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…

Ranges that WOW!

Miele introduced a few new products to their already impressive collection. Probably the most exciting thing to come out was the launch of their free-standing ranges.  Until now, you only had the option of cooktop/wall oven combination, but now anyone can enjoy Miele’s amazing cooking products without having to re-design their kitchen. One of their…

Day 11 of 12 days of gift ideas!

It’s our 12 days of Christmas at Trail Appliances!  We’ve got great gift ideas for your loved ones, big and small. You view perfect grill marks as a badge of honor.  You think cutting into a steak to check doneness is sacrilege.  You know when and why to use rub vs. marinade vs. sauce. That’s why…

Day 7 of 12 days of gift ideas!

It’s our 12 days of Christmas at Trail Appliances!  We’ve got great gift ideas for your loved ones, big and small. Prep work is often considered a mundane chore. Slicing, dicing and chopping – you know the drill. Whether you are a seasoned pro, or just developing your skills, the right knife can make a world…

Day 6 of 12 days of gift ideas!

It’s our 12 days of Christmas at Trail Appliances!  We’ve got great gift ideas for your loved ones, big and small. Traditional charcoal grilling is easy with the Cart Model Charcoal Kettle Grill at your disposal. Whether you are a hardcore griller or someone who occasionally likes to try something different, this compact charcoal kettle grill…

Day 5 of 12 days of gift ideas!

It’s our 12 days of Christmas at Trail Appliances!  We’ve got great gift ideas for your loved ones, big and small. If you have a foodie in the family a Staub pot is an indispensable component in any kitchen. Staub has perfected this traditional vessel in their signature piece – La Cocotte. The self-basting spikes on the…

Day 4 of 12 days of gift ideas!

It’s our 12 days of Christmas at Trail Appliances!  We’ve got great gift ideas for your loved ones, big and small. If you want to splurge on the coffee connoisseur  in your life, the Miele coffee maker is the perfect gift! If you enjoy the delicious aroma and the thick crema of your favourite coffee prepared…

Day 1 of the 12 days of Gift Ideas!

It’s our 12 days of Christmas at Trail Appliances!  We’ve got great gift ideas for your loved ones, big and small. For the health nut in your house this Wolf Gourmet blender is the perfect gift idea! Be it a velvety chocolate milkshake, refreshing fruit smoothie or a creamy butternut squash soup, the Wolf Gourmet blender…

Chicken Cacciatore

It’s December 1st and the official countdown to Christmas day is on!  Check checking back for more great holiday recipes and tips.  Chef Lantz in Edmonton shared one of his favourite warm meals for the holidays. 3 pounds chicken pieces/legs or thighs or whole cut up chicken 3 tablespoons canola oil 1 green pepper, sliced…

Kitchen tools Chefs can’t live without

One of Chef David’s favourite tools is his mini butane brule torch. He uses it for all his “specific high-heat” needs, including caramelizing sugar on crème brule, browning marshmallow for rocky road brownies, s’mores  or even for touching up the browning on a finished lasagne or a hearty plate of nachos. Before you buy, check out for the necessary safety…