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Basic Hummus Recipe

Basic Hummus Recipe

This Basic Hummus recipe (pronounced HOOM-uhs) is a breeze to make, especially with an immersion blender. It’s made with only a handful of ingredients, most of which you probably have on hand. It’s super smooth and creamy and can be adjusted to ...

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Ham, Cheddar and Green Onion Scones

Ham, Cheddar and Green Onion Scones

Having a roast ham for dinner usually means tasty leftovers.  There are so many dishes you can make — ham sandwiches, split pea soup, strata… but I love to make  Ham, Cheddar and Green Onion Scones. These scones are buttery, ...

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Herb Dip with carrots, celery and cherry tomatoes

Herb Dip

Greek yogurt gives this Herb Dip its consistency, the mayo adds a little rich tanginess, and the herbs and mild green onion add fragrance and flavour. This herb dip can be used for anything!  It can be a dip for ...

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How to Make Stovetop Popcorn

How to Make Stovetop Popcorn

I grew up on Popcorn, it’s my favourite snack. At my house, it was a safe bet that there’d be popcorn to munch on, especially when the babysitter was over. Knowing how to make stovetop popcorn wasn’t a big deal ...

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Grilled shrimp cocktail with lemon and homemade cocktail sauce

Grilled Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce

Shrimp cocktail is an easy appetizer that’s perfect to serve when you have last-minute guests. But let’s be honest, even though Shrimp is the star, the best part of a shrimp cocktail appetizer is the cocktail sauce. Without the sauce, ...

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Smoked Salmon Platter

Smoked Salmon Platter

My first time tasting smoked salmon with cream cheese on pumpernickel bread was at a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.  Before that, you couldn’t get me near salmon that had been cured then cold smoked.  The slippery, soft texture did not appeal to ...

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Mussels in white wine tomato sauce

Mussels in White Wine Tomato Sauce

Mussels hold a lot of liquid, so they don’t need to be cooked in a sauce — but where’s the fun in that?! Start this Mussels in White Wine Tomato Sauce recipe by sweating aromatic veggies and adding a big ...

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bat wings

Bat Wings

This recipe has been in my family forever!  We call them Bat Wings because the chicken wings are marinated in soy sauce, making them dark and delicious.  Because they were so dark, my dad deliberately called them “bat wings” to frighten ...

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Carrot Cake Shooter

Carrot Cake Shooter

This carrot cake shooter comes from my days as a bartender. Mikey, my friend, would make these and they were my absolute favourite! This is the perfect shooter for the holiday season.  Everyone that tries it loves it!  It’s creamy and ...

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Cheese ball covered with toasted almonds and crackers

Pine Cone Cheese Ball

It’s Throwback Thursday and today’s retro appetizer recipe is a classic cheese ball. This recipe makes a pretty big Pine Cone Cheese Ball, which is great because your guests are definitely going to go back for seconds, maybe even thirds! Great for ...

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