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Recipes Recently Seen on TV

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

Downton Abbey Dinner

My Downton Dinner (I first posted this in March 2014 but as a fan of Downton I reposted on January 3, 2016 the night that Canadian fans finally got to see the final season of their beloved show) I am a fan of Downton Abbey and the Sunday dinner. (Please read the following with an […]

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Halloween – Cityline Style

  I love dressing up on Halloween, especially when I get to be one of my comedic idols, Lucille Ball.     Here are the recipes I demmed on the show along with Tracy aka Micheal Jackson   Cheese Balls from Outer Space, Anyone? Makes approx. 40 cheese balls Serving suggestion: You will need: ·         […]

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Cooking with Parchment Paper

I hate washing dishes, so when fellow professional home economist Barb Holland introduced me to parchment paper eons ago I immediately fell in love with it! Line a pan and never have to scrub a baking dish again? Are you kidding me? Here are three recipes that use parchment paper, and yes, I know you’ll […]

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Wonderful Watermelon

Name the fruit or vegetable with the highest lycopene content. If you answered watermelon, go to the head of the class or give yourself a pat on the back for stating the obvious. Two cups of watermelon contain 18 mg of lycopene. Compare that with 1 medium sized tomato with 4 mg and you do […]

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Watermelon Salad with Goat Feta and Mint for One or up to Eight

It’s official, its watermelon season! Why watermelon is so good for you and How to pick a good watermelon.   Watermelon Appetizer for One I first had this app at the Lake Jo Club in the Muskokas and since then have Mairlynized it. It is all about how much you want – so use as […]

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Goat Cheese, Red Pepper and Spinach Quiche in Quinoa Crust

 This quinoa pie crust is gluten free, easy to make, and tastes great. The three winning answers in the quest for a tasty easy-to-make gluten-free crust!   Pie Crust 1/3 cup (75 mL) quinoa, rinsed and drained 2/3 cup (175 mL) water 2 tbsp (30 mL) non-hydrogenated margarine, melted, divided 3 tbsp (45 mL) pasteurized […]

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Survival Foods for University Students

Don’t know what to eat once you move into your dorm? Here are some  ideas and foods that will help add a nutrient punch to your diet, plus they’re  friendly on your wallet. First things first – Every day eat at least 8 servings of fruits and vegetables: Typical day to get those immune enhancing […]

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WATERMELON PIÑA COLADA

This non-alcoholic cocktail offers a twist on the traditional piña colada. The sweet, refreshing taste of watermelon pairs magically with pineapple and coconut making it an ideal cocktail for a summer get together.   2 cups (500 mL) watermelon purée 1/2 cup (125 mL) cubed pineapple 1/2 cup (125 mL) vanilla yogurt 3 cups (750 […]

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Beets! The Amazing Purple Orbs!

Tracy and I “beet” it up in the kitchen, Wednesday, April 11 on CityLine! To watch the video clip click here.     Barley and Beet Risotto You need cooked beets for this recipe so you can either cook them while the barley is cooking or the day before. Cooked beets will last up to […]

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Hedgehog Watermelon

I carved a watermelon hedgehog on Cityline. It was hilarious! You’ll have to take my word for it because sadly the video from Cityline is no longer available, but here’s a video on how to make your own hedgehog watermelon.                                […]

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