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

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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Tips for making your own gingerbread house

December 24, 2013

Today is Christmas Eve, a wonderful time to settle in and enjoy a holiday activity that everyone in the family can participate in.  Gingerbread houses are a great tradition, where everyone can help with one, or each family member can make their own. Today’s guest post will help get you started.  This is brought to […]

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Pairing imported beer with favourite holiday recipes

December 16, 2013
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As you stock up for holiday entertaining, it is thoughtful to have a little something for the beer drinkers who stop by.  I know this from experience, as I am married to a beer drinker And it has been my experience that even very occasional beer drinkers like myself appreciate the opportunity to step out […]

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Traditional Christmas Pudding

December 8, 2013
Traditional Christmas Pudding

One of my favourite things about the holiday season is hearing about traditions that are passed through generations. A few years ago, during a December call with a British colleague overseas, we started chatting about the holidays, when he shared his own family tradition about lighting the Christmas pudding.  His rendition of the event reminded […]

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Nanaimo Bars from Easy Everyday Gluten-Free Cooking

December 5, 2013

Who doesn’t love Nanaimo Bars?  These wonderful rich no-bake gluten-free bars, with delightful chocolate, buttery custard, and nuts are always a hit whenever these show up at a gathering.

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Curried Carrot and Sorghum Salad

November 23, 2013
Sorghum Curry Salad

The Bob’s Red Mill Grains of Discovery series has wrapped up, but I still continue to enjoy sharing these amazing ancient grains.  And this salad recipe from Bob’s Red Mill is a refreshing salad with distinct curry flavours that we really enjoy.

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Burnt Orange Crème Brûlé from 150 Best Desserts in a Jar

November 17, 2013
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While I am not really a dessert person, there are a few sweet treats that I just can’t resist, and Crème Brûlé is one of them.   It’s easier than you might think to make it.  And serve it up in these cute little jars, and it’s a conversation starter.  This comes from 150 Best […]

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Chinese-Style Braised Pork from 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes

November 11, 2013

This modern take on the Sunday night pork roast dinner comes from Judith Finlayson’s latest slow cooker gem The 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes, published by Robert Rose.  I have been a fan of Judith Finlayson’s line of slow cooker books for more than a decade now, and was excited when I dug into […]

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