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Vegan Lentil Mulligatawny Soup

When the weather is cold in Toronto, it’s the perfect time of year to test a hearty soup recipe. In five days I made this recipe five times to get it just right, and then I had to make it a sixth time because my husband helped himself to the ...

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Banana Split Overnight Oats

Banana Split Overnight Oats

Have you tried overnight oats?  I AM obsessed. It’s become my breakfast staple – the flavour combinations are endless making it impossible to get bored with. My favourite thing about them – you wake up, and breakfast is done – it’s magic!   The basic recipe is 3 ingredients – ...

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Stuffing Balls

Mushroom Stuffing Balls

I love these Mushroom Stuffing Balls! They’re a fun twist on traditional stuffing – crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.  Serve them with roast chicken, turkey, or pork – and don’t forget the gravy!  Mushrooms keep the stuffing balls moist, but if mushrooms aren’t your thing, try adding ...

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Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Kary Osmond Breakfast Casserole Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes Serving Size: 8 to 10 Ingredients2 tablespoons butter 1 medium onion, finely chopped salt 1 pkg (about 567g/3 ½ cups) shredded hash browns 1 pkg (8 oz/228 g) sliced mushrooms 1 pkg maple breakfast sausages (about 14 sausages), chopped ½ ...

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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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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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Bunch of bananas

Store Ripe Bananas in the Fridge

My 89 year old Nana has a problem: she says she can never seem to eat all the bananas she buys before they turn soft.  This means she has way too many bananas going into her freezer on a weekly basis to keep up with for baking. The obvious answer to ...

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To boil water faster, cover the pot

Kitchen Wisdom

Kitchen Wisdom is published on 2014-06-19T15:28:39-04:00 and last modified: 2014-06-19T15:28:39-04:00 by Kary Osmond

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Cookies decorated with names

Can You Freeze Your Holiday Cookies?

Making sure you have enough cookies for everyone around the holidays can be tough, but having some extras on hand can be a lifesaver for last-minute or hostess gifts. How do you store those extras until you’re ready for them? Cookies will last longest if they’re stored in an airtight ...

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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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how to sauté onion and garlic without the garlic burning

How to Sauté Onion and Garlic Without the Garlic Burning

Why is it that when I sauté onion and garlic together, the garlic always burns? Garlic has less moisture than an onion so it will burn at a faster rate, especially if the heat is too high and the garlic and onions aren’t stirred regularly. A great trick is to ...

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what types of knives do you use at home

Ask Kary: What Brand of Knife do You Use at Home?

“What Brand of Knife do You Use at Home?” This has to be the most popular question I get asked.  The brand of knife I prefer is “sharp.”  To me, it doesn’t matter what brand of knife I use – as long as it’s sharp and sits well in my hand. ...

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