Perfectly Honest Recipes

Here are recipes from one Sam and Mikaela’s favourite meals – spaghetti bolognese, salmon patties,  and chocolate chip cookies.



dish of spaghetti


Mrs. Davy’s Bolognese Spaghetti Sauce

Mrs. Davy looks after Sam’s house when he’s not there and fills the fridge with meals that Sam can reheat. She makes a mean spaghetti sauce that freezes well.



2 lb lean hamburger                                 5 Tbsp sugar

2 onions, chopped                                     3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

7 ½ oz can tomato sauce                           2 tsp Tobasco sauce

10 oz can tomato soup                             2 Tbsp each oregano and basil

13 oz can tomato paste                           2 tsp each garlic salt and celery seed

28 oz can Aylmer’s crushes tomatoes     1 tsp pepper

3 cups water                                             5 Tbsp sugar

In large pot, sauté the meat and onion until cooked. Add all remaining ingredients and combine thoroughly. Simmer uncovered 2 ½ -3 hours, stirring often. Serve over spaghetti with Parmesan cheese.


plate of cookies


Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Both Sam and Mikaela love Mrs. Davy’s chocolate chunk cookies. And she makes a gluten free version too!



1 cup softened butter

1 cup packed brown sugar

½ cup granulated sugar

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 eggs

2 ¼ cup white rice flour

1 tsp xanthan gum

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

300g package chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 375° F. Beat butter, vanilla and eggs until fluffy. In a separate bowl, whisk dry ingredients by hand until well blended. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and mix until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by heaping teaspoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Makes about 30 cookies.


salmon pattiesGluten-free Salmon Patties

Mrs. Davy prepares meals for Sam and leaves them in the freezer so he can heat them up after work. Here is a gluten-free version of one of his favourites. They can also be made into bite-sized portions for an appetizer.
1½ lb salmon – pureed in a food processor
100g (¾ cup) pine nuts – ground

½ cup feta cheese

¼ cup red onion diced finely

1 Tbsp. gluten-free Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 egg
1 Tbsp. fresh dill (1 tsp dried)
1 tsp lemon zest
Combine ingredients and make patties.  Chill 1 hour (makes them easier to handle, but they still turn out if you don’t do this).  Fry (about 3 minutes per side). They can be frozen raw. Serve with a salad.


There you go – dinner for tonight all decided! Thank you Mrs. Davy!



Here’s more about Perfectly Honest~

Perfectly Honest coverYou never know where your words will take you.

When Mikaela Finn agreed to be Sam’s ‘fiancée’ for a weekend, she probably should have told him that she’s a doctor. Sam O’Brien, aka ‘Dr. Eye Candy’, is trying to shed his playboy reputation and convince a small town hospital that he’s ready to settle down. But when his ‘fiancée’ helps deliver a baby in the middle of the meet and greet, it’s a bit of a shock. If he’d known the whole truth, he might have done things a little differently because somehow his ‘fiancée’ ends up stealing his job and his heart. Not exactly the change he wanted. Lies and deceit – it’s a match made in heaven!

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