Donair Dip

(Originally inspired by: http://mmmisformommy.com/2013/05/hot-donair-dip-aka-halidip.html) While this dip may look strange, it’s certainly delicious and has the true essence of a donair in every bite. Ingredients: 1 lb extra lean ground beef 1 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 2 tsp paprika 2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp each salt and black … Continue reading

Beer Preztels and Cheesy Beer Dip

PRETZELS: Ingredients: 3 ¼ cups all purpose flour, divided 1 package quick-rise yeast 1 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup beer 6 ½ cups water, divided 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons baking soda 1 egg, beaten Kosher salt Directions: Combine 3 cups of flour, yeast, and salt in the bowl of an electric stand mixer. In … Continue reading

Creamy Potato Leek Soup

Ingredients: 3 leeks, cleaned well and chopped 5 potatoes – peeled and chopped into 1″ cubes 4 tbsp butter 4 – 5 cups chicken stock – enough to cover everything plus a bit more 3/4 cup cream (Either heavy cream or half and half will work) Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Melt butter and … Continue reading

Green Tomato Chow

This is a classic Nova Scotia preserve – to use up those tomatoes at the end of the growing season. This particular recipe is my mom’s. Goes great with Fish Cakes! Ingredients: 16 cups finely sliced green tomatoes 8 cups sliced onions Pickling salt 3 cups white vinegar 3 cups white sugar 3 cups brown … Continue reading

Old fashioned fish cakes and tartar sauce

Ingredients: 1 lb salt cod 4 small potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 1 onion, chopped 4 tbsp butter, divided 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme 3 tbsp cream Salt and pepper to taste ½ cup panko bread crumbs, seasoned with salt and pepper 2 tbsp butter + 3 tbsp vegetable oil Directions: Boil the salted … Continue reading

Morning Glory Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins – a great start to the day! Ingredients: 1/2 cup raisins 2 cups Premium Whole Wheat Flour 1 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups peeled and grated carrots 1 large tart apple, peeled, cored, and grated (or leave … Continue reading

Sweet and Sour Curried Vegetables

Ingredients: 1 small head of cauliflower (cut into very small florets) 1 onion chopped 1 small eggplant, chopped (optional) 3 cups butternut squash (chopped in small pieces – I use frozen) 1 can chick peas (drained and rinsed) 1 tbsp vegetable oil 2 398ml cans plain tomato sauce 3 tbsp curry paste (mild red curry paste … Continue reading

Mushroom Bruschetta

Ingredients: 4 cups Mixed mushrooms – any type you prefer! I use shitake, portabella, button, and any other types I can get my hands on 2 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves of garlic 1 shallot or 1/2 onion, finely chopped 1 tsp fresh thyme 1 tbsp butter 1/4 cup white wine 1/4 cup cream Salt … Continue reading