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What do you do if you don't have a lid?

What To Do When You Don’t Have a Lid

So, you’re making a delicious stir-fry and you’ve just added the broccoli. The recipe tells you to add a splash of water and then cover the pan to steam the broccoli. But wait! You don’t have a lid for that pan! What do you do??? Most woks and large frying ...

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Sausage and Couscous Stuffed Peppers

Sausage and Couscous Stuffed Peppers

These sausage and couscous stuffed peppers are easy to make, especially if you have all the ingredients prepped before you head to the stove. Most stuffed pepper recipes use rice, instead I’m using couscous because it’s a time saver. The couscous cooks in the sauce, rather than being boiled ahead ...

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Easy Chicken Stir Fry

Easy Chicken Stir-Fry

You are going to love this Easy Chicken Stir-Fry recipe. It’s easy to make, super flavourful, and makes awesome leftovers (trust me, I’ve even enjoyed it the next day for breakfast!). The combination of oyster sauce, fish sauce, and sugar makes a wicked stir-fry sauce that will have you asking ...

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Keeping it Simple with Apples

Keeping it Simple with Apples

Yesterday, Dina and I were at it again – having a blast in the kitchen and cooking up a storm keeping it simple with apples. We made Smoked Gouda and Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.  Have you tried adding sliced apple to a grilled cheese before?  It adds a slight sweetness, ...

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Cooking Tips

Rinsing Sliced Onion

Rinsing Sliced Onion Gets Rid of its Bite

If you’re making a Greek salad, and hesitant about adding sliced red onion because you don’t want to taste onion all night long – don’t be! Rinsing sliced onion before you add it to your salad will rinse away its harsh flavour and reduce the after taste. I use this ...

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Peeling Cauliflower

Rescuing Cauliflower

Just because a head of cauliflower has a few brown spots on it, doesn’t mean it has to be thrown out. Just cut off the imperfections.  Using a vegetable peeler to do this works best. Rescuing Cauliflower is published on 2012-11-21T20:41:44-05:00 and last modified: 2014-02-13T17:38:03-05:00 by Kary Osmond

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Cucumbers with soft cheese and sun dried tomatoes

How Many Appetizers Per Person?

Planning parties can be stressful. There are tons of details to look after to make sure your guests have an awesome time. Making sure you have enough food to serve your guests doesn’t need to be confusing. How many appetizers per person? Here’s my general rule of thumb: 4 to 6 ...

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Tender Turkey

Basting a Roast as it Cooks = Tenderness?

It’s been said that basting a cut of meat as it roasts produces a tender roast, compared to one that has not been basted. Here’s the reason why: when you baste a roast, you are occasionally opening and closing the oven door, right? This lowers the oven’s temperature, which slows ...

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how do you cook in a stainless steel frying pan without food sticking

How do You Cook in a Stainless Steel Frying Pan Without Food Sticking?

It might be tempting to heat the pan on high and then turn the heat down before the food goes in. Doing this will heat the pan quickly, BUT the heat will be uneven. This contributes to food sticking and burning to the bottom of the pan. So, what do ...

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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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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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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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