Day 11 of 12 days of gift ideas!

It’s our 12 days of Christmas at Trail Appliances!  We’ve got great gift ideas for your loved ones, big and small. You view perfect grill marks as a badge of honor.  You think cutting into a steak to check doneness is sacrilege.  You know when and why to use rub vs. marinade vs. sauce. That’s why…

Day 7 of 12 days of gift ideas!

It’s our 12 days of Christmas at Trail Appliances!  We’ve got great gift ideas for your loved ones, big and small. Prep work is often considered a mundane chore. Slicing, dicing and chopping – you know the drill. Whether you are a seasoned pro, or just developing your skills, the right knife can make a world…

Day 6 of 12 days of gift ideas!

It’s our 12 days of Christmas at Trail Appliances!  We’ve got great gift ideas for your loved ones, big and small. Traditional charcoal grilling is easy with the Cart Model Charcoal Kettle Grill at your disposal. Whether you are a hardcore griller or someone who occasionally likes to try something different, this compact charcoal kettle grill…

Day 5 of 12 days of gift ideas!

It’s our 12 days of Christmas at Trail Appliances!  We’ve got great gift ideas for your loved ones, big and small. If you have a foodie in the family a Staub pot is an indispensable component in any kitchen. Staub has perfected this traditional vessel in their signature piece – La Cocotte. The self-basting spikes on the…

Day 4 of 12 days of gift ideas!

It’s our 12 days of Christmas at Trail Appliances!  We’ve got great gift ideas for your loved ones, big and small. If you want to splurge on the coffee connoisseur  in your life, the Miele coffee maker is the perfect gift! If you enjoy the delicious aroma and the thick crema of your favourite coffee prepared…

Day 1 of the 12 days of Gift Ideas!

It’s our 12 days of Christmas at Trail Appliances!  We’ve got great gift ideas for your loved ones, big and small. For the health nut in your house this Wolf Gourmet blender is the perfect gift idea! Be it a velvety chocolate milkshake, refreshing fruit smoothie or a creamy butternut squash soup, the Wolf Gourmet blender…

Perfect Pie Dough

20 oz flour, all purpose 2 teaspoons salt 6 oz lard, frozen 5 oz butter, frozen For the liquid you will need: 1 large egg, white vinegar, water. Crack egg into a clear measuring cup and mix it slightly. Carefully add vinegar into the cup until you reach 4 oz liquid measure then add water…

Christmas Stuffing

1 loaf white bread (stale but not brittle) 1 white onion, diced 3 stalks green onion, diced 6 strips bacon, cut small (lardon) ½ cup sundried cranberries 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon tarragon, dried 1 teaspoon rosemary, dried 1 cup turkey or chicken stock Heat stock over medium heat, adding in…

Christmas Apple Pilaf

1 white onion, diced 4 tablespoons butter, salted 2 tablespoons apple sauce 2 cups basmati or jasmine rice 2 cups apple juice 1 cup chicken or turkey stock 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ cup sultana raisins (or sundried cranberries) Salt & pepper to taste In heavy saucepan with fitted lid, sweat diced onion…

Chicken Cacciatore

It’s December 1st and the official countdown to Christmas day is on!  Check checking back for more great holiday recipes and tips.  Chef Lantz in Edmonton shared one of his favourite warm meals for the holidays. 3 pounds chicken pieces/legs or thighs or whole cut up chicken 3 tablespoons canola oil 1 green pepper, sliced…