Compound butters for your grilled food

Compound Butters

A compound butter is simply room temperature butter blended with a variety of herbs or spices. Once the mixture is well blended, form it into a log, wrap it in plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator or freezer. Any time you’re grilling pull out the butter, cut off a slice and top meat […]

Grilled Pull-Apart Bread

Grilled Pull-Apart Bread

There’s no doubt that this bread is mouth-watering. This recipe is easy and a great appetizer to serve on an outdoor grill party!

Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet Potato Soup

Most sweet potato soup recipes call for so many other ingredients that the sweet potato flavor is muted. By cutting back to just shallot, thyme, and butter and using water instead of broth, we put the focus back on the main ingredient. We also puree some of the potato skins into the soup for extra earthiness. However, the real key to intensifying the sweet potato flavor was using only a minimal amount of flavor-diluting water. To do so, we let the sweet potatoes sit in hot water off heat for 20 minutes to make use of an enzyme that reduces their starch content. Less starch meant we could create a soup with less water, keeping the sweet potato flavor in the forefront.

Grilled Party Appetizers

Grilled Party Appetizers

This contains two appetizers that are great for the holidays or any time of the year! They are easy to make, can be prepped in advance and take no time to cook.

Turkey Ham Au Gratin Potato Bake

Turkey Ham Au Gratin Potato Bake

Au Gratin is a French phrase that refers to topping a dish with grated cheese or breadcrumbs. The blend of simple cheese and potato in this recipe, together with a few other complementing ingredients is sure to delight your taste buds!

Cheesy Onion Casserole

This is a heavenly side dish we served for Thanksgiving last year. Everyone loved it together with the roasted pork — no leftovers!

Banana Bread Mug Cake

Banana Bread Mug Cake

A slightly sweeter and denser version of a banana bread, this mug cake recipe just is the perfect way to satisfy your craving! Great topped with ice cream, too! And what’s even better is that it cooks in under 2 minutes. :) Want one?

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Rotolo di Spinachi

An Italian favourite - Rotolo di Spinachi

This is an Italian favourite that you will come across all over the country. It’s a perfect dish for entertaining as you can make it early and then just throw it in the oven (metaphorically, of course) when your guest are due.