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Food processor with radishes in the chamber

Save Time With Your Food Processor!

This is the time of year to put your food processor to work as an extra set of hands in the kitchen. Why spend minutes on chopping and grating when you can take only seconds?!? Especially if you’re cooking a feast! Dust Off Your Food Processor! The “S” Blade: The “s” blade ...

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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 tastes like a piece of carrot cake!  The Bailey’s adds ...

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Roasted Parsnips with Rosemary

Roasted Parsnips with Rosemary

I love this recipe for Roasted Parsnips with Rosemary. The parsnips are cut into little chunks that are roasted into golden little nuggets. They become slightly sweet with a hint of nuttiness. They are even a great alternative as a side for Sunday brunch, holiday dinner or Sunday roast. I’ve ...

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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 a house party, family celebration, or Christmas party. Cranberries add ...

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Blocks of Puff and Phyllo Pastry

What is the Difference Between Phyllo and Puff Pastry?

I was asked this question a few weeks ago and thought it was a great question, especially with holiday entertaining just around the corner. Here’s where is can get confusing: Both are great for making appetizers. Both are Ready-Made pastry. Both just have to be baked. Both are used for ...

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Appetizer Pinterest Board

Appetizers

Appetizers are great to serve at your holiday party; they’re quick and easy to put together and eat! Here’s a Pinterest board to give you inspiration for food to serve at your party! Be sure to re-pin your favourites!   Appetizers is published on 2013-12-10T09:03:37-05:00 and last modified: 2014-02-13T16:58:15-05:00 by ...

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Cooking Tips

Seasoning Tomatoes

Seasoning tomatoes, enhances their natural flavour. Before adding diced tomatoes to a salad, season them with a little salt and pepper, or pinch of Italian seasoning. Seasoning Tomatoes is published on 2013-02-27T21:19:30-05:00 and last modified: 2014-02-13T17:30:27-05:00 by Kary Osmond

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Instant cooking rack for baked goods

Instant Cooling Rack for Baked Goods

When baked goods come out of the oven, they should be placed on a cooling rack to properly cool, or they tend to steam and loose their gorgeous crust. If you don’t have a cooling rack handy, use skewers to make an instant cooling rack for baked goods.  Line up ...

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how to season properly

How To Season Properly – Height Matters!

Have you ever eaten something that looked beautiful on the plate, but had uneven flavour? A possible cause was the technique used to season the food, so today’s tip is How To Season Properly! Take a pinch of salt in between your fingers and sprinkle it from 2 inches high. ...

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When to use which lentil?

Which Type of Lentil Should I Use?

Brown and green lentils hold their shape well after being cooked.  Red lentils, sometimes golden in colour, turn mushy when fully cooked, use them as a nutritious thickener for soups, sauces, and curries. Which Type of Lentil Should I Use? is published on 2012-11-26T18:55:35-05:00 and last modified: 2014-02-13T17:37:28-05:00 by Kary ...

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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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How to read a recipe

How to Read a Recipe

With all the recipes I’ve posted lately, I thought it would be a good idea to do a refresher course on How to Read a Recipe. Reading a recipe might seem like common sense, but you never know, you might just learn something new! What is a recipe? A recipe ...

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thawing meat

What’s the Best Way to Thaw Frozen Meat?

The best and safest way to thaw frozen meat is in the refrigerator. Thaw frozen meat on a lipped plate (to prevent juices from leaking) in the fridge, and on the lowest shelf. How long does it take to thaw frozen meat in the fridge? Ground meat, stewing beef, steaks ...

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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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