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…

Homestyle Turkey Stew

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

Pumpkin Pie

The filling is very tasty and it’s great for both pies and tarts. Ingredients: 1 796 ml can pumpkin 3 Tablespoon white sugar 3 Tablespoon brown sugar                              2 Tablespoon fancy molasses ½ Teaspoon cloves ½ Teaspoon allspice 2 Teaspoon cinnamon 2…

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…

Beer Battered Cod

A great go-with for cole slaw,  onion rings,  yam fries,  veggies, etc. and not to forget, your choice of beverage. Ingredients: 4 pieces of 4oz cod loin *Oil for deep-frying Dredge:                                                 …

Beef Fajitas

Here’s our take on a favourite Mexican fare that’s sure to be a fiesta for your palate. Olé Ingredients: 1 red pepper, julienned 1 yellow pepper, julienned                                1 orange pepper, julienned 1 white onion, julienned 3 oz chipotle peppers, sliced…

Beer, Bacon and Cheddar Soup

A naughty but nice soup. 4-5 slices thick cut bacon, diced 1 medium onion, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 1 medium potato; peeled and cut into ¼-inch dice 2 clove garlic, minced 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1½ cups light-colored beer 1 cup chicken stock 2 cups milk ½ cup whipping cream 1 bay leaf 1…

Grilled Portabella Mushrooms – Stuffed

4 (5-inch) portabella mushroom caps 2/3 cup chopped Roma tomato ¼ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon sesame oil ½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary ½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh basil 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1 garlic clove, crushed and chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice…

Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting Recipe

Ingredients Yield 24 mini cupcakes or 12 large cupcakes 1 cup flour 1 cup sugar ½ cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 ounce espresso, cooled 3 ounce coffee creamer (makes ½ cup when combined with espresso volume) ¼ cup sunflower oil 1 egg, large ½ teaspoon…

Veggie Burgers

We have been talking about barbecues a lot recently and many of our recipes involve meat.  There are however loads of veggie options.  Here is an in-house recipe for you to try. Makes 8-10 patties 2  540 ml cans chickpeas (drained) 4  large eggs 1  medium onion, diced 1 lemon, zest only ½ red pepper,…

Rotisserie Pork Loin

2-3 kg centre cut pork loin tied with string to hold the shape Seasoning rub (store bought will do as well): 2 teaspoons coarse salt, Kosher or sea 2 teaspoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons black pepper, freshly ground 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons thyme   Using…

Smoky Barbecue Baked Beans

Ingredients yield 10 servings Soak ¼ cup barbecue sauce ½ cup ginger ale 5 litres water 500 g navy beans, dry Braise 2.5 litres water ½ cup barbecue sauce ¼ cup ginger ale ¼ cup brown sugar 4 tablespoons molasses 1 ounce prepared espresso 10 drops liquid smoke – hickory Salt and pepper to taste…