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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 with Steven and Chris

I love cooking with Steven and Chris, it’s less about the recipe and more about laughing. My first time back on their show in two years was a blast — and if you think this segment is funny, wait until you see the Christmas special that airs December 16.  I think I ...

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French Toast Recipe

French Toast

French Toast is a great way to use up day old bread and a great way to feed a bunch of hungry mouths when you’re low on eggs. Cinnamon is a must in this simple French Toast recipe!  Most recipes will use sugar in the egg mixture to add a little ...

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Chickpea Curry Soup

Chickpea Curry Soup

This week has been cold in Toronto, it’s the kind of bitter cold we don’t usually experience until well into January. Brrrrrr! It’s the kind of weather that makes you crave a bowl of hot soup, especially if you live in Buffalo (holy cannoli that’s a lot of snow they’re ...

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Green tea that isn't bitter

How To Make Green Tea That Isn’t Bitter

I love a cup of green tea when I’m out for Chinese food or Sushi.The perfect cup of green tea is always soothing, like a big, warm hug. However, when I’ve brewed green tea at home or ordered it at a café, the tea always tasted bitter – Yuck! Totally ...

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Cooking Tips

Lumpy Gravy fix

How to Fix a Lumpy Gravy

If you end up with lumpy gravy, don’t panic!  Just give it a quick blitz in the blender to smooth it out. Also, here’s a quick way to separate the turkey juice from the fat. Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!  xo k. How to Fix a Lumpy Gravy is ...

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small bottle of white wine

Tired of Bringing Wine as a Hostess Gift?

Love this idea. Instead of bringing the usual bottle of wine as a hostess gift, fill a small basket with some of your favourite ingredients from the grocery store. You could even theme your basket. For a BBQ party, fill the basket with sauces, marinades, spice blends, pretty napkins and ...

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Pancake Tips

Helpful Hints for Making Delicious Pancakes!

Tomorrow is Pancake Tuesday! What kind of pancakes are you making? Here are some helpful hints for making delicious pancakes: To make a great pancake, it’s important that you heat your pan properly. To do so, heat your pan slowly over low heat, then turn it up to the desired ...

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Balance the acidity in tomato sauce

Balance the Acidity in Your Tomato Sauce

To improve a slightly acidic tasting tomato sauce, add a pinch of sugar. It’s amazing how a pinch of sugar will balance out the acidity in the sauce and boost the flavour. Balance the Acidity in Your Tomato Sauce is published on 2013-04-14T21:23:35-04:00 and last modified: 2014-02-13T17:24:44-05:00 by Kary Osmond

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Ask Kary

can you soften brown sugar?

How Do You Soften Brown Sugar?

It’s easy, all you need is bread and patience. Just stick a piece of bread in the bag of hard sugar and close it tightly.  The brown sugar will absorb the moisture from the bread leaving it soft after 24 hours.  You can also use a terracotta coin, but you ...

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Direct Heat Vs. Indirect Heat

Direct Heat vs. Indirect Heat

When it comes to grilling, what is the difference between Direct Heat and Indirect Heat?   Barbeque recipes will often instruct you to cook using direct heat or indirect heat, and sometimes both.   So, what does this mean?   Knowing the difference between direct heat and indirect heat can be the ...

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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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How to cook with herbs

How to Use Fresh Herbs in Cooking

With spring comes an abundance of fresh herbs. But, do you understand how to use fresh herbs in cooking?   Take rosemary, for example. If you chew a sprig of rosemary, it tastes pungent and bitter and also leaves an irritating numbing sensation on your tongue. However, if you rub ...

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