Vanilla Orange Cream Cheese Carrot Cake

Vanilla Orange Cream Cheese Carrot Cake

Vanilla Orange Cream Cheese Carrot Cake. My Mom made an excellent carrot cake. I don’t remember the amount of times that I sat waiting to lick the icing spatula. This recipe makes a delicious cake and is simple to construct. If you can let the food do the talking and use fresh ground spices and the better the ingredients the better the results. Set the oven temperature and get out all the ingredients in one area. This makes a quick recipe quicker and easy cleanup after. Now get your mixer and bowl and shortly you’ll be enjoying the rewards of good home baking....
Gingerbread Person Cookies

Gingerbread Person Cookies

Ginger Bread Cookies. One of the first cookies that I remember my great aunt would bake was gingerbread men. Every Christmas she would make a full array of seasonal holiday cookie treats. I like the taste of ginger and it is most satisfying to the taste bud. When I was baking Xmas cookies in mass amounts for a restaurant bakery. The traditional Christmas baking was all done with hands on passion following original family recipes. Each batch of dough was hand crafted and the cookies that came from the dough batch were all slightly different with no two cookies looking the...
BBQ Roasted Back Ribs

BBQ Roasted Back Ribs

BBQ Roasted Back Ribs This past summer I was on stage doing a cooking demonstration at the Surrey Fusion Festival. I met lots of cooks and chefs that I have lost contact with and it was great meeting and hearing about their new adventures. It was great tasting all the unique foods that were offered from around the world at the Fusion Festival.  All the different country delicacy’s kept me in a food nirvana for most of the day. The festival participant’s spirits were high and it was a well-run cultural Pow-Wow. If I ever re-enter this major food festivale I will introduce...
Knotty Pine Ham, Onion and Cheesy Quiche

Knotty Pine Ham, Onion and Cheesy Quiche

Some of you may remember having a slice of the Knotty Pine Quiche. It was very popular and made a great meal. I love a slice of a good egg pie served with a tasty side salad. Here is that simple recipe using the pillsbury store bought pie pastry found in the grocery cooler. In a bowl crack; 4 large eggs, 1 cup 10% cream, 1/4 cup flour, 1 tbs baking powder, salt pepper, mix well. 1 cup of cubed cold ham, 1 cup of chopped green onion, 1 cup of aged grated swiss and cheddar che…ese. Follow the direction on the pastry box, Heat oven to 400. Flour a deep dish cake pan or...
Knotty Pine Cinnamon Bun

Knotty Pine Cinnamon Bun

Knotty Pine Cinnamon Bun Back in the 80’s I was shown by Jill Jacques the recipe for her most delicious Cinnamon Bun. Nearly 35 years later remember these pillow soft secret caramelized Cinnamon Bun as being a quintessential K P experience. In the early 1950’s, the Kofe Bar after a few years went from baking a couple dozen to a staggering amount per day as the bun grew in popularity and became a Mrs. J’s signature bake shop favourite. Many ladies baked the cinnamon buns for the Pine  I recorded her attempts so I could recreate the original recipe from...
Classic Supreme Chicken Pot Pie.

Classic Supreme Chicken Pot Pie.

Classic Supreme Chicken Pot Pie. Taking on a production chef positions for a convenience food manufacturers took me out of the small restaurant test kitchens and into the mega federally inspected commissary size laboratories. At the Knotty Pine industrial kitchen I stood in the early morning in front of my gas fired Vulcan ovens filled with a roasting pan preheating to 350 degrees. On top of the flat top burner sat several 20 litre pressure cooker filled with whole chickens, some chicken stock, and seasonings all waiting to be pressure cooked to a fall off the bone...