Bacon Mac & Cheese

Hands down, Mac N Cheese is cheesy, yummy comfort food. Zest it up with some bacon and mmmm, mmmm, great! 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,…

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…

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 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…

Chocolate Pecan Caramel Scones

Chocolate and caramel….oh my! Ingredients 2 cups flour                                                     ¼ cup cocoa powder ½ cup sugar 2 ½ tablespoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup butter, frozen ¼ cup whipping…

Plum Pudding Recipe

Ingredients Yield one 8” pudding 1 cup raisins 1 cup currants 1 cup walnuts, chopped ½ cup sun dried cranberries 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon allspice ½ cup spiced rum 5 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk 2 cups flour 2 cups breadcrumbs 1 cup butter, melted 1…

Vanilla Blueberry Swirl Muffins

2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 2 eggs ¾ cup brown sugar ½ cup melted butter 1 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon vanilla ¼ cup blueberry compote Preheat oven to 340°F Convection Bake, or 350°F Convection Humid.  Whisk together all dry ingredients. Whip together eggs and sugar, then add sour cream,…

A Chef’s Best Friend

Some kitchen tools are essential for making food magic happen! Here are three tools we think are a chef’s best friends. Immersion Blenders Chefs swear by immersion blenders; they’re great for pureeing hot soups and sauces and also for things that could be too much volume for a regular blender. The best things about immersion…

Raspberry Peach Cobbler

  Ingredients ¾ cup Butter or margarine 2 cups Frozen or fresh chopped peaches ½ cup white sugar, or to taste 2 ½ cups flour 1 1/3 cups sugar 5 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoons salt All the macerate juices and milk to make 3 ¼ cup liquid 1 cup fresh raspberries Method Place peaches in…

Potluck Season is Upon Us

As it’s the season for potlucks and Christmas parties, we have a few ideas for you. Inspired by our own staff potluck, here are a few ideas and some simple recipes. Every year we pair the potluck with a version of secret Santa. Here are the rules. Each person grabs a present randomly and stands…

Easy Cinnamon Puffs Recipe

Courtesy of The Wolf Gourmet Kitchen Ingredients: Yield 24 mini muffins 1½ cup all purpose flour ¾ cup white sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 large egg ½ cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla 5 tablespoons melted butter Preheat oven to 345°F on convection bake. Sift together…