Elegant Valentine’s Dinner for 2

Chef Lawntz Vernon of our Edmonton South store shares his recipe for a dinner for two. Vol-Au-Vent Ingredients: 1 box frozen patty shells/pastry 12 asparagus spears Salt Pepper Oil 3 tablespoons butter 20—34/38 raw shrimp, tails removed “Old Bay” Seasoning 1 cup flour ½ cup 18% cream 120 gram crab meat fresh, frozen or canned…

Raspberry Cocoa

Chef David has whipped up some  Raspberry Cocoa to keep you warm! Ingredients: 1 cup 2% milk ⅓ cup white sugar 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 1 tablespoon vanilla ¼ teaspoon salt 2 ounces semi-sweet bakers chocolate, chopped fine 1 cup whipping cream ¼ cup icing sugar 2 teaspoons raspberry drink crystals Method: With an electric…

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…

Peanut Butter Butterscotch Cookies

On their own or dunked, cookies are perfect for sugar cravings. Ingredients: 2 ½ cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda                      ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup room temperature butter 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown…

Iced Soda Pops

There’s nothing better than homemade treats. Here’s a favourite with nostalgic flavours of soda. Ingredients: 10 ounces cherry soda 10 ounces vanilla cream soda 2 cups water                                                         …

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…

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,…

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…

Baked Banana Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Regular Bake 4 medium bananas mashed 4 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon molasses *1 tablespoon fresh vanilla bean 1 cup nondairy milk 11/2 cups coconut sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 cup Turkish dates, diced ½ cup walnuts Pre-heat oven to 350F…

Brown Butter Pineapple Corn Muffins

2 teaspoons butter 2 teaspoons brown sugar 4oz fresh pineapple, diced 1½ cups flour 1½ cups cornmeal 1/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 2 eggs ½ cup melted butter 2/3 cup sour cream 2/3 cup milk Raw sugar (optional) Preheat oven to 345F Convection Bake. Place 2…