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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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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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Cooking Tips

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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salad with oil and vinegar

How to Dress a Salad with Oil and Vinegar

It’s not always necessary to mix a vinaigrette, especially if you’re only making a simple salad.  An easier way is to toss the salad greens with a little olive oil (enough to make the leaves glisten), then season the salad with a touch of vinegar (like you would with salt) ...

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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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Image with fresh herbs and description of how to make them last longer

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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When to use which lentil?

How do you Cook Dried Beans Using the Quick-Soak Method?

I love to cook dried beans using the quick-soak method. Every time I soak beans overnight intending to cook them the next day, something always comes up and the soaked beans never get cooked! This quick-soak method involves pre-soaking dried beans in boiling water until they’re moist all the way through ...

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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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Image with fresh herbs and description of how to make them last longer

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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Home remedy for how to kill fruit flies

How to Kill Fruit Flies

It’s that time of year again! The sun is shining, the weather is beautiful, and peaches are in season – but so are fruit flies. Those nasty little pests fly around the kitchen and hover around summer fruit ripening on your kitchen counter – gross! They seem to appear out ...

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