Homemade salsa (Mild)

Homemade salsa, chefstacy.ca

Ingredients:

2 cups of tomatoes

​2 Tbsp Litehouse cilantro

2 Tsp Litehouse garlic

1/2 red onion, roughly cut

1/2  of each green, yellow, red pepper

2 Tbsp of Franks hot sauce

1 lemon squeezed

Pinch of salt

​Pinch of pepper

Put all ingredients in food processor and blend. If using can tomatoes put in 2 Tbsp of sugar. If you like heat, you can use jalapeno peppers instead of regular peppers.

Homemade salsa, chefstacy.ca

Homemade french fries

Homemade french fries, chefstacy.ca

Ingredients:

5-6 potatoes

2 Tbsp of ​Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive oil

Pinch of salt

Pinch of pepper

Preheat oven to 350*F. Peel potatoes (keep skins if you prefer more rustic fries). Using knife or crinkle cutter, cut potatoes lengthwise (1/2 inch thick slices) then lay slices flat and cut again into fry size. Depending on size of potato, you can get 2-3 fries per slice. Place in baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over fries. Top with salt and pepper. Bake for 25-30 mins. Longer for crispier fries. 

Homemade fries, chefstacy.ca

Homemade bread

Homemade bread/rolls, chefstacy.ca

2 cups of warm water

2 pkgs of active yeast

1/2 cup sugar

Pinch of salt

2 eggs

1/4 cup Bertolli Extra Virgin olive oil

6 1/2-7 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350*F. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar, salt, eggs and oil. Whisk a couple times to beat eggs. Add 3 cups of flour and beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about an hour). I usually keep on top of stove as it heats up. Punch dough down and divide in half and shape into loaves (or rolls).

Homemade beef stew​

homemade beef stew, chefstacy.ca

Ingredients:

1 pound of beef

1 small turnip

3-4 large potatoes

1 medium onion

3-4 carrots

1 small cabbage

2-3 cups of beef broth

1 Tbsp Litehouse garlic or 3-4 fresh bulbs

1 Tbsp Litehouse Italian herbs

1 can of tomato sauce

​1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

3 Tbsp flour

In large pot, heat up beef, onion and garlic. Add broth, stir to mix flavoring from bottom of pot, and bring to a boil. Add the rest of ingredients and turn heat down to medium. Whisk in the flour when vegetables are almost done and simmer until stew is thicker.

homemade beef stew, chefstacy.ca

Ham and corn chowder

Ham and corn chowder, chefstacy.ca

Perfect for the left over ham.

You can’t see the corn but it’s there.

Ingredients:

1 cup potatoes, diced

1 cup carrots, chopped

1/2 onion, chopped

1/2 Tsp Litehouse garlic

Pinch of salt

Pinch of pepper

1 cup cooked ham

1 cup corn

2 cups milk

1/4 cup flour

Put potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, salt and pepper in pot with water. Just enough water to cover everything (about an inch above). Bring to boil, then simmer for 15-20 mins or until potatoes are half done. Add in ham (i used leftover ham), corn and milk. Whisk in flour and simmer

Ham and corn chowder, chefstacy.ca

Grilled cheese

Grilled cheese, chefstacy.ca

Ingredients:

1 loaf of crusty bread

6 slices of cheese

6 Tbsp of Becel margarine

Slice the bread. Spread 1 Tbsp of margarine on one side of each slice. Place in heated pan and add cheese. Put another slice on top (butter side up). Cook until golden and flip.  Continue cooking until both sides are golden and cheese is melted.

 

Grilled cheese, chefstacy.ca

​German Cake

​German Cake, chefstacy.ca

I love coconut. I think that’s what drew me to this cake. Its chocolate and coconut. What more could you ask?​

Cake:

1 cup of flour
1 cup of cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of Becel margarine
1 tsp of vanilla
4 eggs
Topping:
1 package of coconut
1/2 can condensed milk

Mix dry ingredients. Mix in margarine and vanilla. Then mix in eggs one at a time. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350*F. While that is baking mix condensed milk and coconut. Add to top of cake and bake for another 10 minutes until coconut is toasted.

Garlic cheese bread

Garlic cheese bread, chefstacy.ca

Nice light snack on their own or with a pasta dish.

Ingredients:

Loaf of crusty or french bread

2 Tbsp of ​Becel margarine

2 Tbsp Litehouse garlic

1 cup of cheddar/mozzarella cheese

Heat oven at 350*F. Cut the bread diagonally in slices. Top each bread with margarine. Sprinkle with garlic and add the cheese. Bake for 5-10 mins until cheese melts

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Frogs

Frogs, chefstacy.ca

Frogs

One word…. frogs. That’s all you need. Old time favorite. So easy to make.

Ingredients:
6 Tbsp cocoa
1 cup coconut
3 cups quick oats

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup Becel

Mix cocoa, coconut and oats together and put aside. Bring sugar, milk, vanilla and margarine to a boil. I let it boil until it rises to the top but doesn’t overflow. Combine both mixes and mix well. Spoon (I use an icecream scoop) onto parchment paper and put in fridge.

Frogs, chefstacy.ca

Cucumber radish salad

Cucumber radish salad, chefstacy.ca

Cucumber radish salad

So easy to make. This fresh salad is so delicious you’ll go back for more.

Ingredients:
1 cup sliced cucumbers
1 cup sliced radish
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup yogurt
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
1 tsp Litehouse dill

Mix all ingredients together and enjoy.

Cucumber radish salad, chefstacy.ca