Pancakes – Six Recipes using Whole Grain Flours

Here are some tips and recipes to help you make perfect whole grain pancakes. Pancake Primer Measure all of the dry ingredients using a dry measuring cup Measure liquid ingredients using a glass or wet measuring cup No buttermilk? Make your own – use the same amount of milk in the recipe and add 1 […]

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Maple Brussels Sprout Slaw

Kick start your 2018 healthy eating plans by adding more cruciferous vegetables to your eating style.  This upscale Slaw recipe is easy to make, fabulous to eat, and is loaded with good for you vegetables. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, several components in the cruciferous family of vegetables have been linked to […]

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Gluten Free Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Drizzle

coconut cookies with chocolate

These gluten free cookies are perfect for holiday baking. Any guests lactose free? Check the label on the dark chocolate, most dark chocolate does not contain lactose. I use liquid egg whites for this recipe. If you choose to use fresh eggs, either make a lemon curd with the leftover yolks or add them to […]

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Shortbread Empire Cookies

Shortbread Empire cookies on a rack as the almond icing sets

Empire Cookies are usually made with Sugar Cookies. Mine use Shortbread instead. I was inspired after I attended an event with the Scottish Embassy in Toronto. I tried one of their Empire Cookies that used shortbread and was instantly hooked. This is my version of that cookie experience, much easier to make than rolling out […]

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The Gift of Time

Two cowboys

About ten years ago, with the Christmas present countdown veering me right into Stressville, it suddenly became very clear to me that buying my husband more stuff was verging on insanity. We’re both extremely busy, working in film and TV, shooting My Left Frying Pan, and stuff was the last thing either of us needed. […]

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Expiry Dates and how long can I keep food in my fridge for?

I received so many emails about expiry dates and the shelf life of food after being on Toronto’s Breakfast TV on September 27 that I have created a list of links as well as my list from the show. Here are the two segments, in case you missed them, and below I’ve included links to […]

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How to Get Invited Back to a Cottage

a picture of Lake Muskoka

This year marks the 27th summer that my husband and I will be driving up to Lake Muskoka to spend most weekends with my BFF Michale and her husband Lutz. Weekends with an s not a weekend, as in a one off. Everyone can get invited to a cottage once, the trick is to get […]

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How to Make Guacamole

Crack open a bag of corn chips there’s going to be homemade guacamole, if you have a couple of ripe avocados kicking around in your fridge. No? Well then put them on your grocery list this week. Pick harder avocados at the grocery store and leave them on your counter to ripen, once they are […]

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Cocoa Season

  Looks like winter is finally hitting us here in the Great North! Oh, joy, oh bliss, let’s shovel snow! Always an optimist – on a positive note – the snow signals COCOA SEASON! Love my cup of heart healthy hot cocoa. Yes, depending on the ingredients, cocoa can be the perfect winter drink for […]

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