

Linking up with these cool parties - also see my complete Party List. From the above pic you can not really see how saucy this pie is {see further down}
Steak, Bacon & Beer Pies

Steak, Bacon & Beer Pies

Next time I want to add a little more vegetables and see if I can create my own Cornish Pie, which used to be my favorite when they still made a decent version
Pumpkin Fritters & Cinnamon Syrup

Pumpkin Fritters & Cinnamon Syrup

***have a laugh at my permitted expense {whink} - when I made the syrup. I accidentally took the CUMIN from the spices and not the CINNAMON - I only realized my mistake (the bottles all look the same, anyhow
One-Step Ham Casserole

One-Step Ham Casserole

So far, I gave Roy some plans for a desk  to build and paint, which is done, I gave his desk chair a make-over, am halfway with a new headboard {but now I am stuck on a paint design, ugh}, must still make a key holder which can be put against the wall {Dimitri is forever misplacing his keys}, two more wall cubes to be build and painted {to match my old store-bought cube}
Blue Cheese Potato Salad

Blue Cheese Potato Salad

My husband works with a great group of people.    He is always discussing and sharing food ideas with them and Tyler, who works with my husband emailed me this potato salad recipe
Easy Ham and Jalapeño Macaroni Salad

Easy Ham and Jalapeño Macaroni Salad

But one of my friends brought this salad with her. It's been  requested ever since, by every one of my friends, my husband, and my mother in law
All-American Macaroni Salad

All-American Macaroni Salad

I devoured it, while my kids were in the back pleading for a bite. Nothing mattered, just me and my macaroni salad, forget it, kids
Basic Lamb Curry

Basic Lamb Curry

So Eid Al Adha is only about a week away. And in Canada it will be a double celebration for Muslims as the day before Eid is Thanks Giving
Lamb chops with sautéed potatoes and salad

Lamb chops with sautéed potatoes and salad

Lamb chops with sautéed potatoes and salad, a photo by La belle dame sans souci on Flickr. This was dinner last night, dead simple and delicious
Rosemary & Olive Lamb

Rosemary & Olive Lamb

Lamb Chops. I absolutely love them {but for the life of me, I can not make them in a pan on the stove plate and get the chops to taste good}

Simple Shepherd's Pie

My family would never say no to Shepherd's Pie - we all love it and it is such a versatile recipe, mine is rarely exactly the same

Tex Mex Ziti

Linking up with some of these cool parties - also see my complete Party List. Amazing, simple Pasta main dish which is perfect for weekdays or a lazy weekend meal
One-Pot Beef Spaghetti

One-Pot Beef Spaghetti

 Let's head to the recipe  {very tomato-creamy by the way. Linking up with these cool parties - also see my complete Party List
Cornish Pies {meat & vegs}

Cornish Pies {meat & vegs}

I am sure there are certain requirements for it to be a real Cornish Pie, but this is my requirements
Loaded Million Dollar Casserole

Loaded Million Dollar Casserole

Linking up with these cool parties - also see my complete Party List. This recipe made a large enough dish for 8+ people, but it was so good
Beef & Vegetable Stew

Beef & Vegetable Stew

 I use my pressure-cooker wherever I can as it cooks the cheapest cut of meat to such a tender stage in a very short time
Cape Malay Koeksisters

Cape Malay Koeksisters

Koeksisters seem like a lot of work, and watching myself my family go through a few packets in an hour or two, does not work for me, not after going through all that, therefore when I found a recipe for the Cape Malay Koeksisters, which I think are easier to make, I grabbed the opportunity to make a batch