HoneyGarlicChickenWings

One of my husband’s favourite all-time treats is a good batch of crispy chicken wings.  And he’s very clear about how he likes them: He prefers the drums, not the flats; they must be large in size, and they must have lots of flavour. And they must be very crispy.

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I recently had the opportunity to review The Southern Po’ Boy Cookbook by Todd-Michael St. Pierre.   This book features an amazing assortment of Po’ Boy recipes, from traditional to very non-traditional, including The French Canadian, which is decadent poutine wrapped in a light and flaky French bread.  Ooh la la…

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Bacon Jam from Jessica Harlan’s Homemade Condiments

April 3, 2014
Bacon Jam

In spite of the healthier focus these days, processed condiments still seem to prevail as the ultimate convenience food, including ketchup, ‘light’ mayonnaise, bottled salad dressings, mustard and salsas.  But when you look at the ingredients, they are typically high in unnecessary salt, and preservatives that I can’t even pronounce.

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Roasted Chicken Fajitas from 125 Best Chicken Recipes

March 29, 2014
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125 Best Chicken Recipes by Rose Murray is quickly becoming one of my favourite cookbooks.  I have always been a Rose Murray fan, and this book has put her at the top. Chicken is a staple at our house, and like many people, I find it easy to fall into a rut with the same […]

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Homemade Mayonnaise

March 16, 2014
Homemade mayonnaise

Over the past several weeks, I have been tinkering around with recipes for our favourite condiments, largely because I think homemade tastes better than the processed version, and also because its far healthier.  I have been working on recipes for homemade ketchup, mustard, salsa and so far, my personal favourite:  mayonnaise.

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Blueberry Swirl Sour Cream Cheesecake

February 15, 2014
Blueberry Sour Cream Cheesecake

For some bizarre reason, after almost twenty years with my husband, I had never made him a cheesecake until last week when when he asked me to make him a Blueberry Swirl Sour Cream Cheesecake for his birthday.

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Double Lemon Cake from 250 Best Meals in a Mug

February 11, 2014
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Mug cakes are a great way to indulge in a little bit of dessert, without having to make enough to feed a crowd.  Never had one before?  This lemony delight is a great one to try.  Already a mug cake lover?  You’ll want to add this one to your repertoire.  It’s a nice, small light […]

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Caramelized Onion Focaccia from The Mixer Bible

January 20, 2014
Caramelized Onion Focaccia from The Mixer Bible

Just recently, I was channel surfing and saw the Kitchen Aid mixer being promoted on the Home Shopping Channel. And a copy of The Mixer Bible, third edition, by Meredith Deeds and Carla Snyder, was included.

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Picture Cook – an entirely new cookbook concept

January 14, 2014
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If you dislike following recipes, particularly lengthy ones, but still like or need visual guidance when cooking, Picture Cook.  See.  Make. Eat. may be for you.  Personally, I just get a kick out of the concept.

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Turkey Panini with Cranberry Chutney from 200 Best Panini Recipes

December 26, 2013
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I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Here’s a little post-turkey dinner treat for those of you who love turkey sandwiches.   Personally, I look forward to making sandwiches with the leftovers as much as the main meal itself.  Putting this into a toasted panini takes it to an entirely new level.

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