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Easy Brownie Recipe

Easy Brownie Recipe

You know Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, right? Why not make a batch of brownies, from scratch, using this easy brownie recipe?! Picture this: your sweetheart is at work and discovers the brownies you tucked in as a Valentine’s Day treat. Next thing you know, you’ve melted their ...

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Ginger tea with honey and lemon

Ginger Tea with Lemon and Honey

This ginger tea with lemon and honey recipe was given to me by my Nana. I love how comforting the smell and taste of this delicious drink is (and how it tickles my tongue!). Ginger has amazing healing properties (there’s a reason flat ginger ale helps settle upset stomachs) so ...

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Mussels with Sausage, Fennel and Pernod

Mussels with Sausage, Fennel and Pernod

This week I was on Breakfast Television Toronto cooking up delicious mussels in a Pernod cream sauce.    Mussels are easy to cook, inexpensive, and perfect for a Friday night.  Did you know that in Belgium, the Netherlands, and France, mussels are consumed with french fries and beer! Sounds like the perfect Friday night to me. ...

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Mini Meatloaf Recipe

Mini Meatloaf Recipe

Steven and Chris wanted me to develop a meatloaf recipe for them. More specifically, they wanted a mini meatloaf recipe. So I scoured the net for inspiration. I knew what I wanted was basically a really juicy, well-seasoned, tender, and oversized meatball, brushed with a slightly sweet sauce and covered ...

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Cooking Tips

Where do you Stick the Meat Thermometer?

Where do you Stick the Thermometer in a Turkey?

Around this time of year, this is one of the most common questions I’m asked!  For the most accurate reading, put the thermometer in the thickest part of the thigh (not the drumstick). How Do I Find the Thigh? The thigh is under the drumstick. To insert the thermometer, you ...

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Choose Avocados at Different Stages of Ripeness

Choose Avocados at Different Stages of Ripeness

When choosing avocados for the week, pick them at different stages of ripeness – 1 ripe, 1 almost ripe, and 1 unripe. The ones that aren’t ripe when you buy them will ripen through the week. If you only have the choice of ripe avocados, store them in the fridge ...

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Live Mussels in a glass bowl covered with a damp paper towel

How To Choose, Store, and Cook Live Mussels

Do you love ordering a bowl of steaming-hot mussels at a restaurant?  Do you know mussels are super simple to make at home? Don’t let mussels intimidate you — all they need is a quick scrub and steam. The best part is they tell you when they are done cooking!  ...

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how to cut spaghetti squash in half

How to Cut a Spaghetti Squash in Half

Firmly insert the tip of a large, sharp knife into the centre of the squash, then push straight down until the knife is all the way through. Holding the squash firmly with one hand, cut through the squash by wedging the knife towards the cutting board with the other hand. ...

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Thawing Frozen Steak, Fast

Thaw Frozen Steak, Fast!

You just got home from a long day of work and you haven’t eaten in hours. You have nothing ready to go in the fridge that will satisfy your hunger pangs. But wait! You have a big, thick Highlander Strip Loin steak from your favourite butcher… but it’s frozen rock ...

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What do you do with leftover tomato paste

What Do You Do With Leftover Tomato Paste?

Some recipes call for 1 tablespoon of tomato paste, and unless you have tomato paste in a tube, opening up a new can seems pointless.  Especially when you’ll have 9 tablespoons of leftover paste to deal with. There are a few different ways to handle leftover tomato paste, but this ...

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Should you rinse pasta?

Should You Rinse Pasta?

The Answer: it depends.   Freshly cooked pasta that’s going to be used right away in a sauce SHOULD NOT be rinsed (e.g. spaghetti in a meat sauce).  Rinsing the pasta removes the starchy coating that helps the sauce stick to pasta. The purpose of rinsing pasta is to stop it ...

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How to Grill Chicken Wings

How to Grill Chicken Wings

Grilling chicken wings is easy, you just need to be mindful of how much heat you’re using.  Chicken wings cooked over high heat will melt the fat too quickly, causing annoying (and dangerous!) flare-ups and burnt chicken wings — no thanks!   For Grilled Chicken Wings That Have Crispy Skin ...

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