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Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

Kary Osmond Mango Salsa Total Time: 35 minutes Yield: 2 ½ cups Ingredients2 cups finely diced mango (about 1 mango) ½ cup finely diced red bell pepper ¼ cup minced red onion 1 jalapeno, seeded, minced ½ teaspoon lime zest (optional) 2 tablespoons lime juice (about 1 lime) 2 teaspoons ...

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Basic tartar sauce recipe for fish and chips

Basic Tartar Sauce

Tartar sauce is a mayonnaise-based condiment traditionally served with fish and chips. If you have mayonnaise, onion, and pickles on hand, you have all the ingredients needed to make this tasty tartar sauce.  You can make it ahead of time or whip it up last-minute.  It’s a basic recipe that ...

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How to dry produce quickly

How To Dry Potatoes Quickly

  Washed potatoes need to be dried before being tossed in oil and placed in a hot oven to cook and crisp.  If the potatoes are wet when they go in the oven, they’ll steam instead of roast. Also, oil won’t stick to wet potatoes, which means they won’t get ...

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Avocado Vinagrette

Zesty Avocado Salad Dressing

This rich and creamy Zesty Avocado Salad Dressing is a healthier option than a mayonnaise based dressing; and a little goes a long way! It tastes great tossed with iceberg lettuce, grated carrot, diced cheese, cucumber, and tomato.  Or, try this zesty avocado salad dressing drizzled over diced tomatoes as a side dish ...

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Testing the Heat of a Chili Pepper

I always test the heat of a chili pepper, regardless of if I seed it or not.  Because you never know how spicy a chill will be and everyone is different (even when comparing two of the same type), testing the heat of a chili pepper early can save you ...

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Basic Recipe for Tomato Sauce

Basic Tomato Sauce

This basic tomato sauce is not only quick and easy to make, but it’s a recipe that you will master in no time. The first thing you want to do is boil the water for your pasta before you start making the sauce.  This way, you can drop the pasta ...

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Cooking Tips

what can i do with leftover wine

What can I do with leftover wine?

Instead of tossing the last little bit of wine (if you have any), freeze it for future sauces! Fill an empty ice cube tray with your leftover wine (red or white) so you can add it to sauces and recipes when you only need a splash. What can I do ...

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store-bought pizza dough

Working with Store-Bought Pizza Dough

Helpful Hints For Working With Store-Bought Pizza Dough: Room temperature dough stretches way easier than cold pizza dough. When using store-bought pizza dough, allow it to sit, covered, on the kitchen counter until it’s room temperature. If you try to roll/stretch it out and it still won’t stretch, let it ...

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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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Can You Reuse Parchment Paper?

First, what is parchment paper?  It’s high density paper with a non-stick coating. It can be used to line cookie sheets, cake pans, and muffin tins to keep your baked goods from sticking and make clean-up a breeze. Did you know you can reuse parchment paper?!? I learned this trick from my ...

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What's the difference between wax paper and parchment paper?

What’s the Difference Between Wax Paper and Parchment Paper?

I learned the hard way that wax paper and parchment paper are not the same thing. One summer afternoon, I was making 2 big pizzas for lunch. I couldn’t find any parchment paper, so I decided to experiment with wax paper.  I knew that you could use wax paper to keep a ...

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scooper dooper

Scooper-Dooper – It Can Scoop, Chop and Scrape

A question I get asked all the time is, “What is that thing you use to transfer ingredients on the show?” and “Where can I find one?“ It’s official name on Best Recipes Ever is “my scooper-cooper,” but technically it’s called a dough scraper, dough cutter, dough knife, pastry cutter, pastry ...

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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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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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