Category: Recipes

Impress Guests with the Latest Cocktail Trends

‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry, and yet so many hosts forget the cocktails! There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than serving spirited signature cocktails at your next soirée, and this season’s cocktail trends will not disappoint. First, support local! Learn from Canada’s top bartenders and choose Canadian […]

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Candy Cane Inspired Desserts

Love candy canes? Dress up your holiday menu with this candy cane inspired recipes!  

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5 Healthy Christmas-Themed Treats

The Christmas season is all about family, festivities and of course, food. Though it’s hard to ignore the inevitable weight gain we tend to experience around the holidays, there are ways to combat it that don’t involve buying bigger pants. Instead, encourage your loved ones to eat healthy by providing healthy alternatives to treats and […]

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Festive and Creative Christmas Cocktails

Not a big fan of eggnog? Is anybody a big fan of eggnog? For the no-nog variety, we’ve rounded up five of our favourite Christmas-themed cocktails that will leave you seasonally-appropriately rosy in the cheeks.   The candy cane Find the recipe here.   The snowball Find the recipe here.   Christmas cosmopolitan Find the […]

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How to Bake Better with Butter

As we head into the holiday season full of baking and festive meals with family and friends, check out these tips for using this pantry staple. 1. Don’t use salted and unsalted butters interchangeably. Salt in butter acts as a preservative, making it last longer. But in a recipe, it is almost always best to […]

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Nutty Espresso Shake

Ingredients: 1 shot espresso 1.0 oz spiced rum 0.5 oz frangelico hazelnut liqueur 1.0 oz almond milk ice cubes bit of honey or honey syrup (just a dab, or 1/4 oz) Instructions: 1. Blend all ingredients in a Vitamix blender 2. Pour into glasses. Garnish with a whipped cream floret and fresh grated nutmeg  

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Old School Brandy Alexander

Ingredients: 1.0 oz brandy 1.0 oz creme de cacao 1 big scoop vanilla ice cream 1 small handful of ice cubes 1.  Blend all ingredients in your Vitamix blender. 2. Pour into cups, garnish with white or dark chocolate shavings  

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Cold Irishman

Ingredients: Cold espresso, 1 oz – Cold Baileys Irish cream, 1 oz – 2 barspoons of anise vanilla cherry syrup Instructions: 1. Stir with ice in a rocks glass, garnish with an anise vanilla cherry. Recipe: STAR ANISE VANILLA CHERRY GARNISH This recipe and method will produce delicious cherry garnishes and yield a syrup you […]

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Quick & Easy Holiday Appetizer

It’s your turn to bring appetizers to the family or company Christmas party. What do you bring that everyone can eat? You may not be able to please everyone but these appetizers are sure to please most! 1) Cheese Quesadillas Incredibly simple to make, just-from-the-oven cheese quesadillas are always a crowd pleaser. Ingredients: 8 – […]

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Marc & Mandy’s Favourite Turkey Brine Recipe

Ingredients: Turkey 2 cups kosher salt 6 cups water 10 cups ice 1 tsp allspice 1 tbsp nutmeg 1 cup brown sugar 8 cups orange juice 8 cups apple juice Supplies: Cooler Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker Instructions: 1. Pour all the ingredients in a cooler. 2. Mix all the ingredients together. 3. Wash the turkey. […]

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Video Tutorials: 10 Easy No-bake Christmas Desserts

Christmas baking season is here! If you haven’t started yet, you are in luck! We’ve got 10 fantastic, no-bake, Christmas desserts that your family and friends will absolutely love! No-Bake Holiday Desserts 3 No Bake Christmas Cookie Recipes 3 Easy DIY Christmas Treats 4 Easy 3-Ingredient No-Bake Desserts DIY Easy, No Bake Desserts Diy Holiday […]

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Healthy Snacks on the Go

In a hurry? Opt for one of these healthy snacks!  

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4 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy

  Freeze it.  Candy can last anywhere from two weeks to a year, depending on how you store it. Check the labels or do a quick google search to find out which treats will and won’t keep. For the ones that will, freeze the leftovers from Halloween and unthaw throughout the year to make sundaes, […]

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A Canning Guide for Beginners

  So you want to learn how to can? Whether you’re a gardening enthusiast looking to preserve some remnants of your summer bounty or you’re really into DIY pickles, knowing how to can your own food is simply a good skill to have.   Step 1: Round up your equipment Canning jars, lids and pot to […]

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Tasty Recipes Using Canned Tomatoes

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10 Great Ways to Use Leftover Turkey

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Quick Breakfast Ideas

The quality of your breakfast can directly determine the kind of day you will have. Research shows that people who have a healthy breakfast on a regular basis, have better concentration, better creativity, and for children, eating breakfast can result in better academic performance at school.   According to Amanda Nash, from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, a good […]

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Spice Up Your Meal With This Unique Hot Sauce

Schug is a Middle Eastern hot sauce that originated in Yemen. It can be either red or green, depending on the colour of hot chili peppers used. Adding toasted almonds to jalapeño-based schug makes for a flavourful pesto. Serve with crispy Asian-style dumplings for a delicious meal that’s sure to impress. “The great thing about […]

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Cooking with Ocean Wise Executive Chef Ned Bell

Feel good about your dinner by choosing to eat sustainable seafood. Selecting ocean-friendly seafood is easier than you think, explains Ned Bell, Ocean Wise executive chef at Vancouver Aquarium. A champion of sustainable seafood as a means to fight overfishing, Bell’s cooking philosophy is to be globally inspired and locally created. “Canadians are a passionate […]

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Sweet Treats to Finish the Feast

A sweet ending to a great meal makes a Thanksgiving feast even more memorable. Fresh local pears are in season throughout Canada during the fall and are available at your local Walmart Supercentre, making them a tasty and budget-friendly option for desserts. Tart, dried cranberries complement sweet pears, and make a flavourful addition to this […]

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Savoury-Sweet Appetizers Welcome Guests

Creamy, buttery brie is always a crowd-pleaser. Warming brie helps bring out its flavour, while pairing it with Canadian apples is a great way to combine some of the best that harvest season has to offer. This appetizer recipe has decadent maple-bacon flavouring that is unique enough to serve when entertaining and easy for any […]

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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes So Good Guests Will Want Thirds

Take the bite-sized dessert trend to the next level this Thanksgiving with a mini pumpkin cheesecake. This no-bake treat is perfect for getting the kids involved, and the budget-friendly ingredients can be found at your local Walmart. Mini no-bake pumpkin cheesecakes Makes 24 Ingredients: 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 2 tbsp melted butter 4 oz […]

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Yummy Thanksgiving Cocktails

Is all that turkey making you thirsty? Wash down your poultry with one – (or a couple) – of these five Thanksgiving themed cocktails.   Pumpkin pie martini Find the recipe here.   Cranberry ginger martini Find the recipe here.   Autumn colours cocktail Find the recipe here.   Thanksgiving cider Find the recipe here. […]

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One-Pan Pasta and Other Cooking Tricks

Whether you know your way around the kitchen like a chef or are still perfecting toast, we all face our share of culinary conundrums. Here’s a roundup of solutions to some common kitchen calamities: Does your water boil over? Place a spoon across the top of the pot to keep it from boiling over. Is […]

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Celebrity Chef David Rocco’s Crunch Time Recipes and Tips

With the daily pressures of work, home, school, and activities, putting a delicious and easy meal on the table can seem like a daunting task. As a father of three, celebrity chef and cookbook author David Rocco has mastered the family-friendly meal. When time is of the essence, he relies on tried-and-true pasta dishes that […]

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