#FoodFocus – Slow Cooked Sunday Pot Roast

As the days get longer, spring fever hits and the outdoors beckon! Sometimes, making meals takes a back seat and when this happens, fast food becomes a practical option. Well, it doesn’t have to be this way. Especially when you have a crock pot or slow cooker, an amazing small appliance that makes easy work…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Slow Cooked Sunday Pot Roast

#FoodFocus – Leftover Turkey Soup

As our American neighbours prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, a lot of delicious food will be served and consumed with great pleasure. Thanksgiving meals also mean a ton of leftovers! As roasted turkey is the most traditional meal served, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about my favourite way to enjoy the…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Leftover Turkey Soup

#FoodFocus – Pumpkin and Spice Cream Soup

Pumpkins and Halloween go together like.. well, one cannot think of Halloween without planning a trip to the pumpkin patch at a local farm. Over the years, I have seen houses decorated with bales of hay, corn stalks and more often than not, LOTS of pumpkins! Some are carved in the spirit of Halloween and…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Pumpkin and Spice Cream Soup

#FoodFocus – Brown Lentils on Golden Bed of Polenta

This dish is delicious and so easy to prepare. For a smooth polenta, a slow 15-20 minute cook is required but it is definitely worth it. Yields 2 servings Begin by cooking your lentils: 1 cup water 1/2 cup dry brown lentils, rinsed bit of salt black pepper to taste Bring salted water to a…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Brown Lentils on Golden Bed of Polenta

#FoodFocus – Jackson Style Chili Con Carne

It seems like it’s all about comfort food at this time of the year, at least in the Northern Hemisphere, where it’s cold and snowy. Even if you enjoy the outdoors in winter, a bowl of something that’s been simmering on the stove is always welcome! Chili is one of those comforting dishes! After all, we…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Jackson Style Chili Con Carne

#FoodFocus – Penne with Sausage and Mushroom Ragu

Growing up, we always had pasta on Sundays and Wednesdays. Always. Even though mom didn’t work outside of the home, she reserved the more complex pasta meals for Sundays. That was when she would make ravioli, lasagna or gnocchi. But, the pasta sauce for the week was made on that day too. It would simmer…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Penne with Sausage and Mushroom Ragu

#FoodFocus – Creamed Broccoli Soup

Packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, this soup is so easy to prepare. You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry. If you don’t already have broccoli in your fridge, go get a couple of heads and make this soup. You will most probably want to double the recipe 😉 Makes 4 servings You…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Creamed Broccoli Soup