Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bites

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bites Cheesecake Base: 16 ounces cream cheese, softened 2/3 cup white sugar 2/3 cup sour cream 2/3 cup 18% coffee creamer 2 tablespoons flour, sifted 2 eggs 2 tablespoons vanilla Caramel Apples ½ cup sugar 3 tablespoons butter ¼ cup heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla Pinch kosher salt 3 Apples, washed…

Spanakopita Rolls

Spanakopita Rolls ½ white onion, diced 4 tablespoons sunflower oil 2 ounces spinach, wilted & chopped 1 cup basmati rice 1¾ cups water 3 eggs, large ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled Salt & pepper to taste 16 sheets phyllo dough 4 tablespoons butter, melted Preheat oven to 350F on convection bake. In heavy saucepan with…

Kitchen Tools Chefs Can’t Live Without

One of Chef David’s favourite kitchen tools is his mini coffee grinder. Not just for grinding coffee beans, he uses it to fine-grind espresso for baking (adds a nice bitter touch and homogenizes with the flour better), grinding specialty peppercorns like Szechwan and making nut-paste purees (like peanut butter, pecan paste or almond butter). It’s perfect…

Strawberry Danish

Dough: 1 1/3 cups warm water (110F) 1 tablespoon dry active yeast 2 tablespoon honey 3 ½ cups AP flour 1 teaspoon salt Filling: 2 cups frozen strawberries ½ cup white sugar 2 tablespoons vanilla extract ½ teaspoon white pepper 2 tablespoons cold water 1 tablespoon corn starch   Mix water, yeast, and honey. Add…

Green Smoothie

2 large handfuls of fresh kale, chopped ½ cup pineapple, frozen ½ cucumber ½ banana ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt, full fat ½ teaspoon turmeric Pinch of black pepper Water as desired (approximately ¼- ½ cup).   Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

NYE Dinner Menu to WOW your guests!

If you are hosting a New Year’s eve dinner, Chef David has the menu already planned for you.  This tried and true recipe will leave your guests delightfully full and ready to ring the New Year in with style! Dijon Crusted Prime Rib with Horseradish Demi Glaze 1 whole prime rib, deboned & trimmed 1 cup…

New Year’s Eve Appetizers

Roasted Carrot Hummus Pouches 1 litre chick peas, strained 2 medium carrots, peeled & chopped thinly 1 tablespoon garlic, pureed 3 stalks green onion, chopped fine 1 tablespoon tahini 4 tablespoons sesame oil 1 teaspoon cumin Salt & white pepper, to taste 9 sheets phyllo pastry 2 tablespoons butter, melted Toss chopped carrots in 1 tablespoon of…

Treats for Man’s best friend!

One of Chef Lantz’s most popular recipes is his homemade dog treats!  So why not start your furry friend’s year off right with these delicious healthy treats! ¾ cup water ¼ cup flaxseed, ground ½ cup canola oil 4 cups quick cooking rolled oats 2 cups whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 cups…