Category Archives: Recipes

Roasted Butternut Squash, Sausage, and Spinach Casserole

Serving of casserole on plate with casserole dish in background
Butternut Squash, Sausage, and Spinach Casserole

Every winter, I try to develop a new casserole recipe and this Roasted Butternut Squash, Sausage, and Spinach Casserole is my newest creation. I am a huge fan of casseroles, especially ones like this one, that can be made ahead and frozen for later baking. Casseroles make a hearty, filling, and satisfying meal when a side salad is added along with rolls, bread, or biscuits. Continue reading Roasted Butternut Squash, Sausage, and Spinach Casserole

Chocolate Pots de Crème Recipe

Baked Chocolate Custard with Whipped Cream Topping
Chocolate Pots de Crème

When you want a sublime, velvety smooth, rich chocolate dessert, Chocolate Pots de Crème are always a great option. Made with only seven ingredients, these Pots de Crème will be adored by any chocolate lover. Continue reading Chocolate Pots de Crème Recipe

Chicken Francese Recipe

Chicken Française in skillet
Chicken Francese

I am a huge fan of one skillet stovetop dinners and, today, I am sharing my recipe for Chicken Francese with you. This restaurant quality dish is basically pan-fried battered chicken breast cutlets served in a lemony white wine sauce. This savory dish is easy enough to make for a weeknight meal, but is certainly (at least in my opinion) suitable for company fare, too. Continue reading Chicken Francese Recipe

Creamy Ham and Potato Chowder

Green soup bowl filled with Ham Chowder accompanied by a tomato sandwich
Creamy Ham and Potato Chowder

A tummy-warming chowder is always welcome on the table, especially on cool fall and cold winter days. I am a big fan of devising ways to use leftover meat to extend its use and number of servings possible. Today, I am sharing my recipe for Ham and Potato Chowder that makes great use of leftover cooked ham. Continue reading Creamy Ham and Potato Chowder

No-bake Peanut Butter Marshmallow Square

Confetti Square
Peanut Butter Marshmallow Square

I am into my vintage recipe files and have chosen the No-bake Peanut Butter Marshmallow Square recipe to share with you today. This retro square that many of us grew up with is known by a multitude of names including Confetti Square (owing to the confetti-colored marshmallows) and Butterscotch Marshmallow Square (owing to the butterscotch chips). Continue reading No-bake Peanut Butter Marshmallow Square

Rum and Eggnog Cake Recipe

Cake garnished with pecans sits on pedestal cake plate on counter
Rum and Eggnog Cake

This moist and delicious Rum and Eggnog Cake is made from scratch then coated with a rum and eggnog glaze. Rum and Eggnog Cake is a classic adult treat around the holidays. As such, this cake is not intended for consumption by children. The cake is easy to make and is the perfect holiday dessert. Continue reading Rum and Eggnog Cake Recipe

Snowball Cookie Balls Recipe

Russian Tea Cakes placed in pyramid shape on a white pedestal cake plate
Snowball Cookie Balls

These delightful confections are known by many names including Snowball Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Swedish Tea Cakes, Italian Wedding Cookies, Butterballs, Polvorones, and many more. Their origin is unclear but, as the many names suggest, they are enjoyed around the world, no matter what they are called. I call them Snowball Cookie Balls because the dusting of icing sugar gives them the appearance of snowballs, making them particularly popular at Christmas. Continue reading Snowball Cookie Balls Recipe

Sweet Potato, Eggnog, and Bourbon Pie

Slice of Sweet Potato Pie with whipped cream sits on plate.
Sweet Potato, Eggnog, and Bourbon Pie

While I like Squash and Pumpkin Pies, I have to say that this Sweet Potato, Eggnog, and Bourbon Pie tops my list in this category of pies! Flavored with eggnog, bourbon, and warm spices, this pie is luxuriously silky smooth. Add a dollop of whipped cream when serving, if desired. Continue reading Sweet Potato, Eggnog, and Bourbon Pie

Pumpkin and Eggnog Scones

Curate Stand with Scones for One along with Jam and Double Cream
Pumpkin and Eggnog Scones

Pumpkin and eggnog are two complementary flavors and they pair well in these Pumpkin and Eggnog Scones that are lovely in autumn and around the Christmas period. The scones are tasty served warm with clotted cream or English double cream, and fig jam, in particular, though any jam of choice can, of course, be used. They are also delicious served simply with a good slather of butter.

Note, from the photo below how I am taking a neutral stance on the Cornish method and the Devon method of applying the cream and jam to the scones! I enjoy scones via either method.

Plate with scone, English double cream, and jam
Pumpkin and Eggnog Scones served with English Double Cream and Fig Jam

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Blueberry Quick Bread Recipe

Quick Tea Bread
Blueberry Quick Bread

This Blueberry Quick Bread is a wonderful treat when fresh local highbush blueberries are in season. The addition of either orange or lemon zest and juice makes this a very flavorful quick bread. So, according to your taste preference, you can make this a Blueberry-Orange or Blueberry-Lemon bread. Continue reading Blueberry Quick Bread Recipe

Traditional Double Crusted Raspberry Pie

Summer Berry Pie
Raspberry Pie

Summer berry pies like Raspberry Pie, are, in my view, a rite of summer. Here, in PEI, we follow the berry seasons religiously starting with the strawberries in late June/early July, followed by the raspberries in late July/early August, and the blueberries in August/September. Continue reading Traditional Double Crusted Raspberry Pie

Rustic Potato, Cheese, and Bacon Pie Recipe

Savory Bacon Pie Served with Salad
Rustic Bacon, Cheese, and Potato Pie Served with a Green Salad

This Rustic Bacon, Cheese, and Potato Pie is simply delectable. As I write this post, it is Food Day Canada, a day set aside to acknowledge all the wonderful foods produced in Canada. While, usually, I celebrate the day with seafood for which Prince Edward Island is well known, I thought it was time that I featured another food for which the Island is famous – potatoes! Continue reading Rustic Potato, Cheese, and Bacon Pie Recipe