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…

French Toast Recipe

Ingredients: yield 2 slices 2 slices thick cut white bread (Texas toast) 1 egg ¼ cup whipping cream Pinch of nutmeg Pinch of cinnamon 1 teaspoon butter Crack egg into a small bowl and whip lightly. Add in cream and spices and whip until incorporated. Preheat a large skillet pan to medium heat and add…

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….

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…

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,…

Greek-Style Pizza

Ingredients – yield 2 large pizzas 2 ½ cups warm water 1 tablespoon dry yeast 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup of honey 2 eggs 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon salt 8 cups flour Put warm water in a mixing bowl, add yeast and sugar. Do not mix. Let it sit until it bubbles. Add…