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How to add a new twist to your old recipes 

Posted on September 30, 2015 by Kara Cousins

Have a favourite recipe from you mother or grandmother? With these tips you can add your own personal flavor to your family recipes.  

 

give old recipes a new twist 

Is there anything quite like your grandmother’s old fashioned recipes? Comfort dishes are a staple on our supper tables. They fill our tummies and warm our souls. 

Today, we have access to food from across the globe and we’re discovering inventive ways to prepare it. There’s no reason to give up on our good ol’ faithful recipes. You can simply give them a new twist! 

At the Preserve Company, we love the quality and distinguished flavours of our surf and turf cuisine. In many Prince Edward Island kitchens, hearty meat and potatoes style meals are popular. Although we continue to use many of the same ingredients enjoyed by our ancestors, we’re also becoming creative in the kitchen. 

Take potatoes, for example. They’re an incredibly versatile food and have been a Prince Edward Island staple for eons. Here at the Preserve Co., we’ve created a selection of seasonings, crafted especially for adding the perfect flavour to our beloved spuds. 

Although Potato Pizzazz was created with potatoes in mind, they also pair nicely with other dishes. 

Creative ways to use Potato Pizzazz

 Potato Pizzazz Seasoning

Roasted Harvest Vegetables: Cut potatoes, carrots, parsnips, sweet peppers, onion, sweet potato (or your favourites) into chunks. Toss with 5 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 3 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp sugar and 1 tsp Original Potato Pizzazz. Roast in 350F (180C) oven for 1 hour. 

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potato Pizzazz can be used to make dip for chips or veggies. Use 1 cup sour cream, 3/4 - 1 cup mayonnaise, 1 1/2 tbsp Roasted Garlic Mashed Potato Pizzazz. Refrigerate for one hour before serving. 

If you’d like to try Roasted Pepper Potato Pizzazz, simply sprinkle it in mashed or scalloped potatoes, hash browns, home fries, soups, stews, omelettes, rice or pasta dishes, or drizzle over vegetables in melted butter. 

Are you looking for recipes using preserves? It’s no secret that we all love chocolate cake. Have you ever basked a chocolate cake with layers of fruit preserves? One of our most popular desserts that we serve in our restaurant does just that. And we want to share the recipe with you. Try Strawberry Grand Marnier Chocolate Cake.

Speaking of sweet things, here is our new take on a recipe for date squares. Next time you make a batch of date squares, try mixing raspberry preserves with the dates or if you’re feeling extra adventurous, try the preserves on their own without the dates. 

On the savory side, next time you are looking for a nice food to cook, pull out a favourite roast pork or roast beef recipe and add some zip to it by serving it topped with Rhubarb Relish. You won’t be sorry you did. 

 Another way we like to add some kick to recipes is by using mustard. it works splendidly when brushed onto a fish fillet before baking. Or if you’re a fan of oven-fried chicken, you can even use mustard as the flavourful glue for the bread coating. It also adds a nice zest in soups. Just add a tablespoon or two to your next pot of soup. You’ll see what we mean! 

Are you feeling inspired to get creating in the kitchen? Check out additional Preserve recipes elsewhere on this blog to give a new twist to your favourite recipes. Happy recreating!

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