Reveillon Tourtière (Acadian Meat Pie)

It’s been years since I’ve made Reveillon Tourtière. So this Christmas I thought I’d brush off the old recipe and give the photos a facelift. This is a traditional meat pie that originated with 17th century French Acadian settlers of Eastern Canada and New England. On Christmas eve, or Reveillon, the family would attend midnight massContinue reading “Reveillon Tourtière (Acadian Meat Pie)”

Fridge Dive Moo Shu Duck, Still Better Than Takeout

In today’s weekly fridge forage, I’m confronted with a piece of duck breast I roasted the other day that needs to be eaten today.  There’s an open jar of hoisin sauce that gets me leaning toward a makeshift Peking duck situation.  Mandarin pancakes are essential, but I’ve never made them before, so I rely on Woks ofContinue reading “Fridge Dive Moo Shu Duck, Still Better Than Takeout”

Easy Cheesy Tortellini Bake with 20-Minute Tomato Sauce

Today for meatless Monday we’re keeping it short and sweet. This Baked Tortellini is the ultimate comfort food, and features a quick 20-minute tomato sauce that’s so easy a 10 year old could make it. I mean that literally – it’s the same tomato sauce I learned to make in 6th grade home economics classContinue reading “Easy Cheesy Tortellini Bake with 20-Minute Tomato Sauce”

Bison (or Beef) Curry with Daikon

One of the dishes I’ll miss this holiday season is Mom’s beef and potato curry.  She’s the oldest of seven siblings, (if you think that’s a lot, Dad is one of nine) and holiday gatherings are always a huge multi-generational affair.  My aunt Connie always makes the Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham, and if not my mom,Continue reading “Bison (or Beef) Curry with Daikon”