Recent Recipes

Kary, Steven, and Chris hang out on set.

Meatless Monday with Steven & Chris

Last week I was on Steven & Chris, my home away from home.  Cooking with those two is like cooking with your favourite brothers.  They’re slightly evil, just like any siblings are to each other. And they know exactly how to press my buttons too! Despite the fun rivalry, we always have a ...

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Peameal Bacon Sandwich

Peameal Bacon Sandwich

Growing up, it was a family tradition to go to the Unionville Festival early in the morning to catch the parade (I was a figure skater, so I usually walked in it) and order a Peameal Bacon Sandwich from The Arms, aka, The Unionville Arms Pub & Grill. The peameal ...

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Mom's Spinach Dip

Mom’s Spinach Dip

  If my mom had an event that she was catering, it was almost certain I would find a big container of spinach dip in the fridge. I was no stranger to stealing a few scoops of dip and a handful of cubed soft bread for dipping. It was my ...

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Pizza Dough Cinnamon Buns

Pizza Dough Cinnamon Buns

Kary Osmond Pizza Dough Cinnamon Buns Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Yield: 20 Cinnamon Buns IngredientsCinnamon Buns: 1 pound store bought pizza dough ½ cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon salt 1 tablespoon butter, melted Frosting: ½ cup plain cream cheese, softened 1 tablespoon milk ½ cup confectioners’ ...

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Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sweet & Sour Meatballs

  Meatballs are always a hit at a holiday party, especially these homemade Sweet & Sour Meatballs. But standing over the stove and browning meatballs in batches is time consuming. So speed things up and cook these meatballs all at once in the oven! The sweet and sour sauce is ...

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Stuffed Date

Stuffed Dates

I fell in love with stuffed dates last summer at a friend’s BBQ.  The salty, sweet, and creamy combination was addictive.  For such a small bite, it packs big flavour. If you’re looking for a delicious, easy appetizer that only needs a few ingredients, this is it.  If you aren’t ...

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Cooking Tips

Dried Bay Leaves

It’s Soup, Stew, and Chili Season – Check Your Bay Leaves!

Check the colour and fragrance of your bay leaves.  If they’re brown with no scent, it’s time to throw them out – they are flavourless!  If you don’t go through bay leaves fast enough, split a pack with your favourite neighbour! It’s Soup, Stew, and Chili Season – Check Your ...

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Keeping your produce drawer tidy

How to Keep Your Produce Drawers Tidy

I learned this helpful hint from my mother-in-law. Line your produce drawer with a sheet of paper towel; it keeps them tidy and easy to clean. How to Keep Your Produce Drawers Tidy is published on 2012-10-25T21:34:00-04:00 and last modified: 2015-08-24T07:56:05-04:00 by Kary Osmond

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A Splash of Bleach Keeps your Dishcloths Smelling Clean

How to Keep Dishcloths from Smelling

After a few days of washing dishes, dishcloths can develop a stink, especially if they’re not hung to dry – and I know you know what I’m talking about! To keep your dishcloths from smelling, submerge it in a sink of water with a splash of bleach and let it ...

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Quick substitution for shallot

What is a Substitute for Shallots?

If a recipe calls for shallots and you’re fresh out, you can use equal parts minced garlic and green onion instead. What is a Substitute for Shallots? is published on 2013-05-27T18:21:01-04:00 and last modified: 2014-02-13T17:17:37-05:00 by Kary Osmond

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Ask Kary

How to Thicken Spaghetti Sauce

How to Thicken Spaghetti Sauce

Ask Kary: My spaghetti sauce is always too thin. I like a nice thick sauce, but I can’t seem to achieve this? I loved this question from last month’s Facebook Q&A, so much so I thought I’d explain the answer in more detail. To thicken a spaghetti sauce, you must ...

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Thawing Frozen Steak, Fast

Thaw Frozen Steak, Fast!

You just got home from a long day of work and you haven’t eaten in hours. You have nothing ready to go in the fridge that will satisfy your hunger pangs. But wait! You have a big, thick Highlander Strip Loin steak from your favourite butcher… but it’s frozen rock ...

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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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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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