PSP (Pumpkin Spice Penne)

I know you’re thinking…what? But it’s that time of year when everything is Pumpkin Spice, isn’t it? So why not something savory? Here’s a great meal when you get that Pasta craving… Makes 4 Servings Ingredients: 1 lb sweet italian sausage 1 large sweet vidalia onion, sliced 2 cloves of garlic, minced 2 tbsp butter … Continue reading

Sweet Potato and Andouille Chili

This delicious and affordable twist on chili was based on a recipe recommended by my friend Chris (found here: http://www.budgetbytes.com/2013/10/chorizo-sweet-potato-chili/). I made a few tweaks of my own and this is the result. Ingredients: 4 links fresh andouille sausage (in Halifax, I buy this from Pete’s Frootique), casings removed 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into … Continue reading

Hummingbird Cake

This is a classic cake from North Carolina with roots in Caribbean flavours. It tastes like a cross between a carrot cake and banana bread – helped by a fluffy cream cheese icing with a zesty surprise! Ingredients: 1 cup pecan pieces or sliced almonds 4 ripe bananas, mashed 1 can crushed pineapple, drained well … Continue reading

Old fashioned fish cakes and tartar sauce

Ingredients: 1 lb salt cod 4 small potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 1 onion, chopped 4 tbsp butter, divided 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme 3 tbsp cream Salt and pepper to taste ½ cup panko bread crumbs, seasoned with salt and pepper 2 tbsp butter + 3 tbsp vegetable oil Directions: Boil the salted … Continue reading