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…

Beer, Bacon and Cheddar Soup

A naughty but nice soup. 4-5 slices thick cut bacon, diced 1 medium onion, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 1 medium potato; peeled and cut into ¼-inch dice 2 clove garlic, minced 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1½ cups light-colored beer 1 cup chicken stock 2 cups milk ½ cup whipping cream 1 bay leaf 1…

Cheesecake with Traeger

From Sara’s Kitchen, Trail Appliances, Calgary South Crust: 1 ½ cups crushed graham wafers 3 tablespoons icing sugar ¼ cup melted butter Filling: 1 large eggs at room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 8 ounces package cream cheese, softened 1 cup sour cream 1 small can crushed pineapple drained well Directions: Fill your TRAEGER GRILL…

Penne with Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce

Ingredients 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 2 tablespoons minced garlic ½ ounce white cooking wine 2 cups whipping cream (35%) Salt and pepper to taste *2 cups cooked penne Basil or parsley coarsely chopped for garnish Method Warm oil in heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and roast over low heat until browned (approx. 2…

Bacon & Egg with a Sweet Twist

By Chef Lawntz Vernon Your Favourite Glazed Donut or You Can Make Your Own! Ingredients: ¼ cups flour 2¼ teaspoons instant yeast ¼ cup sugar 1 pinch of salt 1¼ cups warm milk 2 eggs 8 tablespoons canola oil Shortening for frying Icing sugar Method: In a large bowl mix together flour, instant yeast, sugar…

Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting Recipe

Ingredients Yield 24 mini cupcakes or 12 large cupcakes 1 cup flour 1 cup sugar ½ cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 ounce espresso, cooled 3 ounce coffee creamer (makes ½ cup when combined with espresso volume) ¼ cup sunflower oil 1 egg, large ½ teaspoon…

Veggie Burgers

We have been talking about barbecues a lot recently and many of our recipes involve meat.  There are however loads of veggie options.  Here is an in-house recipe for you to try. Makes 8-10 patties 2  540 ml cans chickpeas (drained) 4  large eggs 1  medium onion, diced 1 lemon, zest only ½ red pepper,…

Rotisserie Pork Loin

2-3 kg centre cut pork loin tied with string to hold the shape Seasoning rub (store bought will do as well): 2 teaspoons coarse salt, Kosher or sea 2 teaspoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons black pepper, freshly ground 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons thyme   Using…

Smoky Barbecue Baked Beans

Ingredients yield 10 servings Soak ¼ cup barbecue sauce ½ cup ginger ale 5 litres water 500 g navy beans, dry Braise 2.5 litres water ½ cup barbecue sauce ¼ cup ginger ale ¼ cup brown sugar 4 tablespoons molasses 1 ounce prepared espresso 10 drops liquid smoke – hickory Salt and pepper to taste…

Mushroom Pie

by: Chef Lawntz Vernon See Chef Lawntz make this recipe on CTV here Not Grandma’s Pie Crust Ingredients 1 cup coconut flour 1 cup almond flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg ½ cup butter Method Mix together coconut flour, almond flour, salt and egg. Then melt the butter completely and add to flour, mixing well….

Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients yield 8 oz 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon butter, soft 1 teaspoon vanilla 8 ounces semi sweet chocolate, chopped In a heavy saucepan, warm cream over medium low heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Remove from heat, add in chocolate, and allow to stand 3 minutes before stirring. Once combined, refrigerate 3-4…