Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns - Good Food And Treasured Memories
It doesn’t have to be fall to crave something pumpkin. It’s still a bit early for Halloween jack-o-lanterns but not too early for some pumpkin cinnamon rolls. This recipe builds on the traditional cinnamon roll, but adds the magic of pumpkin and fall spices. The dough is more subtle, moist and not too sweet in … Continue reading "Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns"
Roast Turkey Breast w/ Fig & Sausage Stuffing - Good Food And Treasured Memories
HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY! The second Monday of October has been the day Canada has celebrated Thanksgiving since 1957. You might say it is synonymous with autumn & the harvest season. For us, its a time to be thankful for having the privilege of being Canadian and able to live in such a wonderful country. Autumn … Continue reading "Roast Turkey Breast w/ Fig & Sausage Stuffing"
Candied Kumquats over Pistachio Crusted Turkey Breast - Good Food And Treasured Memories
Today, December 25th our family celebrates my sister Rita’s birthday. She will forever be the special Christmas gift our family was so privileged to receive on that Christmas day. This time of the year makes us reflect on many different things. This moment, this day, this season will never come again. Treasure it and treasure … Continue reading "Candied Kumquats over Pistachio Crusted Turkey Breast"
Roast Turkey with Bratwurst, Cranberries & Sage - Good Food And Treasured Memories
Today, November 28th, our American neighbors are celebrating their Thanksgiving Day. It encompasses both religious and secular aspects … being both a harvest festival and a festival of family. Here in Canada, our Thanksgiving was celebrated on October 14th. When it comes to this occasion, some dishes are required eating. Turkey, gravy, cranberries and don’t … Continue reading "Roast Turkey with Bratwurst, Cranberries & Sage"
Pumpkin Dinner Buns - Good Food And Treasured Memories
Autumn is in full swing with all its fabulous foliage and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. The second Monday of October has been the day Canada has celebrated Thanksgiving since 1957. For Canadians, this holiday is linked to the tradition of harvest festivals. A common image seen at this time of year is a … Continue reading "Pumpkin Dinner Buns"
Seven Grain Date Roll Cake with Apple Cream Cheese - Good Food And Treasured Memories
Sometimes a favorite recipe just begs for an update. Many of us will remember the ‘vintage’ jelly roll cake. A nice tender, golden cake with strawberry jam rolled up inside and sometimes sprinkled with powdered sugar. Probably considered unique for its time. Food, like fashion, music, design and architecture are reflections of our culture. I’ve always … Continue reading "Seven Grain Date Roll Cake with Apple Cream Cheese"
Smoked Gouda & Asparagus Stuffed Turkey Breast - Good Food And Treasured Memories
I think it would be safe to say that turkey still rules the day as the most traditional centerpiece for the Canadian Christmas dinner. Canada is a country with a very diverse background, so we enjoy a mix of cuisines and traditions from all over the world. Although that festive foul remains the center focus, … Continue reading "Smoked Gouda & Asparagus Stuffed Turkey Breast"
Stuffed Turkey Breast with Butternut Squash & Figs - Good Food And Treasured Memories
HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY! In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving Day on the second Monday in October. Although, we seem to be more connected digitally than emotionally, it is a day meant to bring us together with our families and friends sharing in a thanksgiving meal. Thanksgiving is about being grateful for having a roof over our … Continue reading "Stuffed Turkey Breast with Butternut Squash & Figs"
Herb Roasted Game Hens with Rhubarb-Date Chutney - Good Food And Treasured Memories
According to legend, the Cornish game hen was actually ‘invented’. The original breeder was a woman by the name of ‘Tea’ Makowsky. At the age of 15, she moved to Paris, France finding work at both a milliner’s shop and a cheese shop. It was here she met her husband and they married in 1933. Fleeing from the … Continue reading "Herb Roasted Game Hens with Rhubarb-Date Chutney"
Roasted Turkey Breast Roulade Baked in Squash - Good Food And Treasured Memories
Whether you celebrate Christmas culturally, religiously or not at all, it seems a good time to evaluate your priorities to make sure you are truly doing what matters to you most. Christmas comes and goes each year during which the ‘Christmas Spirit’ is alive and well. Wouldn’t it be nice if that same spirit was … Continue reading "Roasted Turkey Breast Roulade Baked in Squash"
Pumpkin Chai Cheesecake Trifle - Good Food And Treasured Memories
In the winter of 2011, Brion and I spent a month travelling Turkey. While in Istanbul, we happened to be staying in a hotel next to a Starbucks coffee shop. By chance I tasted a ‘Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte’. That unique flavor left a lasting memory with me. Back at home, I wanted to recreate … Continue reading "Pumpkin Chai Cheesecake Trifle"
Amigos Birthday - Good Food And Treasured Memories
Today, December 21st, ‘our’ precious little Amigo is having his 14th birthday. Technically he belongs to my sister Loretta, who adopted him when he was only two months old. If you are a dog lover and have ever been in the presence of a Dachshund, you will understand how easily they can ‘velcro’ themselves onto … Continue reading "Amigos Birthday"
Pumpkin Cranberry Spice Roulade - Good Food And Treasured Memories
Thought of by some as old fashioned or outdated, the ‘Roulade’ cake may have been around a long time, but done right they are moist and deliciously nostalgic. Sweet dessert roulades are based on a whisked egg mixture and contain very little or no flour. They bake faster than most cakes and are finished with any … Continue reading "Pumpkin Cranberry Spice Roulade"