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…

Bacon Mac & Cheese

Hands down, Mac N Cheese is cheesy, yummy comfort food. Zest it up with some bacon and mmmm, mmmm, great! Bacon/Bechamel Sauce: 5 Strips maple peppered bacon 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups cold milk 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1 pinch ground nutmeg 1 pinch cayenne pepper,…

Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup

Soup is a great comfort food especially in the thick of winter. What better way to keep us snug than a bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup? Not only is this recipe great in taste, it is also a great source of protein, vitamins & minerals which help us fight germs. Ingredients: 100 grams egg noodles,…

Christmas Stuffing

Anyway you serve it, stuffing can sometimes take the stage from the turkey. Here’s a novel way of presenting it. Ingredients: 1 loaf white bread (stale but not brittle) 1 white onion, diced 3 stalks green onion, diced 6 strips bacon, cut small (lardon) ½ cup sundried cranberries 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper…

Hearthy Eggnog

Perfect for family Christmas or any time while reading a book snuggled in your cosy blanket during the cold months. Ingredients 4 cups milk 5 whole cloves 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 12 egg yolks 1 ½ cups sugar 2 ½ cups light rum 4 cups light cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract…

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…

Happy Turkey Cooking!

Fresh or Frozen? Fresh birds tend to be juicier and more tender, however more expensive. Frozen birds can also be moist and tender if cooked properly and they are more economical. When buying, allocate about 1-1.5 pounds of raw turkey per person. For example, a 20 pound turkey should feed 10-15 people and still leave…

Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage rolls are ‘feel good’, ‘hit the spot’ kinds of food. Our recipe below is herb-snazzy. Ingredients 2 heads savoy cabbages or green cabbage, (each 2lb/1 kg) 2 tablespoons butter 2 large white onions, sliced ¼ teaspoon caraway seeds, crushed ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons brown sugar, packed 2 cans (each 28…

Turkey with Bread Dressing Sandwich

By Chef Lawntz Vernon, Trail Appliances, Edmonton Dressing – To Use as Bread Ingredients: 2 loaves gluten-free bread 4 tablespoons canola oil ¼ cup onion, finely diced 1/4 cup celery, finely diced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon rosemary 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups chicken or turkey stock Method:…

Brisket with Burgundy Orange Sauce

By Sara of Sara’s Kitchen, Trail Appliances, South Location Beef Brisket is used in traditional Jewish cooking, particularly for the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. This cut of meat, from the lower chest of the cow, is tough but with effort, will turn into a tender and juicy, lip smacking goodness to please your taste…

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…