Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting Recipe

Ingredients Yield 24 mini cupcakes or 12 large cupcakes 1 cup flour 1 cup sugar ½ cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 ounce espresso, cooled 3 ounce coffee creamer (makes ½ cup when combined with espresso volume) ¼ cup sunflower oil 1 egg, large ½ teaspoon…

Cleaning Your Grilling Machine

It’s Grilling Time!  Traditionally, spring is the perfect time to prep and clean your grill.  As we all know, summers in Alberta and Saskatchewan are short so we have to pack in as much barbecuing as we can, though we really can barbecue any time of the year.  Keeping your barbecue in tip-top shape is…

Veggie Burgers

We have been talking about barbecues a lot recently and many of our recipes involve meat.  There are however loads of veggie options.  Here is an in-house recipe for you to try. Makes 8-10 patties 2  540 ml cans chickpeas (drained) 4  large eggs 1  medium onion, diced 1 lemon, zest only ½ red pepper,…

Rotisserie Pork Loin

2-3 kg centre cut pork loin tied with string to hold the shape Seasoning rub (store bought will do as well): 2 teaspoons coarse salt, Kosher or sea 2 teaspoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons black pepper, freshly ground 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons thyme   Using…

Smoky Barbecue Baked Beans

Ingredients yield 10 servings Soak ¼ cup barbecue sauce ½ cup ginger ale 5 litres water 500 g navy beans, dry Braise 2.5 litres water ½ cup barbecue sauce ¼ cup ginger ale ¼ cup brown sugar 4 tablespoons molasses 1 ounce prepared espresso 10 drops liquid smoke – hickory Salt and pepper to taste…

Mushroom Pie

by: Chef Lawntz Vernon See Chef Lawntz make this recipe on CTV here Not Grandma’s Pie Crust Ingredients 1 cup coconut flour 1 cup almond flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg ½ cup butter Method Mix together coconut flour, almond flour, salt and egg. Then melt the butter completely and add to flour, mixing well….

Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients yield 8 oz 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon butter, soft 1 teaspoon vanilla 8 ounces semi sweet chocolate, chopped In a heavy saucepan, warm cream over medium low heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Remove from heat, add in chocolate, and allow to stand 3 minutes before stirring. Once combined, refrigerate 3-4…

Barbecued Fruit Salad with Raspberry Lime Vinaigrette

Ingredients yield 4 servings Vinaigrette 4 tablespoons raspberry vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Pinch salt and pepper ¼ cup sunflower oil Prepare vinaigrette by combining all ingredients but the oil and mixing thoroughly. Once mixed, add the oil very slowly while mixing in order to emulsify. Salad ¼…

Zucchini Spice Cake

Ingredients 2 cups flour 2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon Cinnamon ¼ teaspoon cloves 1 cup mini chocolate chips 2 grated zucchinis (2 cups) 3 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 cup oil 2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup chopped dates or raisins or walnuts if desired Directions Mix eggs…

Chocolate Granola Bites

Ingredients Yield = 9 x 11 pan ¼ cup salted butter ¼ cup corn syrup 1 tablespoon vanilla 250 grams mini marshmallows 3 cups granola ½ cup chocolate chips ½  cup shredded coconut ½ cup toasted sunflower seeds ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted ¼ cup sundried cranberries In a large heavy stockpot, melt butter over…

Combi-Steam Oven Glazed Ham

Ingredients 1 kilogram ham 1 can apple cider 1 tablespoon Sara’s green stuff 2 carrots cot in chunks 1 bay leaf 4 cloves 1 teaspoon Pepper Glaze 12 whole cloves 1 tablespoon regular mustard 1 tablespoon maple syrup ½ tablespoon Brown sugar Directions Place all ingredients in the solid steam oven tray. Steam at 100…

Spanakopita with Spinach and Feta

½ cup melted butter 1 pound spinach 2 cups feta cheese 10 phyllo sheets ½ teaspoon Sara’s green stuff 1 egg Directions Cut roll of phyllo in 3 equal pieces. Use 2 pieces at a time, brushing with butter in between each piece. Mix green stuff, spinach and 1 teaspoon of butter and fry until aromatic….