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Fattoush Salad

Fattoush Salad

  Do you have pitas in your bread bin that are starting to dry out? This Fattoush Salad will help you use them up in a delicious way. Fattoush Salad is a Middle Eastern salad that’s made using day-old (or toasted) pitas, chopped vegetables, and fresh herbs. Just like croutons ...

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No Bake Individual Strawberry Cheesecakes

No-Bake Individual Strawberry Cheesecakes

Take advantage of strawberry season with these yummy No-Bake Individual Strawberry Cheesecakes. They’re quick, simple, and tasty — not to mention perfect for entertaining since they get made a head time. And because these Strawberry Cheesecakes are no-bake, you and your house will stay cool!   The bottom layer of this no-bake ...

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Baked Western Sandwich

Baked Western Sandwich

If you grew up in my house, I can guarantee you were eating Western Sandwiches as a kid. It’s an egg sandwich that my dad loved to make when he was on breakfast duty.  A Western Sandwich, sometimes called a Denver, is a bell pepper, ham, onion, and fried egg ...

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Direct Heat Vs. Indirect Heat

Direct Heat vs. Indirect Heat

When it comes to grilling, what is the difference between Direct Heat and Indirect Heat?   Barbeque recipes will often instruct you to cook using direct heat or indirect heat, and sometimes both.   So, what does this mean?   Knowing the difference between direct heat and indirect heat can be the ...

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Cooking Tips

easy fruit salad

Make a Fruit Salad

At the end of each week, make a fruit salad.  It’s a great way to use up all the fresh fruit you have on hand, and it will last all weekend, covered in the fridge for everyone to pick at. To make: take all the fruit you have on hand, ...

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Crispy Home Fries in a red lipped dish

Spice Up your Breakfast Potatoes

Add a sprinkle of curry powder and salt to your breakfast potatoes while they cook. The curry powder adds a touch of awesomeness or, as my friend Andree Souliere would say, a little ‘je ne sais quoi!” Do you have a favourite way to spice up your breakfast potatoes? Leave ...

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Green tea that isn't bitter

How To Make Green Tea That Isn’t Bitter

I love a cup of green tea when I’m out for Chinese food or Sushi.The perfect cup of green tea is always soothing, like a big, warm hug. However, when I’ve brewed green tea at home or ordered it at a café, the tea always tasted bitter – Yuck! Totally ...

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how to maintain wooden cutting boards

How to Maintain Wooden Cutting Boards

Most wooden cutting boards come pre-oiled and ready to repel anything it comes in contact with. However, with every wash, the oil slowly wears away, eventually leaving a dry board that will absorb liquids and odours and is also vulnerable to cracking. This is why it’s important to maintain wooden cutting ...

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Bottle of Dry Vermouth

White Wine Substitute

Some people keep a healthy supply of white wine on hand; ready to be opened at a moments notice, whether it’s for casual sipping, pairing with a meal, or adding to a recipe for a touch of flavour and acidity. Some of us buy it one bottle at time, usually ...

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Shredding Cabbage instead of Slicing it

Having Trouble Slicing Cabbage Thin for Coleslaw?

If you don’t have a sharp knife or a food processor, thinly slicing a head of cabbage  for coleslaw can be tricky.Try cutting the head of cabbage into quarters and shred on the large-hole side of a box grater. The consistency of the cabbage will be that of KFC’s famous green ...

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Beef Cuts

Tender Beef Stew in a Slow Cooker

The other day, I received a great question from an old skating friend. I feel it’s a question and answer worth sharing. “I like making beef stew for my family in the slow cooker (Crock-Pot). However, I find that even when I buy Angus stewing beef, it doesn’t turn out ...

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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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