Hearthy Eggnog

Perfect for family Christmas or any time while reading a book snuggled in your cosy blanket during the cold months. Ingredients 4 cups milk 5 whole cloves 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 12 egg yolks 1 ½ cups sugar 2 ½ cups light rum 4 cups light cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract…

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

No, it’s not St. Paddy’s day! Just chocolate chip cookies, elevated with mint!….mmmm…mmmm…great! Ingredients 2 cups flour ½ cup vanilla pudding mix (dry) ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 1 egg ½ cup sour cream 1 tsp mint extract 10-12 drops green food colouring 1 ½…

Happy Turkey Cooking!

Fresh or Frozen? Fresh birds tend to be juicier and more tender, however more expensive. Frozen birds can also be moist and tender if cooked properly and they are more economical. When buying, allocate about 1-1.5 pounds of raw turkey per person. For example, a 20 pound turkey should feed 10-15 people and still leave…

Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage rolls are ‘feel good’, ‘hit the spot’ kinds of food. Our recipe below is herb-snazzy. Ingredients 2 heads savoy cabbages or green cabbage, (each 2lb/1 kg) 2 tablespoons butter 2 large white onions, sliced ¼ teaspoon caraway seeds, crushed ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons brown sugar, packed 2 cans (each 28…

Honey-Glazed Spareribs

Here’s a recipe you can sink you teeth into, especially while you’re watching the Gray Cup competition. Ingredients 2 pounds pork spareribs (about 1 side) Marinade ¼ cup Hoisin sauce 3 tablespoons soy sauce 3 tablespoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry 1 tablespoon minced ginger 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice…

Pumpkin Carving 101

Our Chef David’s tips on carving for Halloween. Have fun! Pumpkin Selection: Buy ripe – but no rotten spots (or as few as possible). They mark our surface and limit the lifespan of our Jack-O-Lantern.  Be aware of your display space to be sure the pumpkin you buy fits.  Be sure to have a rough…

Homestyle Turkey Stew

Ingredients: 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 *Leftover additions: stuffing (chopped small), mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, root vegetables (carrots/parsnips) 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 teaspoons thyme Salt and pepper to taste Method: Sweat onions, carrots, and…

Turkey with Bread Dressing Sandwich

By Chef Lawntz Vernon, Trail Appliances, Edmonton Dressing – To Use as Bread Ingredients: 2 loaves gluten-free bread 4 tablespoons canola oil ¼ cup onion, finely diced 1/4 cup celery, finely diced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon rosemary 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups chicken or turkey stock Method:…

Pumpkin Pie

The filling is very tasty and it’s great for both pies and tarts. Ingredients: 1 796 ml can pumpkin 3 Tablespoon white sugar 3 Tablespoon brown sugar                              2 Tablespoon fancy molasses ½ Teaspoon cloves ½ Teaspoon allspice 2 Teaspoon cinnamon 2…

Brisket with Burgundy Orange Sauce

By Sara of Sara’s Kitchen, Trail Appliances, South Location Beef Brisket is used in traditional Jewish cooking, particularly for the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. This cut of meat, from the lower chest of the cow, is tough but with effort, will turn into a tender and juicy, lip smacking goodness to please your taste…

Peanut Butter Butterscotch Cookies

On their own or dunked, cookies are perfect for sugar cravings. Ingredients: 2 ½ cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda                      ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup room temperature butter 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown…

Back To School Lunch Tips

Where has the summer gone? Some schools are getting ready to reopen and some are already in the swing of things for the 2019/2020 school year.  So what should we make for the kids to bring, that’s healthy, nutritious AND tasty?  It’s hard to come up with new ideas. The first suggestion is to PLAN!…