Category: Reality & Matters of The Heart

“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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By Jackie DeKnock

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

Makes 15 pretzels.

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By Jackie DeKnock

“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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By Jackie DeKnock

“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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By Jackie DeKnock

“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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By Jackie DeKnock

“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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By Jackie DeKnock