Cookie Exchange | Gingersnap Cookies

Happy National Cookie Day!! Imagine a world where you can have many types of homemade cookies at once without spending hours baking. Well, that’s exactly what cookie exchange parties are for! A cookie exchange is when a group of people, maybe you and your family, friends, or co-workers, each bake homemade cookies of different types…

Sweet Potato Chickpea Corn Chowder

Ingredients 1 tablespoon oil 1 large onion diced 2 cloves garlic 2 med sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed) 1 tablespoon paprika 4 cups vegetable stock 19 ounce can drained chickpeas 12 ounce can drained corn niblets 1 teaspoon salt Pepper and cayenne pepper to taste 2-3 tablespoons chopped parsley Red pepper puree 1 roasted red…

Meat Lasagna Recipe

Sauce 2 kg ground beef 2 tablespoons sunflower oil 2 medium onions, diced ¼ cup brown sugar 1 ½ litres crushed tomato 1 ½ litres diced tomato 3 tablespoons oregano 2 tablespoons basil 1 tablespoon thyme 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced Salt and Pepper to taste Cook beef until internal temperature reaches…

Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients: yield 3 litres 100g egg noodles, parboiled 1 white onion, diced fine 2 chicken breasts, cooked and diced 2 tablespoon smoked paprika 3 litres chicken stock 1 tablespoon thyme 1 tablespoon parsley Salt and pepper to taste In a large soup pot, sweat onions over medium heat until translucent. Add smoked paprika and cooked…

Smokey Bacon Alfredo

Ingredients: yield 2 litres 7 strips bacon, diced ½ white onion, diced fine ½ cup butter ½ AP flour, sifted 2 litres 2% milk 2 tablespoons garlic, minced 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon liquid smoke, hickory Salt and pepper to taste In a large saucepot, sweat bacon and onions over medium low heat until translucent….

Pumpkin Pecan Coffee Cake

Do you have pumpkin overload yet? Our Saskatoon chef, David, whipped up this delicious coffee cake. Just another option for your left over Halloween pumpkin. Batter Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg…

Witches Fingers Recipe

Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 cup icing sugar 1 teaspoon almond extract ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg 2 ¾ cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt Blanched almonds Red decorating gel Preheat oven to 325 degrees F on convection bake. Cream together  butter and icing sugar in a bowl.  While continuing to…

Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing

2/3 cup white sugar 2/3 cup brown sugar ¾ cup soft butter 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ cup canned pumpkin 2 eggs 2 ¼ cup flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon Beat everything together. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes. Icing Ingredients 3 cups icing sugar 1 teaspoon…

Home-style Turkey Soup

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

Grilled Chicken and Avocado Tacos

Ingredients: yield 6 tacos 6 crunchy taco shells, parbaked 2 pc 6oz chicken breast 2 pc ripe avocado, sliced thinly 1 roma tomato, diced 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated Begin preparation by grilling the chicken on a barbecue grill, pan-frying it, or searing it and finishing it in the oven….

Turkey Tips for a Perfect Thanksgiving

You will want to count on approximately 1-1.5 pounds of raw turkey per person so a 20 pound turkey should feed 10-15 people. This should leave some for the all important leftovers. To thaw a frozen turkey safely you should place in the fridge and allow it to thaw slowly. A 20 pound turkey will…

Oriental Spring Rolls

Ingredients – yields 20 pcs 20 rice paper sheets 200g bean sprouts 200g pea shoots 100g alfalfa hay 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons ginger, minced 1 tablespoons garlic, minced 1 tablespoon soya sauce ¼ cup sesame oil Salt and pepper to taste Cut pea shoots and bean sprouts into smaller segments,…