Chocolate Pancakes with Macerated Strawberries

Ingredients Yield 6-8 pancakes 7 strawberries, cut thinly 1 ¼ cup AP flour ¼ cup dark cocoa powder, unsweetened 3 tablespoons white sugar Pinch salt 2 eggs 1 ¼ cup buttermilk ½ teaspoon vanilla ¼ cup chocolate chips 1 teaspoon butter Place cut strawberries in a small pan over low heat and macerate until softened….

Plum Pudding Recipe

Ingredients Yield one 8” pudding 1 cup raisins 1 cup currants 1 cup walnuts, chopped ½ cup sun dried cranberries 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon allspice ½ cup spiced rum 5 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk 2 cups flour 2 cups breadcrumbs 1 cup butter, melted 1…

Blueberry Pancakes

Ingredients Yield 6-8 pancakes 1 ¼ cup AP flour, sifted Pinch salt 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 teaspoons white sugar 1 egg 1 cup buttermilk ½ cup blueberries 1 teaspoon butter In a large mixing bowl, sift together all dry ingredients. In a separate large bowl, mix egg and buttermilk. Add dry mix into egg…

Perfect Pie Dough & Pecan Pie Filling Recipe

Dough Ingredients Yield 3 x 10 inch pie shells 20oz flour, all purpose 2 teaspoon salt 6oz lard, frozen 5oz butter, frozen *1 large egg, white vinegar, water: crack the egg into a clear measuring cup and mix it slightly. Carefully add vinegar into the cup until you reach the 4 oz liquid measure then add…

Italian Meatballs with Cremini Mushroom & Roma Tomato Ragout

Italian meatballs ingredients yield 48 x 1.5 oz meatballs 0.75 kg lean ground beef 4 strips bacon, diced ½ yellow onion, diced 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon tabasco sauce 1 tablespoon garlic, minced ¼ cup parmesan cheese, shredded 1 egg, large ¼ cup bread crumbs 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped…

Tempura Ponzu Chicken

Ingredients 2 x 6 ounce chicken breasts, thinly sliced ¼ cup soya sauce Zest and juice of 2 oranges 2 tablespoons garlic, puree 2 tablespoons ginger, puree 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 3 tablespoons sesame oil *tempura mix* Directions Combine all ingredients and marinate chicken strips overnight. Prepare stove top deep-fryer with canola oil and…

Chicken Soup Recipe

Ingredients 2 whole chickens 8 cups water 4 teaspoon salt 6 carrots 3 stalks of celery 1 whole onion 1 heaping tablespoon of Sara’s Green Stuff 1 sprig of dill 1 tablespoon pepper Directions Put chicken and water in stock pot. Add salt and bring to a boil. Add all other ingredients. Cover and simmer…

Holiday Eggnog

Ingredients: 6 cups 4 egg yolks 1/3 cup white sugar 2 cups 2% milk 1 cup whipping cream (35%) 1 teaspoon nutmeg Pinch salt 1 tablespoon sugar 4 egg whites Separate eggs. In an upright mixer, beat the egg yolks until they begin to lighten. Gradually add sugar until dissolved. Set aside. In a heavy…

Roasted Butternut Squash & Granny Smith Apple Soup

Ingredients: yield 4 litres 2 kg butternut squash, cubed 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 2 granny smith apples, peeled and cubed 1 cup pumpkin puree 3 litres vegetable stock 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon cinnamon, ground 2 teaspoons ginger, ground 2 teaspoons nutmeg, ground 1 teaspoon cloves, ground 1 teaspoon allspice, ground Salt and pepper to…

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…