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Recipes Recently Seen on TV

These are blog postings for the “Recipes as Seen on TV” blog.

Seven-day menu with planned leftovers for a family of four

Most Canadians waste on average 40% of their food; waste – as in throwing it away into the garbage or composter. Which translates into throwing away your money. With the cost of groceries on the rise there has never been a better time to learn how to extend your food dollar, professional home economist Mairlyn […]

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Make your dinner hour quicker

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every one of us had our own personal chef? You know…some amazing cook (in my dream world he’s a really cute, slightly hunky 40 year old guy) who prepares all my meals, so as soon as I walk in the door dinner is ready. Yes, even cookbook authors fantasize about […]

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Spaghetti Limone

Lemon Spaghetti (used with permission from Barilla Canada) For more authentic Italian recipes check out Barilla Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 20 min Skill Level: Easy Ingredients: 1 box Barilla® Spaghetti 4 tablespoons (60 mL) extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese ½ cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese ½ […]

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Summer Salads as seen on BT Toronto August 7, 2014

Summer Pea and Mint Salad From Healthy Starts Here! (Whitecap 2011)  Frankly new summer peas right out of the shell can’t be beat. When they hit the farmers’ market I have been known to eat a 4 L basket all by myself.  If you manage to get those fresh peas home from the store or […]

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Food Safety in the Kitchen

  Food poisoning usually includes stomach pains, nausea, vomiting, and even fever. With over 4 million Canadians getting food poisoned every year, home cooks can practice some basic food safety rules to protect their family. Clean: Make sure your hands and the counters are clean before and after touching food. Wash hands for at least […]

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Two Marinades for the BBQ and a side dish

Watermelon BBQ Marinade I got the original idea from watermelon.org and gave it a Mairlyn tweak. For more recipes and everything you ever wanted to know about watermelon, check out their site.       ½ cup (125 mL) watermelon juice ½ cup (125 mL) balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp (15 mL) pure maple syrup or […]

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Easy to Make Romantic El Fresco Dinner for Two

as seen on Cityline May 26, 2014   Buy one cooked chicken – tear it up into pieces Grape tomatoes Your choice of nibbles – suggest olives, marinated artichoke hearts, marinated mushrooms, assorted cheeses Baguette and or crackers Cold Asparagus with Mairlyn’s World Famous Lime Sauce Lemon Mousse Fondue Bottle of Prosecco or whatever wine […]

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Cranberries, Not Just for the Winter. As Seen on BT Toronto

Cranberry Orange Muffins Makes – 12 Kid Friendly   Wet Ingredients 1 cup (250 mL) oat bran 1 omega-3 egg             1 ¼ cups (300 mL) buttermilk            1 cup (250 mL) dark brown sugar, packed       Dry Ingredients 1 cup (250 mL) whole wheat flour     ¾ cup (175 mL) ground flaxseed       1 tsp. (5 mL) baking […]

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Trifle

  Trifle is a quintessential English dessert, which the Brits call pudding. A trifle is layers of pound cake, soaked in booze, covered with jam – they call it jelly, smothered in custard, and topped with whipped cream and fruit. What’s not to like? Trifle also means a detail that is considered insignificant: which can […]

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Downton Abbey Dinner

My Downton Dinner (I first posted this in March 2014 but as a fan of Downton it only seemed appropriate to repost on January 3, 2016 because tonight Canadians finally get to see the final season of this beloved show) I am a fan of Downton Abbey and the Sunday dinner. (Please read the following […]

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