Pepperoni Pizza Sliders
Sep01

Pepperoni Pizza Sliders

Simple Kid-Friendly Sliders (Family Features) For those busy nights plan, on this simple yet savoury sliders recipe. Kids are almost certain to love the taste and you will enjoy how quick and easy they are to make. For more recipes, visit culinary.net. INGREDIENTS: 1 package slider rolls1/2 cup pizza sauce1/2 cup mini pepperoni1 1/2 cups shredded, low-moisture, part-skim mozzarella cheese1/4 cup butter, melted1 tsp parsley flakes1/2...

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Black-Eyed Pea, Corn and Rice Salad
Sep01

Black-Eyed Pea, Corn and Rice Salad

A Simply Nutritious Salad | Servings: 6 (Family Features) As one of the simplest ways to make family meals healthier, adding fruits and vegetables to everyday dishes can also provide a flavourful path to a more nutritious eating plan. With a dish like this Black-Eyed Pea, Corn and Rice Salad, you can put a veggie-focused meal on the table in next to no time. Find more recipes, tips and resources for living a healthier lifestyle at...

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Chipotle Lime Roasted Cauliflower Bites
Sep01

Chipotle Lime Roasted Cauliflower Bites

INGREDIENTS: 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets (1-1.5 lbs)1/3 cup Persian Lime Infused Olive Oil1/3 cup Coconut White Balsamic Vinegar1/2 tsp Sardinian Sea Salt1 tsp smoked paprika1/2 tsp garlic powder1/2 tsp onion powder2 tbsp Chipotle Infused Olive Oilscallion, sliced thinly DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. 2. Add all ingredients except for the scallions and Chipotle Infused Olive Oil in a mixing bowl and toss well....

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Plum & Cinnamon Crumble Cake
Sep01

Plum & Cinnamon Crumble Cake

Prep time: 20 min | Cook time: 45 min | Serves: 8 INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup self-raising flour½ tsp baking powder1/3 cup butter1/3 cup sugar1 large egg2-3 tbsp milk4 ripe plums, stoned and sliced For the topping: 1/3 cup self-raising flour1 tsp ground cinnamon1 tbsp chopped almonds1 tbsp brown sugar1/4 cup butter, melted DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Butter and base line a 9” cake tin. Sift together the flour and baking powder....

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Drinks from Around the World: CANADA
Sep01

Drinks from Around the World: CANADA

CLASSIC CANADIAN CAESAR The national cocktail of Canada. It was invented in Calgary in 1969. INGREDIENTS: 1 lime wedge1 tbsp celery salt, or as neededice cubes, as needed1 oz vodka8 ozs Clamato juice1 dash Worcestershire sauce, or to taste1 dash Tabasco sauce, or to taste1 celery stick DIRECTIONS: Wet the rim of a cocktail glass with the lime wedge; set aside for garnish. Place celery salt in a small dish, and press the rim of the...

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Flavours from Around the World: CANADA
Sep01

Flavours from Around the World: CANADA

LOBSTER ROLL INGREDIENTS: 1 ¼ lb lobster, bands removed2 tbsp mayonnaise1 tsp lemon zest1 tbsp lemon juice1 tbsp green onions, chopped1 artisan-style hotdog bun1 leaf leaf romaine hearts, chopped1 handful of parsley, choppedlemon wedge DIRECTIONS: In stockpot, bring water to boil. Add live lobster; cook for about 10 minutes, until lobster is bright red. Remove; let cool. Crack claws and knuckles, removing meat. Reserve remaining meat...

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Catering Bliss
Aug30

Catering Bliss

I’d like to share the story of a catering business that has been serving clients within Dufferin county for the better part of 25 years. I’m talking about Absolute Catering. Beth Vincer, a local girl, attended O.D.S.S as a student. Her part time job was working in the kitchen of “The Millcroft Inn” when the art of cooking became a passion for Beth. Learning the culinary excellence that was required for her position as Garde Manger led...

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A Little Bit of Fun on the Patio!
Aug27

A Little Bit of Fun on the Patio!

While it is understandable why summer is at the top of many people’s favourite time of year, I personally believe that there is no better time in Canada than fall; it’s when the sweltering summer humidity finally evens out to a beautiful warm evening, and the colours of nature become the most vibrant. If you ask around, I think you’ll find that I’m not the only one who thinks this – after all, was it not our most famous redhead, Anne...

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Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Breakfast
Mar04

Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Breakfast

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 35-40 minutes | Servings: 4 INGREDIENTS:              butter²⁄₃  cup  creamy peanut butter, divided2           eggs½ cup    granulated sugar²⁄₃  cup  milk 1 ½ tsp  pure vanilla extract ½ tsp     salt 4 cups   cubed brioche or...

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Skillet Apple Pie with Caramel Sauce
Mar04

Skillet Apple Pie with Caramel Sauce

(Culinary.net) While apple pie is a traditional seasonal dish, you can add unique flavour with this skillet version. Simply toss Honeycrisp apples with brown sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice then spoon between two pie crusts simmering in a thin layer of brown sugar and cinnamon then drizzle with caramel sauce for a deliciously gooey evening treat. INGREDIENTS: 4 large  Honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored and sliced¼...

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Chocolate Crackle Cookies
Mar04

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

INGREDIENTS: 3 cups   Cocoa powder6 cups   Sugar1 ½ cups Vegetable oil12         Eggs2 tbsp    Vanilla Extract6 cups   All purpose flour2 tbsp    Baking powder1 ½ tsp  Salt DIRECTIONS: Combine cocoa powder, sugar & oil, mix together on low speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla extract, mix on high speed for 2 minutes until...

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Roasted Tomato & Buffalo Mozzarella Salad
Mar04

Roasted Tomato & Buffalo Mozzarella Salad

INGREDIENTS: 1 large  vine ripen tomato1           buffalo mozzarella4 cups   arugula2 tbsp    Nocellara Olive Oil1/4 cup Butter Infused Olive Oil2 tbsp    Vermont Maple Dark Balsamic Vinegar1 tsp      salt1/2 tsp  black pepper1/2 tsp  dijon mustard DIRECTIONS: Using a sharp knife cut the tomato into 6...

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Drinks from Around the World: ITALY
Mar04

Drinks from Around the World: ITALY

THE BELLINI Bellini cocktails are refreshing spring or summertime drinks! INGREDIENTS: 4 medium ripe peaches (1 ½ lbs), plus a few peach slices for garnish1 bottle Prosecco, chilled DIRECTIONS: Make a peach purée by peeling the peaches, slicing them in half, and removing the pits. Then place them in a blender or food processor, and blend until the purée is completely smooth. It’s best if served chilled so place it in the refrigerator...

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Flavours from Around the World: ITALY
Mar02

Flavours from Around the World: ITALY

MARGHERITA PIZZA INGREDIENTS: 200g     strong white flour 7g         fast-action dried yeast             pinch of salt140ml   water, warm3 tbsp    extra virgin olive oil FOR THE TOPPING: 200g     passata (sieved...

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Locally Grown
Feb26

Locally Grown

The world is moving quickly these days. With the expansion of cities and the increase of a culture that favours the quick, the easy and the accessible, it seems that certain things have often gone by the wayside in the name of modernity. To some people, quality might be on this list. Yet, we’re starting to realize that “easier” isn’t always “better”. The problem, however, comes with where can we go to find the quality we crave? When...

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