Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing

2/3 cup white sugar 2/3 cup brown sugar ¾ cup soft butter 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ cup canned pumpkin 2 eggs 2 ¼ cup flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon Beat everything together. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes. Icing Ingredients 3 cups icing sugar 1 teaspoon…

Home-style Turkey Soup

2 pounds cooked turkey, diced small 2 onions, diced 1 carrot, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 3 tablespoons butter 4 litres chicken or turkey stock 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 teaspoons thyme Salt and pepper to taste *Leftover additions: stuffing (chopped small), mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, root vegetables (carrots/parsnips) Sweat onions, carrots, and celery in…

Grilled Chicken and Avocado Tacos

Ingredients: yield 6 tacos 6 crunchy taco shells, parbaked 2 pc 6oz chicken breast 2 pc ripe avocado, sliced thinly 1 roma tomato, diced 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated Begin preparation by grilling the chicken on a barbecue grill, pan-frying it, or searing it and finishing it in the oven….

Turkey Tips for a Perfect Thanksgiving

You will want to count on approximately 1-1.5 pounds of raw turkey per person so a 20 pound turkey should feed 10-15 people. This should leave some for the all important leftovers. To thaw a frozen turkey safely you should place in the fridge and allow it to thaw slowly. A 20 pound turkey will…

Oriental Spring Rolls

Ingredients – yields 20 pcs 20 rice paper sheets 200g bean sprouts 200g pea shoots 100g alfalfa hay 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons ginger, minced 1 tablespoons garlic, minced 1 tablespoon soya sauce ¼ cup sesame oil Salt and pepper to taste Cut pea shoots and bean sprouts into smaller segments,…

Greek-Style Pizza

Ingredients – yield 2 large pizzas 2 ½ cups warm water 1 tablespoon dry yeast 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup of honey 2 eggs 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon salt 8 cups flour Put warm water in a mixing bowl, add yeast and sugar. Do not mix. Let it sit until it bubbles. Add…

Peach Crisp

By – Sara Brodsky, Culinary Services Coordinator – Calgary South The mom of my best friend for 46 years gave me this recipe. It is the best ever. When I was young my favourite part of going to their house was that there was always something freshly baked for our snack. Here it is: Mrs. Shaws…

Louisiana Benedict on Cornbread Muffins

Ingredients for Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins ½ cup flour 2 tablespoons corn meal 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon garlic salt ½ cup milk 1 egg 1 tablespoon jalapeno, diced   Method Preheat oven to 375° on convection bake. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Portion out mixture into 6 large muffin cups. And bake…

Keto Friendly Omelette

Ingredients 2 teaspoons avocado oil 3 large eggs 2 ounces chard or spinach ½ cup shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon heavy cream Directions In a bowl whisk eggs and cream together. Heat the avocado oil in a fry pan on medium/high heat. Add spinach and cook in the oil for 1 minute. Add…

Gourmet Bacon Mac & Cheese

Bacon/Bechamel Sauce 5 Strips maple peppered bacon 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups cold milk 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1 pinch ground nutmeg 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste Cheese Sauce 4 ounces grated sharp white Cheddar cheese 1 ounce…

Honey Cake

Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) is around the corner, September 9th, and is that time of year where we wish all a happy, healthy and sweet new year! The date changes as it goes by the lunar calendar. In my family, we celebrate our traditional dinner by making food with honey as a main ingredient;…

Sara’s Green Stuff

Sara Brodsky is the Culinary Coordinator at our Calgary South store. A self-taught cook, her inspiration came first from her mother, then from her interior design studies. Since becoming an interior designer, her enthusiasm and passion for colours have been applied more in cooking than in décor. A lot of recipes that Sara makes contain…