Category: GOURMET L-O-V-E

“A Dream Come True” Cheese Board with cheese, charcutrie, gherkins & Spanish almonds and savoury something baked

This cheese board is a dream come true…he’ll know that the minute he graces your doorstep and smells your Parmesan Thyme Shortbread!

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By Jackie DeKnock

Love Potion No. 2016

What a love potion it is, it works like magic!

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“Priceless” Grilled Sirloin Steak with Bernaise Butter & Sautéed Mushrooms

There is nothing quite like a nice Burgundy to sip with a medium rare steak with sautéed mushrooms. Get him involved in the cooking for a little bonding and let him man the grill or frying pan!

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“Perfect Match” Roasted Asparagus Bundles Wrapped in Proscuitto

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“You Cast a Spell on Me” Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

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“Magic Potion” Crème Brulèe

This is the best crème brulee that I’ve ever tasted…and no, not because its my recipe! It truly is creamy, smooth and silky. I love the vanilla bean essence and cinnamony spice that adds so much flavour and depth to this perfect dessert.

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By Jackie DeKnock

“You Do What for a Living?” Heart-shaped Cheese Crostini

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“Man Up” Authentic Mexican Salsa with Toasted Tortilla Chips

Let this wonderful salsa sit for a while so that all the flavors meld together for your man. Oh sure, you can purchase the salty 'cardboard' chips passed off as tortilla chips at grocery stores, but these homemade chips are by far the way to go and they’re a much healthier version…yep, for your man!

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“No Man Walks Alone by Choice” Cowboy Caviar Frijoles a la charra

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“Love at First Sight…or Was That Bite” Smokey Southern Avocado

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“It’s Raining Men Hallelujah…Good Men!” Chewy Texas Pralines

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“Always Fun, Always New, Always Be You” Mulligatawny Soup

The name Mulligatawny comes from 2 oriental Indian words meaning 'pepper water' and yes it does have a delicious zing to it! It is so, so good for you, ‘the’ perfect feel-good food just for you.

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By Jackie DeKnock

“It’s My Life, My Journey, The World is My Oyster” Lemon Pulao/Rice

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“Shhh, It’s a Secret” Gourmet Poutine

Ahhh. The classic poutine, invented in Quebec, Canada, with crispy French fries smothered with gravy & cheese is a transcendent culinary experience in every way! You’ll be tempted to eat it all…you’ll see.

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By Jackie DeKnock

“Pandora’s Box” Fully Loaded Gourmet Nachos

A lip smacking quasi-Mexican finger food! Make your own Toasted Tortilla Chips—the foundation of nachos! Oh sure, you can purchase the salty 'cardboard' chips passed off as tortilla chips at grocery stores, but these homemade chips are by far the way to go and they’re a much healthier version!

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“Twist Myself Into a Pretzel To Make You Happy” Warm Soft Pretzels with Cheese Mustard Dipping Sauce

Makes 15 pretzels.

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“Stop Sitting on the Fence” Deep Fried Asian Spring Rolls

I can taste these spring rolls now, how delicious they are mmmm!

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“Quid Pro Quo Butter Your Bread on Both Sides” Grilled Garlic Bread

In this recipe, garlic is roasted in the oven, resulting in a mellow, somewhat smoky, caramelized treat that can be eaten as is, mashed into a paste for dressings, sauces or tossed in salads and of course garlic bread!

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“Playing Against Bad Odds Russian Roulette With the Heart” Frozen Grapes, Red Wine and Chocolate

Ahhh. The classic poutine, invented in Quebec, Canada, with crispy French fries smothered with gravy & cheese is a transcendent culinary experience in every way! You’ll be tempted to eat it all…you’ll see.

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“Marooned on an Ideological Island With No Escape” Creamy Corn, Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

This orange-golden soup is a great way to begin your conversation with nourishment for strength in every spoonful!

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“Don’t Fall in Love with Potential” Turkey with Onion Sage Stuffing and Homemade Pan Gravy

We’ve got to sit down and ’talk turkey’ (over this delicious turkey) —get this thing wrapped up and quit messing around.

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“Stolen Moments Dressed in Shame” Herb Roasted Chateau Potatoes

Crispy around the edges and buttery rich, one of my favourite potato dishes.

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By Jackie DeKnock

“Once a Cheater Always a Cheater, Leopards Don’t Change Their Spots” Maple Glazed Root Vegetable Medley

Slightly caramelized, root vegetables with a beautiful medley of colour and flavour.

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By Jackie DeKnock

“No No No No Don’t Funk With My Heart” Home-Style Pumpkin Tarts with Whipped Molasses Cream

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“Something Old” Roasted Veggie & Gruyere Cheese Tart

You will wow him with this elegant appetizer.

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By Jackie DeKnock

“Something New” Sole Bonne Femme in Cream Sauce (Bonne Femme = Good Wife)

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By Jackie DeKnock