I love fresh, crunchy salad but I have to admit that if a salad takes too long to prepare it isn’t a week night staple for me. That’s why I like kitchen sink salad. Kitchen sink salad is easy to make and easy to adjust to the season. Just use any vegetables you have hanging around in your refrigerator. Add four cups of salad greens to three cups of mixed chopped vegetables. You can also cook up some sweet potatoes to add to the mixture. Yum!
The mustard lemon dressing is olive oil based. It’s made with the goodness of Canadian maple syrup, mustard, garlic and lemon juice. I prefer a tart dressing so this recipe is not too sweet. So if you like your salad sweet add a little more maple syrup.
Store leftover dressing in the refrigerator and use it as a marinade for Tempe or Tofu. Sop up the marinade with Homestyle Bread. Delicious!
It’s Thanksgiving again in Canada and at this time of year pumpkin spice baked goods and drinks are found just about everywhere.
Pumpkin spice drinks can be costly but there is a simple solution. Cost effective pumpkin spice syrup is easy to make and when added to your drinks can give you the fall taste you love at a fraction of the cost.
It contains only 5 ingredients and can be stored for up to a week in the refrigerator. You can use fresh or canned pumpkin. Just make sure if you use the fresh version that the vegetable has been processed and is very smooth
Cost effective pumpkin spice syrup can also be used in baked goods. Try making a pumpkin muffin and infusing the centre with the filling after baking. You might have to thicken the recipe a bit more to do this.
You can use the syrup in many drinks. Try adding a tablespoon to your coffee or making a quick latte. I like heating almond or cashew milk and adding a tablespoon to the hot mixture.
If you like a stronger spice flavour simply add more of the syrup to your beverage.
Freezer Biscuits are ideal for those times when you want something light but don’t want to cook. The dough is made and frozen for the future and then simply placed on a cookie sheet and cooked in the oven.
Bread is always best baked at home especially when special flavours are used. Rosemary Parmesan Bread Machine Buns are great by themselves or excellent alongside a salad. Serve warm with melted butter.
1 1/3 cups milk
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp ground garlic
3 1/4 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast.
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 cup chopped rosemary
Add all ingredients except Parmesan and rosemary to the bread machine pan. Work on dough cycle. At indicator add Parmesan and rosemary.
Remove dough from pan and let rise for 15 minutes.
Cut dough into 12 pieces and form into long logs. Twist logs to make knots.
Let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.
Bathe the tops of the buns with a mixture of butter and garlic. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 20 minutes.
Many people like their coffee to be flavoured. Pumpkin Spice creamer flavours coffee with a taste of the fall. Creamy pumpkin mixed with pumpkin pie spice makes this drink something to be enjoyed throughout the season. You might want to double the recipe as it goes fast.