Beef Bourguignon

The French take on a beef stew, rich with red wine and vegetables.  The addition of red currant jelly rounds out the flavours without being too sweet.   Beef Bourguignon   3 Lb. Stewing beef, cubed 2 oz. Flour 1…

Beer BBQ Sauce

If you're a barbecue fan like we are, there's no reason to buy a premade barbecue sauce.  There are a ton of contenders out there, so why not make your own the way you like it?  This recipe makes a big batch of great sauce, but you can…

Corn Bread

Having a summer BBQ without corn bread?  Well, if you aren't serving it, you should.  Easy to put together, this quick bread is foolproof, moist and tender.  The addition of creamed corn adds a tom of moisture and reemphasizes the corn…

Carrot Cake

What could be more comforting than a moist carrot cake with citrus icing?  This recipe is simple, but the results are delicious.  Feel free to add other ingredients such as nuts, coconut or diced pineapple.   Carrot Cake   For…

Yorkshire Pudding

Never has something so simple been so fraught with the potential for disaster.  Only 3 ingredients, Yorkshire pudding (or popovers in America) sets the home cook up for failure at every turn.  Thankfully, a little knowledge will transform…

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

I've been making this cake for special occasions for as long as I can remember.  It's fairly simple to make and the results are just decadent.  In fact, a 10" cake comes in at a staggering 24,000 calories!   Triple Chocolate…

Mac and Cheese

This is one of my all-time favourite recipes, and the one I've done the most extensive testing on to perfect.  In fact, it got me the job in a great kitchen growing up.  The combination of a classic bechamel combined with the eggs create…

Classic Meatloaf

Meatloaf gets it's designation as a "classic" for a reason - it's been on nearly every dinner table at some point for it's ease of preparation and great flavour...if it's made right.  Although it's made with just a few ingredients, there…

Beer Batter for Fish

There are a million ways to batter fish, and just as many theories as to what makes a perfect batter.  Rice flour, eggs, even vodka all make appearances.  Rice flour makes sense, we want a starch that interferes with the glutens in the…