Wash and cut into fries: 4-5 medium sized sweet potatoes Place in large bowl. Add ½ tsp kosher salt3 tbsp olive oil1 tsp dry basil¼ tsp cracked black pepper Toss together and place on baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for about a half hour, turning the fries half way through the baking process. ...

Newfoundland Date Squares or Date Crumbles is a recipe every local family knows and loves. The secret is having the right proportion of butter in the crumble and this recipe gets it just right. Not just Nanny Hynes’ favorite square, another universal Newfoundland treat common to almost every family cookbook is Newfoundland Date Crumbles. There are many recipes...

Newfoundland Raisin Buns. Traditional Newfoundland raisin tea buns are a cousin to scones and biscuits. Everyone’s Mom or Nan made them. Perfect with a steaming cup of tea.   Newfoundland Raisin Buns. Can there be any doubt that the raisin bun is an icon of Newfoundland baking? It would be nearly impossible to find a single person raised in this province...

Serves 4 Wash and dry 6 medium red or yellow potatoes. Chop into 1 inch cubes and place in a large bowl. Add2 cloves minced garlic2 tbsp chopped oregano1 tbsp chopped parsley1 tbsp chopped basil2 tbsp chopped chives1 tsp cracked black pepper1/2 tsp kosher salt4 tbsp olive oil Toss all together and turn onto a baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 30 minutes...

If your lemon meringue pie comes from powder in a box, STOP! A fantastic homemade lemon meringue pie, made completely from scratch, tastes much better and is actually just as easy to prepare. Here’s one for the lemon lovers. Made completely from scratch, just like Grandma used to make. No artificial anything here! So much better than those artificial powder...

Portobello Bacon Steak Pie Today we feature this “Winter Warmer” steak pie. Savory meat pies are a great fall and winter dinner especially when served with roasted vegetables. This pie is one of the best comfort food meals imaginable. Tender steak, onions, bacon and mushrooms all in a rich gravy inside a golden, flaky pastry crust. What a great meal...

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies – after many years of recipes and experiments, this is the the final result of tweaking what I I think is the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Soft and chewy with crispy edges and the perfect amount of rich chocolate morsels. I’ve never had better anywhere.  For over 150 more tried and tested cookie recipes be sure to browse...

This old fashioned banana bread is our family’s standard recipe for about 40 years and has literally been made thousands of times in in family circles. It’s an incredibly easy, forgiving, unfussy recipe that always turns out well time after time. It’s still incredibly popular. with the legions of teenagers who descend on our house for lunch on a...

Blackened Asian spiced striploin steak on toasted focaccia bread. This was a big hit as well at our get togeher last evening. I didn’t get the chance to photograph this hor’s d’ouevre. Maybe next time. Marinate a1 ½ inch thick striploin steakin a mixture of the following1 finely chopped garlic clove¼ cup soy sauce1 tsp Chinese 5 spice mix3 tbsp brown sugar½ tsp cracked black pepperMarinate for several hours or overnight. Do not discard marinade.Sear marinated steak in a very hot pan with 3 tbsp peanut or canola oil...

These were a huge hit at our little gathering of friends last night. Three dozen seem to have disappeared far too quickly. Chocolate Orange Profiteroles For the cream puff pastry combine add to a saucepan 1 cup water½ cup butter And bring to a boil. Reduce to medium flame and add, all at once 1 cup all purpose flour¼ tsp salt Cook this mixture stirring...