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Corn and Potato Soup

Corn and Potato Soup

Try this Corn and Potato Soup recipe, it’s fast and delicious. The combination of sweet corn and salty bacon will leave you asking for a second bowl for sure! This recipe makes a big batch, which is perfect because it freezes well — have some now and save some for ...

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How Do You Get Corn Off The Cob Without Making A Mess?

How Do You Get Corn Off The Cob Without Making A Mess?

Removing corn kernels off the cob can be messy, especially if you have a bunch of cobs to de-kernel.  The kernels tend to bounce, like tiny rubber balls, when they hit the cutting board. They can make a huge mess of your counter and kitchen floor. So, how do you get ...

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Saucy with Dina on BT Toronto

Yesterday, I got a little saucy with Dina on BT Toronto.  In case you missed it, check it out! We made two easy pasta sauce recipes: a basic tomato sauce made with only a few ingredients, most of which you probably have in your pantry and penne alla vodka sauce – a ...

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Kary and Zak 5 year wedding anniversary

Paella

Zak and I celebrated our wedding anniversary Friday night with a big pan of Paella – oh man was it good. Paired with a bottle of extra dry white wine from Spain, it’s the ultimate seafood dish to share. I searched all day for the perfect recipe and only had a ...

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Cooking Tips

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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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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Make Fresh Herbs Last Longer

What is the best way to store fresh herbs so they last longer? The best way to store fresh herbs so that they last longer is: wash in cold water dry herbs slightly wrap herbs in paper towel (or a clean dish towel) storing in a container or plastic bag ...

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Ask Kary

Salt the Cabbage for Coleslaw

Why do Only Some Recipes Tell You to Salt the Cabbage for Coleslaw?

Why do only some coleslaw recipes (creamy or not) instruct you to toss shredded cabbage with salt and then let it sit for an hour before you dress it? When you make a quick coleslaw recipe (no salting), you’ll notice after a while that the coleslaw looks and tastes watery. ...

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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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How to Ripen Tomatoes

How to Ripen a Tomato

How To Ripen a Tomato: The easiest way to ripen a tomato is by controlling the temperature.  Warmer temperatures speed up the ripening process and cooler temperatures slow it down.   To help a tomato reach its full flavour potential, place it in a warm spot in the kitchen. You don’t even need direct sunlight, any warm ...

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Sausage

How Long Does it Usually Take to Cook a Sausage?

Well, it all depends on size! On average, a 1-inch diameter sausage should take about 15 minutes to cook, over medium heat (pan-fried or grilled). Be sure to turn your sausage often for even cooking. You know your sausage is cooked when it feels firm to the touch and still looks juicy. ...

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